Matt Williams will defend his dissertation, entitled "Development of a MEMS Piezoelectric Microphone for Aeroacoustic Applications," at 3pm on Monday, April 11th in Larsen 234. All are welcome to attend. Light snacks will be served.
Congratulations to Tiffany Reagan, a senior IMG undergraduate student, who has today been named a 2011 winner of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Tiffany has been with IMG since April of 2010 and has been an integral contributor to the development of a MEMS piezoelectric microphone for aeroacoustic applications and other research within Dr. Mark Sheplak's group. She will choose between University of Florida and California Institute of Technology for her graduate work. Congratulations, Tiffany!
Nik Zawodny will defend his dissertation proposal entitled "Aeroacoustic Characterization of Scaled Canonical Nose Landing Gear Configurations." All are welcome to attend, however seating will be limited.
Today Matt Williams was announced as a recipient of the MAE department's "Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award" for 2011. Below is the announcement sent out by the department chair, Dr. Balachandar:
Dear Faculty, students and staff:
The following are the department awards for 2011 and they will be
distributed at the Awards Banquet on April 8th. I want to thank the
Awards Committee for their evaluation of the nominations:
Teacher of the Year: Carl Crane
Researcher of the Year: Ghatu Subhash
Staff of the Year: Jennifer Brown
Outstanding Graduate Researcher Awards:
SMDM: Brandon Krick AND Shawn English
DSC: Shubendu Bhasin
TSFD: Matthew Williams
Best dissertation award (2010):
SMDM: Nathan Branch
DSC: Nitin Sharma
TSFD: Manoj Parmar
Tim Elmore and Ira Hill (both worked in the Controls lab)
Miguel Palaviccini will defend his dissertation proposal entitled "Control of Three-Dimensional Flow Over a Turret." All are welcome to attend, however seating will be limited.
On Friday, March 25th, some IMG undergraduates will present their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Reitz Grand Ballroom. Two poster sessions are scheduled for 9-11am and 3-5pm, with oral presentations 1-3pm. The presentation schedule is attached; please come out and show your support for the IMG undergraduates!
Jingjing Sun will defend her dissertation proposal entitled "MEMS Based Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging." All are welcome to attend.
Xiaoyu Cheng's paper will receive an honorable mention in Student Paper Competition of the 2011 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation to be held in Spokane, WA. Xiaoyu will be presented a stipend at the ceremony and his paper will be listed in the Technical Program Booklet as an honorable mention in the Competition.
Dr. David Arnold has been named the recipient of the 2011 Pramod P. Khargonekar Junior Faculty Award for Excellence. This recognition is awarded each year at the conclusion of the tenure process to the tenure candidate who best reflects the following leadership attributes exhibited by Dr. Khargonekar, former Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Florida: excellence in scholarship and teaching, outstanding mentorship of students, impact in her/his research field and exceptional potential for growth.
Dr. Arnold will be recognized at the Spring 2011 commencement ceremony.
Here is a personal note from Dr. Liu:
"Hao and I welcome with love a boy, Andrew Hu Liu, to the world. Andrew (Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz; Length: 20.50 inches) was born on February 22, 2011. The boy and mom are doing well."