October 12-18, 2015


October 12, 2015

Faculty News


ECE Profs. Tarek El-Ghazawi (PI), Volker Sorger (co-PI), and Vikram Narayana (co-PI) have received a three-year, $752,193 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The grant, titled “Dynamically Adaptive Hybrid Nanoplasmonic Network on Chips,” brings together interdisciplinary expertise from nanophotonics, computer architecture, and high-performance reconfigurable computing to investigate advanced networking concepts in support of future many-core processor chips with substantial energy savings and performance gains. The core ideas are to integrate hybrid nano-plasmonic technology with electric network on chips in a Dynamically Data Driven Application System (DDDAS) scheme that adapts to the varying applications requirements.

Conferences & Presentations:

On October 2, Prof. Kausik Sarkar (MAE) delivered the invited talk “Encapsulated microbubbles—for echocardiography and blood pressure monitoring—and wall induced lateral migration in shear” at the University of Maryland’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Prof. Ergun Simsek (ECE) gave two talks on 2D materials at the 2015 IEEE Photonics Conference, held October 4-8 in Reston, VA. His first talk, “Theory and Applications of Strongly Bound Excitons in Layered Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides,” was purely theoretical and summarized his collaboration with two researchers from NRL. His second talk, “Plasmonics Enhanced Average Absorption of Monolayer MoS2 in vis-NIR,” was purely experimental and included recent findings obtained through the GW WavesLab facilities and the GW Institute for Nanotechnology.

Other News:

Prof. Ken Chong (MAE) was in Istanbul in late September, visiting Prof. A. Askar, president of Koc University. While in Turkey, Prof. Chong also visited the Hagia Sophia. As an NSF program director of structural systems in the 1990s, he worked with universities to preserve the structure, including installing numerous sensors to monitor its structural health.


BME Seminar: “An Electrically Conductive Mitochondrial Reticulum for Cellular Energy Distribution in Skeletal Muscle”
Speaker: Dr. Brian Glancy, Research Fellow, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Monday, October 12
4:00 – 5:00 pm
SEH 2000B

Workshop: “Theseus’ Paradox”
Saturday, October 24
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
SEH, B1270
This is the third of a three-part series created by Dr. Annie Green and Cynthia Gayton, J.D., and supported in part by EMSE and GW’s College of Professional Studies to explore new methods and strategies to manage knowledge and innovation. The event is free, but RSVPs are required and space is limited to 50 participants. Light refreshments will be served.

ECE Colloquium: IEEE Magnetic Society's 2015 Distinguished Lecturer
Speaker: Prof. Russell Cowburn, Cambridge University
Tuesday, October 27
1:30 pm
SEH, 2000B

Engineer Mentor Fair
Thursday, October 29
6:30 – 9:00 pm
SEH, Lehman Auditorium
Registration is now open for SEAS undergraduate and graduate students to attend the 4th Annual Engineer Mentor Fair. Registration is required.

External Events

Goldman Sachs Information Session
Thursday, October 15
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Marvin Center, Room 302
Goldman Sachs will discuss its 2016 Summer Analyst program, including non-finance functions, such as operations and technology. This session is open to sophomores and juniors,
RSVP: Gwork > Events > Information Sessions

GW Technology Commercialization Office 2015 Innovation Competition
Wednesday, November 4
1:00 – 5:00 pm
SEH, Lehman Auditorium
The GW Technology Commercialization Office is showcasing promising and impactful GW research with commercial potential. This event provides a forum for idea sharing between GW researchers, entrepreneurs, and members of the venture community. Finalists will pitch their technologies for a chance to win $25,000 in prizes for the development of a prototype or proof-of-concept! All are welcome to attend. Registration for competition entries is now closed.

Symposium: “Open edX Universities Symposium”
Wednesday, November 11
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Milken School of Public Health, Room 100
The symposium will be structured around topics of general concern in online learning: web-enhanced learning and pedagogy; learning analytics; and inter-institutional collaboration. Please visit the symposium website to register and see the list of speakers and panelists, many of whom are top figures in the field. Anyone can attend, but space is limited. The registration fee is $75. This event is hosted by the GW Vice-Provost of Online Learning and Academic Innovation.

Structural Engineers Association: “A Forum for Future Structural Engineers”
Speaker: Ron Klemencic, Chairman and CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Friday, November 20
10:30 am – 3:30 pm
SMPA, Jack Morton Auditorium
For more information, please contact seamwymg@gmail.com.