News

MSI Fellow Professor Steven Girshick (Mechanical Engineering) is mentioned in a recent University News Service article about University of Minnesota startup company Rushford Hypersonic. Professor Girshick uses MSI to develop computational models of plasmas used in industrial applications. He is working with Rushford Hypersonic to evaluate hypersonic plasma particle deposition (HPPD) coatings on medical devices.

The 11th National Congress on Computational Mechanics was held in Minneapolis on July 25-29, 2011. To get more information, see the Congress website.

Professor Emeritus Daniel D. Joseph, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, passed away on May 24, 2011. Professor Joseph was an MSI Principal Investigator for many years, and had been an MSI Fellow since 1999. More information can be found on the AEM website. The staff of the Institute express their deepest condolences to Professor Joseph's family, friends, and colleagues.

MSI Principal Investigator Aditya Bhan (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science) has been named a McKnight Land-Grant Professor. You can read about Professor Bhan in the OVPR Research News Online.

A recent paper by MSI Fellow Don Truhlar (Chemistry) and his group was featured in a YouTube video by Professor Martyn Poliakoff of the University of Nottingham, UK. The paper, "Kinetic Isotope Effects for the Reactions of Muonic Helium and Muonium With H2," appeared in Science magazine (Science 331, 448-450 (2011)).

Pages