Xiong "Bill" Yu, professor of civil engineering, has been elected to fellowship in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
ASCE fellows are elected for celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is a prestigious honor held by fewer than 3.5 percent of ASCE members.
Yu was recognized for his research contributions to the design and application of innovative sensors and geophysical technologies to assist civil engineering research and practice, particularly, the innovative applications of time domain reflectometry principles as a sensing platform to understand the fundamental properties and processes in soils and concrete that affect their performance and durability. Yu is also recognized as a pioneer in the development and applications of structural health monitoring technologies for pavement, bridges and other civil infrastructure.
Michael Fu, research assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received one of four grants totaling $150,000 in the 2016 Target Challenge grant competition held by New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC), Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the Foundation for Physical Therapy.
Fu won the grant to help commercialize his electrical-stimulation-assisted video game hand therapy—a treatment for children with hand disabilities due to cerebral palsy, he explained.
Jon Whitney, a postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics in Case School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named by Case Western Reserve University as a 2015 Hartwell Foundation Fellow. He was recognized for his work to reduce the need for aggressive radiation and chemotherapy on children suffering from medulloblastomas, a prevalent form of pediatric malignant brain tumors.
Case Western Reserve University students, staff and faculty are encouraged to apply to attend the second Cleveland Medical Hackathon.
On Oct. 22-23, various medical professions, IT professionals and students will gather at the Global Center for Health Innovation to spend 24 hours creating solutions to health challenges. Participants will be presented challenges, think of solutions, and work toward technological solutions. Winning teams receive cash prizes and an opportunity to present their findings at the Cleveland Clinic’s 14th Annual Medical Innovation Summit. All student and professionals interested in IT, healthcare, startup businesses, and more are welcome to apply to attend the Hackathon.
Last month, Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, presented new developments on polymers and nanocomposite materials used for 3D printing and additive manufacturing at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Philadelphia.
The challenges of new materials with superior properties suitable for complexity of design and high performance in function requires research in new nanocomposite materials based on graphene oxide, nanocellulose and silicone compositions.