Aid To Ukrainian Scientists

Submitted by krainey2 on Wed, 06/21/2023 - 15:42

Denys Bondar and Matthew Escarra, faculty members in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics at the School of Science and Engineering, sent solar cell samples, a solar power meter, thermal imaging camera and other electronics equipment to support colleagues at the Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute in Ukraine after a Russian missile destroyed their research labs.


Fred Wietfeldt, professor and chair of physics and engineering physics, has been awarded an $8.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation — the largest ever direct NSF award to Tulane.

NASA Competition

Submitted by marian on Mon, 10/17/2022 - 14:42

Engineering physics senior Kate Scalet, and graduates Elliot Lorenz, Austin Wolf and Brock Headen were finalists in a NASA competition for design concepts that allow the expansion of human space exploration, including short-term stays and scientific operations on planetary bodies. The team’s project: a mobile cube that “blooms” into a flower-like shape when deployed and is intended to provide communication capabilities, power generation, energy storage and multipurpose storage on the moon.

“Make 48” Team

Submitted by marian on Fri, 11/22/2019 - 14:39

A group of Tulanians competed in the APT/PBS reality show “Make 48,” a MakerSpace-inspired show in which student teams have 48 hours to plan, prototype and pitch a new commercial product idea to a panel of judges. The team, called The Big Easy, consisted of Kyra Rubinstein, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering, Matthew Nice, a biomedical engineering graduate, Luke Artzt, an engineering physics graduate, and Jesse Williams, a School of Architecture graduate.

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