Tulane University School of Science and Engineering
Winter 2012
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Accolades

Biomedical Engineering Professor Donald Gaver was awarded $2,999,115 from the NSF to create an interdisciplinary PhD program in Bioinnovation. This 5-year project will support 26 PhD students, and will cultivate their abilities to develop clinically relevant biomedical technologies and devices leading to commercial products. This program couples research with entrepreneurship to develop graduates who can lead the creation of innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex biomedical problems.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Vijay John was awarded $367,598 from the NSF to develop a class of nanoparticles that are hollow, lightweight and magnetically responsive, and can be developed into novel sensors and energy related materials.

Chemistry Professor Joel Mague was awarded $249,200 from the NSF for the purchase of a new X-Ray diffractometer which will expand the capabilities of the Tulane Crystallography Laboratory to handle samples an order of magnitude smaller than is currently possible. The Laboratory, which is directed by Professor Mague, determines the structures of new chemical molecules.

Computer Science Associate Professor Ramgopal Mettu was awarded $123, 323 from the NSF to continue work on developing algorithms for problems in computational structural biology. In particular, Professor Mettu is developing methods to effectively combine experimental and modeling data for problems such as protein structure prediction, protein-protein interactions and compound screening.

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Professor Kim O’Connor will be receiving the American Chemical Society’s Gaden Award for an outstanding paper published in the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering in the last year.

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Dedication Opens Flower Hall for Innovative Research

Article by Christina Carr

Nicholas J. Altiero, DeanA new era of scientific discovery is under way at Tulane University thanks to the opening of Donna and Paul Flower Hall for Research and Innovation. A dedication ceremony on Tuesday (December 11) commemorated the significance of this historic moment in science and engineering education at Tulane.

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Our thanks to all of those whose generous contributions have made Flower Hall possible.

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SSE Event Celebrates the Impact of Endowed Gifts

SSE Event Celebrates the Impact of Endowed Gifts

Article by Christina Carr

On a pleasant November evening, donors, alumni and board members made their way from around town and across the country to a rooftop overlooking the Mississippi River for what has become a tradition of Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering.

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Seeking Scientists with Business Sense

Seeking Scientists with Business Sense

Article by Mary Ann Travis

Donald P. Gaver is looking for serious science students who possess a penchant for taking entrepreneurial risks. Gaver, the Alden J. “Doc” Laborde professor and chair of biomedical engineering, is directing a new interdisciplinary PhD program in bioinnovation at Tulane University.

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Mathematically Solving Ecological Problems

Mathematically Solving Ecological Problems

Article by Kathryn Hobgood Ray

Carrie Manore, a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Computational Science and Department of Mathematics, at Tulane University, is making waves as a promising early career scientist.

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Symbiotic Survival of Rare Birds and Rain Forests

Symbiotic Survival of Rare Birds and Rain Forests

Article by Mary Ann Travis

On the coast of Ecuador, along the Pacific Ocean, on the western side of the Andes Mountains, lies the Choco rain forest. Here, Jordan Karubian, his students and local residents, whom he’s enlisted as “environmental ambassadors,” study an endangered species of bird — the long-wattled umbrellabird.

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Upcoming Events

School of Science and Engineering Highlights

13th Annual Tulane Engineering Forum

Friday, April 5, 2013
8 AM – 5 PM
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
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School of Science and Engineering Outstanding Researcher Ceremony

Thursday, April 11, 2013
3 PM – 4 PM
Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life – Kendall Cram Lecture Hall – Room 213
Everyone is Invited

School of Science and Engineering Research Day – Poster Session

Thursday, April 11, 2013
4 PM – 6 PM
Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life – Qatar Ballroom – Room 212
Everyone is Invited

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School of Science and Engineering Distinguished Leadership Circle Reception & 2013 Science and Engineering Alumni Awards Celebration

Thursday, April 11, 2013
6 PM – 8 PM
Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life – 1834 Club – Room 215
Invitation Only
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School of Science and Engineering 2013 Graduation Celebration Toast & Luncheon for Graduating Seniors

Saturday, May 18, 2013
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Mercedes-Benz Superdome – Claiborne & Iberville Club Rooms – Loge/Club Level
All science and engineering graduating seniors and their guests are invited to join Dean Altiero and the School of Science and Engineering faculty for a celebration toast & luncheon
Immediately following the conclusion of the Unified Ceremony
Tickets will be required

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