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Streamlining Material Transfers to Industry
|DATE:||Wednesday, May 18th, 2011|
|TIME:||10:00 am – 11:30 am|
|PLACE:||CoRE Building, Room 701 Busch Campus|
Rutgers has entered into a partnership with KeraFAST to market and distribute cell lines, chemicals and other biological materials. This partnership can help you get your cell lines, chemicals, and other biological materials used in industry. Faculty can receive royalty income, demonstrate the industry relevance of their work to federal sponsors, and develop relationships that may lead to sponsored research, internships, and other partnerships. Representatives from KeraFAST will be at Rutgers Wed May 18th to discuss the program.
|10:00 am – 10:30 am||- Registration|
|10:30 am - 10:45 am||- Welcome and speaker Introductions: Dipanjan Nag|
|10:45 am - 11:30 am||- The KeraFAST "IA™" Benefits:|
|Bob Bondaryk, Ph.D. and Jennifer Wu|
|11:30 am – 12:00 noon||- Questions and Answers|
Bob Bondaryk, Ph.D. – Chief Operating Officer of KeraFAST LLC
|SPEAKER:||Dr. Michael Kassner|
|DATE:||Wednesday, June 8, 2011|
|TIME:||1:45 – 2:30 p.m.|
|LOCATION:||CoRE Building, Board Room 701|
Dr. Michael E. Kassner, Director of Office of Research (Discovery & Invention) will discuss the basic research opportunities from ONR. ONR has a $2M budget to support research. Programs within Discovery & Invention include:
Areas of interest include Energy, Material Science, Information security, mathematics, network research, sensors. Image Analysis and Understanding, Mathematical Optimization and Operations Research, RF Semiconductor Devices and Solid State Materials Atomic, Molecular & Quantum Physics, Communications and Networking, Electromagnetic Materials, Electronic Warfare, Ionospheric Modification, and Nanoscale Electronics. See http://www.onr.navy.mil/Science-Technology/Directorates/office-research-discovery-invention.aspx for details in programs with ONRs Office of Research.
Dr. Michael E. Kassner, who started at the Office of Naval Research in October 2009, came to ONR from the University of Southern California (USC), where he was a professor and chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and professor of materials science.
The director of research is responsible to the chief of naval research for the overall integration of the discovery and invention (D&I) science and technology portfolio in support of naval needs.
Before USC, Kassner served in two high-level roles at Oregon State University as the Northwest Aluminum professor of mechanical engineering and director, graduate program in materials science. Kassner has also held positions at the University of California, San Diego; Naval Postgraduate School; Department of Energy; and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory which are all relevant to his new role at ONR.
Kassner is a Fellow of the ASM and Fellow of ASME, and a Fulbright Senior Scholar; and served as a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Plasticity, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, Materials Letters and the Journal of Metallurgy.
He has more than 37 years of experience in research and higher education. His more than 200 published works are recognized nationally by his peers. He holds a doctorate and master of science degree in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, and a bachelor´s degree in Science-Engineering from Northwestern University.
A data center shutdown will affect rci and zimbra mail in New Brunswick as well as other data services. The best advice to those submitting proposals in New Brunswick with a deadline of May 24 or 25 is to submit on May 23. If you must submit at the last minute, https://vprwiki.rutgers.edu/display/ORSP/Faculty+Advisory contains information on how to work around the shutdown.
Last July, I started summarizing my visits to some restaurants featured on the Food Channel’s show, The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Here is my update on this quest, aided by the website http://www.famousfood.us/. While some prefer tangents about birds or wine, Phil likes the restaurant ones best and I might as well start with Brooklyn. It’s been a while so there are seven additions to the list.
Pizza with Mushrooms & Garlic@ Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn. Actually, we just got three pieces of cheese pizza. It was quite good. It was supposed to be two pieces for me and one for my wife, but after one bite, she insisted on splitting it evenly. The crust was great and the sauce terrific. My wife is gluten intolerant but thinks the pizza was worth the digestive discomfort. I’ll be back for two full slices.
Southern Red Velvet Cake@Cake Man Raven in Brooklyn. I’m not a big fan of Red Velvet Cake, but my wife is and as long as you are eating gluten for lunch you might as well have more for dessert. She loved it. I thought the cream cheese frosting was great.
Butter Pecan Ice Cream@Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory in Brooklyn. We really didn’t need a second dessert, but we don’t get to Brooklyn that often. The butter pecan was exceptional. We also got chocolate chip that was just okay.
Chilaquiles Talavera in Chula Vista, CA. (Near San Diego). Chilaquiles are a Mexican dish with corn tortillas cut and fried with salsa and mole and eggs or meat. I have no complaints, but then again how good can chilaquiles be?
Carne Asada@Frontera in Chicago. It’s hard to get reservations, so we had to have brunch vs. dinner. No Carne Asada but the mole in Enchiladas de Mole Poblano was by far the best mole I’ve had.
Duck in Red Peanut Mole Sauce @Topolobampo in Chicago. I’m not really a big fan of duck in Mexican food, so I went for pork: Cochinita pibil which is cooked overnight in a wood burning oven. It was very tender but the portion was small. The guacamole was the best we’ve ever had.
Chocolate Bar Dessert @Tru in Chicago. The scallops, polenta and truffles with bacon dish was the best dish we had in Chicago. The sweet potato soup was quite good. We were disappointed in the Australian wagyu beef. It wasn’t as tender as we hoped. The chocolate dessert bar has a variety of chocolate desserts, but right now we are big fans of Vosges Chocolate and there was a store right next to our gate at O’Hare.
Cinnamon Rolls@Ann Sather in Chicago. Ann Sather is a Chicago tradition for breakfast. Everyone raves about the cinnamon rolls, including one Yelp user who says “I dream about these cinnamon rolls. From a thousand miles away.” People wait in line for hours. I didn’t get it. They were fluffier and lighter than other cinnamon rolls, but for pure decadence nothing beats the cinnamon rolls from the Orange County (CA) Fair.
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) are funded through the United States Department of Defense via annual Congressional legislation known as the Defense Appropriations Act. It identifies and funds the best research to eradicate diseases and support the U.S. warfighter for the benefit of the American public.
Rutgers New Brunswick will host a regional funding workshop for the 2011 Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs on Thursday, June 16, 2011, from 2:00-5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Center for Advance Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) on the Rutgers University Busch Campus. http://rumaps.rutgers.edu/?id=C71112
CDMRP Science Officers Maj. Scott Willens and Dr. J.B. Phillips will present an informative overview of current and anticipated CDMRP research programs and strategies for developing successful research proposals.
A poster and networking session for currently funded researchers and those interested in applying to CDMRP will follow the workshop. Light refreshments will be served.
Note: Many CDMRP programs have pre-application deadlines in May, some as soon as May 18. Proposals are due for many starting in July. See http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prgdefault.shtml for deadlines and details.