Garrison Develops New High-Stress Steel for Industry
Warren M. Garrison Jr. has developed a new ultra-strength steel of high fracture toughness that is significantly less expensive to manufacture than existing products.
Christopher Bettinger Develops Edible Electronics for Medical Device Industry
Bettinger, along with Jay Whitacre, a professor of materials science and engineering, is creating edible power sources for medical devices that can be taken orally using materials found in the daily diet. Read more | CBS Story
Debdutta Roy is the recipient of the 2013 Ladle & Secondary Refining Award for Best Paper The AIST Refining and Casting Technical Division, Ladle and Secondary Refining Technology Committee selected, MSE recent graduate student, Debdutta Roy as the recipient of the 2013 Ladle and Secondary Refining Award for Best Paper for her work entitled "The Effect of Silicon on Desulfurization of Al-Killed Steels." More
Carnegie Mellon University’s Sumit Goenka Receives Shri Ram Arora Award at TMS2013
Sumit Goenka, Graduate Student at Carnegie Mellon University, will be recognized by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) with the Shri Ram Arora Award. Goenka will receive the award at the TMS 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, on March 5. More
McHenry named distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Magnetics Society Michael McHenry has been named distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Magnetics Society. As part of this honor, he will give more than 30 talks world wide during the next year. The award recognizes his contributions to magnetic materials and his lectures will focus on high frequency magnetic materials and their use in transformers and integration into the power grid.
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Lead Work To Develop Devices for Improving Lives of Amputees.
Carnegie Mellon University's Christopher T. Bettinger and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski received $1.6 million for the next four years from the U.S. Army to improve the use of prosthetic devices.
"This is very exciting research as we work to create devices that can translate neural activity of a patient into instructions to move robotic limbs or other prosthetic devices," said Bettinger, an assistant professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Adam W. Feinberg Wins Prestigious Innovation Award from National Institutes of Health
Carnegie Mellon University's Adam W. Feinberg was awarded a five-year, $2.25 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award to continue developing new biomaterials and cardiac tissue engineering strategies to help repair the human heart following injury and disease. Read full article
Islam Research Group published in Nature Nanotechnology Doctoral student, Kyu Hun Kim, and Research Associate, Youngseok Oh, of the Islam Research group have created ultralight aerogel materials from carbon nanotubes and graphene that are also superelastic and fatigue resistant. The research group is currently utilizing these aerogels to fabricate lightweight yet ultrastrong polymer composites and supercapacitors.
Professor John Kitchin has been awarded the Presidential Early Career
Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by
the U.S. government to scientists and engineering professionals in the
early stages of their careers. Kitchin, an associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Materials Science and
Engineering, was nominated for the prestigious award by the Department of
Energy's Office of Fossil Energy for his research efforts in collaboration
with the National Energy Technology Lab's Regional University Alliance
(NETL-RUA), an alliance of five universities that conduct fully-integrated
basic and applied energy and environmental research. Read more
Congratulations to Sridhar Seetharman, his research group, and
collaborators at NETL on being selected to receive The American
Ceramic Society's Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award for their paper
"Phase Equilibria in Synthetic Coal - Petcoke Slags (Al2O3-CaO-FeO-
SiO2-V2O3) Under Simulated Gasification Conditions" published in
Energy & Fuels, vol. 25 , pp 3298-3306 (2011).
The complete list of authors is Jinichiro Nakano, Kyei-Sing Kwong,
James Bennett, Thomas Lam, Laura Fernandez, Piyamanee Komolwit, and
This award is given to the authors who made the most valuable
contribution to phase stability relationships in ceramic-based systems
literature during the calendar year prior to the selection. The award
will be presented at the American Ceramics Society Banquet, held at
the MS&T meeting here in Pittsburgh later this year.
Christopher Bettinger honored by National Academy of Sciences
Professor Christopher Bettinger was one of only 17 people to be honored for
their scientific contributions by the National Academy of Sciences. He
received the academy's award for initiatives in research. It is supported by
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs and comes with a $15,000 prize. Read more
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