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Buchanan is PhD paper finalist at World Congress of Biomechanics conference Buchanan is PhD paper finalist at World Congress of Biomechanics conference

Rachel Buchanan, a graduate student working with ICES researcher Michael Sacks in the Center for Cardiovascular Simulation, has been selected as a finalist in the World Congress of Biomechanics’ PhD level paper competition.

She was selected based on her research abstract titled “In Situ Estimation of Aortic Valve Interstitial Cell Mechanical State From Tissue Level Measurements.”

Buchanan is among the 36 finalists selected from over 700 applicants, and will present her research in a podium session at the congress's conference in Boston in July. Cash prizes in $100, $300 and $400 amounts will be awarded to the top three finalists across six to-be-determined themes. Read more.

Posted: April 15, 2014
ICES holds Biophysics Day

Biophysics day speaker Jeffery Skolnick talking with poster presenter Rachel Craigmile, a chemistry graduate student.ICES held a presentation and poster session on Monday for Biophysics Day, an event highlighting biophysics research and applications. Ron Elber, the director of ICES Center for Computational Life Sciences and Biology, hosted the event. Read more.

Posted: April 9, 2014
Demkov receives Leadership Award from American Vacuum Society Demkov receives Leadership Award from American Vacuum Society

ICES Professor Alex Demkov has received the Recognition for Excellence in Leadership Award from the American Vacuum Society to honor his work in research and mentoring.

“Thank you for your outstanding activities mentoring our next generation of scientists and engineers, in addition to being a leading researcher,” said Amy V. Walker, board member and chair of the AVS Excellence in Leadership Recognition program.

The award seeks to "recognize individuals who not only excel in science and/or engineering, but who also, through mentoring, have enhanced the careers of future generations who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in science, engineering, and technology." Read more.

Posted: April 9, 2014
Dhillon and Ghattas elected SIAM fellows Dhillon and Ghattas elected SIAM fellows

Two ICES faculty members have been elected 2014 fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Inderjit Dhillon, director of the ICES Center for Big Data Analytics, and Omar Ghattas, director of the ICES Center for Computational Geosciences and Optimization, were chosen based on their “outstanding contributions to fields served by SIAM.” Read more.

Posted: March 28, 2014
Alex Demkov publishes new book on semiconductors Alex Demkov publishes new book on semiconductors

Alex Demkov, researcher at the ICES Center for Computational Materials and a UT physics professor, has published a book on semiconductors with the publisher Springer.

Titled Integration of Functional Oxides with Semiconductors, the book offers an overview of oxide/semiconductor epitaxic principles and technology. It showcases how the technology enables large-scale integration of oxide electronic devices and photonic devices as well as possible hybrid semiconductor/oxide systems. The book utilizes both theoretical and experimental advances to illustrate the present and potential state of tuned functional oxides and semiconductors. Read more.

Posted: March 18, 2014