Federal agency awards contract for sea ice study
September 22, 2011 | Associated Press via Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement awarded Dartmouth engineering professor Erland Shulson a contract of nearly a half-million dollars to study how Arctic sea ice fractures, breaks and flows in open waters.
Mascoma files for $100M IPO
September 19, 2011 | Boston Business Journal
Professor Lee Lynd's renewable fuels company, Mascoma Corp., has announced plans for an initial public offering valued at up to $100 million.
Simbex, Dartmouth Medical School, and Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth were awarded a two-year $1.3M grant from the National Operating Committee on Standards in Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) to expand their research collaboration on concussions in athletes.
Chip-level advances that may change computing
September 13, 2011 | Computerworld
In February 2010, Michel and his collaborators, Lionel Kimerling and Jifeng Liu, successfully created and tested a functioning circuit that incorporates Ge laser data transfers.
New issue of Dartmouth Engineer magazine
September 8, 2011
The newest issue of Dartmouth Engineer magazine is now online. Features: "Major Mergers: For modified majors, engineering is just the beginning." | "Formula Hybrid: Thayer School’s international competition races to its five-year milestone." | "Humanitarian Engineering: Working overseas, students encounter the technological and human sides of meeting people’s needs."
School of Mines honors world bioenergy expert
September 7, 2011 | School of Mines
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has awarded the 2011 Mines Medal to Dr. Lee Rybeck Lynd, co-founder of biofuels start-up Mascoma Corp. and professor of engineering at Dartmouth.
DS SolidWorks Corp. Announces Winners of Green Design Contest
August 24, 2011 | Business Wire
Dassault Systèmes (DS) SolidWorks Corp. officially announces the first-ever grand prize winners and runners up of the Green Design Contest. The panel of judges included Solomon Diamond, Assistant Professor, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.
DMS lands grant for regional biomedical research center
August 22, 2011 | Dartmouth Medical School
Under an $11-million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) will establish an NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). Faculty serving as principal investigators in COBRE's first four research projects include Thayer School of Engineering biostatistician Mark Borsuk.
Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production Of Biofuels
August 15, 2011 | Nano Patents and Innovations
The team's results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as "Mutant alcohol dehydrogenase leads to improved ethanol tolerance in Clostridium thermocellum." The team includes Professor Lee Lynd.
On endless ice, searching for clues to our future
August 15, 2011 | Associated Press
Two young Dartmouth College engineering graduates put one potential answer on display, testing Professor Laura Ray's tiny, tractor-like "Yeti" autonomous robot over the ice.