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Keeping Information Flowing

Dr. Hyeong-Ah Choi (Computer Science): When a catastrophic event occurs, first responders need to have timely and reliable communication with each other and with people affected by the event. Dr. Hyeong-Ah Choi and her research team have been working for two years to develop a more resilient broadband public safety network.

Keeping the Lights On

Dr. Payman Dehghanian (Electrical & Computer Engineering): Dr. Dehghanian studies power system resilience in the face of extreme weather conditions or cyberattacks that can compromise national security, helping to improve the planning and operations of power systems to create a more resilient and sustainable electric grid and mitigate the consequences of these events.

An Ounce of Prevention

Dr. Joost Santos (Engineering Management & Systems Engineering): Dr. Santos studies disaster risk management, developing hybrid models from the fields of systems engineering and economics to learn how to predict the ripple effects of disasters across interdependent infrastructure and economic systems, studying problems such as production disruptions or allocation of emergency responders after disasters.

An Engineer’s Friend

Dr. Santiago Solares (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering): We all need friends, and who among us wouldn’t appreciate a friend who does the hard, unglamorous, behind-the-scenes work that allows us to shine? Dr. Solares is that friend. He does the behind-the-scenes materials and measurement science research that other engineers can rely on to build the nano-scale devices that amaze the rest of the world.

David Bray discusses implications of tech innovation in CVP Speaker Series @ GW kick-off lecture

David BrayChange agent proponent David Bray kicked off the new CVP Speaker Series @ GW with a call to develop positive solutions to societal challenges spurred by tech innovation.

SEAS to host David Bray for April 25 Kick-off of the CVP Speakers Series @ GW

David BraySEAS is pleased to host Dr. David Bray, globally recognized champion of positive #ChangeAgents and expert on leadership in turbulent environments, to deliver the inaugural lecture of the CVP Speakers Series @ GW.

A winning combo: GW's high bay and a donor gift bring great research to life

high bayA generous gift from SEAS alumnus Nicholas Paleologos helped equip the high bay and make possible the research that Dr. Sameh Badie’s team is conducting for the National Academy of Sciences.

ONR awards Drs. Lan and Venkataramani $1.47M to study individualized cybersecurity systems

Photo of Drs. L and VECE faculty members will use the Office of Naval Research grant to study how customized software packages could individualize security in cyber systems by customizing their protocols.

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.