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Posted by: jml43 on Sep 30, 2010
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has announced the appointment of Dr. Alan J. Snyder (BS E SC ’78), Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies at Lehigh University, as a new member of its Board of Directors.

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania BFTP/NEP's goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, the Ben Franklin staff concentrates efforts on three key areas: developing early-stage technology-oriented companies, helping established manufacturers creatively apply new technology and business practices to achieve industry leadership, and promoting an innovative community-wide infrastructure that fosters a favorable business environment for high-growth companies.
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 30, 2010
Professor Tony Huang
Dr. Tony Huang, Assistant Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, has been selected to receive a National Institutes of Health (NIH), Director’s New Innovator Award. The NIH Director's New Innovator Award addresses two important goals: stimulating highly innovative research and supporting promising new investigators. Many new investigators have exceptionally innovative research ideas, but not the preliminary data required to fare well in the traditional NIH peer review system. As part of NIH's commitment to increasing opportunities for new scientists, it has created the NIH Director's New Innovator Award to support exceptionally creative new investigators who propose highly innovative projects that have the potential for unusually high impact. This award complements ongoing efforts by NIH and its institutes and centers to fund new investigators through R01 grants and other mechanisms. Congratulations Tony!
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 30, 2010
Dr. Patrick Drew, Assistant Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, received his B.S. from California Institute of Technology, Ph.D. from Brandeis University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego. Patricks interests are in the development of the brain's vasculature and the relationship between neural activity and changes in blood flow. His lab uses two-photon laser-scanning microscopy, intrinsic optical imaging, as well as electrophysiology to study neural activity. From these studies, Patrick hopes to develop ways to minimize the damage to the brain from invasive procedures, such as electrode implantations and surgeries for the removal of tumors.
Posted by: sls60 on Sep 29, 2010
Frank E. Fish
Department of Biology,
West Chester University

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
3:35pm - 4:25pm
114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 28, 2010
Adam Shaw, undergraduate student in Engineering Science, invited you to join the Global Water Brigades, a new club at Penn State. The focus of the Brigades is to increase health and well-being in poorer countries by projects to bring potable water to communities in need. If you are interested in participating, please email Adam, aws5295@psu.edu.
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 28, 2010
Professor Akhlesh Lakhtakia
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder professor, was the co-author of two papers that appeared in the lists of top-10 most cited papers of 2009.

The following paper was rated second in the list of the top-10 most cited papers published in the Journal of Modern Optics in 2009. J. Han and A. Lakhtakia, Semiconductor split-ring resonators for thermally tunable terahertz metamaterials, J. Modern Opt., 56:554-557, 2009.

The following paper was rated third in the list of the top-10 most cited papers published in the Proceedings A of the Royal Society in 2009. J. A. Polo Jr. and A. Lakhtakia, On the surface plasmon polariton wave at the planar interface of a metal and a chiral sculptured thin film, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A, 465:87-107, 2009.
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 27, 2010
Professor Akhlesh Lakhtakia
Professor Patrick Lanahan
ESM is delighted to recognize two faculty members this year, Drs. Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor; and Patrick Lanahan, Distinguished Professor, for their 25 years of service.
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 23, 2010
Professor Cliff Lissenden
Dr. Cliff Lissenden, Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, traveled to Kansas City this week to present his research results to Gas Storage Technology Consortium. To learn more about Professor Lissenden, please visit his web site.
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 22, 2010
Mainak Sengupta and the ESM Graduate students have a new website which contains all the information on current and upcoming events. To view the site, please click here.
Category: Alumni News
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 22, 2010
David Denkenberger (B.S. E. Sc. 2001) and wife Jill became the proud parents
of Audrey on August 22, 2010. Earlier this year, David received his Ph.D. from the
University of Colorado at Boulder, and will join Ecos Energy Consulting in Durango, Colorado
in October.

While majoring in Engineering Science, David was a Goldwater Fellow. Graduating
at the top of his class, he was the Student Marshall for the department at the Spring Commencement in 2001. He also won an NSF Graduate Fellowship.
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 22, 2010
Professor Akhlesh Lakhtakia
Dr. Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, along with Drew Pulsifer, graduate student, discuss their research on the connection between a fly eye and solar energy. To see the video, please visit this web site.
Posted by: sls60 on Sep 22, 2010
Martin T. Pietrucha
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, PSU

THIS IS A MANDATORY SESSION FOR ALL ESM GRADUATE STUDENTS

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
3:35pm - 4:25pm
114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building
Posted by: sls60 on Sep 15, 2010
Gino A. Banco and/or James Brasseur
Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering, PSU

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
3:35pm - 4:25pm
114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 12, 2010
Dr. Tony Huang
Dr. Tony Huang, Associate Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics has been selected as one of the “Contributors to the Emerging Investigators,” in Lap Chip’s special August issue.
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 10, 2010
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Dr. Tony Huang, Assistant Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, was recently notified that an article from his group has been accepted as the front cover image in the August 2010 issue of the journal, Advanced Materials.
Category: Alumni News
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 10, 2010
Dr. Krishna Kandarpa, MD, PhD is Executive Vice President - Research & Development, Chief Medical Officer of Delcath Systems, Inc.

Prior to joining Delcath, from 2002 to 2009, he was a tenured Professor and former Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and Radiologist-in-Chief at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center.

Before joining the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in 2002, he was at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he was a Professor of Radiology and Chief of Service and Director of the Division of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology at The New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell).
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 10, 2010
Professor Akhlesh Lakhtakia
Dr. Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, co-authored two papers which were rated nos. 1 and 4 in the list of the top 10 most cited papers published in the International Journal in Electromagnetics during the period of 2007-09. Those papers were entitled “Surface Plasmon Resonance for Biosensing: A mini-review,” and “Electrical Control of Surface-wave Propagation at the Planar Interface of a Linear Electro-optic Material and an Isotropic Dielectric Material.”
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 10, 2010
Michael Lapsley, Graduate Student in Engineering Science and Mechanics, under the advising of Dr. Tony Huang, was awarded the NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC), Graduate Research Fellowship.” The PSGC is awarded to outstanding students that promote graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology related to NASA research and development. Congratulations Michael!
Posted by: jml43 on Sep 10, 2010
Professor Mark Horn
Dr. Mark Horn, Associate Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, will be presenting a paper on at the Micro and Nano Engineering conference in Genoa, Italy on September 20. Mark’s paper is entitled “Sculptured thin film nanowires photoelectrodes in dye sensitized solar cells.” To learn more about the conference, please visit their web site.
Posted by: sls60 on Sep 8, 2010
Dr. Neil M. Zimmerman
National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Gaithersburg, MD

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
3:35pm - 4:25pm
114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building
Posted by: sls60 on Sep 1, 2010
Dr. Patrick Drew
Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
3:35pm - 4:25pm
114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building