GAANN Mini Conference Event

 GAANN Mini Conference Event
June 10, 2015

Our GAANN Training Grant by the U.S. Department of Educaton supports fellows who are pursuing interdisciplinary research and teaching in the applications and implications of nanotechnology.

(Distributed July 14, 2015)

Assistant Professor Ian Wong Receives Pierrepont Award

Assistant Professor of Engineering Ian Wong has been named the recipient of this year's Nathalie Rutherford Pierrepont'07 prize for leadership, career advising, and motivation.

This is the fifth annual Pierrepont Award, which is offered through the Center for Careers and Life After Brown (CareerLAB), to recognize faculty members who have been especially helpful to students in shaping their life goals and plans after Brown.

(Distributed June 15, 2015)

Professor Huajian Gao to Receive Nadai Medal

Brown University Professor of Engineering Huajian Gao has been selected to receive the 2015 Nadai Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for groundbreaking contributions to hierarchical nanotwinned metals, energy storage materials, metallic glasses, and diffusional creep of metal thin films.

(Distributed June 9, 2015)

Kumar wins Alexander von Humboldt Award

Sharvan Kumar, Professor of Engineering:

Sharvan Kumar, professor of engineering, who studies metallic materials for structural applications, has received an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research award for 2015.

 PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Sharvan Kumar, professor of engineering, is a 2015 recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research award.

(Distributed June 9, 2015)

Researchers Simulate Behavior of 'Active Matter'

Computer models show how small, spinning particles suspended in a fluid can form a variety of macro-scale structures at different concentrations. (Concentrations increase left to right.) The vertical :

Microspheres in a fluid, spinning in opposite directions, create flow patterns that affect other particles. Computer simulations show the particles self-assembling into different structures at different concentrations: bands, small swirls, a single large vortex.

From flocks of starlings to schools of fish, nature is full of intricate dynamics that emerge from the collective behavior of individuals. In recent years, interest has grown in trying to capture similar dynamics to make self-assembling materials from so-called "active matter."

(Distributed June 5, 2015)
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