On any given day of the year, innovation and experimentation characterize the research conducted in the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane. New publications, insights, and applications arise from researchers in the School on a regular basis, advancing their fields and shaping our world. Yet on one special day each spring, those advances are singled out for special recognition: at the annual SSE Research Day, held this year on April 8.
Increasingly, scientists are moving away from basic research to focus on translational research, which transitions knowledge directly into clinical applications. But Jeff Tasker, professor of cell and molecular biology, has spent the last 24 years at Tulane University devoted to basic research, proving the importance of the dedicated pursuit of pure knowledge.
When chemistry professor Russell Schmehl joined Tulane University in 1982, he considered it a privilege to be a part of a research-focused university. More than 30 years later, he is being honored for his dedication to Tulane, his research, and his students.
On April 11, the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering held its seventh annual Research Day, recognizing the academic contributions and influential achievements of its faculty and students. Held in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, the gathering commenced with a presentation of the Seventh Annual Outstanding Researcher Award to Dr. Lisa Fauci of the Mathematics department, as well as student awards for exceptional research efforts.
Dr. Wayne Reed was honored as the 2012 School of Science and Engineering Outstanding Researcher on Thursday, April 12, 2012.
Tulane University physicist Wayne Reed says he wants to revolutionize the polymer manufacturing sector, an important component of the global economy. Through his patented technology, Reed and colleagues see a $100 billion opportunity in the $1.2 trillion polymer industry, and the key to helping this industry become greener and more efficient.
Dr. Ken Muneoka was honored as the 2011 School of Science and Engineering Outstanding Researcher on Thursday, April 7, 2011.
At 2:46 p.m. on March 11, Tulane molecular biologist Ken Muneoka was on a train near Tokyo, heading north to Tohoku University to check on the progress of a research project. He never arrived, and for that bit of providence, he is a very lucky man.
Chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Vijay John was honored during a ceremony at the Lavin-Bernick Center as this year's School of Science and Engineering Outstanding Researcher on April 8.
Michael Herman, professor of chemistry in the School of Science and Engineering, received the 2009 Outstanding Researcher Award during the school’s third-annual Research Day. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Ulrike Diebold, right, accepts the Outstanding Researcher Award from Nicholas Altiero, dean of the School of Science and Engineering, at a ceremony on April 10. It marks the second year the award has been presented. (Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Tulane University’s new School of Science and Engineering presented its first Outstanding Researcher award to physics Professor John Perdew. This event occurred on April 12, 2007 in conjunction with the School of Science and Engineering research day and Board of Advisors activities, held in the new Lavin-Bernick center.
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