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 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.”
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MSE graduate student Patrick Bowen has received an approval recommendation by the Michigan Tech Graduate School on his application for the DeVlieg Foundation Fellowship. The recommendation was based on Bowen’s research, publication record, and contribution to the mission of Michigan Tech. Bowen will receive support in the form of stipend plus one-credit of tuition for summer 2012.
Assistant Professor Paul Sanders (MSE/IMP), “High-strength Low-allow (HSLA) Aluminum: Microstructural Design for High Strength and Ductility,” DARPA
Vice President for Research David Reed has awarded Century II Campaign Endowed Equipment Fund (C2E2) grants at the recommendation of the C2E2 Committee. The committee reviewed eight proposals totaling $33,385 and awarded $19,550. Paul Sanders received funding for “Wire Electro-Discharge Machining.”
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.
Professor Steve Hackney (MSE) has received $53,152 from UChicago Argonne for a one-year project, “Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Characterization of Battery Materials.”