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Engineering PhD student wins a prestigious award from Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Mustafa Unal, a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, recently received the Society for Applied Spectroscopy’s (SAS) Barbara Stull Graduate Student Award.
 
The award is given annually to only one graduate student in recognition of outstanding research in the area of spectroscopy.
 
Unal works under the supervision of Ozan Akkus, the Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research is at the interface of engineering, biomedical optics and orthopedics.

CWRU, CSU partner in new “Internet of Things” collaborative

With a planning grant from the Cleveland Foundation, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University (CSU) will partner in the development of a new regional academic collaboration to assess, promote and innovatively contribute to the vast interconnected network of devices known as “the Internet of Things.”
 
The $200,000, six-month grant is part of the Cleveland Foundation’s broader digital economy strategy—called the Digital Excellence Initiative—to invest in efforts that create a more connected community, support digital skills development, improve digital civic engagement, elevate regional digital leadership and encourage technology innovation for social good.

Interactive Commons team displays HoloLens exhibit at World Economic Forum’s 47th annual meeting

HoloLens demonstration at World Economic Forum meetingAs 3,000 leaders gathered in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum’s 47th annual meeting this week, the team from Case Western Reserve’s Interactive Commons was ready for its Davos debut.
 
The renowned gathering of company CEOs, national government officials, scholars, journalists and more features 400 sessions spread over four days. But the Interactive Commons team was presenting all day, every day, with demonstrations of educational applications of Microsoft’s mixed-reality technology.

Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials to hold demonstrations Feb. 1

CalendarThe Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials will hold 30-minute demonstrations of its newest instrument, a Keyence VHX 5000 on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
 
The Keyence VHX 5000 is an all-in-one optical microscope that incorporates observation, image capture and measurement capabilities into one instrument.
 
All members of the university community are invited to bring samples to the free demonstrations Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. in White Building, Room 307.

M. Cenk Cavusoglu elected to AIMBE’s College of Fellows

M. Cenk CavusogluM. Cenk Cavusoglu, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been elected to the College of Fellows at the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
 
AIMBE fellows are a select group of individuals, who represent the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineering professionals.
 
The society serves as the “authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society.”
 
Cavusoglu will be formally inducted at the AIMBE’s annual meeting March 20 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. He joins 32 Case Western Reserve faculty members who have previously been elected to fellowship in the institute.