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Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Howard Matthew

Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Howard Matthew

along with co-authors Ramkumar Tiruvannamalai-Annamalai and David Randall Armant, published a paper...
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BizGrid Live!
October 21 2014 at 1:00 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
BizGrid Live is back! The BizGrid is an infographic designed to help Detroit entrepreneurs navigate the many organizations providing business assistance in Detroit. If you've ever needed help exploring Detroit's wealth of resources, you need to come to BizGrid Live!  On Tuesday, October 21, we'll bring the BizGrid to life!  Meet representatives from the BizGrid organizations who provide resources and services ranging from business planning and strategy to real estate assistance, funding, co-working space and more. This FREE event is open to anyone with a passion or interest in business in Detroit.  Date: October 21, 2014Time: 1–6pmPlace: McGregor Conference Center, 495 Ferry Mall, Wayne State University, Detroit The event includes four interactive breakout sessions and a resource fair where you can learn how BizGrid organizations can help advance your business goals.  And you won't want to miss our keynote address from Jacques Panis, president of Shinola! Panel topics include: Designing and Developing Your Idea Growing Your Neighborhood Business Building Your Team Designing and Making Your Product We'll conclude with a networking hour. You'll leave with new contacts and a heightened sense of services available to you and your business!Thank you to our event sponsors: New Economy Initiative, The Front Door at Wayne State University and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses! RSVP and jump-start your business now!
BizGrid Live!
October 21 2014 at 1:00 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The BizGrid is a physical infographic designed to help Detroit entrepreneurs navigate the landscape of organizations providing business assistance within Detroit. If you've ever needed help exploring Detroit's many resources, you'll love BizGrid Live! Download a BizGrid On Tuesday, October 21, we'll bring the BizGrid to life!  Meet representatives from the BizGrid organizations who provide resources and services ranging from business planning and strategy to real estate assistance, funding, co-working space, and more. Thanks to the generous support of the New Economy Initiative, this FREE event is open to anyone with a passion or interest in business in Detroit.  Have an idea? Come learn how to get it out of your head and into the market.  Are you an entrepreneur ready to take the next step?  Engage with your peers and meet the experts whose job is to help you succeed. Follow along via Twitter @BizGrid and on event day with #BizGridLive The event agenda includes four interactive breakout sessions to invigorate your entrepreneurial spirit and an open air market where you can engage the attending BizGrid organizations to learn how their services can help advance your business goals.  CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ON BREAKOUT SESSIONS AND OTHER BIZGRID LIVE! NEWS.   A networking hour completes your day at BizGrid Live! and hopefully you'll leave with new contacts and heightened sense of services available to you and your business!
BizGrid Live!
October 21 2014 at 1:00 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The BizGrid is a physical infographic designed to help Detroit entrepreneurs navigate the landscape of organizations providing business assistance within Detroit. If you've ever needed help exploring Detroit's many resources, you'll love BizGrid Live! Download a BizGrid On Tuesday, October 21, we'll bring the BizGrid to life!  Meet representatives from the BizGrid organizations who provide resources and services ranging from business planning and strategy to real estate assistance, funding, co-working space, and more. Thanks to the generous support of the New Economy Initiative, this FREE event is open to anyone with a passion or interest in business in Detroit.  Have an idea? Come learn how to get it out of your head and into the market.  Are you an entrepreneur ready to take the next step?  Engage with your peers and meet the experts whose job is to help you succeed. Follow along via Twitter @BizGrid and on event day with #BizGridLive The event agenda includes four interactive breakout sessions to invigorate your entrepreneurial spirit and an open air market where you can engage the attending BizGrid organizations to learn how their services can help advance your business goals.  CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ON BREAKOUT SESSIONS AND OTHER BIZGRID LIVE! NEWS.   A networking hour completes your day at BizGrid Live! and hopefully you'll leave with new contacts and heightened sense of services available to you and your business!
Sustainability@Wayne Seminar with Jacqueline Isaacs, Northeastern University
October 21 2014 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center Auditorium
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Sustainability@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wayne State University Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren.   The guest presenter will be Dr. Jacqueline Isaacs, professor of mechanical and industrial engineeering at Northeastern University. She will present "Commercialization of CNT-enabled Products: Examining the Tradeoffs." A reception will follow in the Welcome Center Lobby from 3:30-4:00 p.m. The seminar is free; registration is requested. Abstract: Responsible commercialization of nano-enabled products (NEPs) will encompass not only the successful development of economically viable manufacturing techniques, but also, a conscious and systematic consideration of short and long-term societal impacts to avoid unintended consequences. The US National Nanotechnology Initiative has urged for more effective use of life cycle analysis (LCA) in decision-making, which in turn demands greater consideration of the ethical, legal, and social impacts (ELSI) of nanomanufacturing processes as they scale to commercial production. As part of its mission to establish novel directed self-assembly processes and techniques for continuous and scalable nanomanufacturing, the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN at Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of New Hampshire) is developing three CNT applications that will soon move to large-scale production: electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, batteries, and chemical- and bio- sensors. Our current research (involving researchers from NU, UML and Yale) leverages CHN’s technical efforts by developing knowledge about life cycle impacts of CNT-enabled products – from manufacturing, through use and end-of-life. Worker safety is considered during manufacture and at product disposal in light of the uncertain hazards of CNTs. Process economics that include various levels of protection are explored. Recycled nanomaterials are explored for technical viability. Exposure assessments during end-of-life processing offer options to avoid exposures. Policy issues for responsible, sustainable development of nano-enabled products are also concurrently assessed. Results from this work will contribute to reducing the potential unintended consequences of CNT releases on human health and the environment. Bio: Jacqueline A. Isaacs is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University and associate director of the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), where she leads the Responsible Manufacturing Research Thrust.  Her specific research focuses on economic and environmental assessment of manufacturing processes, most recently focused on nanomanufacturing with carbon nanotube (CNT) materials. At CHN, her research group works on Life Cycle Assessment of various processes under development and assesses alternatives to uncover more environmentally benign processes or products. This work was initiated with an NSF grant to explore and compare process alternatives for the CNT production. Her 1998 NSF Career Award was one of the first that focused on environmentally benign manufacturing. Dr. Isaacs also guides research on development and assessment of educational computer games. She received a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and S.M and Sc.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been recognized by Northeastern University, receiving the President’s Aspiration Award in 2005 and a University-wide Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000. She is also a 2013 ELATE Fellow.  
PAD Seminar: Connecting with Research Cores
October 23 2014 at 1:00 PM
Scott Hall
The offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, Connecting with Research Cores, will take place Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Margherio Conference Center, Mazurek Education Commons, School of Medicine. At the seminar, representatives will be available at tables for discussion and information regarding university cores and research groups. We hope to see you there!
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