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Posted by: jml43 on Jan 23, 2013
Yanhui Zhao, a graduate student supervised by Associate Professor Dr. Tony Jun Huang in Engineering Science and Mechanics, was selected as the recipient of the Harold K. Schilling Dean’s Graduate Scholarship from the graduate school, Penn State University. The Harold K. Schilling Dean’s Graduate Scholarship recognizes outstanding graduate students who have achieved superior academic records or manifest promise of outstanding academic success and whose course of study is relevant to science, religion and ethics. This annual scholarship was created in memory of Dr. Harold K. Schilling, professor and former dean of the Graduate School.

Posted by: jml43 on Jan 21, 2013
Xiaoyun Ding
Xiaoyun Ding, graduate student in Engineering Science and Mechanics, under the advising of Professor Tony Huang, was selected by the Graduate School as the recipient of the 2013 Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award in the student catagory. Xiaoyun was selected for his efforts in interdisciplinary materials research. ESM Congratulates Xiaoyun Ding on this honor!
Posted by: jml43 on Jan 20, 2013
Professor Osama Awadelkarim
Dr. Osama Awadelkarim, Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, will travel to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in late January to attend the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority Board meeting. Dr. Awadelkarim is attending this meeting on behalf of the Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization.
Posted by: jml43 on Jan 16, 2013
Professor Steven Schiff
It’s called Hydrocephalus -- a build-up of fluid that leads to a swelling of the brain and an enlarged head. Dr. Steve Schiff, director of the Center for Neural Engineering at Penn State University, said that without treatment it can cause brain damage or death.


“Hydrocephalus is literally a medical word that means water on the brain. It is the most common reason that a child would need to have neurological surgery,” he said.

A small amount of fluid surrounding the brain is normal.

“We produce about a cup of fluid a day and it bathes and cushions our brains. And every drop we make has to be taken out of the head by the body. And there are tiny, little fluid channels that allow that to happen,” he said.

Unless, that is, something goes wrong.

Schiff said, “One of the reasons children get in trouble with this is that they have an infection and the inflammation plugs up the small channels that the fluid needs to exit through. Or they might have some bleeding at the time of birth and that blood can also plug up these channels. And then sometimes children are born with some channels that are not formed correctly.”

The blockages trigger an infection. Schiff says the most common treatment has been to insert a tube to drain fluid from the brain to the stomach. The body can then absorb and later eliminate it. However, sometimes the tubes themselves can become blocked. If that happens, the child needs immediate medical care.
Posted by: jml43 on Jan 15, 2013
Professor Akhlesh Lakhtakia
Dr. Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, has been named the Honorary International Chair Professor for the National Taipei University of Technology. This honor is given in recognition of an outstanding achievement in the discipline of Nanophotonics.
Posted by: sls60 on Jan 10, 2013
Kwadwo Osseo-Asare
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, PSU

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
3:35pm - 4:25pm
114 EES Building
Posted by: sls60 on Jan 10, 2013
Wook Jun Nam
Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
3:35pm - 4:25pm
114 EES Building
Posted by: sls60 on Jan 10, 2013
Cliff Lissenden
Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, PSU

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
3:35pm - 4:25pm
114 EES Building
Posted by: sls60 on Jan 10, 2013
Craig F. Bohren
Department of Meteorology, PSU

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
3:35pm - 4:25pm
114 EES Building
Posted by: sls60 on Jan 10, 2013
Kyle J. Bunch
Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance
U.S. Department of State

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
3:35pm - 4:25pm
114 EES Building
Posted by: sls60 on Jan 10, 2013
Clint Ballinger
Evident Technologies, Troy, NY

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
3:35pm - 4:25pm
114 EES Building
Posted by: jml43 on Jan 4, 2013
Priyanka Dash, graduate student in Engineering Science and Mechanics under the advising of Professor Michael Lanagan, will travel to Italy in early 2013 to attend the EC1 Conference: Functional Glasses: Properties and Applications. While on travel, Priyanka will give a presentation entitled "Loco alkali glasses for high energy density applications." This EC1 conference will discuss recent advances in glass research as well as identifying the requirements that glass must satisfy for new and energy applications.