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January 7, 2013
It is our great pleasure to announce that Prof. Megan Valentine has been awarded the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.  Her proposal is titled:  CAREER: An Integrated Approach to Neuron Mechanics: Deciphering the Functional, Mechanical, and Structural Interactions between Microtubules and Actin. The abstract for her award is available here.
March 1, 2011
March 1, 2011 Per Danzl is the recepient of the 2011 Best PhD Thesis Award in Mechanical Engineering at UCSB, for his dissertation entitled "Dynamical Characterization and Feedback Control of Oscillatory Neural Systems," completed in Spring 2010.
January 19, 2011
The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded the UCSB campus $1,000,000 for a project entitled: "Nanoelectrofluidic Systems: New Tools for Nanoparticle Analysis." The PI's are: Sumita Pennathur (ME), Frederic Gibou (ME), Todd Squires (ChemE), Paul Atzberger (Math and ME), and Andrew Cleland (Physics). We are very excited about this team, and about the scientific breakthroughs that this sort of funding will enable. The abstract of this new project is given below: ABSTRACT OF PROPOSAL:
October 19, 2010
On September 28, 2010, The National Research Council (NRC) published its long-awaited report evaluating over 5,000 doctoral programs in 62 fields at 212 universities in the United States.
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