MSE Alumn, Matthew Scullin, in the News for His Startup Company focused on Converting Waste Heat into Electricity

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Everyday, there are countless amounts of heat that are wasted; the heat from the tailpipes in our cars, power plant chimneys, and the list goes on. Matthew Scullin founded Alphabet Energy in 2009 in order to find ways to make use of that wasted heat. Scullin’s company uses thermoelectrics, via what they call PowerBlocks, in […]

Professor Digby Macdonald Awarded 2015 Ad Augusta Award

The Auckland Grammar School Old Boys Association (OBA) and the School recognizes Professor Digby Macdonald as the recipient of the 2015 Ad Agusta Award for his outstjanding contribution to Academia. The ‘Ad Augusta’ Awards replace what was previously the ‘Old Boy of the Year’ award, which have been running for around 35 years. The awards are for Old Boys to recognize […]

Professor Andrew Minor Appointed Facility Director of National Center for Electron Microscopy

Professor Andrew Minor has been appointed the position of Facility Director of the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Professor Minor is  a leading researcher in the nanoscale mechanical behavior of materials. He pioneered an analytical and imaging approach–combining nanoindentation-based in situ testing with TEM– a technique now used by […]

Ruijuan Xu Selected as Lam Research Fellow

Ruijuan Xu has been selected as a Lam Research Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Lam Research Corporation is a leading supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the global semiconductor industry. Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help customers build smaller, faster, more powerful, and more power-efficient electronic devices—the kind that are driving […]