MSI Associate Fellow Elizabeth Amin (Medicinal Chemistry) has been awarded the Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for 2011 by the American Chemical Society. Professor Amin will receive the award at the ACS 2011 National Meeting. She will present her research as part of the Division of Computers in Chemistry poster session.
You can read an article about the LMVL on the OVPR Research Blog. The article includes several pictures of the 3-D visualization wall in use.
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.
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.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering held a Tech Tune Up course series on several days between May 23 and June 9. This was an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations, to advance your skills, and to network with campus professors. More information can be found on the ECE website.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2011 MSI Research Exhibition on Monday, April 25. Pictures of the poster-competition winners can be seen on the Research Exhibition webpage. Congratulations to our winners!
In April 2011, the Associated Press released a story concerning tsunami danger to nuclear plants in Asia. The article quotes Professor Dave Yuen (Geology and Geophysics; MSI Fellow), whose group uses MSI resources to create computer simulations of tsunami propagation. The article appeared in many news outlets in print and online.
MSI Principal Investigator Chad Myers (Computer Science and Engineering) was recently named a McKnight Land-Grant Professor. His research, which involves using computational methods to investigate problems in genetics, is highlighted in the OVPR’s Research News Online.
MSI Associate Fellow Robert Lysak (Physics) has been selected as a 2011 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. See more at the School of Physics and Astronomy website.
MSI Principal Investigator Cynthia Cattell (Physics) has won the 2011 George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Service. See more at the School of Physics and Astronomy website.
MSI Principal Investigator Robert Reich (Forest Resources) has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. See the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences website for more details.
MSI Principal Investigator Reuben Harris (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics) has been awarded a $10 million grant for his research into the human antiviral protein APOBEC3G, which has potential to treat HIV and other diseases. See more at the UM News website.