Sports Engineering: Material World
July 7, 2012 | New Scientist: Instant Expert 24
In 1995 Ulrike Wegst and Michael Ashby, both then at the University of Cambridge, published the first paper showing how selection charts could be used to identify which materials would work best for sports.
Professor Ulrike Wegst is one of seventy-eight of the nation's brightest young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 18th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.
Giant algae blooms thriving under thinning Arctic sea ice
June 12, 2012 | CBC News (Canada)
Visiting Professor of Engineering Donald Perovich and his colleagues discovered enormous blooms of algae growing in an area of the Arctic Ocean that they never thought could support the phytoplankton: below the sea ice.
Tiny undersea plants may affect Arctic ocean life
June 8, 2012 | San Francisco Chronicle
Visiting Professor of Engineering Donald Perovich and his colleagues discovered a massive bloom of the microscopic marine plants called phytoplankton beneath the sea ice—a discovery that could affect the life of every seagoing creature in the Arctic.
Thinning Arctic Ice Allows Plankton Bloom
June 8, 2012 | Scientific American
Visiting Professor of Engineering Donald Perovich participated in an expedition through the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska that found massive blooms of phytoplankton under the ice. The discovery upends the notion that the sea ice that forms in autumn ushers in a nearly lifeless season for the ocean below.
NASA Discovers Unprecedented Blooms of Ocean Plant Life
June 7, 2012 | NASA
Visiting Professor of Engineering Donald Perovich participated in a NASA-sponsored expedition that punched through three-foot thick sea ice to find waters richer in microscopic marine plants, essential to all sea life, than any other ocean region on Earth.
Obama Administration Announces Clean Coal Research Awards for Universities Across the Country
June 6, 2012 | U.S. Dept. of Energy
The Energy Department announced that nine universities, including Dartmouth, have won awards for research projects that will continue to support innovation and development of clean coal technologies.
Dartmouth gets grant to boost power plants
June 6, 2012 | N.H. Union Leader
Dartmouth has received a $294,072 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a research project on strengthening steel alloys with aluminum for the next generation of gas- and coal-fired power plants.
June 5, 2012 | Dartmouth Now
Dartmouth researchers were awarded $5.5 million in new and competing awards during February. Among them are professors of engineering John Collier, Eric Fossum, Kofi Odame, Brian Pogue, and Eugene Santos.
Profs. discuss future of climate change
May 30, 2012 | The Dartmouth
Thayer School of Engineering professor Donald Perovich said that instead of focusing on predictions about when the last pieces of ice will melt, people should instead realize that the ice has already melted to a point where human activity is impacted.