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Fall 2013
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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor Noshir Pesika was awarded $302,426 from the NSF to better understand the mechanisms involved in the lubrication of porous polymer-based surfaces or coatings with ultra-low coefficients of friction. If successful, the research will improve the performance and durability of artificial knee and hip replacement devices.

Chemistry Professor Robert Pascal, Jr., was awarded $510,000 from the NSF to search for new molecules with very large optical rotations and other exceptional chiroptical properties that may be of value in new display technologies and electronic materials.

Computer Science Associate Professor Carola Wenk was awarded $303,624 from the NSF to develop geometric algorithms for constructing road networks from geo-referenced trajectory data. With this project, Dr. Wenk combines the very timely challenges of analyzing the vast amounts of GPS data that are being collected all over the world, with constructing and maintaining digital street maps which are among the most valuable digital data resource in today's society.

Physics and Engineering Physics Professor Douglas Chrisey was awarded $600,000 from the NSF to build devices capable of converting heat into electric power with unprecedented efficiency utilizing a novel ceramic manufacturing method that ensures the technology advances will be available for large scale production.

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Newly Renovated “Ballroom” Labs in the J. Bennett Johnston Building

New $13 Million Interdisciplinary Labs Debut This Fall

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Tulane played host to a university delegation from Pakistan in March to show how civic engagement has become an integral part of the curriculum and the university experience. This summer, three Tulane representatives headed to Rawalpindi, Pakistan, to visit the partner institution, Fatima Jinnah Women University.

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Upcoming Events

School of Science and Engineering Highlights

School of Science and Engineering Distinguished Leadership Circle Reception

Thursday, October 3, 2013
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Audubon Golf Clubhouse
SSE Board of Advisors and All Science and Engineering Alumni
are Invited

School of Science and Engineering Homecoming 2013 Celebration Open House | Research Lab Tours

Friday, October 4, 2013
2 PM – 4 PM
Boggs Center for Energy & Biotechnology
First Floor Lobby
Everyone is Invited

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See a weekly schedule of Science and Engineering Seminars open to the public »

School of Science and Engineering 2013 Homecoming Tailgating Tent

Saturday, October 5, 2013
11 AM – Game Kickoff
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Garage #6 Rooftop
Everyone is Invited

The Murchison-Mallory Chair in Physics Investiture Ceremony Honoring Physics Professor
Wayne Reed

Friday, November 22, 2013
3 PM – 4 PM
Lavin-Bernick Center for
University Life
Kendall Cram Lecture Hall, Room 213
Reception will follow in Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life – Room 212 – Qatar Ballroom
Everyone is Invited

Science And Engineering Alumni Awards - Nominate An Outstanding Science And Engineering Alumnus/Alumna »

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