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Dickey Wins Sosman Award

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 21 June 2022

Elizabeth Dickey is the recipient of the 2023 Sosman Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in basic science that results in a significant impact and advancement in the field of ceramics. The Robert B. Sosman Award is the highest recognition of scientific accomplishment given by the Basic Science Division of ACerS and is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in basic science of an area that results in a significant impact to the field of ceramics. The award will be presented at a plenary lecture at MS&T in October.


Lillian Chong Receives NSF Characteristic Science Award

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 7 June 2022

Prof. Lillian Chong and collaborators, Dr. Arvind Ramanathan (Argonne National Lab) and Prof. Shantenu Jha (Rutgers University), have received one of 21 NSF "Characteristic Science Awards" (CSAs) from the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to pursue a 'grand-challenge'-class science application for the upcoming Leadership Class Computing Facility (LCCF) at TACC.


Sparking Sustainable New Chemical Catalysts

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 25 May 2022

Engineers rely on catalysts for a vast array of applications from food manufacturing to chemical production, so finding efficient, environmentally friendly catalysts is an important avenue of research.

New research led by the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering could lead to the creation of new, sustainable catalysts based on tungsten oxide and similar compounds. . .


Laaser Wins 2022 Bellet Teaching Excellence Award

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 26 April 2022

Congratulations to Jennifer Laaser for receiving the 2022 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award! 

Established in 1998, this annual award recognizes outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate studies in Pitt's Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Each fall, students and faculty are encouraged to submit nominations to the associate dean for undergraduate studies. A committee reviews nominations and requests dossiers from eligible candidates. Honorees are announced in the spring, and award recipients each receive a one-time cash prize of $6,000.


Grad Students Win NSF Fellowship and Honorable Mention

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 5 April 2022

Congratulations to Boris Mesits who has won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! He is supported to work on ultrasensitive superconducting magnetometry and electron spin resonance in the laboratory of Michael Hatridge.  We'd also like to congratulate Evan McKinney, advised by Michael Hatridge and Alex Jones, who won honorable mention for his proposal on studying architectures for modular quantum computing with superconducting circuits.


Levy and Givi wins 2022 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 15 March 2022

Congratulations to Jeremy Levy and Peyman Givi for receiving the 2022 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring. 

The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring will annually recognize outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a research doctorate degree. Up to four awards will be made each year. . .


Want to promote diversity in science? Offer better support.

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 15 March 2022

Growing up in Patna, India, I imagined that there would be a better representation of women in physics in the United States. But after arriving at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to begin my graduate studies in 1988, I was sorely disappointed to learn that I was the only woman in a class of 36 PhD students.

The situation has improved marginally since then. In 2019, for example, women received 20% of both undergraduate and PhD degrees in physics in the . . .

 


van Stipdonk and Corcovilos Publishes in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 1 March 2022

Congratulations to Michael van Stipdonk, Theodore Corcovilos, and their research group for recently publishing their paper, "Intrinsic reactivity of [OUCH]+: Apparent synthesis of [OUS]+ by reaction with CS2" in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. Read the abstract below!

 


Vincent Sokalski receive grant for AMPED Consortium

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 15 February 2022

Congratulations to Vincent Sokalski for winning a grant for the AMPED Consortium. Read the CMU MSE article below! 

McHenry, Sokalski receive planning grant for Advanced Magnetics for Power and Energy Development (AMPED) Consortium. The Advanced Magnetics for Power and Energy Development (AMPED) Consortium has received a planning grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its prestigious Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC).

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