Jan 11, 2008

Dr. Chad Hammerschmidt, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has received word that a proposal, entitled "Mercury Biogeochemistry on the Continental Shelf and Slope." will be funded by the National Science Foundation-Chemical Oceanography program.

Aug 17, 2007
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(L. A. Dyer, M. S. Singer, J. T. Lill, J. O. Stireman, G. L. Gentry, R. J. Marquis, R. E. Ricklefs, H. F. Greeney, D. L. Wagner, H. C. Morais, I. R. Diniz, T. A. Kursar, P. D. Coley. 2007. Host specificity of Lepidoptera in tropical and temperate forests. Nature 448, 696–699 (09 Aug 2007)

How many animal species are there and how are they distributed?

Recent studies of insect herbivore diversity and host range in tropical systems have suggested that early estimates of 50...

Aug 15, 2007
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Christina Powell has been awarded a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship from the United States EPA. These fellowships, which provde stipend, tuition, and research funds, are highly competitive.

Ms. Powell's topic is: Degradation of Potential of Chlorinated Ethenes in the Rhizosphere of Wetland Plants.

Jul 22, 2007

In 2007, then MS student Gian Guzman-Verri (now a PhD student at University of California, Riverside) discovered that a single-layer sheet of silicon can have so-called electronic Dirac cones, a property that has made graphene world-famous and led to the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. The flat sheet of silicon was named "silicene" in a paper published by Guzman-Verri and his advisor, Dr. Lew Yan Voon, in the...

Jun 19, 2007
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Most of the harbors in America are in trouble. The culprit is pollution. These seaports have been described as the largest and most poorly regulated sources of urban pollution in the country.

One of the primary obstacles to correcting this problem is a lack of accurate and cost- effective ways to measure the pollution that is present to determine if clean-up is needed.

“The clean-up costs for these harbors and large rivers can be staggering, costing tens to hundreds of millions...

Dec 15, 2006

IDCAST, the Institute for Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technology, was awarded a $28 million Third Frontier Wright Center of Innovation grant by the Ohio Board Of Regents. The team, led by University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), includes a team from the Physics Department as a partner. The physics team consists of Dr. Doug Petkie, with projects on terahertz applications, and Dr. Lok C. Lew Yan Voon with plans on setting up a computational lab for product...



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