- Whitacre, Aquion Featured in Bloomberg Article
Young companies staked by big backers are challenging fossil fuels with
new ways to hold sun and wind power in the $50 billion energy storage market. Read full article here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-14/gates-pritzkers-take-on-musk-in-5-billion-race-for-new-battery
- MSE undergraduate awarded Goldwater Scholarship Congratulations to MSE junior, Joshua Kubiak who is one of two
undergraduate students to receive the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship this
year! Kubiak works as an research assistant in Michael Bockstaller's lab.
- Suresh & collaborators create device that extracts rare tumor cells using
MSE Professor & CMU President Subra Suresh and MIT and Penn State
collaborators have created a microfluidic device that uses acoustic waves
to separate circulating tumor cells from blood cells, at a speed up to 20
times higher than that achieved in prior attempts. Additionally, the
researchers tested their device, for which a patent application has been
filed, using patient samples for the first time.
Continue reading: http://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2015/april/sound-extracts-tumor-cells.html
- MSE student wins at 3mt
MSE Doctoral Student, Vincent De George was one of eleven finalists in
CMU's second annual Three Minute Thesis Championship which was held on
Tuesday, April 8th. Three Minute Thesis is a research communication
competition that challenges Ph.D. students to give a compelling
presentation on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes,
in language that anyone can understand. Vincent was chosen by the audience
as the People's Choice winner and received a check for $500. The title of
his entry was: Materials Science & Engineering: "Tomorrow's Electricity:
Stadium or Lawn Seating"
- Feinberg interviewed by Huffington Post
Adam Feinberg was featured in a Huffington Post Q&A with cardiologist/author Dr. Cynthia Thaik, where the two discussed the question "can science and technology fix a broken heart?" Despite major advancements in medicine, we cannot reverse the damage on heart tissue after trauma like heart attacks or strokes. As part of the conversation, Feinberg sheds some light on his own work that could provide the solution we’ve been waiting for. Check it out:
- MSE Students won big at the ASM Pittsburgh Chapter's Young Members Night
The annual event was held on Thursday, February 19th and the MSE
Department was well represented with Senior, Catherine Groschner taking
home the Outstanding Senior Award and Junior Hao-Jan (Danny) Shue and
Sophomore Heather Bowman both receiving the Past Chairpersons Education
In the annual poster competition, the undergraduate winners were
Sophomore, Ann Rutt in 1st place, Junior, Yeshar Hadi winning 2nd place
and Senior Olivia Dippo taking 3rd place
MSE doctoral students fared just as well with Sudipto Mandal taking the
1st place prize, Tugce Ozturk taking 2nd place and David Sapiro winning
the 3rd place prize
Congratulations to all of the students who participated and represented
the MSE Department!
- Alum Received TMS Award
MSE alum Li Li (M.S. 2010, Ph.D. 2012) has been chosen as the recipient of
the 2015 TMS EPD Young Leaders Professional Development Award. This award
was created to "enhance the professional development of young, dynamic and
committed members through leadership opportunities and networking." Dr. Li
has been very active in energy research and TMS activities organization.
He is a frequent organizer and session chair of the international
conferences, including the symposiums in TMS (2013, 2014) and the MRS
(2013) Annual Meeting. He is also a committee member of the Energy
Committee and the Young Professional Committee of TMS. Dr. Li also served
on the board of the 2015 Energy Best Paper Selection Committee.
- MSE student selected for Churchill Scholarship
Congratulations to Catherine (Kate) Groschner who was recently announced as a recipient of a Churchill Scholarship. Carnegie Mellon University senior Catherine "Kate" Groschner, a materials
science and engineering major, has been selected as one of 14 students
nationwide to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which funds a year of
postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.
Groschner is the 11th CMU student to receive the Churchill Scholarship,
one of the most prestigious awards for studying abroad in the United
Full press release can be found here.
- Bettinger awarded Dean's Early Career Fellowship
Congratulations to Christopher Bettinger, who was announced as one of the Dean's Early Career Fellowships. Dean’s Early Career Fellowships are awarded to untenured faculty members who have been nominated by their department heads and have been selected to receive the fellowship after review and discussion of the nomination package by the CIT Review Committee. Congratulations!
- Feinberg selected for NSF CAREER award
Congratulations to Adam Feinberg, who was selected for an NSF CAREER award. This is a five year, $500,000 project that will support his research. The title of the project is "3D Printing of Heart Muscle Using Soft Hydrogels" and it was awarded by the CMMI division.