Congratulations to Binita Hona and Jinlin Zhang, who were awarded Graduate School Finishing Fellowships for Spring 2019. Best of luck to you!
Claudio Mazzoleni (Physics), Lynn Mazzoleni (Chem) and graduate student Simeon Schum were featured in the article “Aerosol problem: Adding a piece to the climate change puzzle,” in the Daily Mining Gazette.
Michigan Tech alumna Heather J. Lewandowski, associate professor, University of Colorado Boulder, is the recipient of the prestigious American Physics Society – Wolff-Reichert Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction.
Lewandowski received a bachelor’s of science degree in physics from Michigan Tech in 1997 and was inducted in the Presidential Council of Alumnae (PCA) in 2016.
The American Physics Society has acknowledged contributions of Lewandowski “For systematic and scholarly transformation of advanced laboratories in physics, for building leading assessment tools of laboratories, and for national service advancing our advanced laboratory educational community.”
Atmospheric science experts Lynn Mazzoleni (Chem) and Claudio Mazzoleni (Physics), traveled more than 8,000 miles from Houghton to the National Institute of Technology Calicut (NIT) in the Southern Indian state of Kerala. Invited by Ravi Varma, associate professor of physics at NIT, and sponsored by the Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN), their three-week trip was punctuated by local cultural experiences, sandwiched between giving several academic lectures.
They participated in a six-day GIAN-sponsored workshop, “Atmospheric Aerosol: Optical Properties, Composition, and Effects on Climate,” for students and junior faculty from NIT and elsewhere. The GIAN program is funded by the Indian government to foster high-quality international experiences and to elevate India’s reputation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). One way to achieve the mission is by inviting internationally renowned scientists like the Mazzolenis to share their expertise in atmospheric aerosols.
Read the full story on mtu.edu/news.
We are happy to announce grad students Chad Brisbois (Physics) and Neel Uday Desai (Atmospheric Sciences) are among the winners for the Doctoral Finishing Fellowship Award. Congratulations!
Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan.
Yoke Khin Yap, professor of physics, has won the 2018 Research Award.
It’s a story well ingrained in our collective consciousness—the tale of the scientist laboring long hours for months or even years in dogged pursuit of answers. It’s a story we like to tell because it assures us someday our hard work will pay off. And in Yoke Khin Yap’s case, it certainly has.
The professor of physics has pursued a research path that embodies this story of science, taking an idea about certain nanomolecules from mere theory to, very soon, commercialized product. He also won the Bhakta Rath Research Award with student Chee Huei Lee in 2011. Yap’s contributions to fundamental understanding of boron-carbon-nitrogen nanostructures, the development of transistors without semiconductors and commercialization of high-brightness fluorophores for medical imaging have been honored with his receipt of Michigan Tech’s Research Award.
Read the full story on mtu.edu/news.
A multitude of our undergraduates have recently returned from a spring trip to CERN. This trip was kindly funded by our alum Werner Vogt and chaperoned by Professor Borysow!
Congratulations to Tyler Capek (advisor: Prof. Claudio Mazzoleni) who was selected to receive the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research award.
Congratulations to Connor Hawry and Zackerie Hjorth (both advised by Prof. Yoke Khin Yap), who received Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships for 2018. Connor will be working on synthesis of small diameter BNNTs for biomedical application and Zackerie on boron nitride nanosheet synthesis for increasing electron mobility of graphene and TMDCs on SiO2 substrates.
Congratulations to Janarjan Bhandari (Advisor: Prof. Claudio Mazzoleni), Aeshah Muqri (advisor: Prof. Jae Yong Suh) and Kevin Waters (Prof. Ravindra Pandey), who have received Finishing Fellowships from the Graduate School.