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Alp Sehirlioglu awarded $1.2M to study 2-D oxides, elected to society leadership position

CircuitsAlp Sehirlioglu, the Warren E. Rupp Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve, is leading a team that received a $1.2 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to explore the nanostructures of atomically thin 2-D oxides.
Oxide nanosheets provide rich and varied electronic, structural and physical properties, making them valuable tools to enable breakthroughs in electronics, spintronics, energy conversion and storage, gas and biological sensors, and more.

Wei Lin named IEEE fellow

Wei LinWei Lin, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his contributions to nonlinear control systems.
Fellowship is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. IEEE fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Advincula Research Group receives funding from Honeywell–Kansas City National Security Campus

Polymer materials in 3-D printerThe Advincula Research Group, led by Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering Rigoberto Advincula, received new funding totaling $180,000 from Honeywell–Kansas City National Security Campus. The funding is for 3-D printing of high-performance polymer materials in additive manufacturing.
The project involves the investigation of different polymer materials nanocomposites and resins that will give high performance and strong properties suitable for parts manufacturing.

Case Western Reserve researcher tests new methods to anchor wind turbines

Wind turbinesThere are lots of moving parts to bringing the world’s first freshwater wind turbines to Lake Erie by 2018, but Case Western Reserve University researchers are focused on keeping one critical piece from moving too much: the vertical support structure.
Several methods to anchor nearly 500-foot-high wind turbines in fresh water have been proposed and tested in laboratory models in recent years, even as construction plans continue for the $126 million, six-turbine wind farm about 10 miles northwest of Cleveland.

10 Case Western Reserve University entrepreneurs to show at CES 2018

CES show floor crowdsCase Western Reserve University will again show of some of its best innovations at CES 2018 Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas, including self-powered “smart building” sensors and low-cost, hand-held blood analysis devices and more among its 10 exhibits.
“The interest from our students and resulting number of booths speaks to the innovative culture evident on this campus and in the Northeast Ohio community,” said Bob Sopko, who accompanies the students to the trade show as director of the CWRU LaunchNet program.
“We have some impressive new exhibitors, and a few of our veterans are back from previous years.”