Dr. Jessica Winter Named Design News’ Rising Engineering Star

“Her research may occur at the nanoscale,
but her impact will soon be felt on a global scale.”

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(photos from @OSUengineering via Twitter)

Associate Director Dr. Jessica Winter was recently named Design News’ annual Rising Engineering Star at the Golden Mousetrap Awards in Anaheim, California.

Winter was nominated by Matt Schutte, director of communications & engineering  healthcare solutions at Ohio State’s College of Engineering. When asked about his decision to nominate Winter, he was quoted as saying she“epitomizes the growing trend of engineers applying their skills to solve healthcare challenges. As a cancer survivor herself, she approaches her research with urgency and empathy, and with a focus on translation — on taking knowledge from the bench to the bedside. Jessica is much more than a professor, she is an entrepreneur, a mentor to dozens of students, an enthusiastic Ohio State engineering ambassador, and a productively impatient researcher who knows she can make a difference.”

Read the full article at Design News.

Roland Kawakami named American Physical Society Fellow

The CEM congratulates Professor Picture for kawakami.15Roland Kawakami (IRG-2)  for his Fellow nomination in the American Physical Society. Kawakami was nominated by the Topical Group on Magnetism (GMAG), “For pioneering advances in understanding the magnetic properties of graphene, including mechanisms of spin lifetime and spin transport, and the role of adatoms in magnetic moment formation.”

CEM and New Mexico Highlands Awarded PREM Funding from NSF

CEM and New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) were recently awarded a Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) grant from the NSF. Prof. Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin (IRG-2) is the co-PI. The objective of the PREM program is to broaden participation and enhance diversity in materials research and education by stimulating the development of long-term, multi-investigator research and education partnerships between minority-serving colleges/universities and NSF materials-related centers and facilities.

As part of the PREM, two new materials science courses will be designed at NMHU in collaboration with OSU. Multiple exchanges will take place during the course of the program, with CEM participants delivering guest lectures and seminars at NMHU, as well as multiple visits by NMHU students and faculty to conduct research or participate in the CEM Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) program. NSL facilities will be used directly and to provide expert advice to NMHU from NSL staff. Additionally, there will be a PREM Annual retreat alternating between Las Vegas, NM and Columbus, OH.

The Center looks forward to future research and collaboration in partnership with NMHU.