Announcements

Sep
21
2015

Anderson receives 2015 Jun-ichiro Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award

The International Precious Metals Institute® awarded the 2015 Jun-ichiro Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award to Corby Anderson, Harrison Western Professor at Mines. The IPMI Jun-ichiro Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes important career contributions to the advancement of the precious metals industry, be it technological, commercial, economic or management. IPMI® is the largest worldwide association of producers, refiners, fabricators, scientists, users, financial institutions, merchants, private and public sector groups within the precious metals community. The Institute was organized to provide a forum for the exchange of factual information on all aspects of precious metals and precious metals technology. Watch a brief video about Anderson and of the award ceremony. Announcement
Sep
21
2015

Lusk delivers lecture on silicon nanostructures at Fall Meeting of European Materials Research Society

Physics Professor Mark Lusk has been invited to deliver a lecture on silicon nanostructures at the Fall Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), Sept. 15-18 at the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. Lusk's lecture is titled "Carrier Collection and Transport in Thin Film Silicon with Tailored Nanocrystalline/Amorphous Structure: Computational Design and Experimental Realization." It will focus on a new computational method developed by Lusk and his group for quantifying the way electrons interact with material vibrations. Announcement
Sep
07
2015

Herring selected as Division of Energy and Fuels American Chemical Society winner

Professor Andrew Herring (CBE) has been selected as the Division of Energy and Fuels American Chemical Society winner of the 2015 ENFL Distinguished Service award. The award recognizes significant and continued impact on the advancement of energy and fuels chemistry through research, teaching, service or a combination of the three over an extended period of time. Announcement
Sep
07
2015

Amery publishes book on Arab water security

Associate Professor Hussein Amery (LAIS) authored a book published in June by Cambridge University Press titled "Arab Water Security: Threats and Opportunities in the Gulf States (International Hydrology)." Announcement
Sep
07
2015

Diniz Behn gives presentation on sleep at Lorentz Center

Assistant Professor Cecilia Diniz Behn (AMS) gave an invited presentation at the Lorentz Center, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands last month. The presentation was titled "Sleep-wake regulation as a multi-oscillator system.” Announcement
Sep
07
2015

Farca publishes book on connections between energy, society and environment

Teaching Associate Professor Paula Farca (LAIS) has published “Essays on Energy and Its Social and Environmental Implications in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literary Texts.” The book shows the connections in 20th and 21st century literary texts between energy, society and environment. The edited volume includes a substantial introduction, poems on energy, eighteen critical essays from international contributors, and a photo essay. Other LAIS colleagues also contributed to the book: Toni Lefton contributed three poems: Winter Tulip, Top Kill, and Make Believe; and Sarah Hitt wrote a chapter entitled "Mining in Contemporary Indigenous Literature.” Announcement
Aug
31
2015

Smith awarded $450,000 grant from National Science Foundation

Jessica M. Smith (LAIS) has been awarded a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM program. The project, “The Ethics of Extraction: Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into Engineering Education,” will investigate how engineers working in the mining, oil and gas industries understand and practice social responsibility and what role particular undergraduate educational experienced played in preparing them to navigate the social and environmental challenges of their professional practice. The research team, which also includes the current Shultz Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Humanitarian Engineering Fellow Nicole Smith, will then use this data to inform and transform the educational experiences for undergraduates at Mines, Virginia Tech, and Missouri University of Science and Technology. Announcement
Aug
31
2015

Maniloff, Murray publishes work in Energy Economics journal

Peter Maniloff (EB) and Brian Murray (Duke) published “Why Have Greenhouse Emissions in RGGI States declined? An Econometric Attribution to Economic, Energy Market and Policy Factors" in the journal, Energy Economics. Announcement
Aug
31
2015

Fleckenstein presents at Enercom Oil and Gas Conference

Will Fleckenstein (PE) presented “The Size of the Prize – is the Unconventional Revolution Confined only to North America?” at the recent Enercom Oil and Gas Conference. It is one of the largest oil and gas investment conferences and included a presentation by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Announcement
Aug
31
2015

Cath, Williams host Membrane Research Workshop

Tzahi Cath (CEE) and Kim Williams (CH) hosted a Membrane Research Workshop at Mines on Aug. 26 bringing together faculty and groups on campus conducting research focused on membrane separation processes. As many as 25 faculty members discussed the science and applied domains pertinent to their research with the goal of identifying opportunities for collaboration and program development. The workshop concluded with a group discussion on relevant topics, including possible collaborative proposals, including potential NSF/STC, additional ways to promote dialogue and collaborations, strategic off-campus collaborators, and the new NSF and DOE focus and upcoming funding opportunities in the area of energy-water-food nexus. Announcement

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