Accomplishments: Division of Research and Economic Development

November 3, 2015
Sue DiBella (Division of Research and Economic Development) co-edited a recently published book titled Implementing a Comprehensive Research Compliance Program: A Handbook for Research Officers with Aurali Dade (George Mason University) and Lori Olafson (Office of Research Integrity). DiBella also authored a chapter titled, “Communication Issues in Research Administration.” Also contributing to the book were: Kate Korgan (Graduate College) authored the chapter "Training, Transparency, and...
September 22, 2015
Margot Mink Colbert (Dance) was honored to have been invited to participate in UNLV’s first annual Summer Proposal Writing Institute, which took place in June. Five workshop sessions culminated in a grant submission to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a project in the dance department. “100 Years and Beyond: Contemporary Ballet in the Making,” included staging three historic ballets from Labanotation, creation of three new ballets, a forum discussion, and documentation for an...
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.
June 1, 2013
Kathy Lauckner (Harry Reid Center) was an invited speaker at the Lead and Healthy Homes regional meeting that took place in Orlando in May. She made presentations during two sessions. The first was Critical Factors Necessary to Create and Sustain a Successful Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. The other was Easing the Pain and Cost of Doing Lead Work: How to Alleviate the Burden on our Contractors to follow EPA, OSHA and HUD Rules at the Same Time.
January 1, 2013
Denis Beller (Harry Reid Center) conducted a presentation titled "Atomic Time Machines: Back to the Future of Nuclear Power Part II" at the 2012 Community Environmental Monitoring Program Annual Symposium held at the Desert Research Institute in July. He also served as a panelist for a discussion of the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan, "17 Months after Fukushima." In September he gave an oral presentation: "Nuclear Engineering for GREATS," at the GREATS (Gravity and Radiation Environment...
January 1, 2013
Charlotta Sanders (Harry Reid Center) and R.R. Lehman presented "Development of a UNLV Nuclear Criticality Safety Program in Conjunction with Support by URENCO USA" at the 2012 winter meeting of the American Nuclear Society in San Diego in November. The presentation also will be published by the society.
January 1, 2013
Wayne Stolte (Harry Reid Center) has had four articles published recently. They are: Electronic Structure of Polycrystalline Cadmium Dichloride Studied by X-ray Spectroscopies and ab Initio Calculations, which appeared in Materials Chemistry and Physics. Anionic and Cationic Photodissociation of the Chloroform Molecule Excited in the Vicinity of the Cl 1s Edge, which appeared in Chemical Physics Letters. Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering of Methyl Chloride at the Chlorine K Edge,...
January 1, 2013
Kathy Lauckner (Harry Reid Center) is an invited speaker at the upcoming Lead and Healthy Housing Conference that will take place at the Marina Del Ray in Los Angeles later this month. She will moderate a workshop based on her dissertation work for the critical factors necessary to develop a successful lead poisoning prevention program. The conference will bring together professionals from health, housing, community development, community groups, advocacy organizations, the lead industry,...
July 27, 2012
James Pollard (Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies) received a $542,825 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Forest Service for product development support for the Forest Inventory and Analysis national information management system.
July 27, 2012
Robert O'Brien (Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies) received a $75,000 grant from National Security Technologies (NSTec) for high output DD-DT support.
July 27, 2012
Thomas Hartmann (Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies) received a $795,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy/Nuclear Energy University Programs, for studying thermodynamic and microstructural mechanisms in the corrosion of advanced ceramic tc-bearing waste forms and thermophysical properties.
July 27, 2012
Ken Czerwinski (Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies) and Ralf Sudowe (Health Physics and Diagnostic Science) received a $596,146 grant from National Security Technologies (NSTec) for development of synthetic debris for nuclear forensics.