Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Prof. Sheldon and Webster appear in cover story

Brian Sheldon, Thomas Webster, and Lei Yang appeared as the cover story for the American Ceramic Society Bulletin. It is entitled " Nanophase Ceramics for Improved Drug Delivery: Current Opportunities and Challenges."

After more than a decade of research and development, nanotechnology has reshaped the traditional thinking (or lack thereof) of using ceramics for drug delivery. Although drug delivery has been a polymer- dominated field, the blossoming of nanotechnology means that ceramic materials are now showing much promise for numerous drug delivery applications.

Typically, nanotechnology is defined as the use of materials and systems whose structures and components exhibit novel and significantly changed properties when control is gained at the nanoscale (specifically, <100 nm or <10–7 m).1 For ceramics, this means fabricating ceramics whose grain or particle
sizes are within the range of 1 nm to 100 nm).

Nanophase ceramics already have been widely used in a broad spectrum of biomedical applications, and now drug delivery is one of the fastest emerging and developing arenas for nanoceramics, drawing increasing attention over the past few years.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Commencement 2010 Photos

Alumni Reception-18
We enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate the Commencement and Reunion 2010 with returning Engineering Alumni at our reception on Friday afternoon.  Rod Clifton shared news that just hours earlier the Corporation had approved the School of Engineering (Effective July 1, 2010).  We also had an opportunity to share a sneak peak of the Glutton for Punishment production of our Edible Car Competition last fall.
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PRIME Brunch-35
The 2010 Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship graduates celebrated with the faculty and their families at the Saturday morning brunch.
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BEAM Dinner-109
Then we had the opportunity to welcome a new Brown Engineering Alumni Medalist (BEAM), Ares Rosakis, PhD to our distinguished list of graduates.
Pictured above (left to right): Rod Clifton, Ares Rosakis, Ben Freund, and Wei Yang
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Undergraduate Diploma-198
The weekend was capped off as we distributed 87 engineering diplomas at our undergraduate ceremony.
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