In its annual list of the brightest young minds in the country, Forbes selected two members of the Case Western Reserve University community. Felipe Gomez del Campo, a senior aerospace and mechanical engineering major, and Robert J. Gilliard Jr., a postdoctoral scholar in chemistry, are part of the 2016 “30 Under 30” special, published this week.
Gilliard was named to the “science” category for his research, teaching and publishing, while Gomez del Campo is recognized in the “energy” category for his work on a fuel injector for jet engines.
Pallavi Tiwari, research assistant professor in biomedical engineering and the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, has been selected as one of the 100 Women Achievers of India.
This award is conferred by the government of India, recognizing women who are making an impact in diverse fields. Tiwari will be recognized for her work in developing novel software technology for early cancer diagnosis and prognosis by the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee, on Jan. 22 during an award ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
The shells of a common plant virus, inhaled into a lung tumor or injected into ovarian, colon or breast tumors, not only triggered the immune system in biologic models to wipe out the tumors, but provided systemic protection against metastases, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Dartmouth College report.
The scientists tested a 100-year-old idea called in-situ vaccination. The idea is to put something inside a tumor and disrupt the environment that suppresses the immune system, thus allowing the natural defense system to attack the malignancy.
More than 30 Case Western Reserve University students, staff and alumni will showcase their inventions, startup ventures and entrepreneurial and innovation resources on a global stage: CES, produced by the Consumer Technology Association, in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9.
It marks Case Western Reserve’s third consecutive year exhibiting at the event—and largest representation yet. CES, which annually attracts more than 170,000 visitors from all over the world, introduces next-generation innovations to the marketplace.
Four early-stage tech companies at Case Western Reserve University each will receive $50,000 from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission to further develop and bring their products to the marketplace.
The Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund (TVSF), which provides grants to advance technology developed by Ohio institutions of higher education and other nonprofit research institutions, last week approved seven of 19 proposals statewide for Phase I funding.
Engineering researchers at Case Western Reserve submitted four of the seven proposals.