Tuesday, October 6, 2009 * Volume 27, Number 3 | PDF
Emmanuel Enemuoh, associate
professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, received
a $212,730 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant from the National
Science Foundation (NSF), along with co-PIs Xun Yu, assistant
professor; Richard Lindeke, professor; Seraphin
Abou, assistant professor; all of the Department of Mechanical
and Industrial Engineering; and Andrea Schokker, professor
and head of the Department of Civil Engineering. Routine test and analysis
of engineering materials (metals, ceramics, composites, concrete, plastics,
woods, and other materials), ideally performed at controlled experimental
conditions, can now be performed with the 55 Kips system at UMD. The equipment
will be installed in November 2009 in VKH 144.
The Northern Lights Technology Center is able to provide the right method for the 3-D model that you need with five rapid prototype machines and four technologies. The Northern Lights Technology Center can create your model with just a budget number and is capable of: Medical and dental models; direct pour metal cast parts using zinc and aluminum; simulated overmolding on prototypes; flexible parts, and high-impact parts also suitable for rapid manufacturing. The Northern Lights Technology Center has offered stereolithography, selective laser sintering, 3-D printing, and fused deposition modeling using solid model and 3-D CAD programs such as Solidworks since 2003.
Igor Kolomitsyn, Andy Khotkevych and Don Fosnacht gave a presentation titled "Thermogravimetric analysis and devolatilization of wood under nitrogen and steam gas atmospheres" at the 2009 International Conference on Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Science, held in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 15-18, 2009.
Kurt Johnson gave a presentation titled "Wetland Mitigation in Abandoned Gravel Pits; Creating Fresh Meadow and Shrub Swamp" detailing the work conducted at the Britt gravel pit research site, at the 2009 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation held Sept. 13 - 17, 2009 in Duluth.
NRRI staff gave the following presentations at the North American Diatom Symposium, held at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory in September 2009: “Comparison of diatom-based indices of water quality for mid-continent (USA) Great Rivers,” presented by Gerald Sgro (John Carroll University), Euan Reavie, Amy Kireta, and Ted Angradi, Terri Jicha, David Bolgrien, and Brian Hill (all four from the U.S. EPA). “Consequences of taxonomic discord in a Great Lakes monitoring program,” by Reavie, and “Diatom indicators of disturbance in US Great Rivers,” presented by Reavie, Kireta, Sgro, Angradi, Jicha, Bolgrien and Hill.
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