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Alp Sehirlioglu appointed associate editor for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Alp SehirliogluAlp Sehirlioglu, the Warren E. Rupp Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been appointed associate editor for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.
 
The publication is among the top sources for ceramic materials science research, providing scientists, engineers and students with critically assessed, original research for more than 100 years.
 
Topics cover a broad range, including glass science, crystal chemistry, microscopy and microstructure, bioceramic science, powder processing and colloidal science.

Sears think[box], Maker Movement featured in Brookings Institution article

Sears think[box]According to the Brookings Institution, the Maker Movement has the potential to drive a real industrial renaissance in the United States. An article discussing the movement’s role in reinvigorating U.S. manufacturing even cites Case Western Reserve University’s Sears think[box] as an example of a community maker resource.
 
Higher education and research institutions are uniquely positioned to provide critical support to makers, according to the article, which highlights Sears think[box] among university makerspaces open to the public.
 
Read the full article here. 

Rigoberto Advincula elected to Council for the Future of Advanced Materials

Rigoberto AdvinculaRigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, was elected to the World Economic Forum’s Council for the Future of Advanced Materials last fall.
 
He will serve a two-year term as a member of the council, which maps out the worldwide impact of advances in science and technology and involves creation of policies and position papers for world leaders.
 
Membership in the council is prestigious and represents technology leaders in academia, major research corporations, and research and development centers.

Volunteer at the Engineering Challenges Carnival Feb. 11

Students running demonstrations at the Engineering Challenges CarnivalEngineering students, faculty and staff are invited to volunteer to inspire young minds at the annual Engineering Challenges Carnival during Engineers week in February.
 
Volunteers will have the opportunity to engage children ages pre-K to eighth grade in learning about science and engineering through demonstrations and hands-on activities.
 
The carnival will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Thwing Ballroom on Case Western Reserve University’s campus. Volunteer shifts are available in one-hour increments throughout the day.

Engineering PhD student wins a prestigious award from Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Mustafa Unal, a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, recently received the Society for Applied Spectroscopy’s (SAS) Barbara Stull Graduate Student Award.
 
The award is given annually to only one graduate student in recognition of outstanding research in the area of spectroscopy.
 
Unal works under the supervision of Ozan Akkus, the Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research is at the interface of engineering, biomedical optics and orthopedics.