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NEWS AND EVENTS

Amanda Lietz wins a 1st place prize at the 2015 Engineering Graduate Symposium
2015-11-04 Engineering Graduate Symposium, University of Michigan
Former MIPSE Fellow Amanda Lietz received the 1st place NERS poster prize at the 2015 Engineering Graduate Symposium. Congratulations!

Amanda Lietz receives ISPC 2015 poster prize
2015-07-10 ISPC
MIPSE Fellow Amanda Lietz received a prestigious poster award at ISPC 22 - 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry. Congratulations!

Chuanfei Dong receives Richard and Eleanor Towner Award and Award for Outstanding Students Abroad
2015-04-24 College of Engineering
MIPSE Fellow Chuanfei Dong received the Richard and Eleanor Towner Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement from the College of Engineering, and the Award for Outstanding Students Abroad from China Scholarship Council. Congratulations!

Chuanfei Dong wins NASA Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship
2015-04-24 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
MIPSE Fellow Chuanfei Dong won the NASA Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship, to work at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Congratulations!

MIPSE Graduate Fellows 2015-2016 Announced
2015-04-02 MIPSE
Eight students from U-M and MSU have been appointed MIPSE Graduate Fellows for 2015-2016 academic year. Congratulations!

Kentaro Hara wins the 2015 NPSS Graduate Scholarship Award
2015-03-05 NPSS
Kentaro Hara received the 2015 NPSS Graduate Scholarship Awards. This award recognizes contributions to the fields of nuclear and plasma science by a graduate student. Congratulations!

Carolyn Kuranz elected Member of APS DPP Executive Committee
2014-10-06 American Physical Society
Dr. Carolyn Kuranz has been elected a Member of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Executive Committee.

Iverson Bell wins second place at the 2014 Small Satellite Conference
2014-08-26 Small Satellite Conference
Iverson Bell is a finalist in the 22nd Annual Frank J. Redd Student Competition at the 2014 Small Satellite Conference. The student competition provides students with the opportunity to share their work on small satellite concepts and missions. Congratulations!

Tamas Gombosi appointed Distinguished University Professor
2014-07-23 University of Michigan
Prof. Tamas Gombosi is one of eight faculty members who have received one of the University of Michigan's top honors as Distinguished University Professors.

Eric Michielssen Receives IEEE APS Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award
2014-07-03 IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society
Prof. Eric Michielssen has been awarded the 2014 IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award, "In recognition of being an outstanding educator, mentor and role model for the next generation of faculty members."

Kentaro Hara wins the ICOPS/BEAMS 2014 Student Paper Award
2014-06-02 ICOPS
Kentaro Hara received the ICOPS/BEAMS 2014 Outstanding Student Paper Award. Congratulations!

Mark Moldwin wins Teaching Innovation Prize
2014-04-28 University of Michigan
Prof. Mark Moldwin's project "Doing Science Firsthand Through Dorm-Room Labs" was one of five winners of the sixth annual Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.

MIPSE Graduate Fellows 2014-2015 Announced
2014-04-28 MIPSE
Ten students from U-M and MSU have been appointed MIPSE Graduate Fellows for 2014-2015 academic year. Congratulations!

Mark Moldwin receives a Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award
2014-04-21 Office of the Provost
Professor Mark Moldwin, along with five other U-M faculty members and one professional staff member who have shown dedication to developing cultural and ethnic diversity at U-M, has received a 2014 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost.

Shuichi Takayama receives Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
2014-03-05 Rackham Graduate School
Congratulations to Prof. Shuichi Takayama for receiving the 2014 Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award!

Mini-course on Low Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas: Physics, Diagnostics, and Applications - ICOPS 2014
2014-03-03 ICOPS
A mini-course on Atmospheric Pressure, Low temperature plasmas will be held following the end of the IEEE 41st International Conference on Plasma Science. The course will cover the fundamentals of atmospheric pressure discharges, application areas of this exciting plasma regime, and advanced diagnostics. The day and a half mini-course will be co-located with ICOPS Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington DC. The course will run from the afternoon of May 29 through Friday, May 30. The registration fee is $350 for students and $500 for regular registrants. Student registrants are encouraged to apply for the Phelps Continuing Education Grant, which will support at least two outstanding students or unemployed NPSS members.

MIPSE will support undergraduate research projects through UROP and SURE programs
2013-10-16 MIPSE
Faculty members sponsoring an undergraduate student on a plasma-based project will receive up to $1000 for supplies and student centered expenses.

4th Annual MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium - September 25, 2013
2013-10-01 MIPSE
The 4th MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium took place on September 25, 2013. Congratulations to Best Presentation Award winners - Shannon Demlow (MSU), Christopher Durot (UM), and Yiting Zhang (UM)!

MIPSE Graduate Fellows 2013-2014 Announced
2013-05-17 MIPSE
Eight students from U-M and MSU have been appointed MIPSE Graduate Fellows for 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations!

Kentaro Hara awarded Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement
2013-04-05 Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering student Kentaro Hara was awarded Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement. The prize is presented to the outstanding graduate student in each degree program. Criteria considered by the department awards committee include active participation in research, leadership and academic performance (GPA). Congratulations!

PRL paper highlighted on the APS website
2013-01-07 American Physical Society
The APS website highlights the paper "Ultrafast Electron Radiography of Magnetic Fields in High-Intensity Laser-Solid Interactions", co-authored by several MIPSE members, students, and alumni. The paper was published in Physical Review Letters in January 2013.

Prof. John Verboncoeur named IEEE Fellow!
2012-11-29 IEEE
Prof. John Verboncoeur has been named IEEE Fellow for his "contributions to computational plasma physics and plasma device applications".

3rd Annual MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium - October 3, 2012
2012-10-18 MIPSE
The 3rd MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium took place on October 3, 2012. Congratulations to Best Presentation Award winners - Kentaro Hara (UM), Peiyao Liu (MSU), and Wei Tian (UM)!

Nano-Origami Project receives funding from NSF
2012-08-23 University of Michigan
The interdisciplinary project "Multi-scale Origami for Novel Photonics, Energy Conversion" received a $2 million grant from NSF. Congratulations to MIPSE members Max Shtein (PI) and John Hart (co-PI), and to co-PIs Pei-Cheng Ku, Nicholas Kotov, and Sharon Glotzer!

MIPSE Graduate Fellows 2012-2013 Announced
2012-05-16 MIPSE
Seven students from U-M and MSU have been appointed MIPSE Graduate Fellows for 2012-2013 academic year. Congratulations!

Jyoti Mazumder honored with Distinguished University Innovator Award
2012-03-28 University of Michigan
Jyotirmoy Mazumder has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2012. The award honors faculty who have made important and lasting contributions to society by developing novel ideas and insights through their research and then translating them to practice.

Jyoti Mazumder elected to the National Academy of Engineering
2012-02-09 National Academies
Congratulations to Prof. Jyoti Mazumder on his election to the National Academy of Engineering ("For quantitative transport modeling for laser interaction and design and commercialization of direct metal deposition machines")!

Alexander Thomas receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award
2012-01-23 Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Congratulations to Alec Thomas on his AFOSR Young Investigator Award ("Understanding Intense Laser Interactions with Solid Density Plasma")!

Graduate student Peng Zhang receives the Young Investigator Award at the IEEE 2011 Holm Conference on Electrical Contact
2011-10-07 IEEE
Congratulations to Peng Zhang, MIPSE Fellow and advisee of Prof. Y.Y.Lau, on receiving the Young Investigator Award at the IEEE 2011 Holm Conference on Electrical Contact (Minneapolis, MN, September 11-14, 2011).

2nd Annual MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium - September 21, 2011
2011-09-22 MIPSE
The first joint UM/Michigan State University Graduate Student Symposium successfully took place on September 21, 2011. Congratulations to Best Presentation Award winners - Iverson Bell (UM), Shannon Demlow (MSU), and Peng Zhang (UM)!

Assistant Professor Alexander Thomas receives NSF CAREER Award
2011-09-01 NSF
Congratulations to Alec Thomas for his NSF CAREER Award "Bright Femtosecond x- and Gamma-Ray Pulse Production Using Ultra-Intense Lasers"!

MIPSE Graduate Fellows 2011-2012 Announced
2011-04-27 MIPSE
Nine students have been appointed MIPSE Graduate Fellows for 2011-2012 academic year. Congratulations!

Cyril Galitzine receives the CoE Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award
2011-03-02 College of Engineering
Congratulations to Cyril Galitzine, MIPSE Fellow and advisee of Iain Boyd, on receiving the CoE Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award. The Distinguished Achievement Award is presented to an outstanding undergraduate and graduate student in each academic program in the College of Engineering.

Prof. Mark Kushner elected to the National Academy of Engineering
2011-02-08 National Academy of Engineering
Congratulations to Prof. Mark J. Kushner on his election to the National Academy of Engineering!

Upcoming MIPSE Seminars
2011-01-03 MIPSE
MIPSE Seminars - Winter 2011.

Prof. Iain Boyd named AIAA Fellow
2010-12-27 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Congratulations to Prof. Iain Boyd on his appointment as Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)!

Call for Papers: Images in Plasma Science
2010-07-22 IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
The IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (TPS) will have the 6th Triennial Special Issue of "IMAGES IN PLASMA SCIENCE" to be published August 2011. This issue will present unique experimentally or computationally generated images of plasma phenomena which provide insight to the physics of the process and which are aesthetically pleasing. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2010.

1st Annual MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium
2010-06-08 MIPSE
The 1st Annual MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium will be held 29 September 2010. The Symposium will be an opportunity for graduate students involved in plasma research and students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Plasma Science and Engineering to present the results of their investigations.

MIPSE Graduate Fellows 2010-2011 Announced
2010-05-24 MIPSE
Nine students have been appointed MIPSE Graduate Fellows for 2010-2011 academic year. These students will pursue the Graduate Certificate in Plasma Science and Engineering.

4th Annual MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium - September 25, 2013
2010-01-13 MIPSE
The 4th MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium took place on September 25. Congratulations to Best Presentation Award winners - Shannon Demlow (MSU), Christopher Durot (UM), and Yiting Zhang (UM)!

HP Labs Innovation Grants for Plasma Physics Research
2009-06-15 Hewlett-Packard Resarch Labs
HP announced that a total of sixty projects from 46 universities in 12 countries will receive 2009 Innovation Research Program (IRP) awards from HP Labs. At the University of Michigan, Professor Mark Kushner will be looking to better understand micro-plasmas.

U-M one of first universities to offer formal program in plasma science and engineering
2009-05-29 College of Engineering-University of Michigan
Plasma science is essential to many areas of national interest, including healthcare, energy, homeland security and the semiconductor industry. A new certificate program in plasma science and engineering at the University of Michigan (U-M) aims to bring together resources and expertise from across campus to create a formal, eclectic, interdisciplinary program for students interested in this pervasive field.

First Class of MIPSE Graduate Fellows Announced
2009-05-06 MIPSE
The first class of MIPSE Graduate Fellows have been appointed. These students will pursue the Graduate Certificate in Plasma Science and Engineering.

MIPSE Officially Announced and Launches Website
2009-02-13 MIPSE
The Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE) is officially announced and launches its new website.