Three undergraduate Columbia Engineering students --Temitope Akinade, Sofía Barbosa, and Lance Avery Murphy—participated in an "International Seminar for Engineering Leaders" (ISEL), held in Santiago in late September.
Columbia University congratulates Joachim Frank, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and of biological sciences, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017, shared with Richard Henderson and Jacques Dubochet “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.”
The rapid growth of waste materials generated by humanity and the ever-increasing scarcity of landfill space worldwide have resulted in a major environmental problem. Faced with this challenge, municipalities and companies are seeking alternative solutions to the age-old method of landfilling. The only proven alternative for the management of the post-recycling waste, that means the waste with no value in the market or recovery potential, is thermal treatment for the recovery of energy (waste-to-energy or WTE).
Chile’s National Commission for Science and Technology (CONICYT) launched a call for proposals targeting young Chilean researchers who obtained their Ph.Ds. between 2010 and 2017, aimed at supporting collaborative projects with foreign counterparts across all scholarly areas, with funding up to USD$28,000.
Three undergraduate Columbia Engineering students --Temitope Akinade, Sofía Barbosa, and Lance Avery Murphy-- will participate in the "International Seminar for Engineering Leaders" (ISEL), to be held in Santiago on September 24-30.
In May, Marcel Agüero gave a departmental colloquium on his work to understand the evolution of low-mass stars,
developed plans for future joint projects with his collaborator Julio Chanamé.
Esteban Calvo, member of the Columbia Aging Center (CAC) faculty, adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, and professor of public policy at Universidad Diego Portales in Chile, was part of a three-member group that was awarded funds by the CAC to develop aging science. Their project, titled “Aging well with alcohol?
A delegation from Columbia’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) traveled to Santiago to participate in a joint-symposium with Universidad Católica’s (UC) Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering, which was part of Columbia's 2016 President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF).