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50 Years of Fisher Hall

Fisher Hall
Fisher Hall

Fisher Hall has reached a milestone this fall: the big 5-0.

Anyone attending Tech within the last fifty years knows this campus landmark, which has been many things for many people—home for mathematics and physics majors, headquarters for gen ed courses, terror for first-years in chemistry, budget entertainment, and even a venue for true love (more on that later). Fisher has a character all its own—an identity that is as much tied to the Huskies who walked its halls as it is seated in the building’s physical attributes.

Fisher Hall is dedicated on October 7, 1964, replacing Hubbell Hall as the new home for the mathematics and physics department and engineering graphics. Much fanfare follows.

Read more at Michigan Tech Magazine Fall 2014, by Karina Jousma.

Campus Campaign Spotlight on Gowtham

Michigan Tech faculty and staff provide meaningful support for numerous University departments, programs and initiatives each year through the annual Campus Campaign.

Gowtham S., director of research computing and adjunct assistant professor in Physics/ECE, shares why he chooses to participate in the Campus Campaign.

“I contribute to the Campus Campaign because I want Michigan Tech to be in existence long after I am gone. I want it to continue to be a place where people get their education and create their careers, and in turn make contributions to the society that we live in. Also, I want my Michigan Tech degree—and everyone else’s—to have value. For that to happen, the University needs to stay here, and stay strong.”

Editor’s Note: Periodically throughout the year, Tech Today will shine a spotlight on a Michigan Tech employee who gives to the Campus Campaign.

From Tech Today.

Proposals in Progress November 20, 2014

PI Andrew Barnard and Co-PIs Scott Miers (MEEM) and Yoke Khin Yap (Physics), “Carbon Nanotube Speaker Efficiency Improvement and Prototype Design,” US Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research

PI Will Cantrell (Physics/EPSSI), “Collaborative Research: Bottom-Up Cloud Modeling: Building Molecular Level Foundations for Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation in Clouds,” Clemson University

PI Ranjit Pati (Physics), “Collaborative Research: Parallel Fabrication of CNT-Based Spin Transistors Toward Post-CMOS Molecular Scale Spin Logic,” NSF

Read more at Tech Today.

Status of air quality over developing country with special reference to Indo-Ganteic plain: current policies and future air quality

Ranjit Kumar
Ranjit Kumar

Physics Colloquium
Michigan Technological University
Thursday November 6, 2014
4:00PM Fisher Hall 139

Status of air quality over developing country with special reference to Indo-Ganteic plain: current policies and future air quality

Dr. Ranjit Kumar
Department of Chemistry, Technical College, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra-5(INDIA)
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Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

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New Faculty Member Jae Yong Suh

 

Jae Yong Suh
Jae Yong Suh

Jae Yong Suh, PhD
Jae Yong Suh joins the Department of Physics as an assistant professor. Suh comes to Michigan Tech from Northwestern University.

Suh earned a PhD in Physics from Vanderbilt University and a master’s in physics from Korea University.

Suh has been published in Nano TodayNature NanotechnologyNano Letters and the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Suh also holds three patents.

Read more at Tech Today.

Meyer Recognized for Flipped Faculty Development

POD Network 2014Work on “Flipped Faculty Development” by Mike Meyer and Jeff Toorongian of the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning has been recognized as a finalist for the national POD innovation award.

POD, the Professional and Organizational Development network, has been one of the premiere faculty development organizations since 1976. Meyer will travel to Dallas to present the work and attend an awards dinner where a single winner will be selected from among the finalists.

From Tech Today.

Mazzoleni on the Future of Pico Mountain Observatory

Atlantic observatory faces rocky future
Mountaintop facility in Azores can track pollution from North America.

For the past 13 years, atmospheric scientists have been tasting the air above Pico Mountain, a dormant volcano in the Azores archipelago. From a perch at 2,225 metres, just below the mountain’s summit, the Pico observatory can dip directly into the gases and particulates that sweep across the Atlantic Ocean.

Other high-altitude stations in the oceans, such as on the Canary Islands, are closer to Africa, and their measurements can be influenced by dust and particles from biomass burning, says Claudio Mazzoleni, an atmospheric physicist at MTU. “In the case of Pico it’s north enough to get mostly air coming from North America and travelling to Europe,” he says. “There isn’t any other place that is on that path at that elevation.”

Read more at Nature, by Alexandra Witze.

Nature, one of the top science journals in the world, published a news article about the Pico Observatory atmospheric research of Associate Professor Claudio Mazzoleni (Physics) and Associate Professor Lynn Mazzoleni (Chem).

From Tech Today.