Congratulations to the following individuals on their outstanding achievements:
Carol Cogswell and Bob Cormack of electrical, computer and energy engineering and Mark Winey of molecular, cellular and developmental biology have received an NSF grant for $650K for a fluorescence microscope optical insert that creates video-rate 3D imaging capabilities using an innovative “expanded point information content” design.
Paul Goodrum of civil, environmental and architectural engineering was awarded the Construction Industry Institute’s 2014 Outstanding Research Award.
Christine Hrenya has been selected to receive the 2014 AIChE Particle Technology Forum Lectureship Award in Fluidization at the Annual AIChE Meeting this November.
Eric Keller of electrical, computer and energy engineering received a four-year NSF grant for $746.5K for research on “TWC: Medium: Collaborative: Active Security.”
Keith Molenaar of civil, environmental and architectural engineering won the Jaume Blasco Award for Innovation second-place paper award from the 18th International Congress on Project Management and Engineering in Alcañiz, Spain for the paper “Critical Success Factors for Construction Projects.”
Charles Musgrave of chemical and biological engineering received a three-year NSF grant for $533.4K for research titled “NSF/DOE Solar Hydrogen Fuel: Accelerated Discovery of Advanced RedOx Materials for Solar Thermal Water Splitting to Produce Renewable Hydrogen.”
Al Weimer of chemical and biological engineering received a $2M grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a novel solar-thermal reactor to split water with concentrated sunlight.
Mahesh Varanasi of electrical, computer and energy engineering received a three-year NSF grant for $500K “CIF: Small: Foundations of Wireless Interfering Cellular Networks With and Without Cooperation.”
Tom Yeh of computer science was selected as "Faculty Member of the Year" by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Edith Zagona of CADWES received a 1.5 year award from Department of Energy for $1.01M titled “Bonneville Power CV-STR Integrated Hydro Model.”
Mechanical engineering senior Chip Bollendonk was selected as the 2014 Forever Buffs Student Award winner.
Computer science PhD student Sam Blackshear won a Facebook Graduate Fellowship, which supports emerging research leaders who demonstrate potential to advance Facebook’s mission of making the world more open and connected.