Spring 2018

Society of Women Engineers Individual Awards

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 28 February 2018

The Society of Women Engineers strives to advance and honor the contributions of women at all stages of their careers as well as recognize the successes of SWE members and individuals who enhance the engineering profession through contributions to industry, education and the community. 

The SWE will present 19 Individual Awards. Recipients will be presented at the WE18 - SWE’s Annual Conference for women engineers in Minneapolis, MN, October 18-20, 2018

Molecular Clusters: Building Blocks for Nanoelectronics and Material Design

Speaker(s): 
Xavier Roy
Dates: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

The programmed assembly of nanoscale building blocks offers exciting new avenues to creating electronic devices and materials in which structure and functions can be chemically designed and tuned. In this context, the synthesis of inorganic molecular clusters with atomically-defined structures, compositions and surface chemistry provides a rich family of functional building elements. This presentation will describe our efforts to assemble such “designer atoms” into a variety of hierarchical structures and devices, and study the resulting collective properties.

Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 28 February 2018

The Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) Program supports innovative research on novel devices based on the principles of electronics, optics and photonics, optoelectronics, magnetics, opto- and electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. EPMD's goal is to advance the frontiers of micro-, nano- and quantum-based devices operating within the electromagnetic spectrum and contributing to a broad range of application domains including information and communications, imaging and sensing, healthcare, Internet of Things, energy, infrastructure, and manufacturing. The program encourages research based on emerging technologies for miniaturization, integration, and energy efficiency as well as novel material-based devices with new functionalities, improved efficiency, flexibility, tunability, wearability, and enhanced reliability. 

Skip to side content Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 28 February 2018

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (GRF-STEM) provides awards to accredited academic institutions to support graduate research leading to doctoral degrees in topic areas that are relevant to ensuring public safety, preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States. 

The ultimate goal of this solicitation is to increase the pool of researchers who are involved in providing STEM-based solutions to problems that affect criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. Through the GRF-STEM program, NIJ supports STEM graduate education by investing in academic institutions that support outstanding and promising doctoral students. 

2018 Small Business Innovation Research

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 28 February 2018

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now accepting proposals for its 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards. The competitive program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federally funded research and development opportunities that have the potential for commercialization. Applications for Phase I will be accepted through April 4, 2018.

Phase I awardees receive up to $100,000. If accepted into Phase II, awardees may obtain funding up to $300,000 to continue their work. In Phase III, non-SBIR funds are used for technology commercialization.

Association for Computing Machinery Gordon Bell Prize

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 28 February 2018

The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. The purpose of the award is to track the progress over time of parallel computing, with particular emphasis on rewarding innovation in applying high-performance computing to applications in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. Prizes may be awarded for peak performance or special achievements in scalability and time-to-solution on important science and engineering problems. Financial support of the $10,000 award is provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high-performance and parallel computing.

Engineering of spin canting across core/shell Fe3O4/MnxFe3−xO4 nanoparticle

  • By Leena Aggarwal
  • 27 February 2018

In the recently published paper in Scientific Reports, Sara A. Majetich and their colleagues have demonstrated the engineering of spin canting across a Magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) via the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI). In this paper, they have shown that strong DMI can lead to magnetic frustration within the shell and cause canting of the net particle moment. These results have illuminated how core/shell nanoparticle systems can be engineered for spin canting across the whole of the particle, rather than solely at the surface.

 

My Summer Exchange Program at The University of Pittsburgh (PITT) - 2017

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 23 February 2018

Everyear PQI  bring together the undergraduate interns, the incoming graduate class, as well as other USTC alumni who have been in Pittsburgh for few years or more at the UCTS Day Event. Last summer one of the attendees of this event was Hua Jiannan. In this article he shared his experiences at University of Pittsburgh.

Strategic Technologies

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 21 February 2018

DARPA is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that provide the U.S. military significant capability improvement to dominate across all scales of conflict intensity. These span highly contested force-on-force conflicts to ambiguous, complex "Gray Zone" conflicts1. Technologies should support conflicts that may take place in a range of environments from austere, remote locations to dense megacities.

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