CBE News: 2010–2011

Spring 2011 | Fall 2010

Top ⇑Spring 2011

CBE Graduate Promoted to Associate Professor

Hinestroza-Cornell-UJuan P. Hinestroza

Juan Hinestroza, a 2002 Ph.D. graduate from our department, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at Cornell University. Hinestroza works in the area of polymer rheology, in particular, on understanding fundamental phenomena at the nanoscale that are of relevance to fiber and polymer science.

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Getting a Grip on Groundwater Pollution April 18, 2011

Nanofex A team of Tulane engineers led by Vijay John is addressing the problem of groundwater pollution through the formation of NanoFex — a company with an innovative method to curb contaminants in groundwater using a technology John developed in his lab.

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CBE Alumna Receives 2011 Science and Engineering Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievements

Miriam E. JohnMiriam E. John

The Science and Engineering Outstanding Alumnus/a Award is the highest form of alumni recognition given by the School of Science and Engineering. The recipient is defined as: "One singularly successful individual who, through exemplary accomplishments and recognition, epitomizes the potential of a Tulane education and thereby brings credit and honor to the School and University".

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W. Godbey Editorial Featured in Future Oncology March 2011

W.T. Godbey EditorialTo kill cancer cells is the ultimate objective of oncology researchers, but deciding exactly how to go about the task presents a wide array of logical approaches. Of the several routes one could take to achieve cancer cell death, perhaps one of the most poetic methods is to trick cancer cells into performing the task themselves by committing suicide.

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Brett Tribou Wins Tulane Excellence Award March 14, 2011

Scott Cowen & Brett TribouHis friends and co-workers in the School of Science and Engineering might say Brett Tribou is a guy who knows how to make things happen. According to Tribou, Tulane University is a place where things are happening and he's thrilled to be a part of it.

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Engineering to Navigate Next Disaster February 23, 2011

Barataria BayEngineers from Tulane and Louisiana State universities teamed up to draft an article that explores key issues related to last year’s Gulf of Mexico Macondo well oil spill and proposes the need for predictive modeling tools to forecast and manage the next spill.

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Top ⇑Fall 2010

Convergence of Art, Science and Math December 2, 2010

Convergence of Art, Science and MathOn the fourth floor of Stanley Thomas Hall, amid the civilized sounds of quiet chitchat and the clinking of glassware, a genial convergence of science and art is getting under way. For the third year, the Center for Computational Science is holding an art show comprised of images produced by the center’s students, researchers and faculty.

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Tricking Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct November 22, 2010

W.T. GodbeyTulane University researcher W T. Godbey has developed a treatment for cancer using a method that causes cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing surrounding healthy cells. While clinical trials with human patients are two to three years in the future, the treatment has been successful in animal models.

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Dr. Virginia Davis: PECASE Award Winner November 18, 2010

Dr. Virginia A. DavisCBE Alumna Virginia A. Davis, an associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering in Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, is among 85 researchers named by President Barack Obama to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers Award, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on early-career researchers.

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Oil Spill Research Hits Tulane Labs September 10, 2010

Gulf Oil SpillTulane University scientists are among more than 150 recipients of National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grants to study the impact of oil that spewed from the Macondo oil field into the Gulf of Mexico after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

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'Good Science' Takes on Oil Crisis September 8, 2010

Oil Crisis ConventionA group of academics, government scientists and industry representatives met in Rogers Memorial Chapel on the Tulane uptown campus on Thursday (Sept. 2) for the third in a series of “listening sessions” organized by the Unified Command of the Deepwater BP Oil Spill.

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