Whitacre's Aquion Engergy named one of Tech Review's 50 "smartest" companies
Professor Jay Whitacre's company, Aquion Energy was named one of Tech Review's 50 "smartest" companies of 2014. An article was also featured on their website: Storing the Sun.
Jay Whitacre receives Carnegie Science Award Whitacre is being honored for developing a novel sodium-ion battery that can be made using low-cost materials and manufacturing techniques. Read more
Chinese Academy of Sciences Elects Subra Suresh as Foreign MemberPresident Subra Suresh has been elected a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for his scientific contributions in materials science and engineering, including his work connecting nanomechanical cell structure to disease states. Read more
Lily Nguyen awarded research fellowship Lily Nguyen has been awarded a $5,000 International Research Fellowship Award to travel to the Karlsruhrer Institute fur Technologie in Germany. Lily is a current Ph.D student working with Marc DeGraef on the characterization of grain shapes and their evolution from 3D microstructure.
Erica Sampson awarded best paper prize Erica Sampson has been awarded the best paper award at the IAS (Argentinian Iron and Steel Institute) annual Steel Conference in Argentina. The prestigious conference on Ironmaking, Steelmaking, Rolling and Steel Products is the major steel conference in South America. The conference took place from 5-7 November 2013 at Rozario, Argentina. Read more
Justin Freedman awarded NSERC Fellowship Justin Freedman has been awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postgraduate Scholarship Doctoral Award for his studies in mechanical engineering. NSERC, the Canadian equivalent of the National Science Foundation, provides funding to high-caliber students who are engaged in doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering. Read more
Michael McHenry recipient of Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award Michael McHenry has been chosen as recipient of the 2014 TMS Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award. This award recognizes an individual for research excellence in one or more areas related to electronic, magnetic, and photonic materials science. McHenry was nominated by MSE alumni, Matthew Willard and will be recognized during the 143rd TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA in February 2014.