MSI PI Ognjen Ilic (assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering) is the senior author of a new study that demonstrates using ultrasound waves to move objects with a metamaterial surface. Metamaterials are materials that are specifically engineered to interact with waves. This could lead to the use of contactless manipulation in many applications, such as robotics or manufacturing.
MSI PI Trinity Hamilton (associate professor, Plant and Microbial Biology) was interviewed recently on Minnesota Public Radio’s (MPR) Climate Cast program about her research into red-pigmented algae that live on snow. These algae affect the dynamics of snowmelt.
MSI PI Peter Neff (assistant research professor, Soil, Water and Climate) is spending the next few months in Antarctica directing three field projects that seek to understand the evolution and future of Earth’s climate. Professor Neff is the director for field research and data of the Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX).
On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems. During this month's scheduled maintenance period, primary storage may be unavailable or in a read-only state throughout much of the day. Mesabi and Mangi front-end nodes will be unavailable some portion of the day. A global system reservation will start at 5:00 a.m. on December 7. Jobs that cannot be completed before 5:00 a.m. on December 7 will be held until after maintenance and then started once the system returns to production status.