The 2019 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition will be held June 15–19, 2019, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. The Clark School will have a significant presence at this year's conference, including a technical session about the National Science Foundation's E ngineering- 4 - US - A ll (E4USA) project.

In the 21st century, quantum mechanics—which studies the often counterintuitive behaviors of atoms, electrons, photons, and subatomic particles—spun off innovations ranging from telecommunications to lasers to MRI machines. Those technologies are based largely on quantum equations that describe particles as waves, says Mohammad Hafezi, associate professor at UMD.

In the race to save energy, using a passive cooling method that requires no electricity and is built right into your house could save even chilly areas of the U.S. some cash. Researchers at the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado have harnessed nature’s nanotechnology to help solve the problem of finding a passive way for buildings to dump heat that is sustainable and strong.

Associate Professor Asa-Awuku strives to understand the molecular components of the atmosphere that exist at the ultrasmall nanoscale, where one nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. In nature, atmospheric nanoparticles have a range of effects, from interacting with cloud droplets to form or inhibit rain to modulating greenhouse gas behavior. In humans, they can be inhaled and impact the respiratory system or be used as biological or chemical threats in conflicts.

Two UMD faculty members have been named Finalists of the 2019 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists in the Physical Sciences & Engineering category by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences. Mohammad Hafezi and Liangbing Hu are among 31 of the nation’s rising stars in science who will compete for three Blavatnik National Laureate Awards in the categories of Chemistry, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Life Sciences.

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The Clark Doctoral Fellows Program was launched in 2017 to support high-performing engineering Ph.D. students at the A.James Clark School of Engineering as part of a $219.5 million investment by the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation.