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Construction engineering achievements earn Fulton Schools alum a top award in her field

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Schools alumnus Amanda Kerr recently received a prestigious international honor for her engineering and construction achievements. Kerr was named the 2019 Young Tunneler of the Year by International Tunneling Association as part of the organization’s annual awards program for “ground-breaking innovation and outstanding projects in tunneling and underground space…

ASU graduate wins IEEE PELS Prize PhD Thesis (P3 Talk) Video Competition

Jinia Roy, a recent ASU graduate, was selected as one of five winners of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Prize Ph.D. (P3 Talk) Video Competition. She was the only student from the U.S. to receive the award.  The PELS Prize Ph.D. Thesis (P3 Talk) Video Competition is a prestigious and highly promoted international competition organized by…

Samuel Ariaratnam

Ariaratnam earns highest honor for trenchless technology researchers

Samuel T. Ariaratnam, professor and program chair of construction engineering in the Del E. Webb School of Construction, was recently awarded the International Society for Trenchless Technology Gold Medal. He is the seventh person, and second from the U.S., to earn the highest honor in trenchless technology spanning ISTT’s 33-year history. The award recognizes individuals who…

Jerry Lin named co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Membrane Science

Jerry Lin, a Regents Professor at Arizona State University, was recently appointed co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Membrane Science, a flagship journal in the field of synthetic membranes.  “Membranes are used widely in industry and health sectors, ranging from desalination, water purification, kidney dialysis, production of oxygen, food processing, air pollution control, et cetera,” Lin…

Congratulations, 2019 National Academy of Inventors ASU Chapter inductees!

Nine faculty members in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering were inducted into the ASU Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors in April 2019. The National Academy of Inventors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 3,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning…

Graduate students from Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia earn seed grant for making waste material useful

Arizona State University’s Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Young Scientist Program, funded by the U.S. State Department, aims to foster collaboration, knowledge sharing and the creation of a network of young scientists in the LMI countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The program organizes an annual competition where participants will be invited to submit project proposals…

Nathan Newman named 2018 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Arizona State University researchers Nathan Newman and Joshua LaBaer have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, the organization announced. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a…

Yanchao Zhang elevated to IEEE Fellow Class of 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, Yanchao Zhang, professor within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, will be elevated to IEEE Fellow.  The honor is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Less than 0.1 percent of voting members are…

ASU collaborates in new dual enrollment pilot program

The National Science Foundation green-lit a first-of-its-kind nationwide pre-college course on engineering principles and design with a nearly $4 million grant. Engineering for US All aims to set a standard for pre-college students to earn widely accepted, transferable engineering college credit. Arizona State University is collaborating with three universities, NASA Goddard, Project Lead the Way,…

Yanchao Zhang receives DURIP award to build drone-powered Internet of Things system

Yanchao Zhang and his research group, ASU’s Cyber and Network Security Group, received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program award of $200,000 through the Army Research Office to build a drone-powered internet of things system for information assurance research and education. The internet of things is an emerging paradigm of technical, social and economic significance. In addition to…

Assistant Professor Mehdi Nikkhah selected as Young Innovator of Cellular And Molecular Bioengineering

Mehdi Nikkhah, a Fulton Schools assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is one of ten 2018 Young Innovators of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering for the Biomedical Engineering Society’s CMBE Journal.   Nikkhah is featured in the October issue of the journal along with other up-and-coming faculty working on innovative and impactful bioengineering studies.  On Friday, October 19, 2018, Nikkhah…