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  • Alberto Valdes-Garcia
    Alberto Valdes-Garcia (2013 US FOE, 2015 GAFOE)
    Research Staff Member, Manager at IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, New York said:
    3 weeks and 1 day ago
    Project on multi-spectral imaging launched
    A team of IBM Researchers, led by Alberto Valdes-Garcia, is on a quest to develop a new type of imaging technology that uses separate portions of the electromagnetic spectrum to make the invisible, visible.

    The goal of this project, named 'hyperimager', is to build a portable multi-spectral imaging platform that “sees” across separate portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, such as millimeter-wave, infrared, and visible, at the same time. We anticipate that the ability to leverage information from two or more separate portions of the spectrum will enable valuable insights in application areas such as vehicle navigation, industrial inspection, among others.

    The hyperimager project is one initiatives of the IBM Research Frontiers Institute, launched in 2016.
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  • Alberto Valdes-Garcia
    Alberto Valdes-Garcia (2013 US FOE, 2015 GAFOE)
    Research Staff Member, Manager at IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, New York said:
    3 weeks and 1 day ago
    Research Advance for 5G Communications Networks
    The RF Circuits and Systems Group at IBM Research, led by Alberto Valdes-Garcia, demonstrated in collaboration with Ericsson a millimeter-wave phased array antenna module for future 5G base stations.

    5G is expected to support data rates exceeding 10Gbps in certain scenarios. New capabilities are designed to allow users to download a full-length HD movie in seconds, provide very high bandwidth and uninterrupted live streaming experiences in highly dense environments such as sports or concert venues.

    For future 5G phased array deployments to be commercially viable the size, weight, cost and performance of the component are important factors. The IBM and Ericsson team’s result, the world’s first reported silicon-based mmWave phased array antenna module operating at 28GHz, is a significant step towards meeting this challenge. The module, which consists of four monolithic integrated circuits and 64 dual-polarized antennas, measures approximately 2.8” by 2.8”, or about half the size of a typical smartphone. Achieving this compact form factor is necessary to support the vision of this technology’s widespread deployment, especially in indoor spaces and dense downtown areas.

    The results of this research work were reported at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in February 2017, the IEEE International Microwave Symposium in May 2017
  • Phillip Armstrong
    Phillip Armstrong (USFOE 2003?)
    Lead, Carbon Science Centre of Excellence at Morgan Advanced Materials, University Park, Pennsylvania said:
    3 weeks and 6 days ago
    New Role
    After 23 years at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Phil joined Morgan Advanced Materials in February 2017 as Lead of the Carbon Science Centre of Excellence (CoE), which Morgan is establishing in Penn State's Innovation Park at its University Park, PA, location. The CoE focuses on driving global developments in the field of carbon research, resulting in new, differentiated materials and material technologies related to carbon and tribolog. Among other responsibilities, the Lead's role is to help establish the CoE as a global leader in carbon science.
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  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE, 2016 EU-US FOE)
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor at University of California, Los Angeles, , California said:
    3 weeks and 6 days ago
    New patent
    My patent on "Fluorescent Imaging Using a Flatbed Scanner" has been issued.
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  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE, 2016 EU-US FOE)
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor at University of California, Los Angeles, , California said:
    3 weeks and 6 days ago
    In collaboration with Ashutosh Chilkoti's Lab at Duke University, we published a PNAS article on inkjet-printed point-of-care immunoassay on a nanoscale polymer brush to enable subpicomolar detection of analytes in blood.
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  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE, 2016 EU-US FOE)
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor at University of California, Los Angeles, , California said:
    3 weeks and 6 days ago
    Our new publication is on a microscopy tool that can see through dense tissue using holography and CLARITY.
    Resources:

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  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor at University of California, Los Angeles, , California said:
    3 weeks and 6 days ago
    NSF ERC Award
    As part of an NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) we are joining forces with Texas A&M University, Rice University and Florida International University to develop technologies for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, two of the leading causes of death in low-income communities.
  • Aydogan Ozcan
    Aydogan Ozcan (2011 US FOE, 2014 JAFOE, 2016 EU-US FOE)
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor at University of California, Los Angeles, , California said:
    3 weeks and 6 days ago
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    I have received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017. Appointed on the basis of prior achievements and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the foundation’s 93rd competition.
  • Ajay Malshe
    Ajay Malshe (2007 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium)
    CTO and Founder at NanoMech Industries, Springdale, Arkansas said:
    3 weeks and 6 days ago
    SME Award
    2017 S.M. Wu Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME) Research Implementation Award Winner

    Ajay Malshe, PhD, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, NanoMech Inc.

    Ajay Malshe is recognized with the 2017 NAMRI/SME S.M. Wu Research Implementation Award for his patented and patent-pending nano-engineered-based multicomponent chemistry lubricants for advanced mechanical applications. This innovative platform is based upon an “open-architecture and multicomponent design approach applying intercalation at subnanometric scales to deliver multifunctional macromolecules-on-demand.” The related contact mechanics application-specific chemical components are selected from an array of organic and inorganic atomic and molecular chemistries. NAMRC Paper Citations: “Tribological Study of Nanolubricant Integrated Soybean Oil for Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) Grinding,” Transactions of NAMRI/SME, Volume 38, 2010; “Performance of Novel MoS2 Nanoparticles Based Grinding Fluids in Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) Grinding,” Transactions of NAMRI/SME, Volume 36, 2008.
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  • Drew Dean
    Drew Dean
    Principal Scientist at SRI International, Menlo Park, California said:
    3 weeks and 6 days ago
    I recently rejoined the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International, this time as Principal Scientist. I'm enjoying the new role!
  • Michael Molnar
    Michael Molnar (2000 GAFOE)
    Director - Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office at National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland said:
    3 weeks and 6 days ago
    Federal service and Manufacturing USA
    Although long involved with NAE since the 2000 GAFOE event, this is the first time for news so some recent background first…

    I transitioned from some 25 years with Cummins to join in public service back in 2011, recruited as the first Chief Manufacturing Officer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). My industry career in advanced manufacturing included leadership roles in manufacturing technology development, corporate manufacturing engineering, capital planning, metrology, quality systems, robotics and flexible automation, and computer integrated manufacturing systems. Mid-career I served as the manufacturing policy Fellow in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

    Since joining NIST I was charged with forming an interagency team in advanced manufacturing, to be responsive to the PCAST recommendation for a “whole of government” coordinated initiative to address national manufacturing challenges. I became the founding director of the NIST Office of Advanced Manufacturing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), responsible for extramural advanced manufacturing programs and liaison to industry and academia.

    Additionally I am the founding director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), the interagency team which serves as the Congressionally designated program office for Manufacturing USA – the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. Manufacturing USA is a public-private partnership to create industry-led applied research and workforce development centers. The objective is to create effective, neutral collaboration space for industry and academia. The scope is to bridge the gap between discovery and commercialization for advanced manufacturing technologies, targeting the precompetitive applied research - which allows even direct competitors to collaborate on challenges too large for a single company, university or federal agency to tackle.

    Six new institutes have been launched in 2017, on the topics of Advanced Robotics, Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing, Modular Chemical Process Intensification, Regenerative Medicine Smart Sensors and Control, and Sustainable Manufacturing. The network now has 14 institutes, representing a federal investment of over $1 billion matched with over $2 billion from non-federal sources. For more information see www.ManufacturingUSA.com
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  • Ankur Singh
    Ankur Singh (Will attend EU-US FOE)
    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York said:
    4 weeks ago
    Research Work and Honors/Awards
    Research or technical work:
    Group uses organoid to explain immune cells’ rapid response (Research published in Nature Communications, Oct 2017; see link)

    Honors and awards:
    •Department of Defense CDMRP Career Development Award
    •2017 Young Investigator Award – Society for Biomaterials
    •2017 Teaching Excellence Award - Cornell University


  • Hussam Mahmoud
    Hussam Mahmoud (2015 US FOE, 2017 CAFOE)
    Associate Professor at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado said:
    4 weeks ago
    An Integrative and Hazard-Agnostic Model for Community Resilience
    Dr. Mahmoud and his student completed a study (paper in press) titled: Spatial and Temporal Quantification of Community Resilience: Gotham City under Attack”, Computer Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, DOI: 10.1111/mice.12318.

    This study, for the first time, lays the foundation for an integrative model that captures interaction between infrastructure, social and economical features of any community. We developed and implemented the dynamic model by developing a novel finite element formulation capable of quantifying resilience both temporally and spatially. We then used the developed model to devise a suitable hazard-agnostic definition of community resilience. This was realized through a set of demonstration and logical verification tests conducted on Gotham City, the fictional city of the infamous character, Batman. It was observed that the model can be used to identify sensitive and vulnerable areas in a community, provide a spatial and temporal quantification of community resilience, and accommodate various types of hazards such as physical disruptions and even social disorders.
  • Mihri Ozkan
    Mihri Ozkan (Frontier Fellow)
    Professor at University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California said:
    4 weeks ago
    Prof. Mihri Ozkan's recent awards and honors:

    1. “Distinguished Engineering Educator Award” from the National Engineers’ Council in the US for exemplary and innovative contributions to sustainability as a researcher, educator, and global ambassador of science and engineering

    2. “Faculty Climate Champion”, from the University of California in the US for her projects intended to help meet and focus for climate action and take up the challenge of engaged research and education to achieve carbon neutrality,

    3. “Climate Global Finalist” and “Audience Favorite Choice Award”, from the European Climate Launchpad Clean-Tech Innovation Competition, Estonia

    4. “Top 100 Author” from the Nature Publisher for her “extraordinary research on portabello mushroom batteries”

    5. “Top 100 Author” from the Nature Publisher for her “extraordinary research on beach sand batteries”
  • Barrett Caldwell
    Barrett Caldwell (2008 USFOE, 2016 JAFOE, 2007 USFOE, 2003 USFOE, 2006 GAFOE)
    Professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana said:
    4 weeks ago
    Returned to Purdue
    After a very transformative and intense experience as a 2016-17 Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. Dept of State, I have now returned to Purdue. My Fellowship has been "extended" so that I am able to still work with the Office of Japanese Affairs, but back in residence on campus in West Lafayette, IN. My "Perspectives on Systems Engineering" course continues to be well-received, with nearly 50 online graduate students and over 25 campus students enrolled this semester.
  • Iris Tien
    Iris Tien (2017 US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    4 weeks ago
    1st Place Paper Award for Resilient Critical Infrastructure
    Our paper recently won the 1st Place Paper Award for Resilient Critical Infrastructure at the 2017 Resilience Week conference. The paper is:

    Johansen, C., and Tien, I., “Probabilistic Vulnerability Analysis of Interdependent Infrastructure Systems with Case Study of Atlanta’s Water and Power Distribution Systems,” Resilience Week, Wilmington, DE, 2017

    Write-up at: https://www.ce.gatech.edu/news/tien-johansen-win-resilience-week-top-award-paper-vulnerabilities-interdependent-infrastructure

    Iris Tien and Ph.D. student Chloe Johansen won a top award at the Resilience Week 2017 conference for their paper on analyzing the vulnerabilities of interdependent infrastructure.

    Using Atlanta’s water and power systems as a case study, Tien and Johansen presented their probabilistic approach to modeling interactions between infrastructure systems including how to identify critical components and weak spots. Their paper won the first-place award in the resilient critical infrastructure category at the conference in September.

    “The paper is related to the work I am doing in modeling interdependent critical infrastructure systems. It specifically looks at the City of Atlanta systems where we are able to do some unique validation with real events,” said Tien, an assistant professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

    “The overall objective is to be able to conduct more comprehensive risk assessments considering interdependencies in order to inform infrastructure investments and increase resilience.”

    Resilience Week gathered scholars for presentations and discussion about protecting critical infrastructure “from unexpected and malicious threats,” according to conference organizers.
  • Jim Schmiedeler
    Jim Schmiedeler (US FOE 2009)
    Professor at University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana said:
    1 month ago
    Fighting to walk again
    My research at the intersection of legged robotics and rehabilitation following incomplete spinal cord injury was featured in a two-minute segment that aired on NBC during the prime time football game between Notre Dame and the University of Georgia.
  • Reginald DesRoches
    Reginald DesRoches (2002 USFOE, 2004 USFOE, 2009 USFOE)
    Dean of Engineering at Rice University, Houston, Texas said:
    1 month and 1 day ago
    https://engineering.rice.edu/news/reginald-desroches-named-dean-engineering
    I was appointed Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University.
  • Guihua Yu
    Guihua Yu (2015 US FOE)
    Professor at University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas said:
    1 month and 1 day ago
    AWARD NEWS:

    In 2017, Guihua Yu was elected to become a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), and received several other signigicant awards including the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, TMS Society Early Career Faculty Fellow Award, and SMALL Young Innovator Award.

    1. http://me.utexas.edu/news/news/guihua-yu-named-fellow-of-the-royal-society-of-chemistry

    2. https://research.utexas.edu/showcase/articles/view/yu-receives-camille-dreyfus-teacher-scholar-award

    3.http://www.me.utexas.edu/news/news/the-minerals-metals-materials-society-honors-assistant-professor-guihua-yu

    4. http://www.me.utexas.edu/news/news/assistant-professor-guihua-yu-receives-award-for-young-innovators



    RESEARCH NEWS:

    1. Our work on ternary sulfur cathode was featured in Science News “Better batteries charge forward!”.

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/better-batteries-charge-forward

    2. Our work about 'nanostructured layered materials based high-energy sodium battery' in Energy & Environmental Science is featured in MRS Bulletin.

    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/mrs-bulletin/news/nanostructured-electrode-materials-boost-performance-of-sodium-ion-batteries

    3. Our stretchable sodium-ion full battery in Advanced Materials was featured in Phys.Org, Irish Times and Nanowerk (UK).

    https://phys.org/news/2017-04-stretchable-sodium-ion-battery-electrodes-sugar.html

    https://www.irishtimes.com/business/innovation/making-batteries-from-sugar-that-s-quite-a-stretch-1.3143232
  • Amir AghaKouchak
    Amir AghaKouchak (2014 US FOE, 2015 US FOE)
    Associate Professor at University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California said:
    1 month and 2 days ago
    The American Geophysical Union has selected Amir AghaKouchak for the 2017 Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award. This honor recognizes outstanding contributions to the science of hydrology, education or societal impacts by a scientist at an early career stage in his or her career, and acknowledges the researcher’s promise of continued contributions to hydrologic science.
  • Debbie Senesky
    Debbie Senesky (2016)
    Assistant Professor at Stanford University, Stanford, California said:
    1 month and 3 days ago
    Prof. Debbie Senesky's research is featured on the Future of Everything radio show.
  • Lucy Pao
    Lucy Pao (1997 USFOE and 2000 GAFOE)
    Professor of Electrical, Computer, & Energy Enginering at University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado said:
    1 month and 3 days ago
    In May 2017, Lucy Pao received the Control Engineering Practice Award from the American Automatic Control Council.

    In June 2017, she received the Scientific Award from the European Academy of Wind Energy.

    In October 2017, she gave a plenary talk at the Congreso Nacional de Control Automático (Mexican National Control and Automation Congress).
    Resources:

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  • Li Chun Chang
    Li Chun Chang (TEDx Charleston)
    Associate Technical Fellow at Boeing, Charleston, South Carolina said:
    1 month and 4 days ago
    Dear NAE team,

    Good morning. I am excited to share with you that I have been selected to be one of the TEDx Charleston speakers for the event in Charleston Music Hall on 10/18/2017.

    My talk is "Drive Innovation Through Cognitive Diversity".

    Thank you so much for your support!
    Li Chang
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  • Christopher Jones
    Christopher Jones (2005 USFOE, 2012 US FOE, 2014 US FOE)
    Associate Vice President for Research and Love Family Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia said:
    1 month and 4 days ago
    Christopher W. Jones was recognized by the AIChE with the 2016 Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress, given once per year to a mid-career engineer, to recognize outstanding progress in the field of chemical engineering.
  • Scott Jorgensen
    Scott Jorgensen (1998 USFOE)
    Principle at Hyrax intercontinental, Bloomfield, Michigan said:
    1 month and 5 days ago
    Scott retired form GM after 31 years and started an energy and innovation consulting firm, Hyrax intercontinental. Business is going well.
  • Christopher Bowman
    Christopher Bowman
    Distinguished Professor and James and Catherine Patten Endowed Chair at University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado said:
    1 month and 5 days ago
    Selection as Mark Scholar
  • Jeffrey M. Karp
    Jeffrey M. Karp
    Media Relations Associate at Harvard University, boston, Massachusetts said:
    1 month and 5 days ago
    Meeting an unmet need: Surgical implant that grows with a child
    A novel growth-accommodating implant could revolutionize cardiac repair

    Medical implants can save lives by correcting structural defects in the heart and other organs. But until now, the use of medical implants in children has been complicated by the fact that fixed-size implants cannot expand in tune with a child's natural growth.

    To address this unmet surgical need, a team of researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a growth-accommodating implant designed for use in a cardiac surgical procedure called a valve annuloplasty, which repairs leaking mitral and tricuspid valves in the heart.

    Currently, children who undergo life-saving cardiac surgeries, such as mitral and tricuspid valve repairs, may require several additional surgeries over the course of their childhood to re-repair or replace leaking heart valves. The novel growth-accommodating implant is meant to enhance the durability of pediatric heart valve repairs while also accommodating a child's growth, decreasing the number of heart surgeries a child must endure.

    Beyond cardiac repair, the research team says the tubular, expanding implant design used in their proof-of-concept -- reported today in Nature Biomedical Engineering -- could also be adapted for a variety of other growth-accommodating implants throughout the body.

    "Medical implants and devices are rarely designed with children in mind, and as a result, they almost never accommodate growth," says Pedro del Nido, MD, co-senior author on the study, who is chief of cardiac surgery at Boston Children's and the William E. Ladd Professor of Child Surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS). "So, we've created an environment here where individuals with expertise and interest in medical devices can come together and collaborate towards developing materials for pediatric surgery."

    By partnering with Jeff Karp, PhD, a bioengineer and principal investigator at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and an associate professor of medicine at HMS, his laboratory's expertise in chemical engineering and biopolymer materials was brought into the mix for this research. After vetting many different concepts for a growth-accommodating implant, the team took its inspiration from the braided, expanding design of a Chinese finger trap, selecting their first proof-of-concept to be a tricuspid valve annuloplasty ring implant.

    "The implant design consists of two components: a degrading, biopolymer core and a braided, tubular sleeve that elongates over time in response to the tensile forces exerted by the surrounding growing tissue," says Eric Feins, MD, co-first author on the paper, who was formerly a research fellow in del Nido's lab and is currently a fellow in cardiothoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. "As the inner biopolymer degrades, the tubular sleeve is becomes thinner and elongates in response to native tissue growth."

    To create the degrading core, Karp's team recommended the use of an extra-stiff, biocompatible polymer that begins to erode on its surface following implantation. The polymer itself is made of components that already exist in the human body.

    "By adjusting the polymer's composition, we can tune the core to degrade predictably over a pre-determined amount of time," says Karp, co-senior author on the study.

    Based on the promising in vivo experimental data presented by del Nido and Karp's team, the biomedical device company CryoLife Inc., is already developing their concept into a growth-accommodating annuloplasty ring implant for pediatric heart valve repair.

    "In combination with the braided sleeve exterior, this two-part implant concept could have many medical applications beyond the most obvious ones to enhance cardiac valve surgery in children," says del Nido.

    The proprietary design of the braided sleeve developed by del Nido and Karp's team doesn't just share resemblance to a Chinese finger trap but also to an organic structure engineered by nature itself. "We solved this problem of growth accommodation with a concept that already exists in nature: the octopus has a special ability to stretch its arms into confined cracks and spaces between rocks, in search of its prey," says Yuhan Lee, PhD, co-first author on the study and a materials researcher at BWH. "It can do this because of unique, braid-like crossfibers of connective tissue that enable the simultaneous elongation and shrinking diameter of its arms, allowing it to extend its reach two to three times beyond the original arm length."

    This type of elongating movement is also found in natural tissue structure of the mammalian intestines and esophagus. "This concept could be adapted for many different clinical applications, with exciting potential to be converted into an actively -- rather than a passively -- elongating structure that could act as a tissue scaffold encouraging growth," says Feins.
  • Robert Wagner
    Robert Wagner (2011 NAE China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering)
    Director, Natinoal Transportation Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee said:
    1 month and 6 days ago
    position change
    Robert Wagner became the director of the National Transportation Research Center (NTRC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His responsibilities include vision and strategic leadership of NTRC, coordination of researchers and resources, and management of the NTRC as a DOE-designated National User Facility.
    Resources:

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    www.ornl.gov/ntrc

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  • Walter F. Buell
    Walter F. Buell (8th Annual FOE (2002))
    Principal Director, Electronics and Photonics Laboratory at The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 1 day ago
    Dr. Buell was elected a Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA) for “for technical leadership in the development, application and exploitation of advanced laser radar technology and in building a broad based community of researchers, developers and users of active EO systems”
  • Constantine Samaras
    Constantine Samaras (2016 EU-US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said:
    1 month, 1 week and 1 day ago
    Engineer and Historian Team Up for Op-Ed on Driverless Cars
    2016 EU-US FOE alum Constantine Samaras teamed up with historian Lee Vinsel to write an Op-Ed called, "Some of the Best Parts of Autonomous Vehicles Are Already Here". The Op-Ed discusses how safety technologies were initially ignored during the early development of driverless vehicles in the 1950s, and how society might be ignoring current incremental automated safety innovations. The Op-Ed was published in several outlets, including Scientific American.

  • Constantine Samaras
    Constantine Samaras (2016 EU-US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said:
    1 month, 1 week and 1 day ago
    New paper helping engineers use climate projections in designs
    2016 EU-US FOE alum Constantine Samaras has a new paper in the Journal of Infrastructure Systems that helps engineers use climate projections in designs. This work is supported by NSF in an effort for engineers and climate scientists to work together on resilience challenges. Samaras is the head of the Center for Engineering and Resilience for Climate Adaptation at Carnegie Mellon. There have been several news articles around this broader work, including:

    Down the Stream: an interactive climate resilience feature in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/down-the-stream/

    Storm makes engineers ask, 'How big do we go?' in E&E News:
    https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/09/05/stories/1060059631

    The citation of the paper is below and the open access link is attached.

    Cook L.M., Anderson, C.J., Samaras, C. (2017). Framework for Incorporating Downscaled Climate Output into Existing Engineering Methods: Application to Precipitation Frequency Curves. Journal of Infrastructure Systems. 23(4), 04017027
  • Kevin Fu
    Kevin Fu (2015 GAFOE, 2011 US FOE, 2015 US FOE)
    Associate Professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan said:
    1 month, 1 week and 2 days ago
    Federal service
    Kevin Fu was recognized with a Distinguished Public Service Award for his service to the federal government to improve medical device security.
  • Peter Bermel
    Peter Bermel (2015 US FOE)
    Associate Professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana said:
    1 month, 1 week and 2 days ago
    Peter Bermel, formerly an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor at Purdue in the same department, effective as of August 14, 2017. Peter thanks NAE for its help in facilitating this success, and looks forward to many future interactions.
  • Cliff Renschler
    Cliff Renschler (1998 USFOE)
    Director at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico said:
    1 month, 1 week and 2 days ago
    Cliff Renschler has been named Director of the Component Science, Engineering, and Production Center at Sandia National Laboratories. In that role, he has responsibility for the design, qualification, and production of the neutron generators, power supplies, and explosive components used in the US nuclear weapons stockpile.
  • David Fogel
    David Fogel (FOE2005?)
    President at Natural Selection, Inc., La Jolla, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 2 days ago
    The music video Path of Totality: Eclipse 2017, for which I composed the music, is now in 30 planetariums in the USA and Australia.
  • Michele Marcolongo
    Michele Marcolongo (Frontiers in Engineering)
    Department Head and Professor at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said:
    1 month, 1 week and 2 days ago
    Michele Marcolongo recently published book on translating academic research to commercialization. Academic Entrepreneurship: How to Bring Your Scientific Discovery to a Successful Commercial Product, Wiley, 2017.
  • Vinit Murthy
    Vinit Murthy (2012 IAFOE)
    Technology Leader at Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Birth announcement
    Happy to share the news that we were blessed with our second child on July 26, 2017. We named him Vihaan. 'Vihaan' is a Sanskrit word whose origin imbues a sense of a new day or an awakening

    At work, I have taken on responsibilities for leading the global equipment platform for shampoo, conditioner and body wash manufacturing.
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  • Syam Nukavarapu
    Syam Nukavarapu
    Associate Professor at University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Promotion
    Dr. Nukavarapu has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has joint appointments with Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. His research interests include Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering with an emphasis on bone, cartilage and bone-cartilage interface repair and regeneration.
  • Stacey Finley
    Stacey Finley (2016 US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Finley awarded research grant
    Professor Stacey Finley was awarded a Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society. This highly competitive 4-year research grant will support Dr. Finley's work to construct an experimentally validated computational model of angiogenic factors in breast cancer.
  • Stacey Finley
    Stacey Finley (2016 US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Finley receives research award
    Professor Stacey Finley was selected to received the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Junior Research Award. Dr. Finley was recognized for her research focused on constructing mechanistic models of cell signaling and metabolism to enable novel treatments for cancer.
  • Stacey Finley
    Stacey Finley (2016 US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Finley appointed as an early career chair
    Dr. Stacey Finley, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California was named the Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair. The endowed position is named in honor of the late Gordon Marshall, former USC Trustee and namesake of the USC Marshall School of Business.

    The Early Career Chair recognizes Prof. Finley’s accomplishments and distinctions as a junior faculty member.

  • Daniel Kammen
    Daniel Kammen (Frontiers of Energy Engineering)
    Professor of Energy at Univeristy of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Sustainable Energy
    My laboratory, the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, has launched partnerships with university and government offices in Kenya, Mexico, and China to build and compare models of decarbonized power systems in the US, and in those nations.
    Resources:

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    rael.berkeley.eud

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  • Helen Wang
    Helen Wang (2007 USFOE)
    CEO and Cofounder at 6crickets Inc., Bellevue, Washington said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Hello,

    Equipped with my research experience, I along with cofounders have created an Internet startup, 6crickets.com, to fundamentally propel the innovation speed in K-12 education.

    We crack the problem from outside the school system in K-12 enrichment activities outside school. We provide the technical infrastructure for enrichment providers to easily manage their online registrations and customers and for schools to easily manage after-school enrichment. We also provide a search engine and a booking service to allow parents to much more easily search, schedule and book their children's activities. We also invented "schedule recommendation" which recommends a whole class schedule for the children of the family based on availability, age, interests, driving constraints, and topic diversity. By effectively and efficiently connecting the supply and demand, 6crickets helps this industry thrive with more business and easy operations. Our technical infrastructure significantly reduces frictions in operations for our educators and enable them to focus on innovating on education programs for children.
    Resources:

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    www.6crickets.com

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  • Christine Grant
    Christine Grant
    Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement/ CHE Professor at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    AWARD update
    1) Christine S. Grant received the 2015 AAAS Mentor Award in recognition of her contributions in the STEM mentoring realm.


    2) She also received the following award from WEPAN: The Bevlee A. Watford Inclusive Excellence Award honors individuals or groups who actively and creatively support the success of women of color in engineering at the undergraduate, graduate, faculty, and/or administrative levels. The award is named in honor of Past WEPAN President Dr. Bevlee A. Watford of Virginia Tech, who has served as a strong advocate for women of color in engineering, held a variety of engineering leadership roles in academia, as well as professional and governmental organizations, and displays extraordinary ongoing commitment to advancing the success of women and students of color in engineering.
    2017 AWARD RECIPIENT: Dr. Christine Grant, North Carolina State University
  • Christopher Wilmer
    Christopher Wilmer (2016 EU-US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Award
    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) selected Christopher Wilmer, assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, as its 2017 recipient of the Young Investigator Award for Modeling and Simulation. The AIChE Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (CoMSEF) presents the award annually to one individual who received his/her highest degree within the past seven years.

    The AIChE CoMSEF Young Investigator Award for Modeling and Simulation accepts applicants throughout academia, industry, or government laboratories. According to AIChE, the award recognizes “outstanding research in computational molecular science and engineering, encompassing both methods and applications."
  • Jonathan Smith
    Jonathan Smith
    Professor at CIS Dept., U Penn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Secondment
    I am at DARPA as a Program Manager in the Information Innovation Office (I2O).
  • Marcia O'Malley
    Marcia O'Malley (2005 USFOE)
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rice University, Houston, Texas said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Marcia O'Malley, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Computer Science and of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been appointed Special Advisor to the Provost, with a focus on Health Related Research and Educational Activities, for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Mona  Jarrahi
    Mona Jarrahi (2012 USFOE)
    Professor at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Prof. Mona Jarrahi has been elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America “for pioneering contributions to terahertz optoelectronics and microwave photonics through development of novel engineered materials, plasmonic nanostructures, and quantum well devices.”

    Prof. Mona Jarrahi has been awarded a 2017 Okawa Foundation Research Grant for her work on heat recycling sheets for scalable data centers. This prize honors top young researchers working in the fields of information and telecommunications and promotes international scientific cooperation. The grant was given this year to 8 faculty in the United States across diverse disciplines.
  • Eric Pop
    Eric Pop
    Associate Professor at Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    research press release
  • Maryam Khanbaghi
    Maryam Khanbaghi (September 2005 (I think))
    Director of Power Systems and Sustainable Energy Program at Santa Clara University, Menlo Park, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    New position
    I became the Director of Power Systems and Sustainable Energy Program at Santa Clara university since September 2016.
  • Babatunde Ogunnaike
    Babatunde Ogunnaike (1995 USFOE)
    Dean, College of Engineering at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    I was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Chemical Heritage Foundation.
  • Robert Panas
    Robert Panas (2017 GAFOE)
    Research Engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Precision Micro/Nano Conference
    We will be hosting a focused conference on precision engineering in the micro/nano domain, on Feb 1-2 2018 in Livermore CA, and would invite all interested parties to submit abstracts at the link below. We will be opening up registration at the same aspe.net site on November 6th.
  • Robert Panas
    Robert Panas (2017 GAFOE)
    Research Engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Micromirror array field review
    We have completed and published an extensive full field review for micromirrors, which should provide a means for both users and designer of mirrors to better understand the state of the field.
    Resources:
  • K Rustan M  Leino
    K Rustan M Leino (2007 USFOE, 2009 JAFOE, 2013 GGCS, 2015 GGCS, 2017 GGCS)
    Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon, Seattle, Washington said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    The Association of Computing Machinery named K. Rustan M. Leino a 2016 ACM Fellow for "contributions to making program verification accessible and practical".

    In September 2017, Leino started working at Amazon Web Services as a Senior Principal Engineer.
  • Juan de Pablo
    Juan de Pablo (Frontiers of Engineering)
    Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering at University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Juan de Pablo will receive the 2018 Polymer Physics Prize from the American Physical Society.
  • Corinne Packard
    Corinne Packard (2016 US FOE)
    Associate Professor at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    I was promoted to Associate Professor and became first woman in my department to earn tenure. Earlier this year, I received the 2017 AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award with the citation "for exceptional promise in determining mechanical behavior of materials at diminishing length scales across the spectrum of metals, ceramics, and glasses." Just recently, I was awarded funds from the National Science Foundation to purchase a TOF-SIMS system (link).
  • Thomas Epps
    Thomas Epps (2013 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering)
    Thomas & Kipp Gutshall Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    APS Fellow Election
    Thomas Epps was elected an American Physical Society (APS) Fellow in the 2017 class.
  • Zhuo Li
    Zhuo Li (2015 US FOE)
    Software Engineering Director at Cadence Design Systems, Austn, Texas said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    personal promotion
    I am currently an Engineering Director at Digital & Sign-off Division, Cadence Design Systems, managing an international team delivering high performance and low power clocking solutions for next generation digital chips (CPU, GPU, SOC and other chips used in mobile phones, SoC, and serves) manufactured at advanced technology node. I have received several company level awards as well.
  • Eric Ruggiero
    Eric Ruggiero (2013 US FOE)
    Engineering Manager at GE Aviation, Evendale, Ohio said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    On October 2, Dr. Eric J. Ruggiero presented "Spinning Digital Threads in Aerospace" at the Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) at the invitation of the Design, Materials, and Manufacturing Seminar Series. The invited lecture discussed the intersection of digital data streams, additive manufacturing, and application to commercial jet engines.
  • Surya Mallapragada
    Surya Mallapragada (FOE 2006)
    Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Carol Vohs Johnson Chair, Associate Vice President for Research at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    I was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors earlier this year

    I was also recently elected Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Sung Kang
    Sung Kang (2016 US FOE)
    Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Award
    2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium alum, Prof. Sung Hoon Kang (http://kang.jhu.edu) of Johns Hopkins University is selected to receive 2018 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program Award for his project entitled "Bioinspired Synthesis of Multifunctional Materials with Self-adaptable Mechanical Properties and Self-regeneration".

    For more information about the award, please check the following link.

    http://www.wpafb.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1339310/afosr-awards-grants-to-43-scientists-and-engineers-through-its-young-investigat/
  • Andrew Alleyne
    Andrew Alleyne (2004 USFOE)
    Professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Society of Women Engineers Advocating for Women in Engineering Award
    The Society of Women Engineers recognized UIUC for organizationally advocating for the advancement of women. I am very proud of the College of Engineering at Illinois for working hard to transform our culture. We made excellent progress but still have a long way to go to achieve our stated vision. Details of the accomplishment are given in the link attached.
    Resources:
  • Andrea Armani
    Andrea Armani (2012 US FOE)
    Ray Irani Chair of Engineering and Materials Science at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Promoted to Full Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and appointed the Ray Irani Chair of Engineering and Materials Science.
    Resources:

    [Resource]

    armani.usc.edu

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  • Kristina Johnson
    Kristina Johnson
    Chancellor at State University of New York, Albany, New York said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Update in Employment
    Please see the attached link that highlight's Dr. Kristina Johnson's appointment as Chancellor of the State University of New York.
  • Peggy Van Eepoel
    Peggy Van Eepoel (us foe 2015)
    Principal at Thornton Tomasetti, Washington, District of Columbia said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Washington Business Journal 40 under 40 awardee
    https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/40-under-40/

    Elected to a fellow of the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute
    https://www.thorntontomasetti.com/peggy_van_eepoel_asce_sei_fellow/
  • Shaochen Chen
    Shaochen Chen (2015 CAFOE)
    Professor at University of California San Diego, , California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Shaochen Chen's lab developed a 3D bioprinting approach to create blood vessel networks, reported by NIH Research Matters
  • Shaochen Chen
    Shaochen Chen (National Academy of Engineering US-China Frontier of Engineering Symposium, 2015 CAFOE)
    Professor and Vice Chair at University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Shaochen Chen received the Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for his seminal contributions to 3D printing, bioprinting, and nanomanufacturing.
  • Rashid Bashir
    Rashid Bashir
    Executive Associate Dean at Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana, Illinois said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Rashid Bashir, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty member, was recently selected to receive the 2018 Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society.
  • Shriram Ramanathan
    Shriram Ramanathan (NAE Frontiers 2010)
    professor at Purdue University, w. lafayette, Indiana said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Habituation, a form of learning found in all living beings is demonstrated in a quantum material and inspires a new plasticity model for artificial intelligence. Via this discovery, we introduce a new class of quantum materials we term 'organismoids' that possess certain life-like characteristics. It is anticipated such quantum matter may inspire a new class of devices that can evolve in a dynamic environment.
    Resources:
  • Debora Rodrigues
    Debora Rodrigues (2017 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium)
    Associate Professor at University of Houston, Houston, Texas said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Conference in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
    The NSF is sponsoring a conference that I am organizing in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in Guaruja, Brazil on Nov. 27-30, 2017. If you work with nanomaterials, please consider attending. We still have some financial support for students and faculty. If you are interested, please let me know.

    Debora F. Rodrigues, Ph.D.
    email: dfrigirodrigues@uh.edu
    Resources:
  • Karen Burg
    Karen Burg (2003 USFOE, 2008 IAFOE, 2012 US FOE)
    Harbor Lights Endowed Chair at University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    I am excited to be participating in the last National Academies Keck Futures Initiative in California, also very excited to be a member of the US delegation to the US/India Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India. I just received word from the USPTO that a patent for which I am listed as inventor will issue shortly. It describes a predictive biomarker technology that can be used to inform clinical treatment. And a book that I co-edited with two colleagues(one who is my husband!) just published, check out "Engineering 3D Tissue Test Systems" by Burg, Dreau, and Burg. On the personal side, my husband and I have two foster sons, both are 1 year olds so they keep us hopping.
  • Victoria Coverstone
    Victoria Coverstone (2002 USFOE, 2004 GAFOE, 2005 GAFOE)
    Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at University of Miami, Miami, Florida said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Move
    Victoria Coverstone has taken a position of department chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Miami in Florida. She is the first women to serve as department chair in the college of engineering.
  • David Cappelleri
    David Cappelleri (2015 GAFOE)
    Associate Professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    Promotion
    David J. Cappelleri was promoted with tenure to Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • James Malas
    James Malas (Fifth German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2002 and Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2000.)
    Director of Materials & Manufacturing at Universal Technology Corporation, Dayton, Ohio said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    employment-related information
    In 2013, retired from Air Force Research Laboratory with 35 years of government service and joined Universal Technology Corporation. Promoted to Director of Materials & Manufacturing in 2015. Providing technical and program management support to government and industrial organizations.
  • Cynthia Reinhart-King
    Cynthia Reinhart-King (2016 US FOE)
    Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee said:
    1 month, 1 week and 3 days ago
    News
    I have been selected as a member of the 2017 Class of BMES Fellows.
  • Sissy Nikolaou
    Sissy Nikolaou (1997 USFOE, 2008 JAFOE, 2012 JAFOE)
    Principal at WSP, New York, New York said:
    4 months and 3 days ago
    Nikolaou - U. Buffalo Grad Eng Commencement Speech
    Sissy Nikolaou delivered her Distinguished Alumna Speech at the SEAS (School of Engineering and Applied Science) of the Univ. at Buffalo on May 19, 2017 graduate commencement ceremony. Her message encouraged students to preserve through failure and adversity, and highlighted the inclusive and accepting nature of the University.
    Resources:

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