Issam Moussa, a clinical professor of medicine at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine who also is medical director of Carle’s Heart and Vascular Institute, has accepted an appointment at the Beckman Institute as an affiliate faculty member. Moussa will be a member of the Multimodal Vascular Imaging working group in the Integrative Imaging theme.
Teppie Apperson is a Business and Administrative Associate in the Imaging Technology Group.
Florin and Sanda Dolcos’ partnership is inspiring research that helps explain how the emotional aspects of memories impact well-being and what strategies are most effective in dealing with these emotions.
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski, a professor of mechanical science and engineering and a member of the Beckman Institute's Computational Imaging Group, was awarded the 2018 Worcester Reed Warner Medal from ASME.
Dipanjan Pan, an associate professor and the director of Professional M.S. Program in Bioengineering, led a team to develop a unique filter to alter the harmful chemicals that are introduced to water via pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). “We believe we have found a low-cost way to remove these harmful chemicals — and by making it biodegradable, we won’t be introducing any complications to wildlife," said Pan.
Beckman's Andrew Singer, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, is one of three Presidential Fellows named by U of I President Tim Killeen. The fellows will help in the development of the Discovery Partners Institute, which is the cornerstone of a statewide network led by the U of I System to accelerate the breakthrough research discovery and entrepreneurship that drives innovation, job creation and economic growth.
Noah Trebesch is a graduate student and a member of the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group.
Citlali López-Ortiz, an assistant professor of kinesiology and community health and the director of the Neuroscience of Dance in Health and Disability Laboratory, has been named an affiliate faculty member in the Cognition, Lifespan Engagement, Aging and Resilience (CLEAR) Working Group within the Intelligent Systems research theme.
Mariana Kersh, an assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering, has studied athletes, animals, aging women, and many other groups as part of her research on the mechanical and structural properties of bone, cartilage, and connective tissue.
Gene Robinson, a professor of entomology and the director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, is part of a global consortium of scientists who recently launched the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence the DNA of 1.5 million species.
Aron Barbey, a professor of psychology, was quoted in The Scientist in relation to his network neuroscience theory—a possible explanation for human intelligence. "General intelligence originates from individual differences in the systemwide topology and dynamics of the human brain," said Barbey, who is a member of the Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity Group.
Simon Rogers, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named an affiliate in the Molecular Design and Engineering Group within the Molecular Science and Engineering research theme.
Qian Chen, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has joined the Molecular Design and Engineering Group at Beckman.
Shengchang Tang, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has been named an affiliate faculty member in the Molecular Design and Engineering Group within the Molecular Science and Engineering research theme.