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Biomedical engineering’s Eben Alsberg appointed to editorial boards, academic society

Eben Alsberg, associate professor of biomedical engineering, recently was appointed to the editorial boards of Tissue Engineering, a leading journal in his field, and Nature Scientific Reports.
He also was elected to the Americas Council of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society for a three-year term. He is a member of the society’s membership committee.

CWRU and Lincoln Electric lead 3-D manufacturing project

Case Western Reserve University, in alliance with the Lincoln Electric Co. and a group of business partners, has been selected to lead a project to convert the laser hot-wire welding process developed by Lincoln Electric into a high-output, three-dimensional additive manufacturing process.
The project is among 15 recently announced by America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Youngstown, which is spearheading next-generation manufacturing technologies based on 3-D printing. The projects are winners of America Makes’ second round of funding.

LaunchTown announces 2014 entrepreneurship competition

Students are invited to submit their business ideas to the 2014 LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards for a chance to win a $10,000 cash prize.
Disease Diagnostic Group LLC—a team from Case Western Reserve—won the top prize at last year’s competition for its hand-held malaria detector.

Human Connectome Project leader David C. Van Essen to deliver spring Ford Lecture

The Case Western Reserve University community is invited to attend the spring 2014 Ford Distinguished Lecture on March 6 featuring David C. Van Essen, PhD, Alumni Endowed Professor in the Anatomy and Neurobiology Department at Washington University in St. Louis.
Van Essen is one of the principal investigators of the Human Connectome Project, a $30 million NIH grant to map brain circuitry in a large population of healthy adults using cutting-edge neuroimaging methods, giving the scientific community an unprecedented look at connectivity in the living brain. 

Materials Science and Engineering’s John Lewandowski wins TMS Leadership Award

John J. Lewandowski, the Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering II in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, has received the 2014 Leadership Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).
The organization gives the award annually to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the national and international materials community in the fields of metallurgy and materials.
Lewandowski will accept his award at a ceremony during the TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego Feb. 18.