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Posted by: jml43 on Jul 31, 2008
Hongyan Yuan, graduate student in engineering science and mechanics, under the advising of Dr. Sulin Zhang, attended a one-week summer school on Biomechanics at the California Institute of Technology from July 20 - 26, 2008 in Pasadena, California.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 31, 2008
Sean Pursel, graduate student in engineering science and mechanics, under the advising of Dr. Mark Horn, will be presenting a paper titled “Growth Characterization of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloy Sculptured Thin Films,” at the SPIE Optics and Photonics Nanostructured Thin Films meeting on August 10 - 15, 2008 in San Diego, California. To read more about the meeting, please visit their website.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 31, 2008
Jonathan Pitt, graduate student in engineering science and mechanics, under the advising of Professor Fancesco Costanzo, presented a paper on “Theory and Simulation of Brittle Damage Model in Thermelastodynamics.” The paper was presented at the 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics on June 29 - July 5, 2008 in Venice, Italy.

To learn more about the conference, please visit their website.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 31, 2008
Michael Motyka, graduate researcher in engineering science and mechanics, under the advising of Professor Akhlesh Lakhtakia, is to present a paper at the SPIE conference on nanostructured thin films on August 8 - 15, 2008, in San Diego, CA.

To learn more about the SPIE conference, please visit their website.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 31, 2008
Niranjan Malvadkar, doctoral student in engineering science and mechanics, under the advising of Professor Melik Demirel, gave an oral presentation on “Chemically Functional Nanostructure Anti-fouling Coatings,” at the 14th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling in Kobe, Japan July 27-31, 2008.

To learn more about the meeting, please visit their website.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 31, 2008
Sahar Maghsoudy-Louyeh, graduate student in engineering science and mechanics under the advising of Dr. Bernhard Tittmann, delivered an invited presentation at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) on May 29, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. To read more about the lab, please visit their website.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 31, 2008
Dr. Akhlesh Lakhtakia
Dr. Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, is to present papers, to chair a conference, and to participate in committee meetings at an SPIE Symposium, August 9 - 15 in San Diego, CA.

To read more about the conference, please visit this website.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 31, 2008
Kamrun Nahar, post-doctoral scholar in engineering science and mechanics, under the advising of Dr. Steven Schiff, Brush Chair Professor of Engineering, presented a research paper entitled: “Model-based Discrimination of Tasks towards to Development of Brian Machine Interfaces (BMI)”. The paper presentation was at the Bio- and Medical Informatics and Cybernetics: BMIC 2008 on June 29 - July 2, 2008.

The presentation was a demonstration that in the newly developed brain machine interface laboratory. Along with increasing interest in the field, Kamrun has started generating research results taking a different approach than commonly used, and his approach has significant potential for future applications in this field of research.

To learn more about the Center for Neural Engineering, please visit their website.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 31, 2008
Professor Melik Demirel
Professor Melik Demirel, assistant professor in engineering science and mechanics, is scheduled to deliver a paper presentation and session chair of the Biological Nanostructures, Materials, and Applications at the 214th Meeting of ECS - The Electronic Society in Honolulu, HI on October 12 - 17, 2008.

To learn more about the conference, please visit their website.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 31, 2008
Dr. S. Ashok, professor in engineering science and mechanics, presented a plenary lecture and tutorial on Photovoltaics at the Yaounde International Conference on Novel Materials and Technologies, July 5 - 12, 2008. Additionally, Dr. Ashok visited the University of Yaounde to present a seminar.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 31, 2008
Dr. Patrick Lenahan
Dr. Patrick Lenahan, distinguished professor in engineering science and mechanics, traveled to Beckenridge, Colorado to present two talks at the 50th Annual Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry on July 26.

To read more about the conference, please visit their website.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 31, 2008
John Petrilli, graduate student in engineering science and mechanics under the advising of Professor Barbara Shaw, has been selected to receive the NASA Space Grant Fellowship for two years during the 08-09 and 09-10 academic years.

The Fellowship’s mission is to increase awareness of and participation in science, math, engineering, and technology for all citizens. Join ESM in congratulating John for this outstanding opportunity.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 21, 2008
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics delivered a seminar entitled "Emerging Directions in Sculptured-Thin-Film Research" in the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, on July 16, 2008.
Posted by: jml43 on Jul 21, 2008
Professor Lakhtakia
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Grover Binder Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics delivered a Colloquium entitled "Nanoengineered Metamaterials Called Sculptured Thin Films" in the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, on July 11, 2008.