PhD Candidate Mostafa Bedewy won the best poster award in Nanotechnology at the 2012 Engineering Graduate Symposium organized by the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He won the First Prize for presenting his poster titled “Comprehensive Non-Destructive Metrology of Carbon Nanotube Populations for Advanced Manufacturing.” Congratulations to Mostafa.
Congratulations to Ryan Oliver who was awarded the Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program fellowship for his work on the microfluidic synthesis of functional nano and microparticles designed to interface with biological systems.
“The MBSTP is a National Institute of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) funding training program that supports an interdisciplinary approach to graduate training that emphasizes biomedical microfluidics. The program supports 6 students each for 2 years. 45 faculty members from 20 different deparments from the College of Engineering, the College of LS&A, and the Medical School participate. The program is designed to be an intellectually exciting blend of training in the more quantitative disciplines of chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics on the one hand and the basic biological sciences on the other.”
PhD Candidate Mostafa Bedewy won the “Best Presentation Award” at the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering (NXS). As the spokesperson of his group, Mostafa presented about experiments done on the Liquids Reflectometer beamline at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), in which Neutron Reflectometry (NR) was used to investigate the inter-diffusion between thin polystyrene films. Mostafa was sponsored to attend this intensive school organized by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) among 64 highly-selected Physicists, chemists and materials scientists from US universities.
Jingjie Hu has been awarded the University of Michigan Robert M. Caddell Memorial Scholarship based on her research in maximizing the crystalline order of nanoparticle monolayers made by continuous–feed evaporative assembly. The Robert M. Caddell Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to ME undergraduate students performing outstanding research on materials and manufacturing and has made significant contributions to relevant student activities.
Adam Stevens has been awarded the University of Michigan Robert M. Caddell Memorial Scholarship based on his research in large-area printing of nanoparticle patterns and their application to low-cost growth of CNT forests. The Robert M. Caddell Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to ME undergraduate students performing outstanding research on materials and manufacturing. Congratulations!
Once per year, the William Mirsky Memorial Fellowship is presented to an ME MSE student who has exhibited outstanding research achievement and high academic achievement. This year this fellowship has been awarded to Justin Beroz for his research in direct-write self-assembly and high-precision manipulation of liquids. Congratulations!
John Hart has been selected to receive a 2012 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Office of Naval Research, for proposed research “Fundamental Mechanics of Assemblies and Joints of Continuous Long Carbon Nanotubes”. Hart is one of 26 winners selected nationwide from more than 350 candidates across all disciplines, and one of 3 winners from the University of Michigan (the most among all 19 institutions awarded!). According to the official press release, which quotes Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, “The Young Investigator Program rewards these emerging leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.” The complete list of the 2012 YIP winners can be found at HERE, and the press release is at http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15139.
Dr. John Hart has been selected to receive the 2012 University of Michigan 1938E Award. The 1938E award is the highest award given annually by the College of Engineering to an Assistant Professor. It is presented “in recognition of an outstanding teacher in both elementary and advanced courses, an understanding counselor of students who seek guidance in their choice of career, a contributor to the educational growth of his/her College, and a teacher whose scholarly integrity pervades his/her service to the University and the profession of Engineering”. Congratulations!
Our group was awarded a seed grant from the Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterials (C-PHOM) at Michigan. We are excited to use these funds to explore a novel fabrication process for metal nanoparticle cluster biosensors.
November 2011: John Hart is the recipient of a 2012 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The award was selected by the NSF Nanomanufacturing Program, and is for proposed research and education activities entitled “High-Speed Continuous Assembly of Nanoparticle Monolayers and Discrete Cluster Arrays”.
According to NSF, “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program… offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.”