Proposal Defense - Dylan Alexander

Event date: 
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 12:30pm

Dylan Alexander will defend his dissertation proposal, entitled "Design, reliability-based optimization, and fabrication of a piezoresistive microelectromechanical microphone with back-side contacts for aeroacoustic measurements" at 8:30am on Thursday, April 18th in LAR 234. Refreshments will be provided. 

Per Export Administration Regulations, which apply to the content of the proposal defense (ECCN 9E991), no persons from a designated "terrorist supporting country" is permitted to attend. This includes citizens of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.

Dissertation Defense - Lin Liu

Event date: 
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Lin Liu will defend her dissertation, entitled “Large-Scan-Range Electrothermal MEMS Micromirrors and Microlenses and Their Biomedical Imaging Applications" at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9th in NEB 589. All are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

BEN 230 Microfab Safety Training & Orientation

Event date: 
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Dr. Arnold and Dr. Nishida will offer the next BEN 230 Microfab chemical safety training/orientation on Monday April 1, starting at 10:00am in Dr. Arnold's office, LAR 213.  This orientation is one of the required steps for gaining access to IMG's centralized wet-processing lab.  Additional instructions are on the IMG wiki page: Gaining Access to BEN 230.  Please email if you did not already RSVP.

Haixiong Tang Awarded Best Paper at SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2013 Conference

PhD candidate Haixiong Tang from Dr. Henry Sodano’s group has been awarded the 1st Place SPIE/ASME Best Student Paper Award at SPIE’s 20th International Symposium on Smart Materials in San Diego on March 13, 2013.  In addition, Haixiong received the 2012 ChineseGovernment Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Studying Abroad, a prestigious Chinese government award given to selected students studying abroad in recognition of excellent academic achievement.  Haixiong was one of 489 researcher from 29 countries selected for this award.  Congratulations!

Pitfee Jao awarded 2013 UF-HHMI Science for Life Graduate Student Award.

Pitfee Jao, current IMG member, have been selected as a recipient of the 2013 UF-HHMI Science for Life Graduate Student Award.The award rewards excellence in graduate students who participate in research and publication opportunities in the life sciences in collaboration with undergraduates.

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Congratulations Pitfee.