Prof. I.C. “Cev” Noyan, chair of the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and a professor of materials science and engineering and of earth and environmental engineering, was honored by the International Centre for Diffraction Data with its Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, the most prestigious honor for scientists who advance the use of x-rays in materials analysis, at the Centre’s Denver X-Ray Conference in August.
Qiang Du is part of a team who recently won a highly competitive Department of Defense (DoD) MURI (Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative) grant to develop mathematical theory and algorithms for data-driven fractional partial differential equations (PDEs) that can be used to model anomalous transport behavior in crowded and turbulent environments.
Simon Billinge's paper, published in the online edition of the International Union of Crystallography Journal, discusses a new way to apply a widely used local-structure analysis tool—known as atomic pair distribution function (PDF) analysis—to x-ray scattering data from thin films, quickly yielding high-quality information on the films' atomic structure. The work creates new avenues for studies of nanocrystalline thin films.
The APAM Department is pleased to announce the appointments of four new faculty members: Alexander Gaeta (professor of Applied Physics and of Materials Science Engineering), Michal Lipson (professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics), Vincent Quenneville-Bélair (Chu Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics), and Yuan Yang (assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering).