Tag: Susanna Thon

Researchers find connection between pigmented yeast and climate change

August 2, 2018

In the recently published paper, Impact of Yeast Pigmentation on Heat Capture and Latitudinal Distribution, researchers found that microbes in cold climates will darken themselves to capture more heat from the sun, in order to survive. This behavior is further studied to ascertain the impact the warming microbes have on the global climate, as a whole. Assistant professor […]

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ECE Participates in Corporate Fun Run

June 11, 2018

Nine runners from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering took part in the 5K Corporate Fun Run, on the evening of Thursday, June 7th, at Homewood Field. The ECE team earned two awards. Brian Godsey won 3rd place male overall and Brian Godsey, Derek Allman, and Vasileios Papaioannou won 3rd place male team. The female […]

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A New Focus for Solar Cells

May 16, 2018

Next-generation materials for solar cells are cheap, flexible, and transparent, attributes that give them potential for creating films to coat windows or buildings. Although these films are highly efficient at converting sunlight into electrical power at small scales in the lab, defects that accumulate at large scales prevent them from being used for practical power […]

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PhD candidate Ebuka Arinze wins Diversity Recognition Award

May 2, 2018

 Ebuka Arinze has been selected by the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) to receive a 2018 Diversity Recognition Award. Arinze, who is a PhD candidate in Dr. Susanna Thon‘s lab, will be presented the award on May 15, 2018, in the Glass Pavilion by Provost Sunil Kumar. The Diversity Recognition Awards seek to recognize outstanding contributions […]

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Botong Qiu wins award to attend the 2018 GERA Energy Workshop

February 22, 2018

Botong Qiu, a PhD candidate studying under Professor Susanna Thon, has been awarded $500 in travel funds to attend the 2018 Topical Group on Energy Research and Applications (GERA) Workshop. This annual event takes place on the Sunday before the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting. The theme for this year’s workshop is “The Future […]

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Ebuka Arinze Receives Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant

June 29, 2017

ECE Ph.D. Candidate Ebuka Arinze was awarded one of twelve Microsoft Dissertation Grants for his dissertation entitled, Nanoengineering for Tunable Energy-Efficient Optoelectronics. This is the first year for the Dissertation Grant and the program received 200 applicants for a variety of topics, including AI, robotics, hardware, cryptography, information visualization, systems, networking, and human-computer interaction among others.   […]

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