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  • Syam Nukavarapu
    Syam Nukavarapu (2010 EU-US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at Orthopedic Surgery, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut said:
    3 months and 3 days ago
    Cover Page Article in Tissue Engineering
    Dr. Nukavarapu and his laboratory developed novel engineered matrices for segmental bone defect repair and regeneration.
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  • Farshid Guilak
    Farshid Guilak (1997 USFOE)
    Professor and Director of Research at Washington University and Shriners Hospitals for Children - St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 5 days ago
    Farsh Guilak and his wife Lori Setton (1996 USFOE) just moved to Washington University in St. Louis. Farsh is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of Research for the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis. He is also the co-director of the Washington University Center of Regenerative Medicine. Farsh is currently President of the Orthopaedic Research Society and Chair of the NIH Skeletal Biology Structure and Regeneration Study Section, and the only PhD member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. He has been the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Biomechanics for the past 15 years and serves on several other journal editorial boards. He is also the Founder and President of Cytex Therapeutics, a startup company focusing on developing new regenerative medicine therapies for musculoskeletal conditions. Lori is the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is the president-elect of the Biomedical Engineering Society. They are both very excited about the move to Washington University in St. Louis!
  • Alberto Valdes-Garcia
    Alberto Valdes-Garcia (2013 US FOE, 2015 GAFOE)
    Research Staff Member, Manager at IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, New York said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 5 days ago
    Induction into IBM Academy of Technology
    I am a member of the 2016 class of the IBM Academy of Technology
  • Lars Blackmore
    Lars Blackmore (2015 US FOE)
    Principal Rocket Landing Engineer at SpaceX, Los Angeles, California said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 5 days ago
    SpaceX lands rocket at sea
    On April 8th, SpaceX pulled off the first ocean landing of a space rocket. Our goal is to land, refuel, and refly the rocket's booster stage like an aircraft, instead of throwing away the rocket after one use. We hope that in doing so, the cost of getting to space can be decreased dramatically.

    This was SpaceX's fifth attempt at landing on a floating ocean platform, and it worked despite very high winds throughout landing. The rocket is currently cruising back to Cape Canaveral for inspection, refurbishment and reflight. Several more ocean landings are planned for 2016.
  • Guihua Yu
    Guihua Yu (2015 US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas said:
    3 months and 3 weeks ago
    Recent Significant Publications:

    1. "A Chemistry and Material Perspective on Lithium Redox Flow Batteries Towards High-density Electrical Energy Storage", Chemical Society Reviews, (2015) (Invited Review, Featured as Cover Article) (http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/cs/c5cs00289c#!divAbstract)

    2. "Designing Hierarchically Nanostructured Conductive Polymer Gels for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion", Chemistry of Materials (2016). (Invited Perspective, Featured Cover Article) (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b04879)

    3. "A Bio-Inspired, Heavy-Metal-Free, Dual-Electrolyte Liquid Battery towards Sustainable Energy Storage", Angewandte Chemie International Edition, (2016). (Featured Cover Article) (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/anie.201600705/abstract)

    Recent Significant Awards/Honors:

    1. 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Chemistry
    (http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2016/03/02/ut-professors-receive-55000-award-for-science-engineering-research)

    2. 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Investigator Lectureship
    (http://blogs.rsc.org/cs/2016/03/16/goncalo-bernardes-guihua-yu-winners-chem-soc-rev-emerging-investigator-lectureship-2016/)

    3. Invited to Advisory Board of Chem, a flagship chemistry journal published by Cell Press
    (http://www.cell.com/chem/home)
  • Athanasios Nenes
    Athanasios Nenes (2000 JAFOE)
    Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago
    Atmospheric Sulfate Particles Reduced, but as Acidic as Ever
    Acidic sulfur emissions from power plants have been rapidly declining over the past decade, and the neutralizing base – ammonia – is emitted from a different source, and has not declined. This has led many atmospheric scientists to assume that the ambient sulfate particles we all breathe are becoming less acidic and therefore less toxic. But a new study published in Nature Geoscience shows this intuitive expectation hasn’t happened, at least not in the Southeast United States, where the remaining sulfate particles appear to be as acidic as car battery acid. The research may force a re-examination of the role of acidity in atmospheric chemistry, especially where it affects key processes in air quality and climate change models.
  • Athanasios Nenes
    Athanasios Nenes (2009 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (JAFOE))
    Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago
    Publication
    By combining information about power plant operation with real-time air quality predictions, researchers have created a new capability to minimize the human health effects of air pollution resulting from electric power generating facilities. The Air Pollutant Optimization Model, described in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides a new approach for reducing the health effects of ozone and fine particulate pollution. “For the first time, we have integrated the capability for rapidly predicting air quality into the electricity system operation model,” said Athanasios Nenes, a professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. “We can now run thousands of scenarios very quickly, as the winds and other conditions change hourly, to find the most economical way to generate electricity that minimizes population exposure to pollution.”
  • Ali Khademhosseini
    Ali Khademhosseini
    Professor at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago
    Dr Khademhosseini has been working on organs on a chip, microfluidics and smart bandaids. In this news clip, he is describing his research in how 3-D printing is helping to revolutionize organ repair and rebuilding.
  • Ali Khademhosseini
    Ali Khademhosseini
    Professor at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago
    The Kavli Early Career Award in Nanoscience recognizes significant novel contributions to materials science by a young researcher in early stages of his/her career. Prof. Ali Khademhosseini received this award at the 2015 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit which was accompanies by an invited lecture. Prof. Khademhosseini has been on the forefront in the field of nano- and microscale tissue engineering. He has utilized the advances in nanotechnology and nanoengineering and created cutting edge solutions in the field of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.
  • Ali Khademhosseini
    Ali Khademhosseini
    Professor at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago
    The Royal Society of Chemistry was established in 1841, when a group of 77 people (including doctors, academics, manufacturers and entrepreneurs) formed the Chemical Society of London, with dialysis inventor Thomas Graham as their first president. To this day, the number has grown to include 51,000 members and continues to support and unite chemical scientists together from all over the world. Dr. Ali Khademhosseini, the director of BIRC, has recently been appointed as a Fellow within the Royal Society of Chemistry- the highest distinction available. We would like to congratulate Dr. Ali Khademhosseini for this great achievement and distinction.
  • Ali Khademhosseini
    Ali Khademhosseini
    Professor at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago
    Prof. Ali Khademhosseini has recently been appointed a fellow of the NANOSMAT Society - the highest ranking that this organization confers. The NANOSMAT Society aims to provide an effective and stimulating international platform that develops and promotes communication, education, networking, and the dissemination of knowledge, research, and innovations in all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • Steve Cai
    Steve Cai (2016 JAFOE)
    Senior Scientist at Teledyne Scientific, Thousand Oaks, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago
    Our results indicate that nanoscale porous structures increase the thin-film evaporation surface area by one order of magnitude, which can significantly increase heat and mass transfer efficiency of vapor-liquid phase change.

    Cai, Q. and Bhunia, A., High Heat Flux Phase Change on Porous Carbon Nanotube Structures, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 55, pp.5327-5335, 2012.
  • Andreas Molisch
    Andreas Molisch (2009 USFOE)
    Professor at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago
    Andy Molisch elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
    Andreas F. Molisch, participant in the FOE meeting in 2009, was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI recognizes and encourages inventors who have a patent issued from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The degree of Fellow is bestowed on those who "have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.”

    Molisch was elected for his contributions to multi-antenna technology – a key method for improving data rate and spectral efficiency in wireless communications systems, and an integral part of 4G (LTE) and 5G cellular technology, as well as high-speed WiFi - and for his contributions to ultrawideband communication and localization systems. He is an inventor of more than 60 granted and more than 20 pending US patents, as well as many international patents. The induction ceremony will take place April 15 in Washington, D.C.

    Molisch is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) and the director of the Communications Sciences Institute at USC. He is the author of four books, 18 book chapters, some 180 journal papers, and more than 270 conference papers. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, IET, Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and recipient of numerous awards. Before joining USC, he worked at TU Wien, Lund University, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, and AT&T (Bell) Laboratories.
  • Hussam Mahmoud
    Hussam Mahmoud (2015 US FOE)
    Assistnat Professor and Dirctor of Structural Laboratory at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago
    Modeling Wildland Urban Interface Fire for Community Resliency
    Dr. Mahmoud and his research team are continuing their effort on developing tools for evaluating community resiliency. They are currently working on creating a new generalized probabilistic framework using Cellular Automata, to evaluate the risk of wildfires on urban communities. Specifically the developed approach is a culmination of two aspects – wildfire propagation and wildland urban interface (WUI) fire. Various key aspects are included in the analysis such as wind, humidity, topography, type and distribution of vegetation, shape of the wildland urban interface, and obstacles in the buffer zone. This framework is currently being integrated in the new computational environment known as NIST-CORE, which is spearheaded by Colorado State University, among other universities, under the direction of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to allow users to optimize community disaster resilience planning and post-disaster recovery strategies under the risk of wildfires, among other natural disasters.
  • Sinan al-Saffar
    Sinan al-Saffar (Paris, 2013 EU-US FOE)
    CEO at Inpherence.com, Tampa, Florida said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago
    Inpherence Releases Semantic Annotator/Reasoner
    Inpherence.com has released Infer-red, a new ontology-based named entity recognizer and inference engine. The system is deployed at NC2-Data where a Chrome plugin enables the Web browser to automatically markup any page visited with all the entities and their subsumptive types in real time. Additional features include disambiguation and the ability to plugin any user ontology. The demo presently recognizes tens of millions of known entities from wikipedia. Once identified on the page, their types are also indicated with appropriate icons leading to more information about each entity.
    Inpherence.com (previously Semantic Scale) is an intelligent web software startup based in Tampa, Florida. Inpherence's focus is semantic web applications and consulting services.
    Resources:

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    Posted on: Alumni News

  • John-Paul Clarke
    John-Paul Clarke (2005 GAFOE)
    Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
  • Josh Molho
    Josh Molho (2006 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Dearborn, Michigan)
    Director, Engineering - Z1 at ProteinSimple, Oakland, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    FOE alumnus Josh Molho and alumna Amy Herr were two of the co-founders of Zephyrus Biosciences Inc. in 2013. Zephyrus was formed to commercialize single-cell analysis technology developed in Amy Herr's UC Berkeley lab. Following a successful product development and initial customer deployment phase, the company was recently acquired by Bio-techne. More details provided here: https://www.bio-techne.com/press-releases/press/20160321
  • Cynthia Stokes
    Cynthia Stokes
    Consultant at Stokes Consulting, Redwood City, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Publications
    I've recently published several papers in the physiome-on-a-chip field with my colleagues. The references are as follows:
    Physiome-on-a-Chip: The Challenge of "Scaling" in Design, Operation, and Translation of Microphysiological Systems. Stokes CL, Cirit M, Lauffenburger DA. CPT Pharmacometrics Syst Pharmacol. 2015 Oct;4(10):559-62.

    Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Approaches Applied to Microphysiological Systems (MPS): Data Interpretation and Multi-MPS Integration. Yu J, Cilfone NA, Large EM, Sarkar U, Wishnok JS, Tannenbaum SR, Hughes DJ, Lauffenburger DA, Griffith LG, Stokes CL, Cirit M. CPT Pharmacometrics Syst Pharmacol. 2015 Oct;4(10):585-94.

  • Reza  Ghodssi
    Reza Ghodssi
    Director at University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Dr. Reza Ghodssi, University of Maryland, Institute for Systems Research, was honored with the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award in 2014-2015. This award was presented in recognition of his demonstrated scholarly achievement and outstanding accomplishments as a teacher as well as integrating research and teaching. He also became a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Vacuum Society (AVS), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2015.

    In addition, Dr. Ghodssi is the lead organizer and chair of the invitation-only inaugural Denice Denton Emerging Leaders Workshop in Madison, Wisconsin on June 3, 2016. This workshop focuses on mid-career faculty in engineering, computer science, math and physical sciences, particularly but not exclusively women and underrepresented minority faculty. It will help them develop skills, knowledge, and critical networks with colleagues; and provide opportunities for them to learn strategies for success from more senior peers, including developing leadership plans. Sponsors include the University of Maryland, the University of Wisconsin, Stanford University, the University of Alabama, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, the National Science Foundation, and other contributors.
  • Grace O'Connell
    Grace O'Connell (2015 US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 4 days ago
    Tissue Engineering with 3D printing
    Drs. Jeannette Garcia and Grace O'Connell received an award for their research through the Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants Program. Dr. Garcia is a polymer chemist at IBM Almaden Research Center and has developed numerous soft polymers with potential for tissue engineering and 3D printing applications. Dr. Grace O'Connell is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and her research focuses on tissue engineering and biomechanics. With the Grainger award, Drs. Garcia and O'Connell will evaluate patient-specific cartilage repair by using 3D printing and tissue engineering techniques.
    Resources:

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    oconnell.berkeley.edu

    Posted on: Alumni News

  • Matthew Tolentino
    Matthew Tolentino (2014 IAFOE)
    Assistant Professor at University of Washington, Tacoma, Washington said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 4 days ago
    Matt Tolentino left his position as a Research Scientist at Intel Corporation to join the faculty at the University of Washington in Tacoma, Washington, where he is teaching in the Computer Engineering and Computer Science programs. He's continuing his research work in Advanced Memory System Architectures, in the context of Neuromophic Computing Systems, as well as Performance Analysis for Parallel, High Performance Systems for Real-Time Analytics.
  • Zhuo Li
    Zhuo Li (2015 US FOE)
    Manager, High Performance Clock Group at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Austin, Texas said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Since January 2016, I was promoted to the Manager of High performance Clocking group leading an international team to deliver the latest automated clock solution for high performance and low power clock network construction.

    I have received several awards since 09/2015, including

    2015 Invention Milestone Award, Cadence
    Cadence Encore-team award for outstanding contribution to deliver new clock solutions to the customer, and three other company awards for customer success. Have 3 more patents issued.
  • eric ruggiero
    eric ruggiero (2013 US FOE)
    engineering manager at GE Aviation, West Chester, Ohio said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago
    Dr. Eric J. Ruggiero has assumed engineering subsection responsibilities within the GE Aviation Services Engineering Organization, effective 3/14/2016. In his new role, Eric has responsibility for the secondary flow and thermal cooling design for GE's fielded commercial aviation fleet.
  • Ronald Azuma
    Ronald Azuma
    Principal Engineer at Intel Labs, Santa Clara, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 6 days ago
    IEEE Fellow
    Ronald Azuma was elected an IEEE Fellow in January 2016.
  • Sandor Becz
    Sandor Becz (2009 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2010 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium)
    Vice President, Engineering at Hydroid, Inc., Pocasset, Massachusetts said:
    3 months and 4 weeks ago
    Dr. Sandor Becz has joined Hydroid, Inc. as Vice President, Engineering as of June 2015. Hydroid is the market leader in autonomous marine robotic systems, including underwater vehicles and launch & recovery systems, and is located in Pocasset, Massachusetts. Dr. Becz was previously with United Technologies Aerospace Systems in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
    Resources:

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    www.hydroid.com

    Posted on: Alumni News

  • Peggy Van Eepoel
    Peggy Van Eepoel (2015 US FOE)
    Associate Principal at Thornton Tomasetti, Washington , District of Columbia said:
    3 months, 4 weeks and 1 day ago
    Van Eepoel recognized as woman leader in the design of the NSF HQ
  • Peggy Van Eepoel
    Peggy Van Eepoel (2015 US FOE)
    Associate Principal at Thornton Tomasetti, Washington, District of Columbia said:
    3 months, 4 weeks and 1 day ago
    Van Eepoel named to ENR's 20 under 40
  • Charles Schroeder
    Charles Schroeder (2012 US FOE)
    Associate Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois said:
    4 months and 1 day ago
    The Schroeder group recently developed a new method to trap and assemble multiple particles in solution using fluid flow. This new technique, called the Stokes trap, enables the manipulation of multiple particles or molecules without the need for optical fields, electric forces, or magnetic fields. This method can trap a range of sub-micron to micron-sized particles, including single molecules, colloids, vesicles, drops, or cells. Moreover, this approach is expected to enable the directed assembly of particles into complex shapes and structures. The results of the study were reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in March 2016.
  • Annie Kammerer
    Annie Kammerer
    Owner at Annie Kammerer Consulting, LLC, Rye, New Hampshire said:
    4 months and 1 day ago
    Publication of new guidelines for seismic reevaluation of DOE nuclear facilities
    Dr. Annie Kammerer, along with colleagues Drs. Robert Budnitz, Nilesh Chokshi, and Kevin Coppersmith, has published an Idaho National Laboratory technical report with a new methodology for meeting US Department of Energy requirements for periodic re-evaluation of risk to DOE nuclear facilities from natural hazards. The report, entitled "Proposed Risk-Informed Seismic Hazard Periodic Reevaluation Methodology [SHPRM] for Complying with DOE Order 420.1C," was used as the basis for activities to assess the ongoing seismic safety of the Fuel Manufacturing Facility (FMF) and Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) at INL. The FMF and ZPPR evaluations will soon be described in publicly available reports that can be used as a template for implementation of the SHPRM at other DOE nuclear facilities.
  • Annie Kammerer
    Annie Kammerer
    Owner at Annie Kammerer Consulting, LLC, Rye, New Hampshire said:
    4 months and 1 day ago
    New report to support use of seismic isolation technologies for nuclear faciliteis
    Dr. Annie Kammerer, along with colleagues Andrew Whittaker and Justin Coleman, just published a new Idaho National Laboratory (INL) technical report entitled, "Regulatory Gaps and Challenges for Licensing Advanced Reactors Using Seismic Isolation". The Advanced Reactor Technologies program at INL, the group that funded the study, is funding a follow up effort to develop a 5-year research program to address the gaps and challenges identified in the newly published report.

    The report is downloadable at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299506456_Regulatory_Gaps_and_Challenges_for_Licensing_Advanced_Reactors_Using_Seismic_Isolation
  • Roozbeh Jafari
    Roozbeh Jafari (2016 JAFOE)
    Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas said:
    4 months and 1 day ago
    Wearable Computer for American Sign Language Recognition
  • Michael Washington
    Michael Washington (2006 Frontier of Engineering Symposium, 2008 United States\India Frontier of Engineering Symposium, and 2015 Global Grand Challenges Summit)
    Health Scientist/Industrial Engineer at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    4 months and 1 day ago
    On 5 March 2016, participated in the DIMACS Mini-symposium on Modeling of Infectious Diseases with a Focus on Ebola at the University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal. The purpose of this symposium was to engage students in infectious disease modeling.

    From 6 to 7 March, participated in the DIMACS Workshop on Modeling of Infectious Diseases with a Focus on Ebola, Dakar, Senegal. The goal was to provide the CDC’s perspective during the Ebola outbreak and to produce a white paper on lessons learned during the outbreak.

    From 8-10 March, participated in the Next Einstein Forum, Dakar, Senegal. The goal of the forum was to highlight the skills of young African scientists and to networks amount leaders who are influencing the African youth.
  • Miroslaw Skibniewski
    Miroslaw Skibniewski (2000 JAFOE, 2001 GAFOE)
    Professor at University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    Civil Engineering; Construction Engineering
    Prof. Skibniewski has been named Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK). His current research focuses on planning and design for resilient built infrastructure, and on information technology-based solutions for the construction industry. He continues as Editor-in-Chief of Automation in Construction, an international research journal published by Elsevier.
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  • Wing Kam Liu
    Wing Kam Liu
    Walter P. Murphy Professor at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    Wing Kam Liu, as the Chair of the US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics within the US National Academies, chaired the National Academies Additive Manufacturing Workshop held at National Academies Oct 7-9, 2015. This event was the most attended webinar the National Academies has ever live streamed (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/IUTAM/PGA_168737)

    Wing Kam Liu's paper titled “Endocytosis of PEGylated nanoparticles” appeared in Biomaterials has more than 4,700 downloads from July 2014 to June 2015, the most downloaded Biomaterials article in 2014.
  • Michael McAlpine
    Michael McAlpine
    Associate Professor at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    3D Printed Nerve Regeneration Pathways
    The McAlpine Research Group has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research has the potential to help more than 200,000 people annually who experience nerve injuries or disease.

    Nerve regeneration is a complex process. Because of this complexity, regrowth of nerves after injury or disease is very rare, according to the Mayo Clinic. Nerve damage is often permanent. Advanced 3D printing methods may now be the solution.

    In a study, published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials, our group used a combination of 3D imaging and 3D printing techniques to create a custom silicone guide implanted with biochemical cues to help nerve regeneration. The guide’s effectiveness was tested in the lab using rats.

    To achieve their results, we used a 3D scanner to reverse engineer the structure of a rat’s sciatic nerve. We then used a specialized, custom-built 3D printer to print a guide for regeneration. Incorporated into the guide were 3D-printed chemical cues to promote both motor and sensory nerve regeneration. The guide was then implanted into the rat by surgically grafting it to the cut ends of the nerve. Within about 10 to 12 weeks, the rat’s ability to walk again was improved.

    “This represents an important proof of concept of the 3D printing of custom nerve guides for the regeneration of complex nerve injuries,” said University of Minnesota mechanical engineering professor Michael McAlpine, the study’s lead researcher. “Someday we hope that we could have a 3D scanner and printer right at the hospital to create custom nerve guides right on site to restore nerve function.”

    Scanning and printing takes about an hour, but the body needs several weeks to regrow the nerves. McAlpine said previous studies have shown regrowth of linear nerves, but this is the first time a study has shown the creation of a custom guide for regrowth of a complex nerve like the Y-shaped sciatic nerve that has both sensory and motor branches.

    “The exciting next step would be to implant these guides in humans rather than rats,” McAlpine said. In cases where a nerve is unavailable for scanning, McAlpine said there could someday be a “library” of scanned nerves from other people or cadavers that hospitals could use to create closely matched 3D-printed guides for patients.

    In addition to McAlpine, major contributors to the research team include Blake N. Johnson, Virginia Tech; Xiaofeng Jia, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University; and Karen Z. Lancaster, Esteban Engel, and Lynn W. Enquist, Princeton University.

    This research was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, and the Grand Challenges Program at Princeton University.

    To read more about the study entitled “3D Printed Anatomical Nerve Regeneration Pathways,” visit the Advanced Functional Materials website.

    From: http://discover.umn.edu/news/science-technology/3d-printed-guide-helps-regrow-complex-nerves-after-injury
  • Barrett Caldwell
    Barrett Caldwell (2003 USFOE, 2006 GAFOE, 2007 USFOE, 2008 USFOE)
    Professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    Jefferson Science Fellow
    I am pleased to report that I was named as a 2016-17 Jefferson Science Fellow; I will be posted to the Office of Japan Affairs. I'm really excited for the opportunity, and the experience to use my skills in this type of national service.

    Although I did not participate in any of the Japan-US Frontiers symposia, I would appreciate hearing from those who did, so that I can increase my network of colleagues to help understand the range of domains affecting US-Japan relations
  • SuPing Lyu
    SuPing Lyu
    Senior Principal Scientist and Technical Fellow at Medtornic PLC, Minneapolis, Minnesota said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    SuPing Lyu and Ronald A Siegel publish a book titled "Drug-device Combinations for Chronic Diseases" with Wiley-Society for Biomaterials
  • Manuel Garcia-Leiner
    Manuel Garcia-Leiner (2009 USFOE)
    Senior Manager at Exponent, Bowie, Maryland said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    Now Senior Manager at Exponent
  • Paul Krajewski
    Paul Krajewski (2002 USFOE)
    Director at General Motors Global Research and Development, Troy, Michigan said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    Promotion
    Dr. Paul E. Krajewski was promoted to Director of Vehicle Systems Research Lab at the General Motors Global Research and Development Center. His laboratory is responsible for a variety of vehicle technologies including Aerodynamics, CAE, Thermal Systems, Smart Materials, and HMI.
  • Philip LeDuc
    Philip LeDuc
    William J. Brown Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    Philip was just re-elected to be the Treasurer/Secretary and serve on the Board for AIMBE (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering).
  • TImothy Deming
    TImothy Deming (2005 USFOE, 2011 CAFOE)
    Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    news -Fulbright award
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  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE)
    Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    Discover Magazine reported on our work that created a cost-effective and compact mobilephone based microscope to image and measure the length of single DNA molecules.
  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE)
    Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    UNESCO International Year of Light Symposium - Keynote Lecture
    Ozcan gave a Keynote Lecture in January 2016, at the UNESCO International Year of Light Symposium organized at the University of Arizona, in Phoenix.
  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE)
    Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    Super-resolution Imaging
    Our lab created a new technique that greatly enhances digital microscopy images using wavelength scanning.
  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE)
    Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    2015 ICO Prize
    Ozcan received the International Commission for Optics (ICO) Prize. Ozcan was recognized for his seminal contributions to biophotonics technologies impacting computational microscopy, and digital holography for telemedicine and global health applications.

    The ICO Prize is given to groundbreaking researchers in optics who are under the age of 40. Ozcan, 37, has developed a range of high-throughput computational photonics tools for use in metrology, telemedicine and other biomedical applications.
  • Haiyan Wang
    Haiyan Wang (2011 US FOE)
    Professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    Haiyan is moving to Purdue University
    Professor Haiyan Wang will become the Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering, and her appointment will be split between the Schools of Materials Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Professor Wang's expertise is in electronic materials and covers processing and characterization of oxide- and nitride-based thin films. The author of more than 330 journal papers (total citation over 8300, H-Factor 46), and a Fellow of ASM International, ACerS, and AAAS, she joins us from Texas A&M's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
    Resources:
  • Rahul  Mangharam
    Rahul Mangharam (2012 US FOE)
    Associate Professor at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Rahul Mangharam and Madhur Behl win the $50,000 Cleantech University Prize. Dr. Grace M. Bochenek, Director of NETL, and Dr. Jared Cohon, Director of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University presented DR-Advisor from the University of Pennsylvania with the grand prize.

    The Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition (Allegheny Cleantech UP) is sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) office.

    More details at http://mlab.seas.upenn.edu/dr-advisor/
    Resources:

    [Resource]

    cleantechprize.org/

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  • Rahul Mangharam
    Rahul Mangharam (2012 US FOE)
    Associate Professor at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    PECASE Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
    Rahul Mangharam, Associate Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering and Computer and Information Science, is the recipients of the 2016 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

    Awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.

    The Presidential Early Career Awards highlight the key role that the White House Administration places in encouraging and accelerating American innovation to grow the nation's economy and tackle its greatest challenges.

    Mangharam's research focuses on merging computing, communications, and the physical world into integrated cyber-physical systems, enabling seamless communication with and control of objects such as smart buildings, the human body, and automobiles in the physical world.
    Resources:
  • Susan Hagness
    Susan Hagness (Frontiers of Engineering 2001 (rescheduled for 2002 after Sept 11))
    Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs, and Philip D. Reed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Susan C. Hagness, the Philip Dunham Reed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and College of Engineering Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs, received the 2015 Sven Berggren prize from the board of the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund, Sweden. In conjunction with this honor, she traveled to Lund to receive the prize and give the Sven Berggren lecture in early October.

    The award honors the memory of Berggren, a young medical scientist who died in a tragic diving accident. The prize was a donation to the society from the scientist’s parents, and since the 1960s has allowed the society to recognize prominent researchers in the fields of natural sciences, medicine and technology. Over time, the honorees have included four Nobel laureates.
  • Noriaki Kaneda
    Noriaki Kaneda (2012 JAFOE)
    DMTS at Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    I was awarded a 2015 Edison Patent Award from R&D Council of New Jersey.
  • Christine Grant
    Christine Grant
    Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement at North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
  • David Brumley
    David Brumley
    Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Wall Street Journal Op-Ed in Security and Education
  • Jordan Green
    Jordan Green
    Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University, , said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Jordan Green, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, has recently been selected to receive two prestigious awards: the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and the ASGCT Outstanding New Investigator Award. Both awards will be presented to Dr. Green at events in Washington, DC this spring.
  • Caterina Gallippi
    Caterina Gallippi (Japan-American Frontiers of Engineering 2014)
    Associate Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chapel Hill, North Carolina said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Dr. Gallippi and her collaborators were recently awarded a NIH R01 grant from the NIDDK entitled, Viscoelastic Response (VisR) Ultrasound for Noninvasively Monitoring Renal Allograft Health. The purpose of the project is to develop VisR imaging for monitoring renal allograft status so that appropriate interventions may be indicated before graft loss.
  • Davion Hill
    Davion Hill (2014 EU-US FOE)
    Energy Storage Leader, Americas at DNV GL, Dublin, Ohio said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    DNV GL wins Consolidated Edison Energy Storage Fire Testing Program
    DNV GL won a competitive bid to perform fire and safety testing on energy storage devices to be deployed in Con Ed's territory in New York. The work will be completed in 2016 and will provide first responder training, extinguisher recommendations, and best practices and guidelines for building and fire codes that are being developed for energy storage systems in NY.
  • Shu Yang
    Shu Yang (2002 USFOE, 2003 GAFOE, 2011 JAFOE)
    Professor at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Shu Yang Receives Heilmeier Research Award

    https://www.seas.upenn.edu/media/news/yang-heilmeier-16.php


    A new Center has been started at Penn, Directed by Shu Yang,
    Center for Analyzing Evolved Structures as Optimized Products: Science and Engineering for the Human Habitat
    https://aesop.seas.upenn.edu/
  • Markus Heinimann
    Markus Heinimann (2004 USFOE)
    Director of Technology at Alcoa, Alcoa Center, Pennsylvania said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Chaired Symposium
    Dr. Markus Heinimann chaired the 15th International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics in May 2015.
  • Markus Heinimann
    Markus Heinimann (2004 USFOE)
    Director of Technology at Alcoa, Alcoa Center, Pennsylvania said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    New Role
    Dr. Markus Heinimann has been named Technology Director, Engineered Products, ATEP, effective February 1, 2016.

    In his new role, Markus will lead technology strategy for ATEP’s Engineered Products segment, working to advance new and existing manufacturing technologies and processes that will grow our product offerings and value-add services. He will also develop and implement standardized manufacturing processes and systems across the segment.
  • Andrew Alleyne
    Andrew Alleyne (2004 USFOE, 2006 IAFOE)
    Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor at University of Ilinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Professor Andrew Alleyne, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has begun Directorship of a new NSF Engineering Research Center. The center is called the ERC for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) and aims to increase power density of mobile electrified systems by one to two orders of magnitude. Further information may be found at poets-erc.org
    Resources:

    [Resource]

    poets-erc.org

    Posted on: Alumni News

  • Dennis W. Hong
    Dennis W. Hong
    Professor at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Hello! Here is a nice article on the UCLA magazine (also on UC website as the link below) about my lab RoMeLa. I have moved from Virginia Tech to UCLA, and we (RoMeLa) have finally settled down and starting to produce significant research work at our new location.

    http://magazine.ucla.edu/features/humanoid-nature/


  • cliff wang
    cliff wang (2004 USFOE)
    Division director at US army research office, durham, North Carolina said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Dr. Cliff Wang, a program manager in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office's Information Sciences Directorate, has been elected as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, for his leadership and contributions to trusted computing and communication systems.

  • Reginald DesRoches
    Reginald DesRoches (2002 GAFOE, 2004 GAFOE, 2009 CAFOE)
    Karen and John Huff Chair and Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    2015 Elected, Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers

    2015 Inducted into UC Berkeley Civil & Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni

    2015 ASCE Charles Martin Duke Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Award - “For outstanding contributions to the development of new methods and approaches for seismic risk assessment of highway bridges and his leadership in lifeline earthquake engineering research and teaching.”
  • Michael Tarka
    Michael Tarka (2002 USFOE)
    Lockheed Martin Fellow at Lockheed Martin, Gaithersburg, Maryland said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Systems Engineering and Geopolitical Forecasting
    Dr. Tarka has applied his systems engineering skills to his hobby of forecasting geopolitical events in an IARPA-sponsored study, the Good Judgment Project. The world is a complex system of geopolitical systems, where systems engineering principles can guide the understanding of interactions among the numerous geopolitical systems. He achieved the designation of "superforecaster" (top 2% in forecasting accuracy) and continues to forecast in tournaments sponsored by Good Judgment, Inc.
  • Erin Lavik
    Erin Lavik (2004 USFOE)
    Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    I'm now a professor in Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering at UMBC.
    Resources:

    [Resource]

    laviklab.org

    Posted on: Alumni News

  • Charles Meneveau
    Charles Meneveau (2003 USFOE)
    L.M. Sardella Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Turbulence and Renewable Energy
    In the context of our NSF-funded international research program (WINDINSPIRE), we have continued improving our understanding and modeling capabilities of large wind farms. As wind energy continues to grow and may realistically provide a large fraction of US electricity needs, it becomes crucial to better understand the fluid dynamics and turbulence properties of the atmospheric boundary-layer wind farm interactions. Our paper in Wind Energy (J. Meyers & C. Meneveau, “Optimal turbine spacing in fully developed wind-farm boundary layers” (2012), Wind Energy 15, 305-317) is a Web of Science "Highly Cited Paper", and we have recently proposed a new engineering model based on Large Eddy Simulations that may be applied to optimal design of wind farms (see R.J.A.M. Stevens, D. Gayme & C. Meneveau, “Generalized coupled wake boundary layer model: applications and comparisons with field and LES data for two real wind-farm” (2016), Wind Energy, published online, DOI: 10.1002/we.1966.).
    Resources:

    [Resource]

    windinspire.jhu.edu

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  • Shaochen Chen
    Shaochen Chen (NAE-China 2015)
    Prof at UC San Diego, La Jolla, California said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Engineers 3-D-print a new lifelike liver tissue for drug screening
  • Chris Kyriakakis
    Chris Kyriakakis
    Associate Professor at USC, Los Angeles, California said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Hearing the lost sounds of antiquity
    Our recent work in byzantine acoustics has received some great publicity. We envision a museum of acoustic responses where people can be transported back in time to experience performances in ancient buildings that one day will no longer exist.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/02/byzantine-angel-wings/470076/

    Video here:
    https://vimeo.com/109266058

    Podcast here:
    https://soundcloud.com/escape-velocity-197738573/episode-1-acoustic-museums
  • Rodrigo Salgado
    Rodrigo Salgado (2005 USFOE, 2011 CAFOE)
    Charles Pankow Professor in Civil Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Rodrigo Salgado was appointed in October, 2015, the Charles Pankow Professor in Civil Engineering at Purdue University.

    Rodrigo Salgado, together with Monica Prezzi from Purdue University and former students Mazhar Arshad and Faraz Teehrani, were the recipient of the prestigious Geotechnical Research Medal of the Institution of Civil Engineers of the U.K. for their paper in Geotechnique. The award is given yearly for the best geotechnical paper submitted to ICE.
    Resources:
  • Steve Rizzi
    Steve Rizzi (1998 USFOE)
    Vice President at PAR Government, Annapolis, Maryland said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    As part of his appointment by the Governor to the Maryland Longitudinal Data System Governing Board, Steve Rizzi is now supporting the Governor's P-20 Advisory Council which is tasked to develop education and training policy to improve Maryland's competitiveness. This includes STEM as well as planning to accommodate the changes in career paths in the economy that will take place over the next 20 years.
  • Mary-Ann Mycek
    Mary-Ann Mycek
    Professor & Associate Chair for Translational Research at Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Mary-Ann Mycek, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department in the College of Engineering & the Medical School, a Faculty Member in the Applied Physics Graduate Program, and a Core Member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Michigan. She has served twice as an Associate Chair for the BME Department: once as the Director of BME Graduate Programs and currently as the Associate Chair for Translational Research. Recent honors include the BME Department’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishment, election to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and election to the Executive Board of the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan.
  • Dennis Discher
    Dennis Discher
    Robert D. Bent chaired Professor at Univ Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    new from an FOE alumnus
    With Janet Hunziker's help & infinite skill in organization, i will help (as much as i can) to organize the next GAFOE. Please help describe/advertise and encourage applications as much as seems appropriate. Thanks!

    Also, I was very fortunate to receive two honors this past yr:

    National Academy of Medicine (NAM) – elected member (Oct. 2015):

    For elucidation of the effects of matrix elasticity and mechanical forces on cell physiology and stem cell differentiation, and for the first pre-clinical therapies using polymer filament micelles and vesicles as well as polypeptides that are recognized by macrophages as ‘Self’.

    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – elected Fellow (Nov. 2015).

    Lastly, I am Director of an National Cancer Institute funded Physical Sciences in Oncology Center (PSOC@Penn for 2015-2020, $10M). The Center will focus on relationships between the palpable stiffness of tumors and the altered genomic of tumors as well as possible immune therapies. http://psoc.seas.upenn.edu/
    Resources:

    [Resource]

    psoc.seas.upenn.edu

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  • Robert Wagner
    Robert Wagner (2011 NAE China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium)
    Director, Fuels Engines and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, Tennessee said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    I was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Kevin  Fu
    Kevin Fu (2015 US FOE, 2015 GAFOE)
    CEO at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    The federal SBIR program recently provided a $750K grant to Virta Laboratories, Inc. to help the healthcare sector combat cybersecurity problems. Prof. Kevin Fu took a leave of absence from the University of Michigan to serve as a co-founder CEO. The grant arrives as hospitals across the world struggle to manage risks such as ransomware that hold clinical data hostage---causing significant disruption to the delivery of care and lost revenue. The grant allows Virta to accelerate its product development before raising a Series A round.
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