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Grants, Awards, and Publications

Maria Bauluz, Jill Pellettieri,and Lucia Varona (Modern Languages & Literatures), were honored for their contribution to community-based learning by The Ignatian Center/Arrupe Partnerships.

Katerina Bezrukova (Psychology) co-wrote a paper titled "Violent splits or healthy divides? Coping with injustice through faultlines," that has been accepted for publication by the journal Personnel Psychology.

Paul Davison (Bioengineering)had an abstract accepted for poster presentation at Heart Rhythm Society 2010. It’s called “Effects of Pulsed RF Energy Compared to Standard Electrocautery on Transvenous Lead Insulation Materials.”

Matthew Duncan (Office of Student Life) received a one-year subcontract award of $43,625 from Palo Alto University to support "Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking and Violent Behavior Among College Students." 

Silvia Figueira (Computer Engineering) received a $30,000 gift from Datacare Corporation to support her research on Computer Handling of Medical Records.

Krzysztof Izdebski, bioengineering advisory board member, associate clinical professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and chairman of the Pacific Voice and Speech Foundatio, held the first public seminar of the Performing Arts Medicine Coalition of San Francisco last Sunday.

Francisco Jimenez (Modern Languages & Literatures) illustrated children's books La Mariposa, published by Houghton Mifflin in both English and Spanish, have been selected by the New York Humanities Council to promote public literacy.

Cynthia A. Mertens (School of Law) was selected by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal as a 2010 Woman of Influence.

Godfrey Mungal (School of Engineering)had a paper titled “Concentration Flux Measurements in a Polymer Drag-Reduced Turbulent Boundary Layer” published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

Sally Wood (Electrical Engineering) has been selected by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) as an IEEE Program Evaluator for programs in computer engineering and electrical engineering.

Toshishige Yamada (Center for Nanostructures) had a paper published in the Journal of Applied Physics with Patrick Wilhite (Center for Nanostructures), Drazen Fabris, and Cary Yang (Electrical Engineering). It’s titled, "Tunneling between carbon nanofiber and gold electrodes."

Yuling Yan (Bioengineering) and her graduate student Anand Bhandari presented their research at two major conferences on voice research. At the Annual Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation/UCLA Voice Conference they presented their work on “Using Nyquist plots to describe real and mimicking traumatic phonation,” and at the Performing Arts Medicine Coalition of San Francisco Winter Seminar their research presentation was entitled “Objective estimation of vocal overpressure from acoustic signals.”

Sergio Zarantanello (Applied Mathematics) had a paper published: "Integrated reservoir, petrophysical, and seismic simulation of CO2 storage in coal beds," by Sergio E. Zarantonello, Dimitri Bevc, and Jerry M. Harris, THE LEADING EDGE.

Alex Zecevic and Drago Siljak (Electrical Engineering) published a book entitled "Control of Complex Systems: Structural Constraints and Uncertainty" in the prestigious Springer series: Communications and Control Engineering. 

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