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New Funding

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Assistant Director John Diebel (IIE) has received $45,217 from the University of Michigan-Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a project, “Bench Scale Synthesis of Antimicrobial Vermiculite and its Stability Characteristic Determination.” The Co-PI is Associate Professor Jaroslaw Drelich (MSE). The two researchers will collaborate with the Institute of Materials Processing (IMP).

2012 MSGC Awards

2012 MSGC Awards Announced

Michigan Tech faculty, staff members and students received awards tallying $101,875 through the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC), sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which includes 11 university members.

Among the undergraduates receiving $2,500 research fellowships were Meredith Mulder (Materials Science): “Synthesis and Characterization of Multifunctional Vermiculite Containing Carbon Nanotubes and Metallic Nanoparticles” and Bradley Villeneuve (Materials Science): “Formulation and Antimicrobial Testing of Vermiculite Coated with Copper Nanoparticles.”

Among the graduate students receiving $5,000 fellowships was Patrick Bowen (Materials Science): “Exploring the effect of group IV elements on the mechanical and corrosion performance of magnesium.”

Read more at Tech Today, by Lisa Wallace.

St. John Family Provides Another $1 Million Estate Gift to Michigan Tech

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One of Michigan Technological University’s most generous benefactors and his wife, Franklin and Lorraine St. John, have recently established a $1 million charitable trust to support the Generations of Discovery Campaign.

St. John earned a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1960. Since then, he has received numerous honors from his alma mater, including an Honorary Doctorate of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and the Board of Control Silver Medal. Additionally, he has been inducted into what is now the Academy of Materials Science and Engineering.