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- 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
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!
- College of Engineering - Night of the Stars Gala
October 25 2014 at 6:00 PM
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.
- Write Winning Grant Proposals (Hypothesis-Driven Research)
November 5 2014 at 8:30 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus.
The main campus seminar will take place November 5, 2014, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center.
The seminar is for hypothesis-driven research (medical, biological and physical sciences and engineering). Light morning refreshments and lunch will be served.
The seminar will address both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant-writing process. It will emphasize idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that have kept the co-founders of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops funded continuously for over twenty-five years.
Each attendee will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. You will need to identify which workbook you need at the time of registration. Below is the list of available versions from which you can select.
The NIH Edition. Required for all submitting NIH proposals
The NSF Edition. Required for all submitting NSF proposals
Successful Proposals to Any Agency. USDA Edition with updated insert
The fee for seminar materials is $75 and may be paid for by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot.
Registration is limited!
Registration and required infomormation must be completed by October 20, 2014.
- PAD Seminar - Developing a Budget for Your Grant Proposals
November 13 2014 at 1:00 PM
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, Developing a Budget for Your Grant Proposals, will take place Thursday, November 13, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A.
The moderator will be Gail Ryan, Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Program Administration.
Although PAD seminars will no longer be recorded due to low viewing activity, please see past seminar videos and handouts on the PAD website. If you have questions about this seminar series, please contact email@example.com. We hope to see you at this informative PAD session!
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