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Professor, Computer Science Weisong  Shi

Professor, Computer Science Weisong Shi

has received Best Paper Nominee Award at ACM 2014 Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing (Ubicomp'14)...
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College of Engineering Halloween Party
October 24 2014 at 8:00 PM
College of Engineering
Come and join us at the College of Engineering for the 2014 Halloween Party on Friday, October 24th! Don't miss out on all the fun-filled events including: blood pong, haunted hallway, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, donut eating contest, and free food and drinks!
College of Engineering - Night of the Stars Gala
October 25 2014 at 6:00 PM
The Henry
The Wayne State University College of Engineering will host the 2014 Night of the Stars at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, at the The Henry Hotel in Dearborn.    Join us in honoring exemplary members of the Wayne State engineering and computer science alumni community when we welcome them into the Hall of Fame.  2014 Hall of Fame MembersKenneth P. Kaufman, BSChE 1981David R. McLellan, BSME 19592014 Industry Achievement AwardeesElizabeth M. Krear, BSME 1988, MSME 1990Edwin E. Tatem, MSCE 1990with a a special tribute to past presidents of the Engineering Alumni Association.
Nano@Wayne seminar with Dr. Tomoko Fujiwara
October 28 2014 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne State University's Welcome Center Auditorium.  The guest presenter will be Dr. Tomoko Fujiwara, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Memphis.  Dr. Fujiwara will present, "Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Biomaterials for Drug and Gene Delivery." A reception will immediately follow in the Welcome Center Lobby. The seminar is free; registration is requested. Dr. Fujiwara received her Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from Kyoto Institute of Technology in 2001. Her research interest is polymeric architectures in molecular- and nano-scale that govern various properties of materials. Stimuli-responsiveness is an addition to use the polymeric/organic materials in smart ways.  Abstract: Polymeric micelles and gels have been applied to biomedical field with remarkable advance in the therapeutic and clinical devices/methods for drug delivery, tissue engineering, and medical sensors. Biodegradable and bio-based polymer, polylactide (PLA) has been studied and used for a variety of applications. Designing the systems that enhance the unique properties of PLA is of great interest towards smart and sustainable treatment. Chemistry manages PLA structure into different crystal forms, and the block copolymer systems provide unique nanostructures.  Thermo-responsive hydrogel using stereo-isomeric PLA blocks was reported earlier, and recently improved for the mechanical strength and controllability of sol-gel transitions using ‘hybrid’ micelles by our group. This system is further being developed for gene delivery system by fabricating three-layered micelles. Additionally, several stimuli-responsive delivery systems from the combination of PLA and other biocompatible polymers developed in our group will be discussed.
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