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Atotech and CWRU to shrink wiring for smaller semiconductors

semiconductorThe world’s lead manufacturer of chemicals for the metal finishing and electroplating industry has just signed a major research contract with Case Western Reserve University, aimed at developing novel chemistries and processes that will enable the manufacturing of smaller semiconductor devices than heretofore possible in routine production.
 
Such smaller semiconductors are critical to the fabrication of more powerful and more capable computers, phones and other electronic devices.
 

University joins clinical trial to help people with paralysis regain control of arms, hands

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and its primary affiliate University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center will begin testing the first of two technologies they plan to combine in a new effort to enable people with paralysis to regain some control of their arms and hands.

The physicians and scientists are now enrolling participants in the first part of this effort, a pilot clinical trial to assess the safety and feasibility of recording brain activity for control of assistive devices. The brain activity is recorded as the participants imagine using their arms and hands.

Air Force awards researchers $2.9 million grant to build foundation for heat-tolerant electronics

Case Western Reserve University is leading an international investigation of a finicky alternative to silicon-based electronics and its use in high temperatures or under radiation that would render traditional components useless.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded a $2.9 million grant to the engineers and scientists to systematically analyze what’s called a “Quasi-2Dimensional-Electron Gas (Q-2D-EG)” forming at an oxide-heterointerface. The interface between a metal oxide film and a substrate can be formed into a transistor.

The goal of the tests is to make the transistor operate at more than 200 degrees Celsius, without external cooling.

University, NASA and PTC put students to work on aerospace, manufacturing projects

student lab researchCase Western Reserve University, NASA Glenn Research Center and software-maker PTC are teaming up to put students to work on real aerospace projects, manufacturing problems and more, with tools used in the industry.

Case Western Reserve is the second university nationwide to become a host of NASA’s Strategic Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering (SPACE) program.

CSE's Clare Rimnac receives ORS Women's Leadership Award!

Clare RimnacThe Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) recently awarded Clare Rimnac, associate dean of research and the Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering, with the 2013 ORS Women's Leadership Forum Award. 

The ORS Women's Leadership Forum seeks to mentor, foster, encourage and inspire women in orthopaedic research at all stages of their careers, and advise and support women on career and leadership opportunities in orthopaedic-related organizations.