Announcements

Ph.D. graduate, Hamna Iqbal, wins the 2021 Gordon A. Melson Outstanding PhD Student Award

Ph.D. graduate, Hamna Iqbal, wins the 2021 Gordon A. Melson Outstanding PhD Student Award. This is a university award that recognizes performance in research productivity, quality, originality, importance, and impact in the field, along with outstanding academic record, activity in the discipline and university, and departmental citizenship.


Engineering Professor Erin Henslee wins the NSF CAREER award

Prof. Henslee, an assistant professor in the Engineering Department at WFU was awarded the prestigious NSF CAREER award. With support from this award she and her students will address critical gaps in our knowledge of red blood cells (RBCs) using a variety of techniques that will probe internal, external, and membrane alterations due to changes in RBC health. This will elicit further understanding of early changes in RBC-related diseases such as malaria, anemia, and cardiovascular diseases.She will also focus on mentoring, teaching students how to conduct rigorous, ethical research, expose them to novel cell characterization and state-of-the-art technologies, and empower them to communicate their work with the public.


Prof. Jurchescu wins the Graduate School Student Association Faculty Excellence Award.

Prof. Jurchescu wins the Graduate School Student Association Faculty Excellence Award.This award is to recognize a graduate school faculty member for his/her service to advance the graduate school program. The recommendation letters for the award were provided by graduate students and focus on the time devoted to interaction with the students, the commitment to the educational process, and excellence in teaching/mentoring.

 

 



Physics Professor Oana Jurchescu brings first NSF Special Creativity award to WFU

Group research aims to shorten the path from concept to commercialization for organic semiconductors.

A team of researchers at Wake Forest University, the University of Kentucky and Princeton University have received a rare and coveted National Science Foundation Special Creativity extension for their current grant. This award allows the group to take on high-risk, high-reward opportunities in electronic materials. Physics professor Oana Jurchescu leads the Wake Forest effort.

Only a very small number of NSF grants are awarded a Special Creativity extension. Jurchescu is the first WFU faculty member to receive this award. Special Creativity extension recipients are expected to transform their field.

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