Week in Review: 4/5/15 – 4/11/15

April 11, 2015

Hussey Honored With SEC Faculty Achievement Award
Charles Hussey, professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, is a 2015 recipient of the Southeastern Conference’s Faculty Achievement Award.

April 10, 2015

Transistor Laser Research Gets $657k Grant
Milton Feng, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, has recently received a $657,000 grant from the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). The aim is to enhance the modulation speed performance of the transistor laser (a novel 3-terminal device that he and ECE colleague Nick Holonyak Jr. invented in 2004) to terahertz speeds. http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/article/96808-transistor-laser-research-gets-657k-grant.html

April 8, 2015

CMU Chemists Create Tiny Gold Nanoparticles That Reflect Nature’s Patterns-Mellon College of Science
Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. New research from Carnegie Mellon chemists has revealed that tiny, synthetic gold nanoparticles exhibit some of nature’s most intricate patterns. AFOSR PO: Dr. Michael Berman

April 6, 2015

Researchers create first metal-free catalyst for rechargeable zinc-air batteries Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Texas have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most metal and metal oxide electrodes in zinc-air batteries. AFOSR PO: Dr. Joycelyn Harrison http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/04/06/researchers_create_first_metalfree_catalyst_for_rechargeable_zincair_batteries