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Posted by: dkb11 on Mar 29, 2007
Dr. Carl C. Koch of North Carolina State University will give the keynote address at the next Center for Innovative Sintered Products Industry Members Meeting to be held at the Days Inn Penn State, April 9 and 10.

Dr. Koch is a professor of materials science and engineering and associate department head at North Carolina State University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He has made significant contributions to the understanding of mechanical alloying and mechanical attrition for preparation of amorphous and nanostructured alloys. He has achieved the rank of fellow in several professional societies, including the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), the American Physical Society (APS), ASM International, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is a member of the Materials Research Society (MRS) as well as Alpha Sigma Mu, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi technical honor societies. He was editor of Materials Science and Engineering A from 1997 to 2003. He was a member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) from 1998 to 2003. His research on nanocrystalline materials has focused upon their synthesis, characterization, and their mechanical behavior. His research in this area has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.
Posted by: csr5 on Mar 29, 2007
Theresa Mayer
Penn State Department of Electrical Engineering

Wednesday, April 4, 2007
3:35 p.m.
114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Bldg.
Posted by: sxc1 on Mar 28, 2007
The inaugural meeting of the Center of Excellence in Structural Health Monitoring is scheduled for Thursday and Friday April 12 and 13, 2007, at the Nittany Lion Inn on the Penn State University Park Campus. The Center of Excellence in Structural Health Monitoring is funded through the Ben Franklin Technology Devleopment Association. The Center goals include spurring the research and development of new technologies to improve public safety; transfer technology; create new high tech job markets for Pennsylvania; and workforce pool development.

Keynote speakers for this event are Professor Fu-Keuo Chang of Stanford University, Richard Ross of NASA Langley's Structures and Materials group, and Professor Aditi Chattopadhyay of Arizona State University.

The meeting will showcase current structural health monitoring research across Penn State including activities in the Departments of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Food Science, and the Applied Research Laboratory. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the state of the art and future directions of structural health monitoring.

For additional information, contact center director Dr. Clifford J. Lissenden at 814.863.5754.

Posted by: csr5 on Mar 22, 2007
Chandra Roychudhuri
Photonics Research Laboratory
University of Connecticut

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
3:35 p.m.
114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Bldg.
Posted by: sxc1 on Mar 21, 2007
Melick Demirel, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics, has received an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator grant for $364,000. His project is titled "Hierachically and Spatially Organized Polymer Coatings for Marine Antifouling Applications" and is funded for three years. The ONR grants are designed to support new faculty members in their teaching efforts and work related to naval research. Demirel received his master's and doctoral degrees in materials science and engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He most recently held the Pearce Development professorship from 2003 to 2006, an endowed position given to a young faculty member for three years. His research interests include biomaterials, nanofabrication, protein engineering, biosensors, molecular modeling and computational materials science.
Posted by: csr5 on Mar 15, 2007
Lih Y. Lin
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
3:35 p.m.
114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Bldg.
Posted by: sxc1 on Mar 12, 2007
Engineering Science seniors are preparing to present their Senior Research Design Capstone Projects in a public presentation format. The names of the students, their research titles, and their supervising faculty members follows below. The Senior Research Design Capstone Project is a graduation requirement for students enrolled in the Engineering Science major.

Best of success to all!
Posted by: sxc1 on Mar 9, 2007
Judith A. Todd, P.B. Breneman Department Head Chair, is the recipient of the Commission for Women’s 2007 Achieving Women Award. The Commission for Women annually honors recipients in seven categories. Professor Todd receives the administrator category honor for her outstanding role in encouraging minorities and women to seek and retain careers in engineering, for inspiring you engineers, and for inspiring and motivating others while fostering excellence.

Since its formation in 1981, the Commission for Women has been a forum for exchanging ideas that can translate into improved practices to support women at Penn State and also identifies areas of concern to women employees and students and suggests changes in existing policies and the creation of new policies that improve the climate for women.
Posted by: sxc1 on Mar 8, 2007
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, the Charles Godfrey Binder professor of engineering science and mechanics, was honored by the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, on March 6, 2007 as one of its four Distinguished Alumni selected for 2007, in recognition of his distinguished services to the university and the community.

A film commemorating the event was produced by the University of Utah. The film includes an interview with Professor Lakhtakia as well as reflective comments about Dr. Lakhtakia's career by ESM faculty.

Posted by: clr1 on Mar 5, 2007
Freshmen Tim Byrne and Ben Russo, and sophomore Sally Smith have been selected from ED&G 100H to travel to Bethune, France, for an industry tour in May 2007. They will spend a week at the University D'Artois in May, visiting various industries in the area.
Posted by: csr5 on Mar 1, 2007
Naomi S. Altman
Penn State Department of Statistics

Wednesday, March 7, 2007
3:35 p.m.
114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Bldg.