AWARDED: Professor Emeritus Graham Wallis was awarded the 90th Anniversary Medal of the Fluids Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of the science and practice of fluids engineering.
NAMED: The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Lemelson Foundation have named Professor Eric Fossum one of 10 2016-17 Invention Ambassadors. The ambassador program will enable Fossum, the inventor of the image sensor technology used in cellphone cameras and the director of Thayer’s PhD Innovation Program, to further demonstrate his role as a problem-solver.
PUBLISHED: Professor Geoffrey Parker—who joined Thayer’s faculty in July—charts out the brilliant future of platforms and reveals how they will irrevocably alter the lives and careers of millions as coauthor of Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy—And How to Make Them Work for You (W.W. Norton & Co.).
AWARDED: Three engineering grad students, Alexander Engler ’12, Ellen Weburg ’14, and Grayson Zulauf ’12, have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2016. The fellowships provide three years of support for graduate study leading to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in science or engineering.
AWARDED: Max Saccone ’17 was awarded Thayer’s 2016–17 Bengt Sonnerup Fellowship, to support further research with Professor Weiyang (Fiona) Li on understanding the chemical reactions that take place in high-energy sulfur-based batteries through surface-enchanced Raman spectroscopy. “This type of battery is a very attractive energy storage technology due to its high theoretical energy densities and its use of earth-abundant materials,” Saccone says.comments powered by Disqus