Week in Review: 4/2/17 – 4/8/17


Scientists at PPPL further understanding of a process that causes heat loss in fusion devices

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have been studying SEE for decades, and in the past year have made important advances that further their understanding. Most recently, two of the physicists — Marlene Patino, a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Angela Capece, a professor at the College of New Jersey — have focused their efforts on researching how SEE is affected by different wall materials and structures.


Technique makes more efficient, independent holograms

A team of researchers led by Federico Capasso, the Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering, encoded multiple holographic images in a metasurface that can be unlocked separately with differently polarized light.

A self-healing, water-repellent coating that’s ultra durable

A self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating developed at the University of Michigan is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts.

Aerospace engineering’s Bowersox among recipients of prestigious 2017 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows distinction

Dr. Rodney Bowersox is one of 13 distinguished researchers from across the United States to be named a 2017 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by the Department of Defense (DoD). The recipients will receive up to $3 million over five years for research. Bowersox is the department head and a Ford Motor Company Design Professor I in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University.