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)).

An article about the work of MSI Fellow Renata Wentzcovitch (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science) appears in the May 2011 issue of Physics Today.

A study of the economic impact of the University on the state economy and society was recently completed. The results of the study are available.

The Institute for Computing in Science hosted eight workshops this summer in Park City, Utah. Each week-long workshop was organized by leaders in computational science, mathematics, and computer science. The goal of ICIS is to build ties between these fields through an annual series of intensive workshops aimed at examining deep questions that lie at the intersection of computation and science. More information can be found on the ICIS website.