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U.S. Patent Innovations LLC awards Dr. Keidar $5.3M in funding for novel plasma cancer therapy

Photo of Dr. Michael KeidarDr. Michael Keidar has received $5.3 million in funding from U.S. Patent Innovations LLC for a five-year project titled “Plasma Medicine Initiative” (PMI).

Dr. Hemley awarded $555K to direct DOE Center of Excellence

Graphic of CDACDr. Hemley was awarded $555,661 from the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration for research, training, and management of the Capital/DOE Alliance Center (CDAC) through February 28, 2018.

Matthew Lumb and research team design solar cell that captures nearly all energy of solar spectrum

Graphic Representation of a solar cellSEAS Research Scientist Matthew Lumb and his colleagues have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum.

Dr. Anne-Laure Papa joins SEAS

Photo of Anne-Laure PapaSEAS welcomes Dr. Anne-Laure Papa, who joins the school as an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

Newly-discovered mineral named in honor of Dr. Hemley

Graphical image of the mineral hemiliteA new paper published in Scientific Reports reports the discovery and characterization of a new iron-rich high-pressure mineral named for Russell J. Hemley in recognition of his distinguished contributions to high-pressure research and mineral physics.

Doctoral candidate Aleks Klimas wins international biophotonics prize

Photo of Alesk in her labBiomedical engineering doctoral candidate Aleks Klimas has won first prize at the 8th International Biophotonics Graduate Summer School, held in June on the Island of Ven in Sweden.

Shedding Light on the Matter

Dr. Emilia Entcheva (Biomedical Engineering): Testing for the cardiac side effects of anti-cancer drugs is essential, but it is a lengthy and expensive process, and pharmaceutical companies are eager to find ways to speed it up and reduce costs. This is where the pioneering work of Dr. Emilia Entcheva may prove very helpful.

The Promise of Photo-Catalysts

Dr. Danmeng Shuai (Civil & Environmental Engineering): Environmental engineers like Dr. Danmeng Shuai are hard at work seeking new methods to treat water to remove a new class of contaminants called emerging contaminants.

Extreme Imaging

Dr. Robert Pless (Computer Science): Cameras have become ubiquitous. Security cameras increasingly dot our landscapes, and smart phones mean that most of us have a camera at the ready at all times. Dr. Robert Pless foresees the myriad beneficial applications of the images these cameras capture, and he is capitalizing on them to help address national needs and social justice issues.

Working Remotely

Dr. Roger Lang (Electrical & Computer Engineering): For 10 years Dr. Roger Lang has worked with NASA and its microwave satellite instrument Aquarius to measure the surface salinity of the ocean. The bottom line of this is for NASA to understand the effects of climate change.

Better Decision Making

Dr. Erica Gralla (Engineering Management & Systems Engineering): Dr. Erica Gralla knows that better models of decision making can dramatically improve system performance and outcomes, so she works to develop models to better reflect the structures and context of various systems in which decisions are made. One system she studies is disaster response supply chains.

At the Crossroads of Science

Dr. Elias Balaras (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering): Dr. Elias Balaras conducts research in multi-physics simulations in a variety of fluid mechanics problems. Stated another way, he uses powerful super-computers and advanced math models to tackle challenging fluid flow problems in biology and engineering.