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Professor Kumar Tamma and Jason Har have authored a new textbook and reference book for graduate students, researchers, engineers and scientists working in the field of computational mechanics, and in the general areas of computational sciences and engineering. Available from Wiley.
Professor Kumar Tamma will give a plenary lecture titled, "Isochronous Integrators and Implicit/Explicit Framework for Computational Dynamics" at the 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering at COMPDYN, June 12-14, 2013, in Kos Island, Greece.
Daniel Boman, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, has been named a 2013 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in his major field and a career in research and development in the energy sector. Currently, he is conducting research with Mechanical Engineering Professor Jane Davidson on a model of the reaction kinetics of the production of carbon monoxide and hydrogen over reduced cerium oxide, a technology that will be utilized in a new solar thermochemical reactor that Davidson’s laboratory is developing. In his spare time, Boman enjoys ballroom dancing. He holds a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship, a Gold Scholar Award and a Frank Louk Scholarship from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has awarded the Einstein Professorship to Professor David Pui. The award goes to internationally recognized distinguished scientists who are actively working at the frontiers of science and technology. Professor Pui will spend two to three weeks giving lectures at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, the Institute of Earth Environment in Xi'an, and the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing.
Professor Tianhong Cui and colleagues from Tsinghua University in Beijing, have received a Best Paper Award 2013 from Sensors. Their paper, "Humidity Sensitivity of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Networks Deposited by Dielectrophoresis" received the 4th prize in the "Articles" category.
A Symposium on Plasma Science and Technology in honor of Professor Joachim Heberlein was given in the Department by the High Temperature and Plasma Laboratory on March 8, 2013. Photos from the event can be downloaded, and the sesssion recordings are available to view.
Mr. Tejas Ulavi, working in the Solar Laboratory with Professor Jane Davidson, is the 2013 recipient of the Minnesota Architectural Foundation Thomas F. Ellerbe scholarship. Mr. Ulavi is working on hybrid solar systems that use wavelength selective films.
Assistant Professor Wojciech Lipiński has been elected the Vice Chair of the K6 (Heat Transfer in Energy Systems) Technical Committee of the ASME Heat Transfer Division.
A handheld sensor for measurement of tension in soft tissues invented by Kalpesh Singal and Professor Rajamani has been licensed to FocusStart. FocusStart is a medical technology development company and plans to make the technology ready for FDA submission in 3 years.
Assistant Professor Rusen Yang has been selected for the 2013-15 class of McKnight Land-Grant Professors.
Professor Zongxuan Sun's research work on free piston engines was reported by the latest issue of the magazine Diesel Progress.
ME graduate student, Baris Mutlu, with Sujin Yeom of the Medical School, were finalists for the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA) for their project, Development of a Silica Gel Encapsulated Cell Bioremediation System for Wastewater Treatment. More...
The journal Nanotechnology, in their "One Year On" web page section, features a follow-up to a paper titled "Gas-Phase Production of Gold-Decorated Silica Nanoparticles," by Professor Steven Girshick and his Ph.D. students Adam Boies (now a tenure-track Lecturer at Cambridge University in the UK) and Pingyan Lei. "One Year On" asks authors of selected papers in key subject areas to provide an update of their research, one year following publication of their articles in Nanotechnology. Go to the article.
Professor Jane Davidson has won the Frank Kreith Energy Award from ASME. The award will be presented at the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Houston, Texas. The award is granted for significant contributions to a secure energy future with particular emphasis on innovations in conservation and/or renewable energy.
Professor John Bischof was awarded the Van C. Mow Medal from the ASME for significant contributions to the field of bioengineering.