CEM congratulates Director P. Chris Hammel on his election to the Physics Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His term on the Physics Electorate Nominating Committee will begin February, 2016.
The CEM congratulates Professor Roland 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 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.
CEM Associate Director, Dr. Jessica Winter, was selected by Columbus Business First for its annual Forty Under 40 awards program. Out of more than 350 nominations, Winter was recognized as an up-and-coming professional and community leader for the city of Columbus. Read more at Columbus Business First.
MAE PhD candidate Mike Hudoba, student of Dr. Carlos Castro (previous CEM Seed), will be included in the 2016 Guinness Book of World Records for his work creating Script Ohio from DNA origami. Hudoba will be included for using biological materials to create the smallest logo ever made. Read the full article here.