Fall 2019 Newsletter

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Letter from the Chair

Dear APAM Family,

It has been a wonderful term for APAM! 

In this issue, we highlight the research and entrepreneurship achievements of our undergraduate students; several were honored for their efforts (James Borovilas, Joseph Lee, Marco Andrés Miller). It also highlights our burgeoning interactions with APAM alumni. 

We present new APAM research, ranging from that in atmospheric science and climate change, nano- and catalytic materials, and porous polymers, and to the upcoming work on quantum science. Faculty ran very successful on-campus workshops on coastal flooding (Kyle Mandli) and on fusion (Gerald Navratil). Adam Sobel testified before Congress on extreme weather. 

We are so proud that several of our faculty received awards and other recognitions this term (Siu-Wai Chan, Qiang Du, Alexander Gaeta, Michal Lipson, I.C. Noyan, Lorenzo Polvani, Latha Venkataraman, and Renata Wentzcovitch)! 

The APAM community also fondly remembers the life of our friend and colleague of many years, Jimmy Florakis. 

With best wishes for a productive and brilliant new year! 

Best regards, 

Irving P. Herman
Chair, APAM


Photos/Images: Eileen Barosso, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia Engineering, Piero Marin, NASA, Timothy Lee Photographers
Contributing Authors: Melanie Bieli, Edita Bytyqi , Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia Engineering, Nicole deRoberts, Ava Doyle, Holly Evarts, Jessica Guenzel, Kristen Henlin, Joseph Lee, Kyle Mandli, Zane Martin, Michael Mauel, Steven Sabbagh, Michael Wahrman


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