Accomplishments: Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

November 1, 2014
Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering) just published a paper in Scientific Reports. The title of the paper is "Nanothorn Electrodes for Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Artificial Muscles."
November 1, 2014
Darrell Pepper (Mechanical Engineering) has been selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Medal from the International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences (ICCES) for "seminal contributions to computational environmental fluid dynamics." The award will be presented at the opening ceremony of ICCES 15, which will take place in Reno in July.
October 1, 2014
Kishor Shrestha, Pramen Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), and Evangelos Yfantis (Computer Science) are co-authors of a book, Framework Development for Construction Safety Visualization, that is based on Kishor Shrestha's thesis.
July 1, 2014
Erica Marti (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) is among 25 graduate students across the country selected to conduct research in Australia as part of the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI). For eight weeks this summer, she is doing research at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, involving potable water reuse and an emerging water disinfection byproduct. EAPSI is a National Science Foundation program. Participants are chosen through a competitive process based...
June 1, 2014
Tracy Johnson (Liberal Arts), Valarie Burke (Vice Provost Academic Affairs), Stacy Shapin (Fine Arts), Kristie Berthelotte (Fine Arts), Heather Hatch (Academic Success Center), Chris Parker (Engineering), Sal Mora (Academic Success Center), David Belt (Sciences), and Michael Biesiada (Business) made presentations at the annual NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) Region 9 conference held at the University of California, Berkeley. The presentations included: o Johnson and Burke on "...
December 1, 2013
Charlotta Sanders (Engineering) and Kevin Wilcoxon (Online Education) are the authors of a paper, "Developing and Implementing Online Nuclear Criticality Safety Training and Education" that Sanders presented at the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division of the American Nuclear Society annual conference in Wilmington, N.C., in October.
December 1, 2013
Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering), along with Choonghee Jo, David Pugal, Il-Kwon Oh, and Kinji Asaka published a review paper titled "Recent Advances in Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators and their Modeling and Applications" in Progress in Polymer Science.
December 1, 2013
R. Jacob Baker (Electrical and Computer Engineering) traveled to Ireland to deliver a lecture series for the Microelectronics Industry Design Association (MIDAS) of Ireland. This was his third time taking part in the MIDAS undergraduate integrated circuit design festival, which was held at Dublin City University and attended by university students from all over Ireland.
November 1, 2013
Jacob Baker (Electrical and Computer Engineering) was one of the speakers in the Tour on Integrated Circuits. He is one of only 18 speakers worldwide in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Solid State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecturer Program. In September, he delivered two lectures, "Low-Power, High-Bandwidth, and Ultra-Small Memory Module Design" and "A K-Delta 1-Sigma Modulator for Wideband Analog-to-Digital Conversion" in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He spoke again on the...
August 1, 2013
Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering) was a presenter at the third international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer transducers and artificial muscles (EuroEAP) in Zurich in June. His presentation centered on recent progress in ionic polymer-metal composites. He was one of only a handful of speakers from the United States invited to present along with people from around the world.
August 1, 2013
Mohamed Trabia (Engineering) was a keynote speaker at the 5th International Conference on Mechatronics in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last month. His presentation, "Smart Finger-Wearable Assistive Display for the Well-Being of the Blind and Visually Impaired" covered his ongoing research in advancing portable "seeing" assistive devices for the blind and visually impaired, and development of an affordable and innovative electrical stimulation-based Braille tactile display.
July 1, 2013
Neil Opfer (Civil and Environmental Engineering) has been named a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International. A selective and prestigious honor, the designation is in recognition of his professional attainment and significant accomplishment in cost management or cost engineering. He will be officially presented the award at the organization's annual meeting this month. His areas of expertise include construction management; estimating and cost analysis;...