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Department news Process during Dropwise Condensation on
Superhydrophobic Surfaces, was recently
published in Nanoscale Advances.
Azim Eskandarian, Nicholas and Rebecca
Des Champs Professor and the Head of the
five invited talks
in Fall 2018 on
the subject of
Vehicles Controls and Safety, including two
keynote speeches in international conferences
as follows: Cheng also received a National Science
Foundation award of more than $300,000
for a three year project on Electrowet-
ting-Tuned Liquid Droplets on Lubricated
Superhydrophobic Surfaces for Whisper-
Eskandarian invited talks/Editorship
Keynote speeches: 37th FISITA World
Congress (the International Federation
of Automotive Engineering Societies) and
Society of Automotive Engineers – India),
Chennai, India, Oct. 2-5, 2018; and Daegu
International Future Auto Expo FORUM
2018 (DIFA 18), Korea, Oct. 29, 2018.
Invited Talks: North Carolina State
University, Raleigh, North Carolina, Oct.
19, 2018; Seoul National University, Korea
Oct. 28; and Case Western Reserve Univer-
sity, Cleveland, Ohio, ME Department, Nov.
In January 2019, Eskandarian became the
Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS),
one of the highest Impact Factor journals in
Transportation Engineering and the top-
ranked journal in Google ranking in this field.
Zheng JMR Award
sor Xiaoyu 'Rayne'
Zheng has been
recognized by the
Journal of Materi-
als Research as au-
thoring the JMR
Paper of the
Year. The award
recognizes excellence in advancing materials
knowledge through written scholarship. The
paper receiving the award was titled, Additive
Manufacturing and Size-Dependent Proper-
ties of High Temperature Ceramic. The lead
student author on the paper was Huachen Cui.
The award will be formally presented at the
2019 MRS Spring Meeting April 22.
has initiated an
gram designed to
school students to
sciences starting with flight basics found in
sailplanes. The course will be offered in tech-
nical education classes at the middle-school
level and students who complete the course
will be eligible for introductory flight lessons
at a glider club near their school.