Ica Manas-Zloczower, the Thomas W. and Nancy P. Seitz Professor of Advanced Materials and Energy in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, will present “Challenges in Nanocomposites: Mixing Obstacles and Opportunities,” on Monday, April 28, at the Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) in Las Vegas.
Nanofillers have attracted much attention due to their remarkable mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties, which make them ideal fillers for advanced polymer composites. Evaluating methods to characterize the state of filler dispersion at different length scales enables us to look at the potential of applying mixing fundamentals to tailor properties in advanced materials.
Alexis Abramson, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and faculty director of the university’s Great Lakes Energy Institute, has graduated from Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering program (ELATE at Drexel).
Abramson along with 17 other ELATE fellows celebrated their graduation at a ceremony in March accompanied by their deans, provosts and other national leaders.
A Center of Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) team and group led by Anant Madabhushi won four awards for different papers presented at the SPIE Medical Imaging 2014 meeting in San Diego, Feb. 15-19. SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.
Geert Litjens, a former visiting graduate student at CCIPD, was awarded runner-up for the Robert F Wagner Best Student paper at SPIE Medical Imaging for his manuscript titled “Distinguishing benign confounding treatment changes from residual prostate cancer on MRI following laser ablation.” Anant Madabhushi, associate professor of biomedical engineering and member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, was the senior author on the study, which also included Robin Elliot from the Case Institute of Pathology and Satish Viswanath, research assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Case Western Reserve University student-led startup Disease Diagnostic Group (DDG) has won $100,000 to support the development of its rapid malaria detection device.
DDG took first place in the Cupid’s Cup Business Competition, an annual contest for student entrepreneurs.
Read the Plain Dealer’s coverage of DDG’s win.
LaShanda Korley, the Climo Assistant Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, was recently featured in an American Chemistry Society (ACS) video promoting the ACS Scholars Program.
The award-winning program encourages high-potential African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate degrees in chemical and engineering sciences by providing scholarships, research internships and mentoring.
Watch the video.