An article by the research group of MSI Fellow Don Truhlar (Chemistry) appeared in a recent issue of Chemical and Engineering News. See a description of this research at the chemistry department's webpage.

MSI will provide supercomputer time and consulting support to Lucy Fortson (Physics and Astronomy) on a project that was recently awarded a 2011-2013 Minnesota Futures Grant.

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.