Engineering a third option

Engineering a third option

Working with budding local tech companies can be good for researchers, good for startups and good for the local economy — even if, in the end, the researcher decides to head back to the lab. Here’s the story of what one PhD student is learning about his options.

Lu named IEEE fellow

​Chenyang Lu, PhD, the Fullgraf Professor in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow.

AAAS taps three Washington University faculty as 2015 fellows

Three faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis are among 347 new fellows named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. David W. Piston, PhD; Shelly E. Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD; and Jeffrey M. Zacks, PhD, will receive the highest honor awarded by AAAS in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Zhang receives NASA early-career faculty award

Fuzhong Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has received an early-career faculty award from NASA.

Taber wins Skalak award for third time

Larry Taber, PhD, the Dennis and Barbara Kessler Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, and four co-authors received the 2015 Richard Skalak Award for the best paper published in 2014 in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.

New drugs to treat deadly heart condition aim of $3.1 million study

Jianmin Cui, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, is taking an innovative approach to finding new drug candidates to treat Long QT syndrome with a four-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Genin receives highest academic honor from Chinese government ​

Guy M. Genin, PhD, professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named a Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. The prestigious award is the highest award issued to an individual in higher education by China’s Ministry of Education. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton attended the installation June 29.

WashU computer scientists part of $8M data research grant​​​

​Two computer scientists from Washington University in St. Louis, Robert Pless and Roman Garnett, are part of a research team that will use big data to accelerate breeding and the commercial release of sorghum crops that can be used as a renewable energy source.​
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