The Pesika lab, in collaboration with Dr. Khismatullin (BME, Tulane) was awarded a research grant by the National Science Foundation to better understand the mechanisms involved in the lubrication of porous polymer-based surfaces or coatings with ultra-low coefficients of friction.
Professor Hank Ashbaugh will be traveling to London in September to accept the prestigious Helmholtz Award. His work on the hydrophobic effect has earned him this recognition.
Richard D. Gonzalez, Professor Emeritus in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Tulane University, visited the China University of Petroleum campuses at both the Beijing and Huadong during the month of May.
Victor Law, professor of chemical engineering, has completed his 50th year teaching at Tulane University. And to cap off the year, he published a book based on notes and handouts he developed for students in his classes because a good textbook did not exist.
The International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS) has selected Henry S. Ashbaugh, Associate Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, for the 2013 IAPWS Helmholtz Award.
Kim O'Connor received the 2013 Elmer Gaden Award from Biotechnology and Bioengineering, and presented an award lecture at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Biochemical Technology (BIOT) national meeting on April 8, 2013, entitled, "The heterogeneity of mesenchymal stem cells and its implications for regenerative therapies."
Professor Kim O'Connor and three of her research assistants (Anthony Lawrenz, Shuwen Lin and Andrew Gaynor) developed a laboratory workshop for girls in 5–7 grades from local and regional middle schools as part of the Girls in STEM at Tulane (GIST) Program sponsored by the School of Science and Engineering.
The School of Science and Engineering Poster session featured 88 posters by graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. The Poster Session awarded several honorable mentions for graduate student posters including Rubo Zheng from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Dedication set for December 11, 2012 - The new $7.4 million Donna and Paul Flower Hall for Research and Innovation will be a catalyst for Tulane’s emergence as a science and engineering powerhouse.
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