A study by MSI PI Jonathan Schilling (Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering) was recently featured in the OVPR’s Inquiry blog. The study examines two kinds of fungi that decompose wood, called “white rot” and “brown rot” fungi. These different fungi thrive in different condition and cause different amounts of carbon to be released to the atmosphere as they degrade wood.
MSI PI Renee Frontiera (Chemistry) has received an Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. This is a highly competitive award that is intended to provide support to exceptional researchers in the early years of their careers.
MSI PI Rafael Fernandes (Physics and Astronomy) has been named a McKnight Presidential Fellow for 2017-19. This program recognizes exceptional faculty who have been newly granted tenure and promotion to associate professor. A complete list of this year’s recipients can be found on the U’s Scholars Walk website. Professor Fernandes uses MSI resources for quantum Monte Carlo studies of high-temperature superconductors.
On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems. During this month's scheduled maintenance period, Primary Storage, Mesabi, and Itasca will be unavailable throughout much of the day. August maintenance will include: