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Director of Illinois Tech’s Wanger Institute Wins Prestigious Research Award

Illinois Tech alumnus Hamid Arastoopour (M.S. GE ’75, Ph.D. ’78), Henry Linden Professor of Engineering and longtime director of the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research, is the 2018 recipient of the AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Research Award. 

First Data Being Used in PROSPECT Neutrino Collaboration

An antineutrino detector assembled by a group of Illinois Institute of Technology graduate students and postdocs led by faculty members Bryce Littlejohn and Chris White has begun collecting the first data from particles generated by the High Flux Isotope Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A collaborative national team of researchers developed the Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment to search for sterile neutrinos. 

Paper Selected for Publication in Economics Letters

Stuart School of Business Assistant Professor of Finance Ben Van Vliet authored the paper “An Alternative Model of Metcalfe’s Law for Valuing Bitcoin,” which was accepted for publication in the journal Economics Letters. The paper presents a new model of the market capitalization of Bitcoin and is available for download.

Business Students Win Regionally and Locally

Two teams of Stuart School of Business students claimed top spots in recent financial challenge events. A team of graduate finance students won the regional round of the 2018 PRMIA Risk Management Challenge and a second team of graduate finance students took first place in the Chicago local round of the 2018 CFA Institute Research Challenge. Teams from Stuart have won the Chicago local round of the challenge six out of the last seven years. 

Psychology Faculty Member Acknowledged as Expert Reviewer

The United States Department of Health and Human Services chose Jonathon Larson, associate professor of psychology, as a primary grant reviewer on projects related to small business innovation research and advanced rehabilitation research training. The Secretariat of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong also selected Larson to be a grant reviewer on projects related to psychological intervention research.