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Public Release: 18-Dec-2018
Lehigh Engineering professor D. Gary Harlow elected ASME Fellow
D. Gary Harlow, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Harlow is a leading expert on engineering probability and statistics modeling who has contributed his expertise to numerous high-level national research programs. He is a highly regarded educator with a passion for mentoring student-athletes.

Contact: Katie Kackenmeister
kbk318@lehigh.edu
610-758-3632
Lehigh University

Public Release: 17-Dec-2018
Best and brightest: ONR's 2019 Young Investigators
Today, the Office of Naval Research recognized 25 awardees of the 2019 Young Investigator Program. These recipients will share $16.5 million in funding to conduct naval-relevant scientific research with direct benefits for Sailors and Marines.

Contact: Robert Freeman
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 17-Dec-2018
US Army-funded technology wins Oscar
Creative geniuses behind digital humans and human-like characters in Hollywood blockbusters Avatar, Blade Runner 2049, Maleficent, Furious 7, The Jungle Book, Ready Player One and others have US Army-funded technology to thank for visual effects.

Contact: T'Jae Ellis
tanya.j.ellis.civ@mail.mil
410-306-1583
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Dec-2018
Natalie Joseph, M.D., M.P.H., recognized for contributions to HPV vaccination
Natalie Joseph, M.D., M.P.H., a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been named Massachusetts' 'HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion' for outstanding efforts to protect adolescents from cancers caused by HPV.

Contact: Jessica Lyons
jessica.lyons@bmc.org
617-638-6838
Boston Medical Center

Public Release: 17-Dec-2018
UMN faculty member to receive 2019 IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology
Kamil Ugurbil, Ph.D., McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair of Radiology, with a joint appointment in the department of Neuroscience and Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, has been selected to receive the 2019 IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology 'for pioneering the development and leading the advancement of ultra-high-field MRI technology for biomedical and brain research.'

Contact: Krystle Barbour
kbarbour@umn.edu
612-626-2767
University of Minnesota Medical School

Public Release: 17-Dec-2018
HKU Engineering professor Ron Hui Shu-Yuen named Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors
Professor Ron Hui Shu-Yuen of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has been named a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Contact: Celia Lee
leecelia@hku.hk
852-391-78519
The University of Hong Kong

Public Release: 17-Dec-2018
Harvard Medical School and HKU win First Prize Paper Award in TPEL
In collaboration with the Harvard Medical School (HMS), an HKU engineering team led by Dr Kwok Ka-wai of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering, was conferred the First Prize Paper Award for 2017 in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL).

Contact: Celia Lee
leecelia@hku.hk
852-391-78519
The University of Hong Kong

Public Release: 17-Dec-2018
HKU's professor John Spinks receives U21 Award
Professor John Spinks, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Hong Kong, has received the U21 Award from Universitas 21 in recognition of his sustained contribution to the internationalisation of HKU.

Contact: Rashida Suffiad
rsuffiad@hku.hk
852-285-78555
The University of Hong Kong

Public Release: 17-Dec-2018
UTA civil engineer named fellow of UK Institution of Civil Engineers
Anand Puppala, associate dean for research for The University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering and a professor of civil engineering, has been named a fellow of the United Kingdom's Institution of Civil Engineers.
United Kingdom's Institution of Civil Engineers

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 17-Dec-2018
AIBS selects winners of 2018 Faces of Biology Photo Contest
Three winners have been selected in the 2018 Faces of Biology Photo Contest, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS).
AIBS

Contact: James M Verdier
jverdier@aibs.org
703-674-2500
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 14-Dec-2018
Two UTA researchers elected fellows of National Academy of Inventors
Two leading University of Texas at Arlington faculty have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, bringing the total number of UTA fellows to 14, the highest number for a Texas university. The 2018 class includes Provost Teik C. Lim, also a professor of mechanical engineering, and L.K. Mestha, an affiliated adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
National Academy of Inventors

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 14-Dec-2018
Carnegie's Miguel Roth receives highest civilian honor for non-Chilean
Miguel Roth, director of Carnegie's Las Campanas Observatory in Chile from 1990 to 2014 and the current representative of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) in Chile was awarded the Bernardo O'Higgins Order by the Chilean Foreign Affairs Ministry in Santiago today. The honor is in recognition 'of his contribution to the development of astronomy in Chile, and for inspiring appreciation and knowledge of astronomy among students and people of all ages.'

Contact: John Mulchaey
mulchaey@carnegiescience.edu
Carnegie Institution for Science

Public Release: 14-Dec-2018
DFG announces winners of 2019 Leibniz Prizes
The latest recipients of Germany's most prestigious research prize have been announced. In Bonn today, the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) selected ten researchers, four women and six men, to receive the 2019 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. The recipients of the prize were chosen by the selection committee from 122 nominees. Three of the ten prizewinners are from the humanities and social sciences, three from the life sciences, two from the natural sciences and two from the engineering sciences. Each will receive prize money of €2.5 million.

Contact: Benedikt Bastong
benedikt.bastong@dfg.de
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
ASCP 49th Annual Meeting & Exposition
ASCP selects TTUHSC faculty member for senior care award
The American Society for Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) recently named Amie Blaszczyk, Pharm.D., the 2018 recipient of the Armon Neel Senior Care Pharmacist award. Blaszczyk is an associate professor for the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacy Practice in Dallas.

Contact: Mark Hendricks
mark.hendricks@ttuhsc.edu
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
Distinguished members of The Optical Society named National Academy of Inventors Fellows
Eleven Fellows of The Optical Society (OSA) will join the ranks of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction accorded to academic inventors whose inventions have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Contact: Bill Schulz
bschulz@osa.org
202-416-1443
The Optical Society

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
Lehigh's Israel E. Wachs elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
Dr. Israel E. Wachs, the G. Whitney Snyder Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Wachs has earned worldwide recognition for his heterogeneous catalysis research and for his modern approach to establishing fundamental relationships between surface structure and kinetic activity for metal oxides catalysts.

Contact: Katie Kackenmeister
kbk318@lehigh.edu
610-758-3632
Lehigh University

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
Researchers awarded £1.8 million to transform our understanding of soil carbon storage and loss
Scientists are to take part in a research project to transform our understanding of the potential of soil carbon storage to mitigate climate change. The project, entitled "LOCKED UP", is to receive a grant of £1.8 million from the Natural Environment Research Council.
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Grant number: NE/S005137/1

Contact: Simon Williams
simwil@ceh.ac.uk
44-079-202-95384
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
Baylor College of Medicine faculty elected National Academy of Inventors fellows
Drs. Mary K. Estes, Bert O'Malley and Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine were three of the 148 renowned academic inventors named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors this week.

Contact: Dipali Pathak
pathak@bcm.edu
713-798-4710
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
GW professor elected to National Academy of Inventors
Igor Efimov, the Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the George Washington University, will be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors next spring, a prestigious distinction for leaders in academic innovation.

Contact: Timothy Pierce
tpie@gwu.edu
202-994-5647
George Washington University

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
UTSA's Bernard Arulanandam elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
Since joining the faculty at UTSA in 2001, Arulanandam has conducted innovative research in vaccine development related to the pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis, which causes the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, Francisella tularensis, which causes the respiratory infection tularemia or rabbit fever, and Acinetobacter Baumannii, a pathogen that has seen an uptick in occurrence in injured soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Contact: Milady Nazir
milady.nazir@utsa.edu
210-458-2087
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
Vasily Struve Medal awarded to astronomer Alexei Starobinsky during 4th Petrov Readings
The event, which was devoted to the awardee's 70th birthday, ended with a lecture.

Contact: Yury Nurmeev
jrnurmeev@kpfu.ru
Kazan Federal University

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
BMC 'Research in progress' photo competition showcases images from science and research
A stunning MRI-image of a mouse kidney, entitled 'Kidney Rainbow' is the winner of the second annual BMC 'Research in progress' photo competition. From striking microscopy images, to researchers at work, and the various forms of life they investigate, the competition received submissions that reflect the innovative spirit, curiosity and integrity of research in progress around the world. All images are open access and available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Contact: Anne Korn
anne.korn@biomedcentral.com
44-020-319-22744
BioMed Central

Public Release: 12-Dec-2018
Otago graduate influential in Africa
The first PhD student to graduate from the University of Otago's Centre for International Health (CIH) has been named the most influential woman in the education and training sector of business and government in part of Africa.

Contact: Liane Topham-Kindley
liane.topham-kindley@otago.ac.nz
64-212-799-065
University of Otago

Public Release: 12-Dec-2018
Two UT Austin engineers elected to National Academy of Inventors
Hal Alper, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, and Alex Huang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been selected as fellows in the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for 2018.
National Academy of Inventors

Contact: John Holden
john.holden@utexas.edu
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 12-Dec-2018
UNH professor named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Wheeler Ruml, professor of computer science at the University of New Hampshire, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Ruml, whose research in artificial intelligence has led to 17 U.S. and 12 foreign patents, joins the NAI 2018 class of 148 fellows.

Contact: Erika Mantz
erika.mantz@unh.edu
603-862-1567
University of New Hampshire

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