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Mar 7, 2019  |  Research

Engineering a Tougher Fiber

Members of Dr. Michael Dickey’s research group and their colleagues have developed a fiber that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal, resulting in a tougher material that could be incorporated into soft robotics, packaging materials, […]

Mar 5, 2019  |  Students

Grad Student Zach Campbell – Fulbright Finalist

Graduate student Zachary Campbell was selected to receive a Fulbright Scholarship that funds a fully-paid nine-month research stay at the Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (ICMCB) in France. Within the Abolhasani group, Zach’s research includes catalyst […]

Mar 5, 2019  |  Faculty

Profs Cooper, Spontak and Westmoreland Selected to Receive Faculty Awards

Professors Matt Cooper, Rich Spontak and Phil Westmoreland have received awards based on their high levels of achievement as faculty members… Professor Cooper was named an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor. The award recognizes his long-term, distinguished service in undergraduate teaching. […]

Feb 25, 2019  |  Awards and Honors

Alum Frank Culberson Selected to Receive a Watauga Medal

Alumnus S. Frank Culberson will receive one of three Watauga Medals the university will award in March. Given annually since 1975, the Medal recognizes extraordinary service and commitment to the university and is the university’s highest nonacademic honor. A native […]

Feb 12, 2019  |  Awards and Honors

The 2019 Schoenborn Symposium Was Outstanding

The 2019 Schoenborn Graduate Research Symposium was an outstanding success! The Symposium is divided into two sections. During the first section, senior-level PhD candidates make formal presentations about their research and the associated results. During the second section, mid-level PhD […]

Jan 31, 2019  |  Research

Prof Velev and Colleagues Develop Process to Print 3D Controllable Soft Mesh Robots

Professor Orlin Velev and his colleagues have created a 3D printer process that produces floating flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with magnetic fields. The structures can grab small objects and carry water droplets, giving them the potential to […]