Congratulations to the following individuals on their outstanding achievements:
Mahmoud Hussein of aerospace engineering sciences has been selected to receive an NSF CAREER Award for research and education in nonlinear, dissipative mechanics of phononic materials.
Scott Summers of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering has been selected to receive the 2013 A.P. Black Research Award from the American Water Works Association.
Paul Chinowsky of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering won the 2012 Best Peer Reviewed Paper Award from the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering for his paper titled “Project Network Interdependency Alignment: New Approach to Assessing Project Effectiveness.”
Jeffrey Thayer of aerospace engineering sciences served on a panel in Washington, D.C. about “Space Technology Policy: Exploring Options.” The panel was co-hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Science & Congress Project and the American Geophysical Union.
John McCartney of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering has been selected to receive the 2013 Shamsher Prakash Annual Prize for Excellence in Teaching of Geotechnical Engineering.
Nora Van Leuvan of electrical, computer, and energy engineering received the Employee Recognition Award for January.
Sharon Anderson of mechanical engineering received the Employee Recognition Award for February.
Jim Bader, Andrew Broucek, Zach Cuseo, Alex Kim, Mike Opland, Sarah Smith, Mike Trowbridge, and Bill Whitmire of aerospace engineering sciences will present a paper on “Testbed for CubeSat Propulsion System Control Algorithms” at the second IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and Cubesat Workshop in Rome, Italy in February. The senior design project is sponsored by Surrey Satellite Technologies.
Julia Traylor of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering won first place in the ASCE EWRI Student Technical Paper Competition. She will present her paper, “Optimal Initial Configuration of Treatment Solution for In Situ Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater using Engineered Injection and Extraction,” at the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress in Cincinnati in May.
Torrie Aston of chemical and biological engineering won first place in the AIChE Chemical Reaction Engineering Division Graduate Student Poster Competition in Pittsburgh in November with her poster, “Novel Ferrite Materials for Efficient H2Production and CO2 Separation Using Chemical Looping Hydrogen Production.” Her advisor is Alan Weimer.