Professor Daniel Lynch was awarded a Senior Faculty Fellowship at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for the 2007-2008 academic year. Working at the intersection of human rights and natural resources, he will analyze issues surrounding the human right to water and the potential for agricultural conflicts between fuel and food production.
Professor Elsa Garmire has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow for the 2007-2008 academic year. The State Department program engages the academic science, technology, and engineering communities in U.S. foreign policy in Washington, D.C., and abroad.
Lecturer and research scientist David Murr has been awarded an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship to work for the State Department in Washington, D.C., during the next academic year. Murr says that “learning about the policy process is something I want to bring back to the classroom.”
U.S. News & World Reports rated Thayer School as one of the top 50 engineering schools in its annual list of America’s best graduate schools.
Professors Tillman Gerngross and Charles Hutchinson, co-founders of the therapeutic protein-producing company GlycoFi, have been selected to receive the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the New Hampshire High Technology Council.
Professor Paul Meaney has been appointed associate editor of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.
Professor Stephen Taylor has earned a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Portfolio Award for his work in the agency’s Strategic Technology Office. “Dr. Taylor has created a robust portfolio of programs that represent important new capabilities for the Joint Forces,” according to the award. “Under his outstanding leadership as program manager, the programs’ successes have convinced several operational partners to commit financial resources and to sign memoranda of agreement to accelerate technology transition.”
Sound Innovations — a start-up founded by Thayer Professors Robert Collier and Laura Ray and Chris Pearson Tu’03 — recently signed a $1.5 million contract from the Air Force to produce noise-reduction headphones for pilots.
Thayer School hosted the first-ever conference on treatments for polytrauma — multiple injuries such as those sustained by many soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center plastic surgeon and Thayer adjunct professor Dr. Joseph Rosen organized the December meeting, which brought together leaders in industry, medicine, government, and academia to discuss short-term clinical efforts and long-term research.
The Gyrobike appeared in USA Weekend magazine’s list of The Next Big Things, published in January. Inventors Hannah Murnen ’06 Th’07, Augusta Niles ’07, Nathan Sigworth ’07, and Deborah Sperling ’06 Th’07, who created the stable two-wheeler for ENGS 21 in 2004, hope to have the Gyrobike and a Gyro device for existing bikes in stores by Christmas 2007.