Andrey Rogachev, assistant professor of chemistry, and his research group discovered an efficient tool for fine-tuning magnetic coupling between delocalized radicals. In their most recent study, Rogachev’s group performed an extensive theoretical modeling which revealed that magnetic coupling between polyaromatic radicals in such supramolecular aggregates can be fine-tuned by using alkali metals of different size. This resulted in successful synthesis and isolation of different supramolecular aggregates. The group’s most recent findings were published in Chemical Science (impact factor 9.14).
Philip R. Troyk, associate dean of Armour College of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, recently accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Bioengineering of Neuroscience, Vision and Low Vision Technologies Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.
Matthew Copple (CE 4th year), Haris Latic (CE ’17), and Nicholas Wozniak (CE Ph.D. student) from Armour College of Engineering conducted research into countermeasures that can minimize the threat of vehicles to crowds and met with officer Kevin Hacker and the Chicago Police Department’s Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Group this spring to present the results of their work.
College of Architecture doctoral candidate Ahmed Ali Hassan was awarded the 2016–17 Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural and Environmental Design Research for his doctoral research titled “The BioEnclos© Façade Panel: From selection to design, assessment, and beyond.” Hassan aims to develop a revolutionary lightweight façade panel made from bio-polymeric agri-based materials to replace the conventional curtain wall glass and aluminum panel in office buildings and assess its impact on the environment, the building overall energy consumption, thermal performance, and structural stability.
The award is named in honor of the late Jonathan King, ARCC co-founder and first president.
Three female engineering undergraduate students were honored at the 2017 Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) for poster presentations detailing the results of their research. Mary Hawgood (MSE ‘17) was awarded the Outstanding Poster Presentation honor in Chemistry; Sarah Hamilton (ME 3rd year), was given the Outstanding Poster Presentation honor for Physics, Environmental & Geophysical Sciences, and Merjem Mededovic (BME 4th year) was selected to receive the Honorable Mention Poster Presentation in Engineering, Math & Computer Science.