Day: July 19, 2010

Summer 2010 Finishing Fellowships Awarded

The Graduate School is proud to announce the following students are recipients of a one-time Summer 2010 Finishing Fellowship:

  • Atakan Altinkaynak, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Rachel M Bradford, Biomedical Engineering
  • Archana Pandey, Engineering Physics
  • Edwar Romero-Ramirez, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Eric M Winder, Biological Sciences

The fellowships are made possible by the Graduate School.

Application procedures for the Graduate School fellowship programs and photographs of recent recipients can be found online.  Nominations are currently open for Finishing Fellowships for fall semester.  Nominations are due no later than 4pm on July 29, 2010.


New theses and dissertations in Library

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the following theses and dissertations are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library:

Haiying He
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
Advisor: Ravindra Pandey
Dissertation title: Electron Transport in Molecular Systems

Fei Lin
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Mohan D Rao
Dissertation title: Vibro-Acoustical Analysis and Design of a Multiple-Layer Constrained Viscoelastic Damping Structure

Christopher Nelson
Master of Science in Industrial Archaeology
Advisor: Larry D Lankton
Thesis title: The C.R. Patterson and Sons Company of Greenfield, Ohio: Survival and Adaptation of a Back-Owned Company in the Vehicle Building Industry, 1865-1939

Brandon Rouse
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Jeffrey Donald Naber
Thesis title: Part Load Combustion Characterization of Ethanol-Gasoline Fuel Blends in a Single Cylinder Spark Ignition Direct Injection Variable Cam Timing Variable Compression Ratio Engine

Karl Walczak
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Craig R Friedrich
Dissertation title: Immobilizing Bacteriorhodopsin on a Single Electron Transistor


Two New Graduate Programs Receive Final Approval

At its regular meeting July 15, the Board gave final approval for Tech to offer two new PhD degrees, one in environmental and energy policy and another in geophysics.

The Board also:

  • Kicked off the public phase of a $200 million capital campaign.
  • Approved the building of a temporary home for the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum.
  • Approved the purchase of a building to be used for education efforts related to hybrid electric automotive technologies and the Keweenaw Research Center.
  • Awarded the late Jacob R. Oswald an honorary posthumous Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry.
  • Named a mechanical engineering research facility on Ethel Avenue in Hancock the Alternative Energy Research Building.
  • Authorized the University to proceed with construction of the Great Lakes Research Center on the waterfront at Michigan Tech.

Read more news on the Board of Control meeting.