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John Warnock, a pioneer of the information age, has been named by President Barack Obama to receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is one of the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers, and inventors.
Warnock received the honor along with his Adobe Systems Co-founder Charles Geschke and four other recipients in a White House ceremony in October 2009. Other award recipients at the ceremony received the National Medal of Science.
Warnock was given the award for his "Outstanding contributions to the promotion of technology for the improvement of the economic, environmental, or social well-being of the United States," according to a White House press release.
Lazzi Keynote Speaker at IMWS-Bio 2013
Topic: Advances and Challenges in Bioelectromagnetics for Implantable Devices: Current and Future Applications.
Menon Shedding New Light on Solar Power
As the world grapples with the ever-changing dynamics of energy use and production, a researcher at the University of Utah is pioneering a new frontier in solar energy called Diffractive Spectrum Separation. It represents a novel way to boost solar panel efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Nagel and Scarpulla Top Downloaded Article of Optics InfoBase
An article writen by James R. Nagel and Michael A. Scarpulla, "Enhanced absorption in optically thin solar cells by scattering from embedded dielectric nanoparticles." is one of the top downloaded articles in energy from Optics Express.
Ece Chair Part of Bionic Eye Team
Gianluca Lazzi, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U, was part of the multi-institution team to create the first bionic eye.
Negi received NIH SBIR grant
Sandeep Negi has received Notice of Award (NoA) from NIH for the SBIR Phase-I project with Blackrock Microsystems on flexible neural arrays, funded for 2 years with total funds of $700K.