- Published March 22, 2013
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Rayford Vaughn has been named the new vice president for research at UAHuntsville, President Robert A. Altenkirch announced on Friday, March 22. Dr. Vaughn has been the associate vice president for research at Mississippi State University since 2010, and is a distinguished professor of computer science and engineering.
- Published March 21, 2013
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It’s tempting to call Dr. Ramon Cerro a coatings matchmaker. The Argentina-born Dr. Cerro, a University of Alabama in Huntsville chemical engineering professor who does basic research into making stable and long-lasting bonds between dissimilar materials, is fascinated by why some coatings and surfaces find each other attractive while others face rejection. But unlike in love, this matchmaker can quantify why. To Dr. Cerro, everything seems of interest for his field of study, from nature to meta-materials that never happen there, and from the large scale to the nano-world. A recent conversation ranged across topics from a polishing technique and spray his wife had discovered that makes pans non-stick for noodles to placing quantum dots on a surface.
- Published March 13, 2013
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Former UAH professor and researcher Dr. Mustafa Abushagur was recently awarded the Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award from the Optical Society of America (OSA). Each year, the Hopkins Award recognizes an individual or group that has had a significant impact on the global optics and photonics community, or has influenced society as a whole stemming from non-research-oriented activities. Abushagur was recognized for his “leadership in education and entrepreneurship, which led to the establishment of important programs, institutions, and companies devoted to developing optics in the United States, Middle East and North Africa.”
- Published March 04, 2013
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Make progress, not excuses. Those four words, in a nutshell, best describe the professional and personal character of Dr. Frances Cabaniss Roberts a founding faculty member of UAH.
- Published March 01, 2013
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A company with members from The University of Alabama in Huntsville is among 12 selected to compete in the 2013 Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition.
Zenoware, a software product company, offers its Custom Software Management Suite (CSMS). The company says its product can be used for any enterprise software development process to reduce or eliminate budget overruns, on time delivery, and eliminate costly after-sales maintenance.
Competing teams pitch their company’s product to a panel of judges on March 4 in Birmingham in an effort to advance to the next round. Launchpad awards total $100,000. Competition continues through May. The effort is a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama to promote, reward and increase the pipeline of high-growth, innovative ventures that have the potential to grow and thrive in the state.
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- Published February 27, 2013
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Dr. Robert A. Frederick Jr. has been named director of the UAHuntsville’s Propulsion Research Center. “Founding Director Dr. Clark Hawk started the Center 22 years ago and asked me to help him. Five years ago yesterday, Dr. Hawk passed away of a heart attack, and it was one of his goals for me to become the director,” Dr. Frederick said. “It’s quite an honor to step into his shoes because a lot of the successes we’ve had are based on his vision and the initial direction he established. It’s a great privilege for me to be entrusted with carrying his vision forward and overseeing its future direction.”
- Published February 21, 2013
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When senior aerospace engineering student Blake Parker toured The University of Alabama in Huntsville as a prospect, he was looking for a solid engineering education that offered something more – hands-on experience.
- Published February 08, 2013
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UAHuntsville David Kyle, senior associate director of Health and Physical Education (HPE) was recently featured in Coolture Magazine.Coolture™ LLC was founded in 2009, to develop and market fashionable cooling apparel for people who suffer from chronic diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and whose symptoms are stressed or aggravated by heat. The Coolture™ cooling vest is designed to maximize physical endurance with special materials that help facilitate cooling provided by frozen thermal packs.
UAHuntsville alumna Deborah Barnhart delivers keynote address to raise funds for student leader scholarships
- Published February 08, 2013
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UAHuntsville alumna Deborah E. Barnhart (’75 BA English) will give the keynote address for The Huntsville Branch of the American Association of University Women Benefit Luncheon, “Breaking Through Barriers,” on Friday, March 1.
- Published February 05, 2013
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Betty Bolte’s (’08 MA English) “love of ghost stories” sparked her career as a popular author of historical romantic fiction and paranormal fiction.“My thesis was based on research into the writing styles of Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James, in particular their ghost stories and supernatural tales,” Bolte said. “The first three chapters of the resulting opening to a novel featured various allusions to their devices and concepts. I’ve always loved ghost stories, so it seemed fitting to write my own – a novel that is still in the wings waiting for me to polish.”