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CWRU teams up to pursue energy innovation

Four leading research universities are joining forces to accelerate innovations to address challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector.
 
Case Western Reserve University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University are forming the Tri-State University Energy Alliance.
 
The universities have agreed to work more closely to align their individual and collective expertise for research, technology commercialization, partnerships with industry and more.

Frank Ernst named chair of Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Frank Ernst, Leonard Case Jr. Professor, has been named chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
 
After graduating with a PhD from the University of Göttingen, Germany, Ernst first came to the Case School of Engineering as a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 1987. He returned to Germany, his native country, in 1989, where he spent the next 12 years working as a researcher for the Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung in Stuttgart and as a lecturer at the University of Stuttgart, before returning to Case Western Reserve in 2000 as a professor of materials science.

CWRU student startup heads off to major competitions

Case Western Reserve University startup CrystalE is about to make some serious pitches—the student-run company will be vying for titles in the Clean Energy Trust Challenge and the Rice Business Plan Competition this spring.
 
The team will be introducing judges to their self-powered sensors for building monitoring. The sensors are capable of tracking data like temperature and humidity and reporting that information to a centralized computer system that can adjust lighting systems, heating and cooling accordingly to improve overall energy efficiency. 

Nicole Seiberlich elected to ISMRM Board of Trustees

Nicole Seiberlich, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).
 
The ISMRM is a multi-disciplinary nonprofit association that promotes innovation, development and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology throughout the world.
 
Seiberlich has been an active member of the association for 11 years, taking on various roles including planning and moderating scientific and educational sessions, delivering invited talks, and working with society journals.

CWRU takes the stage at Microsoft’s Build conference to show how HoloLens can transform learning

Last spring, Professor Mark Griswold told a global audience about the potential of Microsoft HoloLens to transform learning.
 
Twelve months later, Griswold showed the world exactly how—or at least his hologram did.
 
Speaking at Microsoft’s annual Build conference for the second consecutive year, Griswold was joined by School of Medicine Dean Pamela Davis and two university developers, Jeff Mlakar and Henry Eastman—all three of whom were actually on stage in person at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.