Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2016 - (Page 10)
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
"Graphene Van Gogh" by Michael Deagen
SEVEN NEW MEMBERS HAVE BEEN INDUCTED INTO
the Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame, bringing
the total membership to 79. The induction
ceremony was held on October 2, as part of
Reunion & Homecoming weekend.
"The Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame is a
relatively recent innovation at Rensselaer, its
inaugural class dating just back to 1998," said
President Jackson in her remarks. "As we
approach the 200th anniversary of our founding in 2024, we want to ensure that our history resides, not merely in books and in library
archives-but also in the consciousness and
aspirations of the entire Rensselaer family."
Alumni Hall of
2015 INDUCTION CEREMONY
2015 RENSSELAER ALUMNI HALL OF FAME
AN IMAGE CAPTURED BY MICHAEL DEAGEN, A
graduate student and research assistant in
the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems &
Applications, recently earned first place in the
Artistic Microscopy, Black & White category
of the 2015 International Metallographic
Contest sponsored by the International Metallographic Society (IMS).
"During my Versa Scanning Electron
Microscope training, I took an image of one
of the standard samples, a cross-section of a
500-um diameter cylinder of rolled graphene,"
Deagen says. "At 5,000 times magnification
under a 20kV beam, the image was rather
striking and reminded me of the brushstrokes
of a van Gogh painting."
The International Metallographic Contest
and Exhibit is being held in conjunction with
the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2016 meeting and the 49th Annual IMS Meeting in
Columbus, Ohio, July 24-28, 2016. The contest
features the best work of metallographers and
microstructural analysts from around the world.
David L. Noble
CLASS OF 1839
CLASS OF 1940
Lewis E. Gurley
CLASS OF 1845
In 1852, the Gurley brothers founded W. & L. E.
Gurley, one of the first manufacturers of precision
measuring instruments in the United States. The
innovative company, based in Troy, N.Y., met
the growing demand for quality surveying instruments and grew to international prominence.
David Noble conceived and led
the design and development at
IBM of the 8-inch flexible floppy
disk and associated disk drive
mechanism, which launched a
major new segment of the computer industry. The floppy disk
icon became a universal symbol
for saving files.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2016
Table of Contents
Snapshot: The Future of Cognitive Computing
President's View: Situations Rooms
Feature: The Power of Computation
Feature: Music to Our Ears
Feature: Troy Revival
One Last Thing: The Greatest Generation
YouTube Link: Launch of Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab (CISL)
YouTube Link: Cognitive Boardroom
YouTube Link: White House National Medals of Science and Technology Ceremony
YouTube Link: 2015 Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2016