New on Full Circle this week
Chattopadhyay awarded Regents’ Professor distinction
Aditi Chattopadhyay is the ninth ASU engineering faculty member to be selected as a Regents’ Professor. She will be inducted on Feb. 6, 2014. Read on Full Circle
Rittmann recognized for impact on environmental conservation
Outstanding contributions to environmental conservation have earned Bruce Rittmann an award from American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES). The citation for the organization’s 2014 Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal recognizes Rittmann for “contributions to cleanup of contaminated water, soils and ecosystems” that are “unprecedented in scope and impact.”
In the news
ASU professor designs biohybrid devices modeled after sperm to help cancer patients (statepress.com)
Recently referred to as “sperm-bots” or “bio-bots”, biohybrid swimmers are a recent breakthrough in the science of biomechanics. Jagannathan Rajagopalan, assistant professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, and a research unit at the University of Illinois are the first to demonstrate that structures could be powered by cells, and not an external force, on the nanoscale.