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Sacks gives distinguished Rensselaer lecture Sacks gives distinguished Rensselaer lecture

ICES Professor Michael Sacks gave the 2014 Van C. Mow Distinguished Lecture in Applied Mechanics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Sept. 24. The lecture was sponsored by the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering and entitled "On the development of an anatomical, structural, and biomechanical integrated model of the mitral valve."

Sacks is the ICES W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Simulation-based Engineering Sciences Chair I, professor of biomedical engineering, and director of the ICES Center for Cardiovascular Simulation. He discussed the approaches to repairing the heart's mitral valve (MV), which regulates the unidirectional blood flow and normal functioning of the heart during cardiac cycles. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 1, 2014
Procter and Gamble Speaker Offers Perspective on Everyday Product Needs for Modeling and Simulation Procter and Gamble Speaker Offers Perspective on Everyday Product Needs for Modeling and Simulation

ICES welcomes Thomas J. Lange, Procter & Gamble's director for modeling and simulation, to speak on the use of computational science to manufacture everyday products.

Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 3 pm in the POB Avaya Auditorium Lange will discuss this corporate R&D technology essential to engineering and testing the familiar products people use each day, from dish soap to diapers.

“Everybody gets that you need science and engineering for jet engines, farm machines, military and defense. But really, seriously, for toilet paper? For diapers?” said Lange at this year's TAMEST conference. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 30, 2014
Chelikowsky to give K-State Lecture Chelikowsky to give K-State Lecture

ICES Professor Jim Chelikowsky will give the 2014 Ernest Fox Nichols Distinguished Alumni Lecture at Kansas State University. Slated for Sept. 29, the lecture is sponsored by the Department of Physics and entitled "Addressing Dirac's Challenge: Practical Quantum Mechanics to Predict the Properties of Materials."

Chelikowsky, a 1970 graduate of K-State in Physics, will discuss how after th Read more.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2014
Zohdi named UC-Berkeley Chancellor's Professor Zohdi named UC-Berkeley Chancellor's Professor

ICES Alumnus Tarek Zohdi has been promoted to Chancellor's Professor at The University of California, Berkeley.

Zohdi is chair of UC-Berkeley's Computational Science & Engineering Program, and professor of mechanical engineering.

Zohdi received his Ph.D. in 1997 in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin under ICES Director J. Tinsley Oden. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany from 1997 to 1998 and then a lecturer at the Gottfried Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany from 1998 to 2001, where he received received his Habilitation in General Mechanics. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2014
Demkov featured in AVS publication Demkov featured in AVS publication

ICES Professor Alex Demkov was featured on the cover of the American Vacuum Society News.

The extensive Question-and-Answer interview chronicles Demkov's responses on topics ranging from mentors to his involvement with AVS. Demkov recently received the AVS Excellence in Leadership Award for enhancing "the careers of future generations who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in science, engineering, and technology."

Here's the full interview:

Q: Describe a typical day in your life. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2014