Innovation has a new home at Sears think[box]

Case Western Reserve University’s SDLE Center receives $1.47 million SunShot grant

Solar panelsThe Solar Durability and Lifetime Extension (SDLE) Research Center at Case Western Reserve University, an organization that conducts degradation research on solar energy devices and materials, has been awarded a $1.47 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The project will focus on testing the interactions of a new commercial silicon solar cell technology, called passivated emitter rear cell (PERC), with the packaging materials in solar panels aged under accelerated and real-world conditions.

Anant Madabhushi wins Technical Achievement Award

Anant MadabhushiAnant Madabhushi, the F. Alex Nason Professor II of Biomedical Engineering, was named the recipient of the 2017 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Technical Achievement Award.
Madabhushi was selected “for contributions in computer aided diagnosis, pattern recognition, machine learning and image analysis tools for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment response prediction of disease from digital pathology and radiographic images.”
The award ceremony was held at the 39th IEEE EMBS meeting July 11–15 on Jeju Island, South Korea.

Chemical engineering’s Julie Renner wins ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship

Julie RennerJulie Renner, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded a ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship.
The fellowship program is a partnership between the Electrochemical Society and Toyota Research Institute of North America. Renner is one of just three researchers from across the country to be selected for the honor.

The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship aims to encourage young professors and scholars to pursue research in green energy technology that may promote the development of next-generation vehicles capable of utilizing alternative fuels.

Sears think[box] featured in new online book

Sears think[box] exteriorCase Western Reserve University’s Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] continues to gain national attention in the maker community: the seven-story campus innovation center was featured in a new book about the maker movement as a driver for economic development in cities.
Sears think[box] is particularly distinctive, according to the authors of Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing Our Cities, because unlike many university-based makerspaces, it is open to the entire community.

Distinguished University Professor Robert Savinell featured in ECS podcast

Robert SavinellRobert Savinell, Distinguished University Professor and the George S. Dively Professor of Chemical Engineering, shared his thoughts on the future of scholarly publishing, open science and accessibility as part of the Electrochemical Society’s (ECS) ongoing podcast series.
Savinell, editor of the ECS’s Journal of the Electrochemical Society, joined fellow ECS journal editor Dennis Hess for the discussion at the ECS meeting in May.
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