February 16-21, 2016


February 16, 2016

Faculty News


Prof. Michael Keidar (MAE) and his graduate students Joseph Lukas, George Teel, and Jonathan Kolbeck have published a paper that describes the novel idea of high-efficiency micro propulsion for nano satellites. The citation is: J. Lukas, G. Teel, J. Kolbeck, and M. Keidar. “High thrust-to-power ratio micro-cathode arc thruster,” AIP Advances, Vol.6, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1063/1.4942111

Prof. Martha Pardavi-Horvath (ECE) and her co-authors have published the following article: A. Rinkevich, M. Pardavi-Horvath, M. Samoylovich, and D. Perov. “Magnetic and Microwave Properties of 3D-Nanocomposites with Transition Metal and Palladium Particles,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 2015, No. 99, DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2015.2479579.

Prof. Kausik Sarkar (MAE) and his former student Dr. Rajesh Singh have published the following peer-reviewed journal paper “Hydrodynamic interactions between pairs of capsules and drops in a simple shear: Effects of viscosity ratio and heterogeneous collision,” Physical Review E 92, 063029.

Prof. Ekundayo Shittu (EMSE) recently published the following paper: E. Shittu, M. Harnly, S. Whitaker and R. Miller. “Reorganizing Nigeria's Vaccine Supply Chain Reduces Need For Additional Storage Facilities, But More Storage Is Required,” Health Affairs, 35, no.2 (2016):293-300. DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1328.

Conferences & Presentations:

Prof. Claire Monteleoni (CS) is attending AAAI 2016 this week, where she is serving as co-chair of the Special Track on Computational Sustainability and as a session chair for the track. She also is serving as an invited mentor to the conference's Breakfast with Champions: A Women's Mentoring Event. AAAI 2016 is one of the top two international conferences in the field of artificial intelligence.

Prof. Martha Pardavi-Horvath (ECE) and co-authors Robert McMichael (NIST) and Elena Tartakovskaya (Institute of Magnetism NAS , Ukraine) presented a talk titled “Localized spin wave modes in parabolic field traps” at the at Joint MMM-INTERMAG 2016, held January 11-15 in San Diego, CA.

Other News:

Prof. Martha Pardavi-Horvath (ECE) has been invited to serve on the Advisory Committee of the 21st International Conference on Magnetism ( ICM2018), to be held July 15-20, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.

Other News

Nominate someone for the 2016 GW Engineering Hall of Fame. Since 2006, SEAS has honored distinguished SEAS alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who have contributed to engineering, technology, or management in a sustained and significant way during their careers. These are individuals who bring distinction to GW through their achievements and their contributions to their professions, the University, and society-at-large. Last year's honorees included alumni from NASA, Office of Naval Research, CAE Inc., LGS Innovations, DLBA, Rolls Royce, and Johns Hopkins University. The deadline for consideration is Thursday, March 31.

Computing Facility News

SEAS Information Security: What you need to know

Be the first line of defense. Keeping GW secure is a shared responsibility. For questions or support, please contact the SEAS Computing Facility at [email protected].

SEAS Computing Facility Workshop: “Introduction to SolidWorks”

  • February 27: Fun with Parts
  • March 12: Assemblies & Drawing

12:00 – 3:00 pm
Tompkins Hall, Room 406
Entry is free and open to all. Contact Farhad Goodarzi [email protected] with questions.

SEAS Computing Facility Workshop: “Introduction to MATLAB and SIMULINK: The Language of Technical Computing”

  • February 20: Linear Equation & ODE Solving
  • March 15: SIMULINK

12:00 – 3:00 pm
Tompkins Hall, Room 406
Entry is free and open to all. Contact Farhad Goodarzi [email protected] with questions.

SEAS Events

ECE Distinguished Lecture Series: “Technology Considerations in Computer Architecture”
Speaker: Jean-Luc Gaudiot, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California – Irvine; 2017 IEEE Computer Society President; IEEE Fellow; AAAS Fellow
Wednesday, February 17
1:00 – 2:00 pm
SEH, B1220

SEAS Student R&D Showcase
Don't forget to register for the SEAS Student R&D Showcase. This year's Showcase will be held on Wednesday, February 24 in the SEH. Registration is open for all alumni, faculty, guests, and non-competitor students! Note: SEAS students who are competing in the showcase and all judges (both faculty and external judges) will be registered by SEAS staff. If you are a judge or a student showcase participant, please do not visit the registration site to register yourselves

Environmental and Energy Management Institute: Short courses and a symposium scheduled in partnership with the European Energy Centre :

Symposium: Public-Private Partnerships
Thursday, February 18
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
SEH, B1220/B1167

Short course: “Renewable Energy Management & Finance”
Wednesday and Thursday, February 24-25
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2020 K St., Room 13
Cost: $600

Short course: “Multi-Aspect Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics”
Thursday and Friday, March 17-18
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2020 K St., Room 21
Cost: $600

Entrepreneurship Events

In February, the DC I-Corps team at GW will offer an intense two-week introduction to I-Corps course. This free course introduces participants to the concepts of lean start-up and customer discovery, and helps researchers and entrepreneurs explore the market potential for their early stage innovations. It is a great opportunity for GW faculty and students interested in learning more about commercializing a technology and building a business model. Successful completion of this course qualifies participants to apply for the seven-week national I-Corps program in which accepted teams are awarded $50,000 grants from the National Science Foundation. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so apply soon!

Financial Projections Workshop with Steve Rogers
Wednesday, February 17
5:30 – 7:30 pm
SEH, B1270
Steven Rogers has more than 30 years of experience in leading domestic and international product development, management, and marketing strategies. His expertise is developing and implementing go-to-market plans that exceed time-to-revenue metrics. He leads assignments ranging from commercializing intellectual property for startups at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins to product positions for public companies. In this workshop, Mr. Rogers focuses on how to create the single page financial model of your business. It is simple arithmetic; any formal financial training will just get in the way.