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Shelley Anna awarded the Russel V Trader Career Faculty Fellowship

December 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Professor Shelley Anna was appointed the Russell V. Trader Career Faculty Fellow effective November 1, 2011, for two years. Faculty Career Development Chairs are term professorships of one to three years that recognize outstanding young faculty in the college and give them the freedom to engage in creative ventures that are not readily supported by traditional granting agencies. Through their work, these young educators raise the level of performance of all around them and bring honor to the institution.

Note: Russell Trader attended Carnegie Institute of Technology c. 1920 and studied Machine Construction in the College of Industries, the forerunner of Mechanical Engineering. Upon the death of his wife, Rachael, in 2000, Carnegie Mellon University received funds to establish the Russell V. Trader Career Faculty Fund in Mechanical Engineering as a lasting memorial to Russell Trader. The principal of this fund is used to provide faculty support through research, fellowships and equipment funding.

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Dow awards CCFE faculty funds to study organic suspension stability

October 4, 2011 Leave a comment

From the CCFE website: “Six CFE faculty (Prieve, Walker, Sides, Anna, Schneider and Khair) are involved in new projects funded by Dow. Two projects in the general area of Organic Suspension Stability will focus on fundamental aspects of the important area of colloidal stability in non-aqueous fluids. For the next five years, Electrostatics in organic media and Characterization techniques for Stability in Organic Media will be projects and areas of interest within CFE.”

 

 

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Sourav Chatterjee defends his thesis

July 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Sourav Chatterjee successfully defended his thesis today.  His thesis is “Interaction of Shear Flow and Defect Textures in Layered Liquids”.  Sourav is planning to join Sachin Velankar’s group at the University of Pittsburgh as a Postdoctoral Fellow later this summer. Congratulations Dr. Chatterjee!

 

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Nicolas Alvarez defended his thesis

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Nick Alvarez successfully defended his thesis today! His thesis is “An Experimental and Theoretical Study of Surfactant Dynamics at Microscale Interfaces”.  Nick is planning to join Technical University of Denmark, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the end of the summer.  Congratulations Dr. Alvarez!

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Sharon Vuong awarded an NSF GRFP Fellowship!

April 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Sharon Vuong was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to start in 2011.  Congratulations Sharon!

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Gordon Christopher to join Texas Tech as Assistant Professor

January 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Gordon Christopher, an alumnus of the Anna Lab, has joined Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, as an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department.  Congratulations Gordon, and best wishes for the future!

 

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Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh to join Rutgers University as Assistant Professor

August 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh, an alumnus of the Anna Lab, has joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor.  Congratulations, Shahab, and best wishes!

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