Announcements

Nov
21
2012

Mines' SWE section wins national awards

  The Colorado School of Mines’ section of the Society of Women Engineers (which at 545 members is the largest student section in the country) recently received several awards at the national conference: 2012 Outstanding Collegiate Section – Silver level, 2012 Membership Retention Award – Large Section, and the 2012 Membership Collegiate to Career Award – Large Section.  Announcement
Nov
14
2012

Lusk awarded grant for Chinese research exchange on solar energy

An international research partnership involving Physics Professor Mark Lusk was awarded a $720,000 grant from the Chinese Ministry of Education for research exchanges with China regarding solar energy. Announcement
Nov
14
2012

Hogue elected Secretary of Hydrology in AGU

Terri Hogue, civil and environmental engineering associate professor, was elected Secretary of Hydrology in the American Geophysical Union. Announcement
Nov
14
2012

Taylor recognized by Colorado Cleantech Industry Association

Physics Professor Craig Taylor was recognized for “Excellence in Commercialization” by the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association. He was chosen for his ability to impact the marketplace with innovative clean technologies, successful fundraising, ability to scale his technology and job creation. Winners were chosen by industry peers including venture capitalists, corporate strategists and cleantech CEOs. Announcement
Nov
14
2012

Mishra installed as honorary professor at Kazakh National Technical University

The Kazakh National Technical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan (KazNTU), installed Metallurgical and Materials Professor Brajendra Mishra as an honorary professor of the University. He was honored by Rector Adilov at the opening ceremony of the International Scientific – Practical Conference on Status and Prospects of Mining & Metallurgy in Kazakhstan in October. Mishra presented a keynote lecture on “The Role of Recycling for Sustainability in Mining & Metallurgy” at the conference organized by the Ministry of Education and Science and the Central Asian Mining Union. Mines and KazNTU have an agreement to assist in the preparation of KazNTU PhD students in Metallurgical Sciences through an exchange program. Mishra, serving as a consultant to KazNTU, delivered a 5-day short course covering fundamentals of corrosion, steelmaking and waste management. Announcement
Nov
14
2012

Wu's work featured in Advanced Functional Materials

Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Ning Wu's work on the assembly of anisotropic colloidal dimers was featured on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials. Announcement
Nov
14
2012

Ciobanu's graphene research published in Physical Review B

A research group led by Mechanical Engineering Professor Cristian Ciobanu (in collaboration with researchers from UCLA and Sandia National Laboratories) has found the value work function of single- and bi-layer graphene grown on palladium is affected both by the in-plane rotation of the graphene layers and by their number. Their results were published in an Editor’s Suggestion Physical Review B article: http://prb.aps.org/abstract/PRB/v85/i20/e205443 Announcement
Nov
14
2012

Mines grad student releases free and open source Python code

Alex Yuffa, a PhD student in the Physics Department, has released a free and open source Python code for doing state-of-the-art electrodynamics calculations in layered media. This code has applications in fields as diverse as nanotechnology, exploration geophysics, metamaterials and cosmoloty. A paper describing this code has was published in the prestigious Journal of Computational Physics written by Yuffa and his advisor John Scales. Announcement

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