Navigation Links
Aerospace engineer earns Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph Powe Junior Faculty Award
Date:8/13/2008

Blacksburg, Va. -- Michael Philen, assistant professor of aerospace and ocean engineering at Virginia Tech, has received the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award. The award will support Philen's research to develop fluidic flexible matrix composites, which are new material and structural systems that have the unique ability to change modulus on demand.

"I believe these innovative materials will lead to new and exciting opportunities for both government and commercial applications," Philen said.

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. In 2008, Oak Ridge Associated Universities received 107 applications and awarded 30 grants.

Philen's general research interests are in adaptive structures, smart materials, bio-inspired systems and materials, and structural dynamics and control.

He aspires to create state-of-the-art intelligent structures that can adapt to better improve the performance of the system (e.g. reduced vibration, increased stability, improved surface control). His work involves exploring novel control methodologies and the development/application of smart materials to provide actuation, adaptability, robustness, and intelligence to the system.

He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).


'/>"/>

Contact: Christina Daniilidi
danii@vt.edu
540-231-0491
Virginia Tech
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology technology :

1. American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results
2. Virtual world is sign of future for scientists, engineers
3. Christopher Kurtz Joins Alexza Pharmaceuticals as Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Sustainment Engineering
4. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on novel hit-to-lead drug discovery
5. Pittsburgh Region Middle School Students Participate in Hands-on Tissue Engineering Summer Camp
6. American Oriental Bioengineering Proposes Offering of $85 Million of Convertible Notes
7. Using a grating with a grade, engineers trap a rainbow
8. University of Pennsylvania engineers reveal what makes diamonds slippery at the nanoscale
9. Touch Bionics wins the 2008 MacRobert Award - i-LIMB Hand recognised as the leading engineering innovation of the year
10. American Oriental Bioengineering Appoints Anindya Chatterjee to Chief Strategy Officer
11. American Oriental Bioengineering Announces that it Withdraws Convertible Preferred Stock Offering
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... business process optimization firm for the life sciences and healthcare industries, announces a ... in San Francisco. , The presentation, “Automating GxP Validation for Agile Cloud Platforms,” ...
(Date:10/9/2017)...  BioTech Holdings announced today identification and patenting ... stem cell therapy prevents limb loss in animal ... that treatment with ProCell resulted in more than ... to standard bone marrow stem cell administration.  Interestingly, ... of therapeutic effect.  ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... 09, 2017 , ... At its national board meeting in North Carolina, ... University’s Departments of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected for membership in ARCS ... for the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental physics for the discovery of the accelerating ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... October ... ... study published on October 5, 2017, in the medical journal, Epilepsia, Brain ... with the gold standard, video EEG, in detecting generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/11/2017)... 11, 2017 No two people are ... the New York University Tandon School of Engineering ... found that partial similarities between prints are common ... mobile phones and other electronic devices can be ... vulnerability lies in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... SEATTLE , April 5, 2017  The Allen ... the Allen Cell Explorer: a one-of-a-kind portal and dynamic ... large-scale 3D imaging data, the first application of deep ... edited human stem cell lines and a growing suite ... the platform for these and future publicly available resources ...
(Date:4/4/2017)... 4, 2017   EyeLock LLC , a leader ... United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued ... linking of an iris image with a face image ... the company,s 45 th issued patent. ... timely given the multi-modal biometric capabilities that have recently ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):