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Dr. Michel Barsoum and Dr. Richard Knight
have received U.S. patent No. 6,231,969 B1, for "Corrosion, Oxidation and/or Wear-Resistant Coatings" — essentially for the thermal spraying of the Ti3SiC2-type (3-1-2, a ternary ceramic) materials in the form of overlay coatings. Barsoum developed the materials and has received extensive recognition and funding for them. Barsoum is a professor of materials engineering and Knight is research professor in materials engineering and director of the Center for the Plasma Processing of Materials. Dr. Richard Knight, director of the Center for the Plasma Processing of Materials in the Department of Materials Engineering, attended the International Thermal Spray Conference in Singapore, where he presented a paper, "Structure and Properties on HVOF Sprayed Amorphous Polymer Matrix Nano- composite Coatings," which he co-authored. Knight also organized and co-chaired a technical session on the thermal spraying of polymers, and, as secretary/treasurer of ASM International’s Thermal Spray Society, participated in various society board and committee meetings.
Dr. Arthur B. Shostak,
professor of sociology, is the editor of Utopian Thinking in Sociology: Creating the Good Society, published by the American Sociological Association (ASA). This guide to Utopian thought, Shostak’s 20th book, includes material on dystopias, future studies, diversity and Utopian thought, post-Modernism and Utopianism, Utopia in the workplace, and the construction and deconstruction of Utopias. The book is the first ever published by the ASA dealing with this topic and the first one it has published by a Drexel faculty member.
Dr. Frank K. Ko,
director of Drexel’s Fibrous Materials Research Center and professor of materials engineering, delivered a lecture, "The Role of Fiber Architecture in Biocomposites: The Tissue Engineer-ing Approach," at the 13th International Conference on Composite Materials, in Beijing, China in early July. Ko helped organize the session on biocomposites, which is combining biomedical materials with composite technology.
Dr. Doreen Steg,
professor emerita, is the 2001 Norbert Weiner Gold Medallist of the American Cybernetic Society. Steg was the founding chair of Drexel’s Department of Human Behavior and Development.
Dr. Mark Greenberg,
dean of Undergraduate Education, spoke at the International Psychohistorical Association Conference in New York in June. His topic was "Keats’ Idea of ‘Negative Capability’ and Empathy." Greenberg was also reelected as a vice president of the board of trustees at Germantown Academy, where he co-chairs the board’s Education Committee.
of the Department of Materials Engineering and graduate student of Dr. Yury Gogotsi, received the prestigious U.S. National Collegiate Award in Materials Engineering. She was nominated by Dr. Mahmoud A. El-Sherif, research professor of materials and electric and computer engineering and director of the Fiber Optics and Photonics Manufacturing Engineering Center.
Dr. Bert Rosenbloom,
G. Behrens Ulrich Professor in Marketing and Rauth Chair in Electronic Commerce Management, published an article, "From Merchants to Marketers: Trends in U.S. Retailing for Europe to Watch," in the journal THEXIS (Theory and Practice in Marketing). Rosenbloom was also the keynote speaker at the Annual Conference on Research in Distribution in Tilburg, The Netherlands. He spoke on "E-commerce and Distribution Channel Structure and Strategy in the 21st Century."
Dr. Leonard X. Finegold,
professor of physics and atmospheric sciences, co-authored the article, "Miscibility Gap in Fluid Dimyristoylphosphatidyl-choline:cholesterol as ‘Seen’ by X-Rays," published in the April 26, 2001 issue of the journal Physical Review E.
assistant director of undergraduate admissions, received the James McKeever Promising Professional Award at the 38th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Association of College Admission Counseling (PACAC) in June. The award is given annually to professionals in admissions and guidance who exemplify excellence in the workplace and in the association. Szentesy is a member of PACAC’s planning committee and directs its evaluation process.