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Grants, Awards, and Publications


Dr. Mujahid Ali (engineering) has published a paper on the “Engineering Properties of Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Residue,” in ACI Materials Journal.
Mohammad Ayoubi (mechanical engineering), graduate student Farhad Goodarzi, and colleague Arun Banerjee had a paper, “Attitude Motion of a Spinning Spacecraft with Fuel Sloshing and Nutation Damping,” accepted in the Journal of Astronautical Sciences.
Rose Marie Beebe (Spanish) has just received a prestigious full-year research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Justin Boren (communication) published “A decade of research exploring biology and communication: The brain, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems” in Communication Research Trends, co-authored with A.E. Veksler. 
Joe Burke, Anthony O’Malley, Carol Wang, and Michael Biederer 12 (engineering) were awarded the grand prize at the BMW Mobile Sensor Service Challenge. They were presented with a $1,000 prize. Freshmen Phillip Coyle, Alex Gillen, and Brian Grau received honorable mention.
Amanda Holl 15, (Web design and engineering) received an Honorable Mention in Engineering Education Service Center’s Fall 2011 Poster Contest.
Sally Lehrman (communication) published an op-ed in the November 30 edition of the San Jose Mercury News, titled “Spiral of invisibility hides the continuing peril of AIDS in Silicon Valley.” 
Kern Peng (engineering management) has written a book, Equipment Management in the Post-Maintenance Era: A New Alternative to Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), which will be available soon.
Amy Shachter (chemistry) has received $500,000 from The Fletcher Jones Foundation to support “Advanced Biosciences Initiative.”
Pete Woytowitz (mechanical and civil engineering) co-authored the paper “On Determination of Sample Size to Evaluate Reliability Growth Plans,” with X. Jin and T. Tan of Novellus Systems. 
These announcements are from December. January announcements will be published in the next issue on Feb. 1. If you have any announcements you would like to submit, email by Jan. 24.

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