CEM Associate Director, Professor Jessica Winter, was recently featured on TheHill.com for her article “Keep America strong through robust funding of scientific research”. “Our country is stronger because of early investments in science – the backbone of our innovation economy.”.
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This weekend, Lake Shore Cryotronics was highlighted in the Columbus Dispatch. CEM Director P. Chris Hammel was interviewed on the company’s importance in the scientific community.
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The Distinguished Scholar Award, established in 1978, recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors who have compiled a substantial body of research, as well as younger faculty members who have demonstrated great scholarly potential. CEM is proud to share that Prof. Len Brillson was one of six to receive the award in 2017.Distinguished Scholars receive an honorarium and a research grant. Congratulations Len!
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The February 2017 issue of Physics Today features an article on Ohio State’s APS Bridge Program: A Bridge Between Undergraduate and Doctoral Degrees.
“If we, as a community, want to make sure there are opportunities for everyone, then we need to recognize that some of the problems we must overcome are found outside J. D. Jackson’s Classical Electrodynamics. Some problems affect students in ways that we probably cannot immediately perceive. Fortunately, once we are made aware of them, many of these issues can be overcome relatively easily using resources and providing attention to students. Supporting students who didn’t get the same encouragement that many of us did and adopting a more nuanced approach during admissions, looking at potential rather than just accomplishments, are practices that will benefit everyone. URM students may not immediately see themselves as a part of our community, but with a little tweaking of our practices, they can join us in this exciting pursuit we call physics.”
CEM is a devoted supporter of the OSU Bridge Program; several Bridge students conduct CEM research.
Physics Today 70 (2), 50 (2017); doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3464
Sometimes instead of generating waste, heat can be utilized to generate power and increase energy efficiency. Newly published research by CEM Profs. McComb and Heremans explain how in this week’s Nature Communications. According to CEM Postdoc, Dr. Stephen Boona:
“Over half of the energy we use is wasted and enters the atmosphere as heat. Solid-state thermoelectrics can help us recover some of that energy we’re already producing but not using. These devices have no moving parts, don’t wear out, are robust and require no maintenance. Unfortunately, to date, they are also not quite efficient enough to warrant widespread use. We’re working to change that.”
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