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composer, director of the Drexel guitar ensemble and instructor in the music program, had his composition Largo and Rondo for trombone quartet accepted for performance at the annual meeting of the College of Music Society.
Dr. Anthony Addison
professor of chemistry, and Gordan T. Reeves, chemistry doctoral student, presented the research posters “Synthesis, Characterisation & Comparison of Ruthenium (II) Complexes of Tetradentate Thioether-and Pyridine-Containing Ligands and Bidentate Nitrogen Coligands” and “Synthesis & Structures of New Binuclear Copper (II) Complexes with Bis(3-alkoxy-2-hydroxybenzaldehyde) Thiocarbohydrazones” at the American Chemical Society’s 38th Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting. The research was completed in collaboration with colleagues and featured the work of Diana Dragancea, a Soros Foundation Fellow at Drexel in spring 2006 from the Republic of Moldova.
Ilene Appel Marker
was appointed special projects coordinator for the School of Education.
Hagerty Library engineering librarian, received an outstanding paper award from the Emerald Publishing Group for “Blogging as a Tool: Innovative Approaches to Information Access.” The award was presented at the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Conference held in Chicago, and the paper was published in Library Hi Tech News, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 28-32.
Dr. Nihat Bilgutay
Vernon L. Newhouse Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was named associate dean for assessment and accreditation in the College of Engineering.
materials science and engineering doctoral student, Drs. Gleb Yushin, research assistant professor of materials science and engineering, Yury Gogotsi, professor of materials science and engineering and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, Cristelle Portet, materials science and engineering postdoctoral researcher, and colleagues published “Anomalous Increase in Carbon Capacitance at Pore Size Less than One Nanometer” in Science.
Dr. Afshin S. Daryoush
professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented “RF and Microwave Photonics in Biomedical Applications” (co-authored with Chenpeng Mu, electrical and computer engineering doctoral student, Sumet Umchid, Biomed doctoral student, and Dr. Peter Lewin, Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering) at the annual meeting of Photonics North in Quebec City, Canada.
women’s basketball head coach, participated in a panel on women and minorities in sports held in conjunction with the National Constitution Center’s “Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers” exhibit.
Dr. Daniel Dorn
assistant professor of finance, presented his co-authored paper “Trading as Gambling” at the European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets, held in Gerzensee, Switzerland.
a junior sport management major and member of the men’s basketball team, won a silver medal as a member of the U.S. Virgin Islands men’s basketball national team at the 2006 Centrobasket Tournament in Panama.
Kay L. Ford
senior director of LeBow College’s MBA Career Services, presented “The Best of Both Worlds” at the MBA Career Services Council Annual Conference and “All about Networking” to the Women’s Regional Business Council. She was elected to the board for the Delaware Forum of Executive Women.
biomed doctoral student, Halim Ayan, mechanical engineering doctoral student, Drs. Alexander Fridman, Nyheim Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Alexander Gutsol, research professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, Marie Peddinghaus¸ Drexel University College of Medicine Tenet, and Manjula Balasubramanian, clinical associate professor of pathology, published the article “Blood Coagulation and Living Tissue Sterilization by Floating-Electrode Dielectric Barrier Discharge in Air” online in the June 15 issue of Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing.
Dr. Avijit Ghosh
assistant professor of physics, presented “From Simulation to Therapy: A Systems Biology Approach to Oncogene Detection and Drug Design” as an invited speaker at the workshop “From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology 2006” organized by the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in Jülich, Germany.
Dr. Patrick Gurian
ssistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, and Arun Kumar, civil, architectural and environmental engineering doctoral student, presented “Validating Pre-Regulatory Cost Estimates for the Revised Arsenic MCL” and “Development of Iron-Oxide-Coated Fiberglass for Arsenic (V) Removal” at the Annual Meeting of the American Water Works Association in San Antonio.
Dr. Sean Hackett
assistant professor of management, co-presented the papers “Real Options and the Option to Incubate: An Exploratory Study of the Process of Business Incubation”; “Scale Development for Constructs Related to Entrepreneurship: Venture Selection, Assistance Intensity, and Resource Munificence”; and “Inside the Black Box of Business Incubation: Scale Assessment and Model Refinement” at the annual Academy of Management Conference in Atlanta.
Dr. James Herbert
professor of psychology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented the keynote address “Science and Pseudoscience in the Etiology and Treatment of Autism” at the Delaware Autism Program’s annual meeting.
Dr. Thomas Hewett
professor of psychology and computer science, was a guest professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he conducted a one-week course module on Human Problem Solving for the master’s program in technology design.
Biomed graduate student, was chosen as a Lee Smith Fellow for the 2006-07 academic year. She was selected based on her accomplishments to date and her plans for presenting a paper at the Electromagnetic Research Symposium to be held in Beijing in March 2007. She received reimbursement for her expenses in attending this conference for an amount up to $3,000.
Dr. Susan S. Kilham
acting bioscience and biotechnology department head, was a discussion leader at the Gordon Science Research Conference on “Metabolism in Ecology” held at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Dr. Daniel A. Kleier
senior instructor of chemistry, and colleagues published the article “Computational Characteristics of Metal Binding Groups for Metalloenzyme Inhibitors” in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 2, pp. 990-6.
Dr. Frank Ko
professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Fibrous Materials Research Center, Dr. Yury Gogotsi, professor of materials science and engineering and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, and colleagues won the Best Paper Award for the 2005 Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites for “Electrospinning of Submicron Polyacrylonitrile Fibers Containing Vapor Grown Carbon Nanofibers.”
Dr. Trina Larsen Andras
department head and professor of marketing, and Dr. Hyokjin Kwak, were invited by the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) to have their article “Consumer Ethnocentrism Offline and Online: The Mediating Role of Marketing Efforts and Personality Traits” from the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science rewritten in a style appropriate for practitioners and posted on ACR’s Web site.
Dr. Brad Layton
assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, Dan Tamayne and Matt Dolin, MEM undergraduates, and Mike Gallagher, MEM graduate student, presented “An Integrated Atomic Force Microscopy Nanomanipulation Stage for Biological Samples” at Seeing the Nanoscale IV. Layton spoke on “Mechanical Axonal Growth Models: Towards Directed Neural Growth and Highly Parallel Piconewton Force Transduction” as an invited speaker at the bioengineering department Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy, and at the National Nanotechnology Laboratories in Lecce, Italy.
Dr. Lee Leitner
auxiliary associate professor of IST, served on a panel reviewing proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation’s Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program, Phase 1 for Exploratory Projects.
Dr. Xia Lin
associate professor of IST, presented the paper “Dynamic Concept Representation through a Visual Concept Explorer” (co-authored with Weizhong Zhu, IST doctoral student, and a colleague) at the Ninth Conference of the International Society of Knowledge Organization in Vienna, Austria. Lin also participated in the Microsoft Research Lab’s Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2006 in Seattle.
Dr. William Lynch
director of the School of Education and interim dean of Goodwin College of Professional Studies, was a panelist for the session “From Tunes to Teaching: iPods on Campus” at the Campus Technology 2006 Conference.
Dr. Roger A. McCain
professor of economics and international business, presented the following papers: “Worker Cooperatives, Effort and Shirking: A Semi-Effective Game Model,” at the Sixth Meeting on Game Theory and Practice in Zaragoza, Spain; and “Cooperation and Effort, Reciprocity and Mutual Supervision in Worker Cooperatives” and “Cooperative Partnership of Not-for-Profit and Conventional Corporations: A Proposal” at the 13th Conference of the International Association for the Economics of Participation in Sanctuario de Arantzazu, Spain. He will publish “Cooperation and Effort, Reciprocity and Mutual Supervision in Worker Cooperatives” in Advances in the Economics of Participatory and Labor- Managed Firms and his comment on the Herbert Gintis essay “Probabilistic Equilibria for Evolutionarily Stable Strategies” in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
clinical psychology doctoral student, received the Wallach Internship Award for exceptional performance in her predoctoral clinical fellowship.
Dr. Paul Oh
associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, Jason Collins, Rob Ellenberg and Jake Warren, MEM undergraduates, Bill Green and Keith Sevcik, MEM graduate students, and Rick Paese, Penn State REU in materials engineering, demonstrated the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab’s unmanned aerial and ground vehicles for the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. Oh was also nominated for the 2006 ASME Student Section Advisor Award for District F. He received a certificate, plaque and $500 honorarium.
Dr. Jennifer Quinlan
instructor of bioscience and biotechnology, presented her research on “Identification of Products Showing Detectable Differences in Microbial Indicator and Counts in Low Socioeconomic Status Markets Versus High Socioeconomic Status Markets” at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection.
Women’s Health Education Program (WHEP) research manager, Winnie Jones, WHEP minority outreach coordinator and Sharine Wittkopp, WHEP student extern represented the program at the Riverside Correctional Facility for Women resource fair sponsored by Pennsylvania Prison Society and the Working Group for Incarcerated for Women in Philadelphia.
Dr. P. Mohana Shankar
Allen Rothwarf Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was named interim head of the department of electrical and computer engineering.
Dr. Arthur B. Shostak
emeritus professor of sociology, gave an invited address to Danish labor union leaders in Copenhagen and a related talk to IT union specialists at the Trade Union Congress Headquarters in London. He led a panel discussion about the future of Canadian and American unionism at the Annual Meeting of the World Future Society and spoke at the 25th Anniversary Convention of the PATCO Union of Air Traffic Controllers. He was named Distinguished Sociological Practitioner and given that lifetime achievement award at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.
Dr. Scot Silverstein
assistant professor of healthcare informatics and information technology and director of the Institute for Healthcare Informatics, was matched as a mentor to an NIH-sponsored medical informatics postdoctoral fellow who recently began a two-year research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine through a new, volunteer mentoring program of the American Medical Informatics Association Clinical Information Systems work group.
Goodwin College MBA program manager, co-presented the paper “Exploring Emotional Intelligence, Lerner Autonomy and Student Success in Accelerated Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs” at the 2006 International Leadership Studies Conference at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va.
Dr. Samuel H. Szewczyk
associate professor of finance, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Multinational Finance Society.
Dr. Baris Taskin
assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, chaired the session on “Digital Circuit Design” and presented the papers “Timing-Driven Physical Design for VLSI Circuits Using Resonant Rotary Clocking” and “A Timing Optimization Method Based on Clock Skew Scheduling and Partitioning in a Parallel Computing Environment” at the IEEE International MWSCAS’06 Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Dr. David Urias
assistant professor of education, presented the paper “An Analysis of Policy Implications Affecting International Students/Scholars in the U.S.” at the 15th European Access Network Annual Conference at The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Dr. Sheila R. Vaidya
associate director for research and outreach in the School of Education, gave a poster and presentation on “Developments with the Noyce Scholars” at the National Science Foundation conference on Teacher Education.
Dr. Michael S. Vogeley
associate professor of physics, was lead organizer for the “Cosmic Voids” workshop at the Aspen (Colo.) Center for Physics.
materials science and engineering BS/MS student, received a $1,500 John M. Haniak Scholarship from ASM International and the ASM Materials Education Foundation for the 2006-07 academic year.
Dr. Joseph Wartman
assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, and Efrain Rondinel, CAE engineering graduate researcher, published “Performance and Analyses of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls in the Tecoman, Mexico Earthquake” in the August 2006 issue of Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities.
clinical psychology doctoral student, received a Diversity Dissertation Scholarship from the American Psychological Association in support of his dissertation work on posttraumatic stress among African refugees.
Dr. Jian Min-Yuan
professor of physics, presented “Unraveling Design Principles and Controlling Output of Signaling Pathways Using Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics and Sensitivity Analysis” as an invited speaker at the Eighth Taiwan International Symposium on Statistical Physics organized by the Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica Taipei. He was an invited speaker and chaired the session on “Biological Signaling” at the Fifth Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide International Conference at National Taiwan University. He was an invited speaker at the Mini-Symposium II on Systems Biology at the National Central University and the Fifth Cross-Strait Workshop on Biology-Inspired Theoretical Science at Tung Hai University in Taichung and spoke on cancer-related signaling pathways at the Centre for Computational Science and Engineering at the National University of Singapore.
Dr. Jonathan Ziegert
assistant professor of management, presented his co-authored papers “The Effects of Cultural Mistrust on Diversity Related Attributions and Attraction” at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference and “Goal Orientation and Performance: Does Achievement Motivation Matter?” at the annual Academy of Management Conference. He had his co-authored paper “Dynamic Delegation: Shared, Hierarchical and Deindividualized Leadership in Extreme Action Teams” accepted for publication in Administrative Science Quarterly.