Fall 2007 Current Student News

Zhang Jia (MSE graduate student) and Dr. Limin Huang (MSE postdoctoral research scientist) and Prof. Stephen O’Brien published a feature article, “Orientated assembly of single walled carbon nanotubes and applications” in the Journal of Material Chemistry, Issue 37, 2007. Zhang’s image (left) was featured on the cover.

Jeffrey Levesque (PP graduate student) was awarded an appointment in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fusion Science Fellowship Program sponsored by the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES) and administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for 07-08. The fellowship, which is renewable up to three consecutive years, was awarded in recognition of his academic excellence and his research interests in fusion energy science.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing chose the article by Gideon Simpson (AM graduate student), Prof. Marc Spiegelman and Prof. Michael I. Weinstein, titled “Degenerate dispersive equations arising in the study of magma dynamics” published in Nonlinearity, Vol. 20, 2007, for inclusion in IOP Select, a special collection of journal articles selected by IOP Journal editors. IOP select articles are chosen based on one or more the following criteria: substantial advances or significant breakthroughs, a high degree of novelty, and significant impact on future research. Simpson is a 4th year gra uate student working with Prof. Spiegelman and Prof. Weinstein on microscopic and macroscopic modeling of fluid-solid dynamics in the earth’s interior. Initially, funded by the APAM’s IGERT Fellowship Program, Simpson and this collaboration are now supported by the NSF’s Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences (CMG) Program.

Andrew Ying (MSE graduate student) was awarded a full scholarship to attend the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering from August 12-25, 2007 at the Argonne National Laboratory, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science and the Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

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