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NUE 2003-2004

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Principal Investigators

John Jaszczak, PI, Physics. Research interests in computational condensed matter physics. Regularly teaches the introductory physics (mechanics) with calculus course required by all engineering students, and has frequently taught the Modern Physics course. Will contribute to modules for introductory physics sequence, the modern physics course, and research experience for undergraduates. Will coordinate the summer planning intensive, overall efforts, and those within the physics department.
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Bruce Seely, co-PI, Chair, Department of Social Sciences. Research interests in the history of engineering. Will have primary responsibility for components related to societal implications and coordinate social science participation. Will contribute to new seminar, Fundamentals of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, and to planning ethics modules in Engineering Fundamentals.
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Elias Aifantis, co-PI, Center for Mechanics of Material Instabilities and Manufacturing Processes, College of Engineering, Michigan Tech and Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Research interests in nanostructured materials, among other topics. Will contribute to international collaboration; research experiences for undergraduates, and independent-study course in nanomechanics for sophomores and junior students. Michelle Miller, Co-PI, Mechanical Engineering. Research interests in precision engineering and machining brittle materials. Will contribute module in sophomore course: Integrated Design and Manufacturing, and will coordinate activities in the Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics department.
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Gerald Caneba, Co-PI, Chemical Engineering. Research interests in polymerization, with attention to thermoreversible biomaterials in the nanometer scale. Will teaches Perspective in Inquiry course in first semester freshman year; also will support research experiences for undergraduates via current research projects on nanoparticles and polymerization.
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Senior Personnel

Paul Bergstrom, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Research interests relate to solid state electronics and microelectromechanical systems, micromachining and process technologies, and the integration of MEMS devices in high-density CMOS. Participant in the Wireless Integrated Micromechanical Systems (WIMS) ERC (University of Michigan, Michigan Tech, Michigan State). Will contribute to research experience for undergraduates, and will coordinate activities in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.
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Mark Gockenbach, Mathematical Sciences. Research interests in inverse problems in partial differential equations; numerical methods and software for large-scale optimization problems. Will develop an honors engineering mathematics sequence including calculus-linear algebra-differential equations course aimed at students interested in nanoscale work, among other fields. Will coordinate activities in the Mathematical Sciences department.
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Susan Hill, consultant for instructional resources development. Will assist Working Group in the development of visual materials and web-based elements for modules. Examples of Dr. Hillís work can be seen at http://www.physics-reanimator.com/vision2002/, which includes an animation of the growth of carbon nanotubes, and an interactive homework assignments.
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William Kennedy, Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development. With significant experience in evaluating other NSF supported projects on campus, he will oversee assessment activities.
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Rudy Luck, Chemistry. Research interests in inorganic and organometallic chemistry, synthesis and characterization. Will contribute nanomaterials module for second-semester chemistry and undergraduate research experience. Will coordinate activities in the Chemistry Department
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Mark Plichta, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Engineering. Currently oversees a range of instructional programs for the engineering college, but is about to become chair of the Materials Science and Engineering department. Will coordinate development of modules for Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering, as well as activities in the Materials Science and Engineering department.
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Adrian Sandu, Computer Science. Research Interests in scientific computing, atmospheric modeling, mathematical software development, numerical methods. Will develop several modules for the sophomore level course "Introduction to Numerical methods with Fortran", and will contribute to research experience for undergraduates. Will coordinate activities in the Computer Science Department.
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Sheryl Sorby, Chair, Department of Engineering Fundamentals. Research interests in educational methods, spatial visualization, and composites in infrastructure applications. Oversees required two-semester first-year sequence for all engineering students, and will coordinate activities related to first-year required course, Engineering Fundamentals.
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Thomas Van Dam, Civil and Environmental Engineering. Research and teaching interests in structure-property correlations in concrete, and pavement design and performance. As one of the principal investigators working with the NSF-funded Non-Conductive/Volatile Materials Characterization Facility, will facilitate the demonstration and use these facilities and assist in module development for the Enterprise Program.
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Other Participating Faculty

Dave Chesney, Chemistry. Research interests include supercritical fluid technologies to separate industrially significant fine chemicals and enantiomeric mixtures. Will contribute through the development of a laboratory module on hydrogen storage capacity of carbon nanotubes for use in the recently NSF-funded wet-chemistry studio laboratory for introductory chemistry.
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Byung Choi, Computer Science. Research Interests in networking, distributed systems, real-time systems. Will develop a two-week long seminar on the computational infrastructure needed to support large nanoscale simulations, and will contribute to research experience for undergraduates.
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Jaroslaw Drelich, Materials Science and Engineering. Current research: Surface Energy of Nano-materials and Nano-structured Materials , and Laser-Based Technology for Nanoparticles Patterning of Sensor. Will participate through undergraduate research experiences and module development.
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Craig Friedrich, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics. Research interests are Micromechanical Systems and Micromachining; involved in the Wireless Integrated Micromechanical Systems (WIMS) ERC (University of Michigan, Michigan Tech, Michigan State). Will participate through research experience for undergraduates.
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Hugh Gorman, Department of Social Sciences. Research interests in the interaction of policy, ethics, and scientific and technological change. Will teach second-year social science course, Science, Technology and Society.
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Steve Hackney, Materials Science and Engineering. Research interests in surface and interface dynamics, thin films and nanostructures, thermodynamics, diffusional instabilities and applications of electron microscopy. Will offer undergraduate research experiences.
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Brett Hamlin, Engineering Fundamentals. While teaching in the introductory engineering course sequence, his research interests include educational methods, spatial visualization, heat transfer, and biomechanics. His contribution will be helping develop the various elements for the Engineering Fundamentals sections.
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Ulrich Hansmann, Physics. Research interests in computer simulation algorithm of complex systems; Monte Carlo simulation of proteins and the protein folding problem. Will participate through research experience for undergraduates.
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James Hertel, Engineering Fundamentals. With 25 years in business developing automated industrial machinery, Jim has a research background in fiber physics and the modeling of control systems. He will help develop elements for the Engineering Fundamentals sections.
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Miguel Levy, Physics/Materials Science and Engineering. Research interests in fabrication of novel material structures and devices for advanced integrated photonic, microwave and micromechanical applications. Will participate through research experience for undergraduates.
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Walter Milligan, Materials Science and Engineering. Research interests in Mechanical behavior and mechanics of materials, fatigue, nanostructured materials, metallic glasses, high temperature materials. Contribution will be to research experiences for undergraduates.
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Peter Moran, Physics/Materials Science and Engineering. Research interests in heteroepitaxial growth on compliant substrates; Fabrication, characterization, and properties of nanoscale layered structures, among other topics. Will assist in development of modules for materials science and physics courses, and research experiences for undergraduates.
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Edward Nadgorny, Physics. Research interests in dislocation dynamics and mechanical properties of crystals, and The Study of Fundamental Processes for Nanoscale Engineering. Will help develop modules for course in Engineering Fundamentals and Modern Physics.
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Yoke Khin Yap, Physics. Research interests in frontier carbon materials: thin films, nanotubes and nanostructures. Will assist in development of modules for introductory physics sequence, Engineering Fundamentals, and through research experiences for undergraduates.
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