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Air Force awards researchers $2.9 million grant to build foundation for heat-tolerant electronics

Case Western Reserve University is leading an international investigation of a finicky alternative to silicon-based electronics and its use in high temperatures or under radiation that would render traditional components useless.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded a $2.9 million grant to the engineers and scientists to systematically analyze what’s called a “Quasi-2Dimensional-Electron Gas (Q-2D-EG)” forming at an oxide-heterointerface. The interface between a metal oxide film and a substrate can be formed into a transistor.

The goal of the tests is to make the transistor operate at more than 200 degrees Celsius, without external cooling.

University, NASA and PTC put students to work on aerospace, manufacturing projects

student lab researchCase Western Reserve University, NASA Glenn Research Center and software-maker PTC are teaming up to put students to work on real aerospace projects, manufacturing problems and more, with tools used in the industry.

Case Western Reserve is the second university nationwide to become a host of NASA’s Strategic Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering (SPACE) program.

CSE's Clare Rimnac receives ORS Women's Leadership Award!

Clare RimnacThe Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) recently awarded Clare Rimnac, associate dean of research and the Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering, with the 2013 ORS Women's Leadership Forum Award. 

The ORS Women's Leadership Forum seeks to mentor, foster, encourage and inspire women in orthopaedic research at all stages of their careers, and advise and support women on career and leadership opportunities in orthopaedic-related organizations.

Distinguished University Professor James M. Anderson named to National Academy of Engineering

James M. AndersonToday James M. Anderson adds another honor to an already impressive list: membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

The recognition comes a decade after Anderson won election to the Institute of Medicine, five years after he won election to the Association of American Physicians, and a year after he won election to the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. It also comes 19 days after he won the 2013 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal from the American Physical Society.

Register now for the E-Week Banquet

And check out the full schedule of E-Week activities

E Week Banquet 2012Engineers Week runs Feb. 14th through the 22nd and offers engaging engineering activities for everyone--from the Engineering Carnival to a trivia night at the Jolly Scholar and a light bulb drop in Nord Hall.

Registration is now open for the E-Week banquet on Feb. 21, which includes a panel discussion on "Smart Buildings with Green Technologies," led by CSE's Alexis Abramson and featuring a distinguished panel of experts from Eaton Corporation, The Jacob Group, Higley Construction and Green Concepts International. Faculty, staff, alumni and friends can register here and students can register here. Registration is open until Feb. 15; don't miss out on this campus-wide celebration of engineering!