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  • Michael L. Washington
    Michael L. Washington (2006 US FOE and 2008 IAFOE)
    Industrial Engineer/Epidemiologist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    3 months, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Just returned from Zambia to work with meetees on a compartmental model of HIV positive, untreated kids, and developing policy options to find and put these kids on treatment. Our model estimates that we could find up to 95% of these kids and save over 1000 lives in a year. We presented our results to key leaders in Zambia and they are looking to implement some of the policies based upon our model. Traveling to Ghana next months to provide similar data to policy training in Ghana.
  • Rudy Belliardi
    Rudy Belliardi (2000 GAFOE)
    Technical Manager at Schneider Electric, IEC, Boston, Massachusetts said:
    3 months, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Secretary of IEC TC65 "Industrial-process measurement, control and automation" since a few years; IEC TC65 is the largest technical Committee in IEC, the International Electrical Commission.

    I have offices in Boston MA and Paris, France; the TC65 Secretariat is performed in France.

    Member of ODVA Technical Review Board.

    Modbus.org Technical Director.
  • Todd Murphey
    Todd Murphey (2014 US FOE)
    Associate Professor at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois said:
    3 months, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Robotics, drawing, and rehabilitation
    My group's research was featured in the NSF Science Nation online magazine. The video shows our robots drawing, our robots being used in rehabilitation settings, and the relationship between the two.

  • Shira Broschat
    Shira Broschat (SIGBIO)
    Professor at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington said:
    3 months, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Conversion Pretty Much Complete EE -> CS
    I'm enjoying my collaborations with microbiologists and now have graduated more PhDs in CS than in EE. I'm heavily involved in recruiting young women into computer science, working as a coordinator in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program, and I'm also involved in the NCWIT Pacesetters program and am on the NCWIT Annual Summit Academic Alliance planning committee. WSU is also a part of Obama's #CSforAll initiative, and we're bringing 75 high school girls to campus this spring for half-day visits. With any luck, some of them will become interested in CS!
  • Kara Kockelman
    Kara Kockelman
    EP Schoch Professor of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas said:
    3 months, 1 week and 4 days ago
    Dr. Kara Kockelman & her research team (consisting of about 30 professors, graduate, and undergraduate students from UT Austin, as well as colleagues from subcontractors) finished up two connected- & automated-vehicle (CAV) research projects funded by Texas Department of Transportation, pertaining to safety (TxDOT 0-6849) & infrastructure (TxDOT 0-6847). A third, mega-project, was awarded to continue on into a second phase. This project covers a wider range of CAV research (TxDOT 0-6838). Reports generated from these projects can be found at UT Austn's Center for Transportation Research library. http://ctr.utexas.edu/library/reports/
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  • Elisa Konofagou
    Elisa Konofagou (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE)
    Professor at Columbia University, New York, New York said:
    3 months, 1 week and 4 days ago
    2017 Awards
    Elisa Konofagou has been awarded the esteemed Bodossaki Foundation Distinguished Young Scientists Award in Applied Science for her outstanding achievements in developing ultrasound technology for imaging and therapeutics. Criteria for this award include outstanding achievements of the candidates in their given field and completion of their research, their contribution to the cultural, scientific and economic development of Greece, their contribution to the international promotion of Greece through their work and ethics.

    Elisa Konofagou was also elected a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. The ceremony will take place at the next ASA meeting in Boston in June.
  • Kara Kockelman
    Kara Kockelman (TRB 2017)
    EP Schoch Professor of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas said:
    3 months, 1 week and 4 days ago
    Dr. Kara Kockelman & her team presented about 8 papers & 4 invited presentations, plus double poster-lectern sessions for a few of the papers, at the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. Along with her graduate research students, they delivered content about 15 or 16 times, which made it the most intensive TRB meeting she's ever experienced.
  • Ajay Malshe
    Ajay Malshe (Frontiers of Engineering, Seattle, WA)
    CTO and EVP (Founder) at NanoMech Industries, Springdale, Arkansas said:
    3 months, 1 week and 4 days ago

    News worthy items for Dr. Ajay P. Malshe, CTO and Founder of NanoMech Industries (www.nanomech.com). I'm one of alumni of Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering (NAE) sponsored events.

    1. 2017 Edison Award
    Dr. Malshe (CTO and Founder of NanoMech) won 2017 Edison Award with team including Mr. Phillips (Chairman and CEO of NanoMech) and Dr. Zhang (Manager, nGlide Applications). This is his third Edison Award in the past five years. This award is for nanomanufacturing innovation in advanced lubrication for manufacturing next generation of electric vehicles. In the past, Dr. Malshe has won many prestigious awards / recognitions including R&D 100, Tibbetts Award, Frost & Sullivan Award, and fellowships of prestigious global societies in manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering and physics (CIRP, ASME, CIRP and InstP).

    2. NanoMech reveals retail product launch, partnership with Pace Industries and Tesla | NanoMech (Dr. Malshe is CTO and Founder of NanoMech)
    http://www.nanomech.com/2017/01/05/nanomech-reveals-retail-product-launch-partnership-with-pace-industries-and-tesla/
  • Kathryn Uhrich
    Kathryn Uhrich
    Dean at University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California said:
    3 months, 1 week and 4 days ago
    Recently named a Fellow of the Controlled Release Society, an honor bestowed to 5 scientists annually from this global organization.
  • Lucy Pao
    Lucy Pao (1997 USFOE and 2000 GAFOE)
    Professor at University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado said:
    3 months, 1 week and 6 days ago
    Over the last fifteen years, my research has expanded from precision motion control applications to also encompass wind energy systems. Over the last decade, my research has focused on combined feedforward and feedback control of flexible structures, with diverse applications ranging from atomic force microscopy to disk drives to digital tape drives to megawatt wind turbines and wind farms. I am especially fascinated by common properties and characteristics found in different types of systems in disparate application areas.

    Not having sent in an update for at least a decade, here are highlights of some of the positions or roles I've had and some of the awards I've been fortunate enough to receive over the last while:

    * Richard & Joy Dorf Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, 2009-2014
    * Fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, 2009-present
    * Member of the US Defense Science Study Group, 2010-2011
    * Plenary Speaker at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 2011
    * Elected Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society Board of Governors 2011-2013
    * IEEE Fellow, Class of 2012
    * Plenary Speaker at the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, 2012
    * IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award (with K. Johnson), 2012
    * Keynote Speaker at the Power and Energy Conference at Illinois, 2013
    * General Chair of the 2013 American Control Conference
    * Plenary Speaker at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2013
    * Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Class of 2014
    * Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Journal on Control and Optimization Best Paper Prize (with J. Marden and H. P. Young), 2015
    * Plenary Speaker at the American Control Conference, 2016
    * Plenary Speaker at the Alpbach Technology Symposium, 2016
    * Fellow of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany, 2016-2017
    * Visiting Scholar at the ForWind Center for Wind Energy Research at Oldenburg University, 2016-2017

    On a more personal note, my children are now attending Stanford University, and while we do miss them, my husband and I are enjoying our lives as empty nesters.
    Resources:

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    ecee.colorado.edu/~pao/

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  • Lorenzo Valdevit
    Lorenzo Valdevit
    Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Irvine, Irvine, California said:
    3 months and 2 weeks ago
    Lorenzo Valdevit is creating shape-reconfigurable material is based on a modular system of bi-stable units with hinges that allow individual building blocks to be combined and recombined in different ways to create multi-stable structures. The living hinges allow the triangular units to snap into open or closed configurations. His work was featured in the journal “Nature.”
  • Hamid Jafarkhani
    Hamid Jafarkhani
    Chancellor's Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Irvine, Irvine, California said:
    3 months and 2 weeks ago
    Hamid Jafarkhani, a UC Irvine Chancellor’s Professor, is part of a four-institution research team awarded a National Science Foundation grant for its efforts to enhance the public’s access to the radio frequency spectrum. The group is focusing on the part of the electromagnetic spectrum used to facilitate telecommunications and modern information systems, which is essential for public safety, transportation and national defense.
  • Zhongping Chen
    Zhongping Chen
    Professor, Biomedical Engineering at UC Irvine, Irvine, California said:
    3 months and 2 weeks ago
    Zhongping Chen was awarded a four-year grant from the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, in support of a project to develop and characterize novel tools for imaging the elastic properties of the retina under prosthetic electrical stimulation. This treatment is for individuals with photoreceptor degenerative diseases including retinitis pigmentosa.
  • Peter Burke
    Peter Burke
    Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Irvine, Irvine, California said:
    3 months and 2 weeks ago
    Employing a novel sensor made of graphene – a one-atom-thin layer of carbon – UC Irvine researchers led by Peter Burke have gained new insight into the process of programmed cell death in mitochondria, possibly opening the door to new ways of forcing cancer cells to self-destruct.
  • Amir AghaKouchak
    Amir AghaKouchak
    Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Irvine, Irvine, California said:
    3 months and 2 weeks ago
    Late last year, Amir AghaKouchak was one of 10 researchers from Iran, the U.S. and Europe who ventured into Iran’s Lut Desert, the hottest place on earth. The group discovered a surprising ecosystem that includes hidden seas and diverse animal life.
  • Geoff Brennecka
    Geoff Brennecka (2014 JAFOE)
    Assistant Professor at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day ago
    Elevated to ACerS Fellow
    Geoff Brennecka was recently elevated to Fellow of the American Ceramic Society.
  • Corie Cobb
    Corie Cobb (2015 CAFOE)
    Associate Professor at University of Washington, Seattle, Washington said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day ago
    Corie L. Cobb joins the University of Washington as a Washington Research Foundation Innovation Professor in Clean Energy and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
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  • Derek Paley
    Derek Paley (2016 US FOE)
    Willis Young Professor of Aerospace Engineering Education at University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day ago
    news
    I was recently promoted to Full Professor.
  • Vijay Janapa Reddi
    Vijay Janapa Reddi
    Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 2 days ago
    + Promoted to Associate Professor
    + Received the IEEE Micro Top Picks award (highly selective award given to about 12 papers each year in the field of computer architecture)
  • Benny Freeman
    Benny Freeman
    Richard B. Curran Centennial Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 2 days ago
    I was fortunate enough to successfully compete for a Fulbright Distinguished Chair, and I am currently serving in that capacity (from February - July of this year) in the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) government laboratory in Clayton, Victoria, Australia. (http://www.cies.org/grantee/benny-freeman). The subject of my Fulbright is "Materials by Design for Disruptive Separations: Membranes for Sustainable Chemical and Environmental Applications".

    In conjunction with the Fulbright, I was invited to give the Sir Jerry Price Lecture in February 2017 (Note that the date is wrong on this website - the lecture was in 2017, not 2016): https://www.atse.org.au/content/events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=1702SVICL

    I have been invited to address the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), the Australian equivalent of the US NAE, this coming Thursday, April 7: https://www.atse.org.au/content/events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=1704SVICD

    I was just named a 2017 Fellow of the North American Membrane Society (NAMS): http://www.membranes.org/nams_fellows.htm
  • Conrad Felice
    Conrad Felice (1997 USFOE)
    Managing Principal at C. W. Felice, LLC, Woodinville, Washington said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 3 days ago
    Dr. Conrad W. Felice, Managing Principal of C. W. Felice, LLC has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in December 2016. The election to the grade of ASCE Fellow represents a recognized level of professional distinction and achievement. Fewer than 3.5% of ASCE members hold this prestigious honor. Dr. Felice is a current Trustee for the Deep Foundations Institute, Chair of the Transportation Research Board tunnels and structures committee, a member of the ASCE committee on underground engineering and construction, and serves as a member and vice chair on the industry advisory committee for the Department of Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
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  • Christine Schmidt
    Christine Schmidt (1999 USFOE)
    Professor and Department Chair at University of Florida , Gainesville , Florida said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 3 days ago
    Recently elected President-Elect of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE); will assume presidency after next spring's annual meeting.
  • Stacey Finley
    Stacey Finley (2016)
    Gabilan Assistant Professor at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 3 days ago
    Stacey D. Finley, University of Southern California, will be the inaugural recipient of the Leah Edelstein-Keshet Prize for her outstanding contributions to mathematical oncology, particularly for her studies on anti-VEGF treatment strategies in cancer that combine mathematical models and experiments. Her work has the potential to make a significant impact on the development of drugs to target angiogenesis in a wide range of conditions.



  • Satish Narayanan
    Satish Narayanan (2002 USFOE)
    Director, Systems Integration Engineering at United Technologies Aerospace Systems, Troy, Ohio said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 4 days ago
    Change of Position
    Dr. Satish Narayanan was appointed Director, Systems Integration Engineering with the Landing Systems Division of United Technologies Aerospace Systems in Jan. 2017.
    Resources:

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    utcaerospacesystems.com

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  • Andreas Malikopoulos
    Andreas Malikopoulos (2010 GAFOE, 2016 EU-US FOE)
    Associate Professor at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 5 days ago
    Andreas Malikopoulos received an award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop novel control technologies for connected and automated vehicles with the goal of achieving a 20 percent improvement in vehicle energy efficiency. The project will focus on developing and implementing control technologies in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to achieve the following: compute optimal routing to bypass bottlenecks, accidents, special events, and other conditions that affect traffic flow; accelerate and decelerate optimally based on traffic conditions and the state of the surrounding roads; and optimize onboard powertrain efficiency. This approach changes the mathematical framework of how the vehicle is controlled and optimized today. With our proposed concept, the vehicle will no longer operate in isolation but will be considered as part of an integrated system, which ultimately could help increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Other co-investigators on the project include Professor Christos Cassandras of Boston University, Dr. Li Jiang of Robert Bosch LLC and Professor Huei Peng of the University of Michigan.
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  • Juan Gilbert
    Juan Gilbert (2005 USFOE)
    Andrew Banks Family Preeminent Endowed Professor at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 5 days ago
    National Academy of Inventors Induction
  • Juan Gilbert
    Juan Gilbert (2005 USFOE)
    Andrew Banks Family Preeminent Endowed Professor at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 5 days ago
    NASEM Committee on the Future of Voting: Accessible, Reliable, Verifiable, Technology
    I am a member of the NASEM Committee on the Future of Voting: Accessible, Reliable, Verifiable, Technology
  • Gilda Garreton
    Gilda Garreton (2008 JAFOE)
    Senior Software Engineer at Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 5 days ago
    I am a senior software engineer at Intel Corporation working in post-silicon yield and diagnosis analysis since Sept 2015.
  • Andrew Quanbeck
    Andrew Quanbeck (2014 US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin said:
    3 months, 2 weeks and 6 days ago
    Engineering in medicine
    On March 1, 2017, I was appointed as an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. I am the first engineering Ph.D. (systems engineering) to ever receive a faculty appointment in the department, a reflection of the deep partnership between medicine and engineering that is developing at the University of Wisconsin.
  • Miroslaw Skibniewski
    Miroslaw Skibniewski (J2001 GAFOE, 2000 JAFOE)
    Professor at University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland said:
    3 months and 3 weeks ago
    Sabbatical news
    in May 2016 Prof. Skibniewski was named as Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) Distinguished Visiting Fellow and collaborated with Cardiff University, Wales. Last summer, as Distinguished Visiting Specialist he was based at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan (capital city of Hubei Province), China. In October and November of the same year he also served as Visiting Distinguished Chair Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and continuing his year-long sabbatical he is currently serving as Visiting Fellow of the Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Additionally, he is serving as Professor of Construction IT and Automation at Aarhus University in Denmark, as Honored Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, as World Class Department Visiting Professor at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea, and as T.-S. Yang Distinguished Professor at Chaoyang University of Technology in Taichung, Taiwan.
    Resources:

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  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE, 2016 EU-US FOE)
    Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    3 months and 3 weeks ago
    Top 100 Global Innovators
    In January, Clarivate Analytics released its listing of the Top 100 Global Innovators, based primarily on prolific and successful patenting activity. Among such renowned commercial firms as Apple, 3M, Google, Sony, and Microsoft, an outlier made its mark: The University of California (UC) system was the only academic entity to make the list. Ozcan's work has been showcased as a sample of the research that’s placed the University of California System among the world’s top innovators.
  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE, 2016 EU-US FOE)
    Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    3 months and 3 weeks ago
    Fellow of RSC (UK)
    I have been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).
  • Sumita Pennathur
    Sumita Pennathur (2013 EU-US FOE)
    Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering at University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago
    Professor Pennathur Wins Visionary Award from the American Diabetes Association
    Each year, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognizes two scientists who have never previously fought diabetes for their novel and potentially transformative approaches to the disease. In 2017, Dr. Pennathur was named one of these two ADA Pathway Visionaries and awarded over $1.6M for her proposal to engineer a painless, disposable patch that will allow for diabetics and their families to painlessly monitor glucose levels in real-time.
  • Debbie Senesky
    Debbie Senesky (2016 US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at Stanford University, Stanford, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago
  • Laura Waller
    Laura Waller (2016 US FOE)
    Ted Van Duzer Associate Professor at UC Berkeley, berkeley, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    - named Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Biohub Investigator Award 2017
    - Agilent Early Career Professor Award Finalist for Big Data Technologies in Imaging 2016
    - Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award for Junior Faculty 2016
    - named Ted Van Duzer Endowed Professor of EECS 2016-2020
    - got tenure at UC Berkeley 2016
  • Dennice Gayme
    Dennice Gayme (2013 US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    Dennice Gayme was recently appointed Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar and awarded both the 2017 ONR YIP and NSF CAREER awards
  • Rahul Mangharam
    Rahul Mangharam (2012 US FOE)
    Professor at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    $14MM Mobility21 DoT University Transportation Center
    Rahul Mangharam is the Penn Director of the recently awarded Department of Transportation's Mobility21 University Transportation Center [2017-2021]. The goal of the center is to develo technologies for safe and efficient mobility of people and goods. A focus project is on developing a driver's license test for Safe Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Jun Qu
    Jun Qu (2015 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium)
    Distinguished R&D Staff Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    Named as a Technical Society Fellow
    Dr. Jun Qu, Distinguished R&D Staff of ORNL, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). He will receive the award at the STLE Annual Meeting in Atlanta in May. STLE is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 13,000 individuals and 200 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. According to the Society, the fellowship recognizes long-term members who have made a significant impact on the field of tribology and lubrication engineering.
  • Kaustav Banerjee
    Kaustav Banerjee
    Professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    UCSB Nanoelectronics group led by Professor Kaustav Banerjee develop breakthrough interconnect technology that is likely to replace copper in next-generation integrated circuits.
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  • Kaustav Banerjee
    Kaustav Banerjee
    Professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
  • Nirmal Keshava
    Nirmal Keshava (2011 US FOE, 2014 IAFOE)
    Senior Principal Informatics Scientist at AstraZeneca, Waltham, Massachusetts said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    Nirmal Keshava presented a paper at the 2017 IEEE Biomedical and Health Informatics in Orlando, Florida in February, 2017 titled “Measuring the Performance of an Integrative Patient
    Similarity Measure in the Context of Adverse Drug Events.” Next year he will be co-organizing an industry track to continue building the conference as the leading forum bringing the academic engineering community together around key problems in health care informatics. He is also publishing an article titled “Opportunities for Data Science in the Pharmaceutical Industry” in the May/June 2017 issue of IEEE Pulse. He will also chair a session on Big Data in clinical informatics and population medicine in May 2017 in Boston at the annual Medical Informatics World Conference.

  • Daniel Hastings
    Daniel Hastings (1996 USFOE, 1997 USFOE)
    Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics; Director, SMART at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    I was elected to the 2017 class of the NAE; I continue as the Director of the Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and was reappointed for a second three year term starting in 2017.
  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE, 2016 EU-US FOE)
    Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    Mobile Microscopy and Machine Learning for Air Quality Mapping
    We have developed a platform for air quality monitoring using mobile microscopy and machine learning to provide an advanced, adaptable and affordable tool to map air quality as a function of space and time.
  • John McCloy
    John McCloy (2015 GAFOE, 2013 US FOE)
    Associate Professor and Director at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    Prof. John McCloy was named Director of the Materials Science and Engineering Doctoral Program at Washington State University, effective January 2017.
  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE, 2016 EU-US FOE)
    Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Award
    I have been named an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Photonics Society.
  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE, 2016 EU-US FOE)
    Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    Rahmi M. Koc Medal of Science
    I have received the inaugural Rahmi M. Koc Medal of Science from Koc University and Vehbi Koc Foundation.
  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE, 2016 EU-US FOE)
    Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    Smartphone based DNA sequencing and mutation analysis
    We have reported a mobile phone based microscope for DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis. Published in Nature Communications in 2017:
    http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13913
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  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE, 2016 EU-US FOE)
    Professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    Fellow of IEEE and AIMBE
    Ozcan has been elected fellow of IEEE and AIMBE.
  • Grigore C. Burdea
    Grigore C. Burdea
    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    Prof. Burdea is the recipient of the IEEE 2017 Virtual Reality Career Award. This award is given to one individual every year, and is the most prestigious award in the field.
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  • Ju Li
    Ju Li (U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium)
    professor at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    Ju Li was elected a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (2017)
  • Daniel Green
    Daniel Green (FOE 2003, Japan-American FOE 2004)
    Senior Scientific Investigator at GSK, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    New Position
    After nearly 31 years in engineering R&D at DuPont, I joined GSK last December. I am delighted to apply my crystallization and particle technology expertise to pharmaceuticals.
  • Mangapathi mynam
    Mangapathi mynam (2009 usfoe)
    Principal Research Engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, pullman, Washington said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    I have been working over the last two years with a team of engineers to design and develop the world’s fastest transmission line protective relay. State-of-the-art data acquisition and processing systems work seamlessly with time domain technology to provide the relay with operating times that are 4 to 10 times faster than the current technology (4 ms vs 20 ms). Every millisecond saved in fault clearing time means more power can be transferred with existing infrastructure. Faster protection also enhances public and utility personnel safety, improves power quality, limits equipment wear, and reduces property damage. This digital device uses traveling-wave technology to quickly and accurately locate faults to the nearest tower span. Find more information on this industry-changing technology, including papers and presentations, at www.selinc.com.
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  • Mona  Jarrahi
    Mona Jarrahi (2012 US FOE, 2015 GAFOE)
    Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    Mona Jarrahi has been named one of five inaugural Moore Inventor Fellows by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for her work on new terahertz imagers for biological studies. The Moore Inventor Fellowship program recognizes early-career innovators at U.S. universities who have a high potential to accelerate progress in scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care. For this inaugural year, the Moore Inventor Fellows competition drew from early-career researchers at Association of American Universities member institutions and 15 additional institutions from the top 50 National Institutes of Health-funded medical schools. Starting with this class of fellows, the foundation will invest nearly $34 million over the next 10 years to support 50 Moore Inventor Fellows.

    https://www.moore.org/article-detail?newsUrlName=gordon-and-betty-moore-foundation-announces-inaugural-moore-inventor-fellows

    Mona Jarrahi wins Popular Mechanics' 2016 Breakthrough Award for her work on high sensitivity terahertz scanners. The Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards recognize ten innovators and products that have dramatically advanced the fields of technology, medicine, space exploration, automotive design, environmental engineering every year.

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a22691/2016-breakthrough-awards/

  • Brett Lyons
    Brett Lyons (2011 US FOE)
    Project Engineer at The Boeing Company, Burien, Washington said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago
    Brett Lyons of The Boeing Company has been selected as an Associate Technical Fellow in the area of Additive Manufacturing.
  • Eric Ruggiero, PhD
    Eric Ruggiero, PhD (2013 US FOE)
    Engineering Leader at GE Aviation, West Chester, Ohio said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Big Data meets Big Industrial
    Dr. Eric Ruggiero of GE Aviation gave an invited lecture on the Digital Industrial Revolution at the University of Michigan in early 2017. His talk can be viewed on You Tube!
  • Richard Braatz
    Richard Braatz (2008 IAFOE, 2007 GAFOE)
    Edwin R. Gilliland Professor of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Braatz starts position as Faculty Research Officer
    Prof. Richard D. Braatz started the position of Faculty Research Officer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in January 2017. The primary duty is to facilitate the organization of large multiple-investigator research efforts.
    Resources:

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    web.mit.edu/braatzgroup

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  • Lisa Zurk
    Lisa Zurk
    Program Manager at DARPA, Arlington, Virginia said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Dr. Lisa Zurk joined DARPA in August 2016 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office. She is on an IPA from her home institution, Portland State University, where she is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
  • Bobby Braun
    Bobby Braun (FOE 2001)
    Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder, Boulder, Colorado said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Bobby Braun began service as the Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder in January 2017. He also serves as a professor in the Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences.


    https://connections.cu.edu/spotlights/five-questions-robert-braun
  • Scott Moura
    Scott Moura (2017 CAFOE)
    Assistant Professor at University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    The Graduate Division in collaboration with the Graduate Council of the Academic Senate has named UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Scott Moura as a 2017 Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award Winner. Established in 2007, this award recognizes faculty who exhibit the qualities of excellence in mentorship that are so important to the Berkeley community.

    Moura’s approach to advising starts from the premise that each student has a unique background, unique aspirations, and unique motivations. He tailors his mentoring style to their needs.

    When a student showed a passion for entrepreneurship, Moura helped her translate her dissertation into a startup company. Another student liked to build smart systems, and so he joined Moura in teaching the undergraduate course in Design of Cyber Physical Systems. Moura's students go on to be recognized with fellowships and awards, as well as post-graduation employment with leading companies.
    Resources:
  • Ram Devanathan
    Ram Devanathan (USFOE 2005, GAFOE 2007)
    Division Director at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    New position
    Ram Devanathan took over as the Acting Director of the Earth Systems Science Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington in December 2016. He leads a division of 250 staff advancing innovation in energy and environment research. The focus areas of this division include Ecology, Hydrology, Environmental Science and Engineering, Risk and Decision Sciences, and Geosciences. Ram’s current research uses high performance computing to understand the microstructural evolution in materials subjected to extreme operating conditions.
  • Hussam Mahmoud
    Hussam Mahmoud
    Assistant Professor at Civil and Environmental Engineering / Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    - Hussam Mahmoud received 2017 AISC Early Career Award.

    - Hussam Mahmoud published an article on
    upgrading the US infrastructure.



  • Anna Stefanopoulou
    Anna Stefanopoulou
    Prof at 2013, Ann Arbor, Michigan said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Awards and Recognition
    The IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) selected Anna Stefanopoulou and Jason Siegel to receive the 2016 Control Systems Technology Award "for the development of an advanced battery management system accounting for electro-thermo-mechanical phenomena."

  • Apoorv Agarwal
    Apoorv Agarwal (2005 USFOE, 2006 USFOE, 2008 IAFOE)
    Principal at Ingineering Innovation LLC, Durham, North Carolina said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Using engineering to convert waste to wealth
    I am currently consulting on a technology funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that seeks to convert human waste into electricity, water and ash. A pilot is currently operational in Dakar, Senegal and larger plants are under development.

    I would love the input of fellow FoE alumni into how we could make the technology more efficient, cost-effective and attractive to local entrepreneurs in the developing world (see website for a description of the technology). Thanks in advance!
    Resources:

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    www.janickibioenergy.com/

    Posted on: Alumni News

  • Lynford Goddard
    Lynford Goddard (2016 EU-US FOE)
    Associate Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Recent publication
    We experimentally realized a palladium thin film cantilever optomechanical hydrogen gas sensor. By measuring the instantaneous shape of the flexing cantilever to nanometer level accuracy using diffraction phase microscopy (DPM), we showed both a low minimum detection limit as well as the ability to quantify the concentrations of a random sequence of hydrogen exposures.
  • Chad Yagow
    Chad Yagow (2012 US FOE)
    Manager of Agronomy Planning and Partnering at John Deere, Champaign, Illinois said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Job Change
    In Chad's role as the Manager for Agronomy Planning and Partnering, he will be responsible for organizing and prioritizing agronomic research needs and ensuring resource availability. Chad will also lead partnering efforts to leverage industry relationships for agronomic research.
  • Kim Hazelwood
    Kim Hazelwood
    Senior Engineering Manager at Facebook, Menlo Park, California said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Kim Hazelwood has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA).
    Resources:
  • Ana I. Anton
    Ana I. Anton (2000 USFOE)
    Chair and Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Annie I. Anton was one of 12 individuals appointed by President Barak Obama to the 2016 Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The commission issued its report, which is available on the NIST website, in December. https://www.nist.gov/cybercommission
    Resources:
  • Eric Baumgartner
    Eric Baumgartner (German-American Frontiers of Engineering (GAFOE) Symposium, Dresden, Germany, May 1998)
    Dean, T.J. Smull College of Engineering at Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    I have accepted a position as the Vice President of Academics at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. See the web link for additional details.
  • Mark Jones
    Mark Jones (2015 CAFOE)
    Senior research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Awarded the IEEE Richland Section Engineer of The Year for 2016. Finalist for Tri-Cities Engineer of the Year for 2016.
  • Jeffrey M. Karp
    Jeffrey M. Karp (2007 USFOE)
    Researcher at Harvard University, boston, Massachusetts said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    BWH principal investigator and bioengineer Jeffrey Karp, PhD, and his team recently earned a two-year, $1.2 million grant from the Gates Foundation for their work, "Novel Long-Acting Drug Delivery Platform for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis."

    The goal of the work is to develop a long-acting injectable system that can prevent the spread of HIV in developing countries. The Karp Lab is dedicated to creating advanced biomaterials and devices for therapeutics through a highly multidisciplinary approach. Karp is a leader in drug delivery, stem cell therapeutics and tissue adhesives.

    The Gates Foundation seeks to enhance health care, reduce extreme poverty and expand educational opportunities and access to information technology across the globe.
  • Randall Snurr
    Randall Snurr (2000 USFOE)
    Professor at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    Randy Snurr is spending 3 months in Berlin in Spring 2017 sponsored by an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship as part of a sabbatical.
    Resources:
  • David Luebke
    David Luebke (Frontiers of Engineering 2016)
    Vice President of Research, Graphics at NVIDIA , Charlottesville , Virginia said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    I am happy to report that I was elected an IEEE Fellow effective January 1, 2017
  • Cynthia Reinhart-King
    Cynthia Reinhart-King (2016 US FOE)
    Professor at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee said:
    3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days ago
    I recently relocated to Vanderbilt University as the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chief of the Regenerative Medicine Initiative in the School of Engineering. My lab also published a recent work that marries engineering with biology and medicine to describe a novel mechanism by which blood vessels grow in tumors.
  • Phillip Armstrong
    Phillip Armstrong
    Lead, Carbon Science Centre of Excellence at Morgan Advanced Materials, University Park, Pennsylvania said:
    4 months and 2 days ago
    new position
    Hello,
    I am an attendee at the Frontiers of Engineering program from the 2002-4 time period (not sure exactly what year). I just wanted to update my new position with you. I formerly worked for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

    The Centre of Excellence we are opening will be located at the Innovation Park at Penn State University. If desired, I can provide a more complete description of what we are doing and the team I am leading.

    Best Regards,
    Phil Armstrong
    Allentown, PA
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