SHADE: a sustainable home for desert living (ASU News – week in photos)
A photo tour of the ASUNM Solar Decathlon team’s model home, SHADE.

Nanotechnology researchers fabricate foldable Li-ion batteries (Nanowerk.com)
Researchers led by Candace K. Chan, an assistant professor in materials science and engineering, now have shown that paper-folding concepts can be applied to Li-ion batteries in order to realize a device with higher areal energy densities.

Freshman seeks to impact the world via service (ASU News)
Biomedical engineering freshman Jenny Chen says that she is learning about advancing medical technologies in her introductory courses and the benefits they could bring to society.

Studying who heat islands hurt and where they live (KJZZ)
Mikhail Chester, assistant professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, is one of the researchers looking at who is most impacted by the heat island effect and how the neighborhoods they live in could make that heat less severe.

Addressing urban heat (State Press video)
Mikhail Chester is teaming with two researchers from UCLA to find solutions for urban heat effects.

Former THS valedictorian seeks better drinking water for astronauts (The Sakonnet Times)
Heather Jamieson, a chemical engineering graduate student, is featured in her Rhode Island hometown newspaper for her work on membrane technologies with Mary Laura Lind, assistant professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy.

Student uses talents to recreate musical necessity (State Press)
Music performance and material science and engineering freshman Alexis Mitchell plans to use her future years at ASU to invent a synthetic oboe reed, something that has never been successfully done.

People of ASU: short stories (State Press)
Among the six student profiles: Lauren Griffith, computer science senior, and Ben Hook, biomedical engineering sophomore.

Professor awarded for her work in engineering (State Press)
Aerospace engineering professor Aditi Chattopadhyay received a 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Desert sails (State Press)
Fulton Engineering students are among the team leading the ASU Sailing Club into its 10th year. Industrial engineering junior Kyle McManus is the team’s travel and safety officer. Chad Hargrove, mechanical engineering, is vice president. They help Spenser Branch, urban planning senior and captain and president of the club, lead the team.

ASU researchers measure the electrical resistance of single molecules—new technology (AZOnano.com)
Nongjian Tao, professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and Bingqian Xu have developed a relatively straightforward method for measuring the electrical resistance of single molecules.

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