One of the NSF REU students in SMSL, Miranda Cardenas, is awarded the Virginia Lee Beecraft Scholarship.
A team of Boise State researchers led by Dr. Deng have been awarded an NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant. This grant will provide $685,034 over the next two years, which consists of $479,500 from NSF and $205,534 from Boise State cost share, to support the acquisition of a Polytec MSA-600-X/U micro analyzer
Sponsored by Center for Advanced Energy Studies, Dr. Deng completed a two-week long Summer Student COMSOL Workshop.
A team led by Dr. Deng is awarded a NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) three-year grant of $725,000. With this grant, Dr. Deng will collaborate with two departments at Boise State, local industrial partners, and three NASA research centers to explore the on-demand manufacturing of electronics in space.
Amanda passed her master thesis proposal defense. Congratulations!
Nick passed his PhD dissertation proposal defense. Congratulations!
Amanda, Adam, and Alex participated in the SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation 2022 conference. They first-authored three conference proceedings, respectively.
Dr. Deng presented his research progress on additive manufacturing of magnetostrictive materials on TMS 2022 Annual Meeting and Exhibition.
Joy Morin from Materials Science and Engineering Department joined the SMSL as a PhD student.
Shane Palmer presented his research progress on ultrasonic thermometer development in American Nuclear Society (ANS) annual conference.
Dr. Deng received the 2021 Idaho HERC Incubation fund (IF22-001). This grant will provide $100,000 in the next year to support the acquisition of an MTS thermo-mechanical testing system and partially support a graduate student in smart material characterization.
Dr. Deng was enrolled in the 2021 CAES Summer Visiting Faculty Program (CSVFP). In collaboration with researchers from INL MOOSE team, Dr. Deng will prepare a collaborative proposal targeting the development of a customized multiphysics finite element tool for magnetostrictive materials.
Alex Draper received a $7,500 scholarship from DOE Integrated University Program (IUP). This scholarship will support his research efforts in multiphysics modeling for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Dr. Deng received the Boise State COEN Seed Grant. This funding opportunity will support a few undergraduate researchers in printing shape memory polymers.
Dr. Deng received funding from the DOE Advanced Sensors & Instrumentation (ASI) program. He will lead the research efforts in ultrasonic thermometer development and LVDF pressure sensor simulation.
Dr. Deng received the NIH COBRE pilot grant. He will focus on the additive manufacturing of smart materials and investigate the functionality of smart material in tissue engineering.