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Celebrate engineering at the Engineering Challenges Carnival

Students participate in engineering demonstrationIn celebration of E-Week, the Case School of Engineering will host its annual Engineering Challenges Carnival for local youth, targeting students from preschool to eighth grade. The carnival will take place Saturday, Feb. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Thwing Center.
The carnival provides an opportunity for Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff to inspire children to explore and consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics as a career option through demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Mario Garcia-Sanz publishes new book on control engineering

Mario Garcia-SanzMario Garcia-Sanz, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has published a new book: Robust Control Engineering: Practical QFT Solutions, with nearly 600 pages about control theory and industrial and space applications he has developed over the last 25 years.
The book was officially presented by global publisher CRC-Press (Taylor & Francis) during the International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress in France in July.

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.