Thursday, July 3, 2014

Coffin Grants and Summer Stipends Awarded

Thirteen faculty members have been awarded Vincent B. Coffin Grants and Summer Stipends for 2014-15. The grants and stipends are awarded to full-time faculty for a variety of scholarly and creative projects and for activities that enhance teaching or contribute to professional development.
Vincent B. Coffin Grant Recipients
Ivana Milanovic, professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA), will conduct a project that simulates a “hole tone” system in which a circular jet exiting an upstream orifice plate impinges on a downstream plate producing an audible tone. COMSOL and/or ANSYS FLUENT will be used to model, analyze, and visualize the simulation results. The objective will be to investigate vortex shedding at the jet exit and its impact on the system.

Summer Stipend Recipients
Saeid Moslehpour, professor of electrical and computer engineering in CETA, will develop computer-generated tutorial instruction with audiovisual teaching tools and digital video technology.  

Nagurney Visits Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden

adimer S. Nagurney, professor of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering in CETA, visited Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden for the week of June 2-6, 2014. He delivered an informal seminar, TI DSK and Software Defined Radio, which highlighted efforts in developing joint undergraduate Digital Signal Processing student projects with Chalmers. He also met with faculty in the Department of Signals and Systems to discuss future collaborations. His visit was supported by a 2013-2014 International Center Faculty Grant.
Chalmers is one of the leading Engineering Universities in Sweden producing about 40% of Sweden's engineering graduates. It is also the first University to be named after a major benefactor, William Chalmers, Director of the Swedish East India Company.
Professor Nagurney at Chalmers
Professor Nagurney at Chalmers

Invited Supply Chain Paper Co-Authored by Nagurney Presented at Conferences in Sicily and Greece

Ladimer S. Nagurney, professor of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering, CETA, was a co-author of the invited paper, "Supply Chain Network Competition in Time-Sensitive Markets," presented at the 18th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry: ECMI 2014, Taormina, Sicily, on June 12, 2014. The paper also was presented at the Conference on Optimization, Control and Applications in the Information Age in honor of the 60th birthday of Professor Panos M. Pardalos, Distinguished University Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida, in Chalkidiki, Greece, June 16, 2014.
The paper is based on a collaboration with Professors Anna Nagurney of UMass Amherst, Min Yu of the University of Portland, and Jonas Floden of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Professor Nagurney at ECMI 2014
Professor Nagurney at ECMI 2014
The work is a continuation of research presented in the book, Networks Against Time: Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products, that Professor Nagurney co-authored and that was published by Springer Business + Science Media NYC in 2013. The applications of this work include: food, medicines and vaccines, high tech products, and fast fashion.