Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Builds Core Team

From CCAM "In the News" :

Matt Stremler (MSE CGEP 10') join CCAM as one of the project leaders for surface engineering and will manage and perform research projects in surface engineering, primarily in coatings and related processes and materials.   Stremler, who holds an MS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia, joins CCAM from Newport News Shipbuilding. His background is primarily in polymeric coatings and associated preparation, application and inspection processes.

About the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

CCAM is a research-based collaboration between the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and manufacturing companies worldwide. Manufacturers join CCAM as members and guide research leveraging both university faculty and CCAM scientists in two focus areas: surface engineering and manufacturing systems. CCAM is building a 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Va., adjacent to Rolls-Royce’s jet engine components plant. 

It will open in September 2012.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Congratulations to Kevin West, Jiwei Lu, and Stu Wolf on their recent publication in the Journal Nature

Kevin West, Jiwei Lu, and Stu Wolf were among affiliated authors on the article "Terahertz-field-induced insulator-to-metal transition in vanadium dioxide metamaterial" in the July 11, 2012 issue of Nature.

 The lead authers were Mengkun Liu and Harold Y. Hwang.  The research furthers the understanding of materials that will potentially shape the next generation of electronic materials.  Specifically, this research "provides a powerful platform to investigate low-energy dynamics in condensed matter and, further, demonstrates that integration of metamaterials with complex matter is a viable pathway to realize functional nonlinear electromagnetic composites"