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  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (NAE FOE 2011 and NAE JAFOE 2014)
    Chancellor's Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    1 month, 3 weeks and 6 days ago
    HHMI Professor
    I have been named an HHMI Professor by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
  • Stergios Roumeliotis
    Stergios Roumeliotis
    Professor at Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota said:
    2 months and 1 day ago
    Google Project Tango
    Prof. Stergios Roumeliotis's group, Multiple Autonomous Robotics (MARS) Lab, is one of the academic partners in Google's Project Tango. Prof. Roumeliotis and MARS lab researchers appear in a promotional video released by Google today.
  • grant heffelfinger
    grant heffelfinger (2006 IAFOE, 2004 USFOE, 2003 USFOE)
    Senior Manager, Radiation Effects Sciences & Applications, Sandia National Laboratories at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico said:
    2 months, 2 weeks and 4 days ago
    Promoted to Director, Physical, Chemical, and Nano Sciences Center, Sandia National Laboratories
    Grant Heffelfinger earned his BS from Iowa State University and PhD from Cornell University following a thesis on computational molecular physics. Following his appointment to a research staff position at Sandia National Laboratories in 1988, he worked in the areas of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, materials and molecular science, and algorithms for massively parallel supercomputing. His research management career has ranged from materials science to applied bioscience and biofuels and radiation effects science, and has included developing partnerships with universities, private companies, non-profits, and other government laboratories for program sponsors such as the US Dept of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Alexis Abramson
    Alexis Abramson
    Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Faculty Director, Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio said:
    3 months and 3 weeks ago
    Alexis Abramson appointed faculty director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University. Abramson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been with the Case School of Engineering since 2003, and has focused her research on novel techniques for thermal characterization of nanostructures; the design and synthesis of unique nanomaterials for use
    in alternative energy applications; and strategies to accelerate technology commercialization at universities and research institutions.
    Since 2011, Abramson has served as Chief Scientist of the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, which invests about $90 million per year in the creation of energy-efficient and cost-effective building technologies that are within five years of being market-ready. Abramson’s work there has developed strategies that focus on quality
    public engagement, peer-reviewed quantitative analysis and structured prioritization of federal investment projects.
    The Great Lakes Energy Institute connects Case Western Reserve faculty to create breakthrough research and technologies to transition into worldwide impact. Created in 2008, it has attracted nearly $10 million in energy gifts and has supported energy research collaborations that win major grant funding and educate students. Since the institute’s inception, Case Western Reserve had quadrupled its level of energy-related research.
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  • Thomas Epps
    Thomas Epps (2013 EU-US FOE, 2008 USFOE)
    Thomas & Kipp Gutshall Associate Professor at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 6 days ago
    Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award
    Thomas H. Epps, III, is the 2014 Young Investigator Award recipient because of his growing influence in the field of polymer physics.
  • Thomas Epps
    Thomas Epps (2013 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium)
    Thomas & Kipp Gutshall Associate Professor at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 6 days ago
    Nature Communications article on Processing of Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery
    A research team led by Prof. Thomas Epps demonstrated that processing can affect the size and stability of nanocarriers for targeted drug delivery. This behavior can have a significant influence on nanocarrier shelf-life and in vivo biodistribution. The research was reported in Nature Communcations and highlighted by NPR.
  • Claus Daniel
    Claus Daniel (2014 US FOE)
    Deputy Director, Sustainable Transportation Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee said:
    4 months and 1 day ago
    Supertruck
    ORNL helps design new 'SuperTruck', more fuel efficient tractor trailer
  • Alberto Valdes-Garcia
    Alberto Valdes-Garcia (2013 US FOE)
    Research Staff Member, Manager at IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, New York said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Progress in graphene-based electronics
    IBM has built on their previous graphene research and developed what is being reported as the best graphene-based integrated circuit (IC) built to date, with 10 000 times better performance than previously reported efforts.

    This graphene-based IC serves as a radio frequency receiver that performs signal amplification, filtering and mixing. In tests, the IBM team was able to use the circuit to send text messages (in this case, “IBM”) without any distortion.

    The breakthrough is a major milestone for the Graphene Open Manufacturing program funded by DARPA, and discussed in a paper published in the journal Nature Communications, titled "Graphene Radio Frequency Receiver Integrated Circuit", by Shu-Jen Han, Alberto Valdes Garcia, Satoshi Oida, Keith A. Jenkins and Wilfried Haensch
  • Linda Griffith
    Linda Griffith
    Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts said:
    4 months and 4 days ago
    Linda Griffith and her collaborators at the Center for Gynepathology Research at MIT got recognition in the New Yorker magazine for research on endometriosis published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Endometriosis affects about 10% of women causing debilitating pain and infertility, and often has onset in teen years. Many patients are refractory to medical therapies. The study showed a new way to classify endometriosis patients and identified a possible new kinase drug target.
    see http://web.mit.edu/cgr/index.html
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    web.mit.edu/cgr/index.html

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  • Barrett Caldwell
    Barrett Caldwell (2008 USFOE, 2006 GAFOE, 2003 USFOE)
    Professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana said:
    4 months and 4 days ago
    Finding Time for Updates
    Over the past few months, I have been sufficiently active with my research and administrative projects to have more frequent updates than I could find time to share updates. Here is a brief update of some recent news:

    * I have begun a role as the Purdue campus PI for two of the four FAA PEGASAS Center of Excellence (see link below) projects on Weather Technologic in the Cockpit. This effort began with a kickoff meeting with FAA in January; technology evaluations and pilot surveys are underway.

    * The NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute selected our research team for planetary analog research to study human-robot collaboration. My role is on examining information flow and expertise coordination in a "mission control" configuration for field study.

    * Also with NASA, I continue to serve as the Director of the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (a training grant from the NASA Office of Education focusing on STEM education and workforce development). Recently, I was invited to participate in an effort to examine and improve the process of recruiting and selecting summer interns to NASA Centers.

    * One of my graduate students, Michelle Jahn, won an NSF Grad Research Fellowship award. This is the second year in a row one of my students has been a GRFP awardee. More information about my lab is available at http://www.grouperlab.org
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  • Ken Goldberg
    Ken Goldberg (1995 USFOE)
    Professor at UC Berkeley, Mill Valley, California said:
    4 months and 5 days ago
    African Robotics Network
    With a colleague in Ghana, I co-founded the African Robotics Network. It now has over 400 members. This year, with support from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, we held a second round of competitions to design software and curricula for an "Ultra Affordable Educational Robot" that can inspire young children worldwide about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The project engages interested students and engineers in Africa and worldwide in designing robots that are an order of magnitude less expensive than what exists today:
    http://robotics-africa.org

    I'm also pursuing several research projects in Cloud Robotics. Rather than viewing every robot as an isolated system with limited computation and memory, "Cloud Robotics" suggests a new approach where robots exchange information and resources via wireless networking. The Google self-driving car exemplifies this trend by indexing a vast online database of maps and images for precise spatial localization. The Cloud can also provide access to massively parallel grid computing for statistical optimization, learning from demonstrations, and motion planning. Future robots could exchange data and code for grasping, navigation, and manipulation.

    More information:
    http://goldberg.berkeley.edu/cloud-robotics/
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  • Todd Danko
    Todd Danko (2011 US FOE, 2012 JAFOE, 2014 JAFOE)
    Lead Research Scientist at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs, Cherry Hill, New Jersey said:
    4 months and 6 days ago
    Team TROOPER, led by Todd Danko, recently passed two major milestones while participating in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). The team successfully navigated the Virtual Robotics Challenge in the summer of 2013, securing follow-on funding and a position at the December 2013 DRC Trials. At the DRC Trials, Team TROOPER placed in the top eight contenders, receiving an invitation to continue to the final round. The DRC Trials required robots to perform tasks such as driving vehicles, climbing ladders, crossing uneven terrain, clearing debris, opening doors, turning valves and operating power tools all while under conditions of degraded communications.
    Team TROOPER consists of researchers and engineers form Lockheed Martin, The University of Pennsylvania and The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Satish Narayanan
    Satish Narayanan (FOE 2001)
    Program Manager at United Technologies Systems & Controls Engineering, East Hartford, Connecticut said:
    4 months and 6 days ago
    Dr. Narayanan was appointed as Program Manager for the Systems & Controls Engineering Initiative at United Technologies, to lead model-based systems engineering efforts at the United Technologies Aerospace Systems business unit.
  • Rahul Mangharam
    Rahul Mangharam (2012 US FOE)
    Professor at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said:
    4 months, 1 week and 4 days ago
    Rahul Mangharam receives 2014 IEEE Benjamin Franklin Key Award for innovation in verification and testing of medical devices and safety-critical software.
  • Tracy Camp
    Tracy Camp (2005 USFOE)
    Professor at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado said:
    4 months, 1 week and 5 days ago
    Tracy Camp, a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Colorado School of Mines, has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Camp’s citation notes her “contributions in wireless networking and leadership in broadening participation in computing.”
  • Rhonda Franklin
    Rhonda Franklin (2002 USFOE, 2003 GAFOE, 2006 GAFOE)
    Professor at Univerisity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota said:
    4 months, 1 week and 5 days ago
    Recent Promotion
    Rhonda Franklin was recently promoted to the rank of Full Professor starting the 2013-14 academic year at the University of Minnesota, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Alexander Parkhomovsky
    Alexander Parkhomovsky (2007 USFOE)
    Engineering Development Manager, Lasers at JDSU, Milpitas, California said:
    4 months, 1 week and 5 days ago
    I have recently joined JDSU lasers group where I am leading reliability and test group for high power commercial lasers. It has been great to be back with a big technology leader like JDSU.
    Prior to this I have led a reliability test program development at Xicato, an LED module start up company in San Jose, CA.
  • Annie Kammerer
    Annie Kammerer (2008 USFOE, 2012 IAFOE)
    Principal Seismologist at Bechtel Corporation, San Francisco, California said:
    4 months, 1 week and 6 days ago
    New Position
    I have moved from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Bechtel Corporation's San Francisco office. My position at Bechtel is Principal Seismologist/Earthquake Engineer in the Global Services group. I am also acting as a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center.
  • Ioannis Paschalidis
    Ioannis Paschalidis (2002 USFOE)
    Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts said:
    4 months, 1 week and 6 days ago
    1) Paschalidis and co-authors published a paper in ELife (http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e01370/) that sheds new light into how proteins bind and provides a new explanation as to why proteins bind relatively fast even though their association with other proteins is very specific. The key idea is that as the two proteins partners approach the (final) native state, the dimensionality of the conformational search space gets reduced. These results are supported by experimental evidence from a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique.

    2) Paschalidis was elevated to a fellow of the IEEE (2014).

    3) Paschalidis is the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems which published its first issue in March 2014 (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6509490)
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  • Philip LeDuc
    Philip LeDuc (2004 USFOE, 2008 IAFOE, 2007 GAFOE)
    Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said:
    4 months and 2 weeks ago
    Philip LeDuc was elected as Treasurer-Secretary and to the Board of Directors of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for 2014-2016. AIMBE represents 50,000 individuals and the top 2% of medical and biological engineers.
  • Kathryn Uhrich
    Kathryn Uhrich
    Professor at Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey said:
    4 months, 2 weeks and 1 day ago
    In March 2014, I was inducted as a Fellow into the National Academy of Inventors and in January 2014, I took on Editorship of the Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, as Ray Ottenbrite is retiring.
  • Vinit Murthy
    Vinit Murthy (Indo-US FOE 2012)
    Program Manager at Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, Ohio said:
    4 months and 3 weeks ago
    Had a baby girl!!
    Priya and I were blessed with a little girl, Anya, on March 2, 2014.
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  • Alexandre Bayen
    Alexandre Bayen
    Associate Professor at University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California said:
    4 months and 3 weeks ago
    I was awarded the 2013 Okawa Foundation Research Grant Award.
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  • Alexandre Bayen
    Alexandre Bayen (IEEE Case Conference)
    Associate Professor at University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California said:
    4 months and 3 weeks ago
    My group received a few other awards, in particular the Best Application Paper Award.
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  • Alexandre Bayen
    Alexandre Bayen (IEEE Control Society in Florence, Italy)
    Associate Professor at University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California said:
    4 months and 3 weeks ago
    Awarded the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize
    Awarded the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize
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  • Alexandre Bayen
    Alexandre Bayen (ICCPS 2014 Conference in Berlin, Germany)
    Associate Professor at University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California said:
    4 months and 3 weeks ago
    Chairing the ICCPS Conference in Berlin, Germany. This is the premier conference on Cyber Physical Systems.
    Resources:

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    iccps.acm.org/2014/

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  • Ravi Madduri
    Ravi Madduri (2010 USFOE)
    Manager at Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois said:
    4 months and 3 weeks ago
    Democratizing access to Large scale Next Generation Sequencing Analysis
    Globus Genomics combines state-of-the-art algorithms, data management tools, a graphical workflow environment, and an elastic computing infrastructure. Globus Genomics provides an easy and affordable service for large scale NGS analysis. Globus Genomics has been developed at the Computation Institute (CI). The CI, a joint institute between the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, is an intellectual nexus for scientists and scholars pursuing multi-disciplinary research and is a resource center for developing and applying innovative computational approaches. Globus Genomics is part of the broader family of Globus solutions developed at the CI, designed to support research data management needs in support of non-for-profit research. Globus Genomics was built to provide bioscience researchers and resource providers at core labs with an advanced platform, delivered as a software-as-a-service, to help tackle the growing challenges associated with end-to-end analysis of genomic data.
    Resources:

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    globus.org/genomics

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  • Mona Jarrahi
    Mona Jarrahi (2012 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium)
    Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Terahertz Technology
    Honors and awards within past six months:

    Dec 2013- Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

    Jan 2014- IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award

    Feb 2014- IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award in Nanotechnology(2014)
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  • Weidong Song
    Weidong Song (2013 US FOE)
    Composite Project Engineer at The Boeing Company, Mukilteo, Washington said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Dr. Weidong Song, a composite materials project engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplanes and FOE alumni, was named Most Promising Engineer of the Year at the 2014 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award conference held in San Francisco. The Asian American Engineer of the Year Award Conference is sponsored by the Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA organization (CIE-USA), a nonprofit professional organization of Asian-American engineers and scientists. The objective of CIE-USA is to promote communication among all engineers and scientists who are interested in the well-being of the engineering community in the United States and to make more contributions to their communities. More information can be found at http://aaeoy.org/
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  • Brent Stucker
    Brent Stucker (2011 US FOE)
    CEO & Founder at 3DSIM, LLC, Louisville, Kentucky said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    In March 2014, a University of Louisville spin-out company, 3DSIM, LLC, commenced operations to commercialize a new finite element system optimized for predicting how metal Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) machines work. The company has exclusive rights to develop and sell a unique set of computational algorithms which enable multi-scale, moving energy source problems to be solved much more quickly than other simulations. I founded the company along with 2 other inventors from UofL, Deepankar Pal and Nachiket Patil, along with outside investors including leading business men from the Additive Manufacturing community and others.
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    www.3dsim.com

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  • Hamid Jafarkhani
    Hamid Jafarkhani
    Chancellor's Professor at University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Hamid Jafarkhani is a co-recipient of the 2013 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award. IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award is the IEEE's technical field award that recognizes outstanding contributions to communications technology. The citation for the 2013 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award is "For contributions to block signaling for multiple antennas." The award consists of bronze medal, certificate, and honorarium. It was presented by IEEE President during the IEEE Globecom conference in Dec. 2013.
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  • Catherine Klappreich
    Catherine Klappreich (2010 IAFOE)
    Associate Professor at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    AIMBE and Dorf-Ebner Fellowship
    These two news items can be found at the link:

    http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/news-cms/news/?dept=666&id=61359
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  • Juan Gilbert
    Juan Gilbert (2005 USFOE)
    Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    New Position
    I am moving to the University of Florida as the

    Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and Associate Chair of Research in the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department.
  • Chad Jenkins
    Chad Jenkins (2005 JAFOE)
    Associate Professor at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 4 days ago
    Web-enabled robots and drones for the physically disabled
    My group and I have a TED talk where my collaborator Henry Evans (a mute quadriplegic) remotely flies a quad rotor helicopter on stage. During this talk, Henry controls our robots (in DC) from his home (in California):

    http://www.ted.com/talks/henry_evans_and_chad_jenkins_meet_the_robots_for_humanity

    This talk was subsequently presented at the U.S. House Republican Legislative Retreat:

    http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2014/01/robotics-professor-wows-republicans-retreat
  • Jay Sayre
    Jay Sayre (2013 US FOE)
    Director - Materials Science and Engineering & Internal Research and Development at Battlle, Columbus, Ohio said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 4 days ago
    Presenting Battelle's latest armor work at the 28th International Symposium on Ballistics September 22-26, 2014 and the Composite and Advancded Materials Expo (October 13-16, 2014)

  • Jose Emmanuel Ramirez Marquez
    Jose Emmanuel Ramirez Marquez (2013 USFOE)
    Director Engineering Management Division at Stevens Institute of technology, Castle Point on Hudson, New Jersey said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 4 days ago
    Recent publications in the area of Resilience engineering:
    • Pant, R., Barker, K., Ramirez-Marquez, J.E. and Rocco, C. (2014) “Stochastic Measures of Resilience with Application to Container Terminals” Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 70 pp. 183–194
    • Baroud, H., Barker, K, Ramirez-Marquez, J.E. and Rocco, C. (2014) “Importance Measures for Inland Waterway Network Resilience” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 62, No. 1., pp. 55-67
    • Hernandez, I., Ramirez-Marquez, J. E., Pohl, E., Rainwater, C. and Medal, H. (2014) “Robust Facility Location: Hedging Against Failures” Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 123, No. 1, pp. 73-80.
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    www.cesun2014.com

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  • Suzanne Plummer
    Suzanne Plummer
    Senior Director, Design Engineering at Advance Micro Devices, Austin, Texas said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 4 days ago
    I was promoted from Director to Senior Director in January of this year.
  • Scott Klemmer
    Scott Klemmer (2013 US FOE)
    Associate Professor at UC San Diego, La Jolla, California said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 4 days ago
    Design Education
    Don Norman and my thoughts on the future of design education
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    d.ucsd.edu/change

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  • Cyrus Shahabi
    Cyrus Shahabi (none)
    Professor at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    IEEE Fellow & news
  • Marcie Black
    Marcie Black (2013 US FOE)
    President at Bandgap, Salem, New Hampshire said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    First Installation of Nanowire Solar Cells
    Bandgap Engineering did our first installation of silicon nanowire solar cells on 3/28/14. Installation was done by Fraunhofer CSE. Panels were installed at National Grid's solar generation facility in Revere, MA. Nanowire solar cells increase the efficiency of silicon solar cells without requiring cell manufactures to add equipment to their manufacturing line.
    Resources:

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    www.bandgap.com

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  • Daniel Hastings
    Daniel Hastings
    Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Change of position
    I am serving a three year term as the Director of the Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) in Singapore.
  • Apoorv Agarwal
    Apoorv Agarwal (2005 USFOE, 2006 USFOE, 2008 IAFOE)
    General Manager at Organic Transit, Durham, North Carolina said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Dr. Apoorv Agarwal joined a Durham, NC based start-up as General Manager in March 2014. In his new role he is responsible for all operations of the company. Organic Transit makes the ELF, a solar and human powered trike that is a hybrid between a bicycle and a car.
    Resources:

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    www.organictransit.com

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  • K. Rustan M. Leino
    K. Rustan M. Leino (2007 USFOE, 2009 JAFOE, 2013 Global Grand Challeneges Summit)
    Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Dr. Leino received an honorary post as Visiting Professor at Imperial College London (2013-2018).
  • Parthasarathy Ranganathan
    Parthasarathy Ranganathan (2010 EU-US FOE)
    Principal Engineer (Director) at Google, Mountain View, California said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Honors and awards
    Parthasarathy (Partha) Ranganathan was awarded the 2014 ACM Maurice Wilkes Award “for contributions to the design of power-efficient
    servers and pioneering work in disaggregated system designs".

    http://www.readcube.com/articles/10.1109/MM.2013.136
  • Jennifer Barton
    Jennifer Barton (2004 JAFOE)
    Interim Vice President for Research at The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Interim VPR
    I have been enjoying serving as Interim Vice President for Research at the University of Arizona this year. UA has a $630M research enterprise with strong engineering and physical sciences components, interdisciplinary and international collaborations. I look forward to continuing to promote research at UA through both my own research in biomedical optics and a position as Associate VPR, upon successful conclusion of a search for a permanent Senior VPR.
  • Noah Cowan
    Noah Cowan (2010 EU-US FOE)
    Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Engineers study some fishy behavior to solve an animal locomotion mystery
    Phil Sneiderman / November 4, 2013

    A quirk of nature has long baffled biologists: Why do animals push in directions that don't point toward their goal, like the side-to-side sashaying of a running lizard or cockroach? An engineer building a robot would likely avoid these movements because they seem wasteful. So why do animals behave this way?

    A multi-institutional research team, led by Johns Hopkins engineers, says it has solved this puzzle. In an article published in the Nov. 4-8 online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the team reported that these extra forces are not wasteful after all: they allow animals to increase both stability and maneuverability, a feat that is often described as impossible in engineering textbooks.

    "One of the things they teach you in engineering is that you can't have both stability and maneuverability at the same time," said Noah Cowan, a Johns Hopkins associate professor of mechanical engineering, who supervised the research. "The Wright Brothers figured this out when they built their early airplanes. They made their planes a little unstable to get the maneuverability they needed."

    When an animal or vehicle is stable, it resists changes in direction. On the other hand, if it is maneuverable, it has the ability to quickly change course. Generally, engineers assume that a system can rely on one property or the other—but not both. Yet some animals seem to produce an exception to the rule. "Animals are a lot more clever with their mechanics than we often realize," Cowan said. "By using just a little extra energy to control the opposing forces they create during those small shifts in direction, animals seem to increase both stability and maneuverability when they swim, run or fly."

    Cowan said this discovery could help engineers simplify and enhance the designs and control systems for small robots that fly, swim, or move on mechanical legs.

    The solution to the animal movement mystery surfaced when the scientists used slow-motion video to study the fin movements of the tiny glass knifefish. These fish, each about three inches long, prefer to hide in tubes and other shelters, a behavior that helps them avoid being eaten by predators in the Amazon basin, the natural habitat of these shy fish. In a lab, the team filmed the fish at 100 frames per second to study how they used their fins to hover in these tubes, even when there was a steady flow of water in the fish tank.

    "What is immediately obvious in the slow-motion videos is that the fish constantly move their fins to produce opposing forces. One region of their fin pushes water forward, while the other region pushes the water backward," said Eric Fortune, a professor of biological sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology who was a co-author of the PNAS paper. "This arrangement is rather counter-intuitive, like two propellers fighting against each other."

    The research team developed a mathematical model that suggested that this odd arrangement enables the animal to improve both stability and maneuverability. The team then tested the accuracy of their model on a robot that mimicked the fish's fin movements. This biomimetic robot was developed in the lab of Malcolm MacIver, an associate professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University and a co-author of the PNAS paper.

    "We are far from duplicating the agility of animals with our most advanced robots," MacIver said. "One exciting implication of this work is that we might be held back in making more agile machines by our assumption that it's wasteful or useless to have forces in directions other than the one we are trying to move in. It turns out to be key to improved agility and stability."

    The mutually opposing forces that help the knifefish become both stable and maneuverable can also be found in the hovering behavior of hummingbirds and bees, in addition to the glass knifefish examined in this study, said senior author Cowan, who directs the Locomotion in Mechanical and Biological Systems Lab within Johns Hopkins' Whiting School of Engineering.

    "As an engineer, I think about animals as incredible, living robots," said study's lead author, Shahin Sefati, a doctoral student advised by Cowan. "It has taken several years of exciting multidisciplinary research during my PhD studies to understand these 'robots' better."

    Other co-authors on the paper were Izaak D. Neveln and James B. Snyder, both Northwestern doctoral students in the Neuroscience and Robotics Laboratory supervised by MacIver; Eatai Roth, a former Johns Hopkins doctoral student now at the University of Washington; and Terence Mitchell; a former Johns Hopkins postdoctoral fellow now at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

    This research was supported by three grants from the National Science Foundation, and by a grant from the Office of Naval Research.
  • Andreas Malikopoulos
    Andreas Malikopoulos (2010 GAFOE)
    Deputy Director, Urban Dynamics Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Promotion
    Recently I assumed the role of the Deputy Director of the newly established Urban Dynamics Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The institute aims to address problems related to Transportation, Energy and Water with an emphasis on characterization of the interactions between the human dynamics and critical infrastructure.
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  • Jeff Karp
    Jeff Karp (NAE Frontiers in Engineering)
    Associate Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Brookline, Massachusetts said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    "By copying the blueprints found in nature, Jeffrey Karp and his team of researchers at Brigham & Women’s Hospital are making advances in cardiac surgery, neo-natal care and drug delivery. The technique is called ‘biomimicry,’ and it can be found in everything from architecture to nanotechnology. Matt Rivera reports."
  • Chad Yagow
    Chad Yagow (2012 JAFOE)
    Project Manager, Technology Alliances at John Deere, Champaign, Illinois said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    ASABE Annual International Meeting
    The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers will be holding its Annual International Meeting in Montreal, Canada July 13-16, 2014. For more information, visit www.asabemeetings.org.
    Resources:

    [Resource]

    www.asabemeetings.org

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    www.asabemeetings.org

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  • Chad Yagow
    Chad Yagow (2012 JAFOE)
    Project Manager, Technology Alliances at John Deere, Champaign, Illinois said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Election
    Chad Yagow was elected to serve a two-year term on the nominating committee for the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. The nominating committee is responsible for identifying qualified candidates from the Society to run for election as President and Trustee. Chad is an 18-year member of ASABE and a former Trustee of the Society.
    Resources:

    [Resource]

    www.asabe.org

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  • Amit Misra
    Amit Misra (2011 US FOE)
    Laboratory Fellow at Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos , New Mexico said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    new job
    Amit Misra's new job title and affiliation (effective 1st June 2014) is:

    Department Chair and Professor,
    Materials Science & Engineering,
    College of Engineering,
    University of Michigan,
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Alex Berg
    Alex Berg (2012 JAFOE)
    Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill, Chapl Hill, North Carolina said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Alex Berg has moved to the computer science department at UNC Chapel Hill (from Stony Brook University). Also his work on using computer vision and large found datasets to study the concept of entry level categories in real world data was recognized with the Marr Prize (best paper award) at the International Conference of Computer Vision in December 2013.


    Resources:

    [Resource]

    acberg.com

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  • Rachel Davidson
    Rachel Davidson (March 2002)
    Professor at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    I was promoted to Full Professor in 2013 and am now spending the year as a Visiting Professor and Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE)
    Chancellor's Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Elected Fellow of OSA and SPIE
    Dr. Ozcan has been elected a Fellow of both OSA (The Optical Society) and SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics).
  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE)
    Chancellor's Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Google Glass for biomedical diagnostics
    Our lab created the first biomedical sensing application on Google Glass and achieved a few parts per billion level of sensitivity using the Glass. The results are published in ACS Nano, and it is currently the most downloaded article of the past month:
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn500614k
  • Necati Catbas
    Necati Catbas (2011 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Irvine)
    Professor at University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    - Necati Catbas, promoted to Full Professor, April 2013
    - Elected Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2013
    - Elected Fellow of Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), 2014
  • Baratunde Cola
    Baratunde Cola (2013 US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
  • Michele Marcolongo
    Michele Marcolongo
    Department Head, Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Michele Marcolongo was appointed Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering in January 2014. She was also inducted as a fellow in AIMBE in March 2014.
  • Nanshu Lu
    Nanshu Lu (2013 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium)
    Assistant Professor at University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Resources:
  • Tyrone Grandison
    Tyrone Grandison (2009 JAFOE, 2007 USFOE)
    CEO at Proficiency Labs, Ashland, Oregon said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    My recent employment:
    - CEO, Proficiency Labs

    Professional Involvement:
    - Program Chair, Web 2.0 Security and Privacy Workshop (W2SP) 2014 at IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2014.
    - Workshop Co-Chair, Diversity in Privacy and Security Series (DiPaSS).
    - Founding Partner, Wonder Women Hacks.
    - Committee Member, Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC).
    Resources:

    [Resource]

    www.tyronegrandison.org

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  • Kara Kockelman
    Kara Kockelman (don't recall...)
    Prof of Transportation Engineering, Dept of Civil Engineering at Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    news for newsletter
    I was interviewed on NPR about road tolls: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/03/03/crumbling-transportation-infrastructure a few weeks back, and I was awarded ASCE’s James Laurie Prize (http://www.asce.org/leadership-and-management/awards/laurie-prize/) two weeks ago.
    I also was interviewed by Eric Jaffe for The Atlantic, regarding shared autonomous vehicles, dynamic ride-sharing and congestion pricing (for a February post in his series on The Future of Transportation).

    Other, less interesting items are pasted below.
    I have a paper with Daniel Fagnant titled “Motorcycle Use in the U.S.: Crash Experiences, Safety Perspectives and Countermeasures, ” which is forthcoming in the Journal of Transportation Security and Safety & another with Daniel Fagnant titled “The Travel and Environmental Implications of Shared Autonomous Vehicles, Using Agent-based Model Scenarios,” now published in Transportation Research Part C 40:1-13, 2014. Finally, my paper with Brice Nichols titled “Life-Cycle Energy Implications of Different Residential Settings: Recognizing Buildings, Travel and Public Infrastructure” is now published on-line with Energy Policy (vol 68:pp 232-242 ) at http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0301421513013268
  • Joy Rempe
    Joy Rempe
    Laboratory Fellow at Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    U.S. Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz has appointed Dr. Joy Rempe to the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC). Rempe is a Laboratory Fellow at the Idaho National Laboratory, where she also leads in-pile instrumentation research to support the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility. She is also a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and a member of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. Her two-year appointment on NEAC began in January 2014.

    The NEAC was established on Oct. 1, 1998, to provide independent advice to the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) on complex science and technical issues that arise in the planning, managing and implementation of DOE's nuclear energy program. NEAC periodically reviews the elements of the NE program and, based on these reviews, provides advice and recommendations on the program’s long-range plans, priorities and strategies to effectively address the scientific and engineering aspects of the research and development efforts. In addition, the committee provides advice on national policy and scientific aspects of nuclear energy research issues as requested by the secretary of Energy or the assistant secretary for Nuclear Energy.
  • David Bader
    David Bader (2007 USFOE)
    Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Georgia Tech selects Bader to lead School of Computational Science and Engineering
    Following a national search for new leadership of its School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), Georgia Tech’s College of Computing has selected its own David A. Bader, a renowned leader in high-performance computing, to chair the school.

    Bader, a professor in the School of CSE and executive director of the High-Performance Computing Lab, succeeds Regents’ Professor Richard Fujimoto, who has served in the role since 2007 and through CSE’s elevation to “school” status in 2010. Fujimoto has continued to serve as chair amid the search and will remain as a professor within the school.

    Bader will assume his new role in July 2014. His appointment is contingent upon approval by Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

    “I’m thrilled that we found within our own ranks a candidate as viable as David to take the helm of the School of CSE,” said Zvi Galil, John P. Imlay Jr. Dean of Computing. “Not only does David bring a deep background of experiences and an ambitious agenda that will ensure our college remains at the forefront of high-performance computing and data analytics, he exudes a contagious level of energy for these areas of computing. We expect great things to continue in the school under David’s watch.”

    Bader earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1996 after earning both a B.S. in computer engineering in 1990 and an M.S. in electrical engineering in 1991 from Lehigh University. During his doctoral research, he was a NASA graduate fellow and was awarded a National Science Foundation research role in experimental computer science after receiving his doctorate.

    In 1998, he became an assistant professor and Regents’ lecturer at the University of New Mexico. In 2005 he joined Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, where he became a full professor in 2008 and an integral part of the formation of the School of CSE.

    “I believe that the School of CSE has firmly established itself as the country’s premier department focused on solving real-world challenges through advanced computational techniques, thanks to a world-class faculty and dedicated students,” Bader said. “My plan as school chair is to accelerate our impactful research and gain recognition for further successes by solving grand challenges that make this world a better place for all.”

    While at Georgia Tech, Bader has established himself as an expert in the design and analysis of parallel and multicore algorithms for real-world applications, including computational biology and genomics and massive-scale data analytics.

    For his work, he has earned recognition as a fellow with both IEEE and AAAS, received a National Science Foundation CAREER award and numerous industry awards from IBM, NVIDIA, Intel, Cray, Oracle/Sun Microsystems and Microsoft Research. InsideHPC recognized him as a "RockStar" of high-performance computing, and HPCwire's cited him among “People to Watch” in both 2012 and 2014.

    Bader serves as a board member of the Computing Research Association (CRA), on the NSF Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure, on the Council on Competitiveness High Performance Computing Advisory Committee, on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors and on the steering committees of the IPDPS and HiPC conferences. He is editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) and program chair for IPDPS 2014.

    The School of Computational Science and Engineering is devoted to the advancement and promotion of the CSE discipline. Research focuses on making fundamental advances in the creation and application of new computational methods and techniques in order to enable breakthroughs in scientific discovery and engineering practice.

    About the Georgia Tech College of Computing

    The Georgia Tech College of Computing is a national leader in the creation of real-world computing breakthroughs that drive social and scientific progress. With its graduate program ranked ninth nationally by U.S. News and World Report, the College’s unconventional approach to education is defining the new face of computing by expanding the horizons of traditional computer science students through interdisciplinary collaboration and a focus on human-centered solutions. For more information about the Georgia Tech College of Computing, its academic divisions and research centers, please visit http://www.cc.gatech.edu.
  • Robert Braun
    Robert Braun (2000 USFOE)
    David and Andrew Lewis Professor of Space Technology at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Chair of US FOE
    Robert D. Braun will serve as Chair of the US FOE beginning in 2015.
  • Robert Braun
    Robert Braun (2000 USFOE)
    David and Andrew Lewis Professor of Space Technology at Georgia institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Election to the NAE
    Robert D. Braun was elected to the NAE in 2014 for contributions to space exploration and technologies for entering planetary atmospheres from space.
  • James Walker
    James Walker (NAE FOE 2009 (Irvine), NAE US-Japan FOE 2011 (Osaka))
    Institute Scientist at Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Walker awarded 2014 O'Donnell Award in Technology Innovation
    FOE Alumnus James D. Walker (Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas) was awarded the 2014 O'Donnell Award in Technology Innovation by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). TAMEST is comprised of the NAE, NAS, and IOM members who reside in Texas. The award was given at TAMEST's annual meeting in January, 2014, near Austin. Details and a brief biography can be found at the TAMEST website; Walker's 25-minute talk describing his work in impact is posted on You-Tube at the attached link (available in HD).
  • Mykel Kochenderfer
    Mykel Kochenderfer (2013 US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at Stanford University, Stanford, California said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Mykel Kochenderfer joined the faculty at Stanford University as an assistant professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics with a courtesy appointment in Computer Science.
  • Kimberly Turner
    Kimberly Turner (2012 US FOE)
    Professor at UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California said:
    4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    ASME Fellow
    Dr. Kimberly Turner has made major contributions in the area of micro-electro-mechanical-systems and is also recognized for extensive service to her professional community. She has served as Chair of the ASME MEMS Division and in numerous leadership roles for technical committees and for the organization of conferences. Her research has made significant contributions to bio-inspired adhesives and the use of resonant devices for sensing and signal processing. She has authored over 50 journal papers on these topics, is listed as an inventor on 7 US patents, and regularly serves as a consultant for leading micro-systems companies.
  • Bryan Dods
    Bryan Dods
    Executive, Manufacturing Engineering & Technology at General Electric Power & Water, Greenville, South Carolina said:
    5 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME
    The M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal was established in 1986 by ASME and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) to honor an exceptional individual who has had significant influence and responsibility for improving the productivity and efficiency of the manufacturing operation.

    Bryan G. Dods, executive of manufacturing technology at General Electric Power & Water in Greenville, S.C., is honored for technical contributions and leadership in increasing assembly efficiency, improving superalloy machining productivity, increasing the impact of process modeling and simulation in the areas of preventive maintenance and manufacturing in general, and in promoting manufacturing education and research.

    Mr. Dods began his career at McDonnell Douglas in St Louis in 1987 supporting the composites, sheet metal, and machining fabrication shops. Later, with the merger of Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Rockwell North American, he was selected to lead the newly formed assembly manufacturing research and development team. In 2008 he was recruited to General Electric Power & Water to establish a global manufacturing technology organization.