Valerie Karplus has effectively defended her dissertation, “Climate and Insurance policy for U.S. Passenger Vehicles: A Technology-Wealthy Economic Modeling and Policy Analysis.” (Committee: M. Webster (chair), J. Heywood, H. Jacoby, K. Oye, J. Reilly)
TPP student Michael Kearney was lately named a Luce Scholar. He is among 18 students selected with this across the country competitive fellowship program that places youthful professionals in Asia for just one year. Additional information here: world wide web.hluce.org/lsnews.aspx .
ESD PhD alum Matthew Silver is Chief executive officer/co-founding father of startup firm Cambrian Innovation (formerly IntAct Labs), focusing on microbial fuel cells along with other electro-bio-chemical systems aiming toward ecological sustainability. (The organization relies, partly, around the findings of Silver’s ESD PhD thesis (E. Crawley chair, O. de Weck, J. Moses, K. Oye, T. Dark night).) Dr. Silver testified before Congress a week ago upon invitation of Chair from the Small Company Committee, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), around the suggestion of Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA). Find out more: cambrianinnovation.com/2011/02/16/intact-labs-llc-announces-name-change-testifies-before-u-s-senate/
The Canary Center business building, created by ESD research researcher and practicing architect Dr. Anas Alfaris and also the FA Consultants team, has gotten the initial place award for the best Sustainability Project in the Saudi Arabian Building Infrastructure Summit 2011. The Saudi BuildInfra Awards recognize companies for excellence and proper initiatives in the area of infrastructure creation and rise in Saudi Arabia. Additional information here: arabnews.com/economy/article259968.ece .
Joan Rubin (an LGO alum) has became a member of Durch’s System Design and Management (SDM) Program as industry co-director.
Details at: web.durch.edu/newsoffice/2011/sdm-rubin.html .
Yossi Sheffi quoted in Journal of Commerce article on logistics disruptions: The Journal of Commerce – Feb 22, 2011 Article available on the web via subscription, on article here Also selected in Business Intelligence Middle East
Olivier de Weck on Minnesota Public Radio to speak about the present condition of U.S. manufacturing: Midmorning – Feb 25, 2011 Find out more and listen online
ESD PhD student Rhonda Jordan and EGG-energy featured in Durch Spectrum – Winter 2011
Providence Journal op-erectile dysfunction on electric-grid storage by Richard Larson and Alexander Belenky – Feb 24, 2011
Thomas Kochan quoted in article about public unions: NBC North Park Feb 24, 2011
Monday, Feb 28, 2011
Engineering Systems Research Special Seminar Series
Speaker: Suchi Saria, PhD candidate Department of Information Technology, Stanford College
“Structure discovery and prognostication from clinical time series data”
Monday, Feb 28, 2011
Logistics Innovation Leadership Series
Mark Buckley, VP of Ecological Matters, Staples
“Applying Sustainability within the Logistics”
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Humanitarian Speaker Series
Martijn Blansjaar, Mind of Logistics and offer, Oxfam The Uk
“Developing Logistics Convenience of Emergency Response”
Friday, March 4, 2011
NECSI and ESD seminar
Sandy Pentland: “How Social Systems Shape Human Behavior”
For your information
IDEAS2011 and Durch Global Challenge competition
Initial Proposal Deadline: March 5, 2011
All teams must enter a minumum of one initial proposal to become qualified to go in your final proposal. The 2010 teams will compete for $150,000 in implementation grants (as much as $25,000 per team) for innovative service projects that improve the caliber of existence within-offered communities.