Sami Khan, a dual-degree graduate student in mechanical engineering and technology and policy at MIT, recently received a research award from the Hydro Research Foundation. Khan â€” who conducts research in MIT professor Kripa Varanasiâ€™s Lab for Nanoengineered Surfaces, Interfaces, and Coatings â€” was one of 12 recipients selected from 45 applications at 26 universities.
His work focuses on novel hydrophobic rare earth coatings that aim to enhance the longevity of hydropower water conveyance structures.
Dr. Qadri & team win best paper award
An interdisciplinary team at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has received the Japan Society of Applied Physics 2014 Outstanding Paper Award. Dr. Syed B Qadri from the Materials Science and Technology Division was part of the interdisciplinary team which wrote the paper.
This award is only given to a select group of papers that present excellent achievement in applied physics and are published in the last 24 months in Japan Society of Applied Physics journals, with less than 10 papers selected out of about 6,300.
Armin Eilaghi receives prestigious fellowship
University of Calgary scholar Armin Eilaghi has been awarded the T. Chen Fong Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Imaging Science for 2013-â€™14. Eilaghiâ€™s research focuses on improving the measurement of iron-related magnetic susceptibility and blood flow in the human brain by using novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods. His goal is to quantify and characterize the pattern of susceptibility and blood flow changes in both healthy aging brains and those with cerebrovascular diseases, such as vascular dementia and stroke.
Eilaghi is pursuing his research under the supervision of Principle Investigator Dr. Richard Frayne. He was recruited as an Eyes high Postdoctoral Scholar in 2013.
Halal options coming to more campuses
Halal meal options are coming to more campuses across Canada. The latest to offer is the University of Calgary which now has several locations selling pre-packaged halal and one which will serve daily halal specials.
The push was spearheaded by a former Student Union representative Zainab Malik and came as a result of months of planning, the Gauntlet student newspaper reported. The group also conducted a survey in which the students wanted halal certified western food.
Chartwells â€” the U of Câ€™s food supplier â€” partnered with food distributor Sysco to supply halal food. Muslim students were notified of the added halal options via emails sent from the Muslim Studentsâ€™ Association and other Muslim clubs on campus.
Malik hopes her success will bring more religiously sanctioned food to the U of C and other campuses around the country.