Kudos to Professor Kielkopf
Congratulations to Prof. John Kielkopf on his recent Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). This award is given to develop an optical non-destructive technique of assessing the quality of bonds in composite materials for state of the art commercial and military aircraft, automobiles, and boats. The proposed approach increases safety, saves time in assessing an airframe, and saves money in unnecessary repairs. The funded project is in collaboration with Spectral Sciences Inc., of Burlington, Massachusetts, and Aurora Flight Sciences research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Prof. Jian Du-Caines receives NSF CAREER Award
Prof. Jian Du-Caines, a member of the atmospheric science program, has received $500,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the period 2015-2020. This award is for the project entitled "Physical Causes of Multi-Scale Temporal Variability in Atmospheric Tides from the Troposphere to the Dynamo Region.” The goal of the project is to better understand the major sources of, and processes responsible for, the multi-scale temporal variability of the atmospheric tides from the troposphere to the ionosphere dynamo region. In particular, she will examine: i) the inter-annual variability of the atmospheric tides from the lower to upper atmosphere and their coupling processes to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the stratospheric Quasi-biennial Oscillation (QBO), ii) the seasonal variability of the atmospheric tides from the lower to upper atmosphere, and iii) the day-to-day variability of the atmospheric tides from the lower to upper atmosphere and its coupling with the Stratospheric Sudden Warming (SSW) events.