NSM Faculty/Staff Newsletter

From the Office of the Dean

Recognition & Honors

Fight Against COVID-19

Andrew Renshaw (Physics) was part of an international group of physicists and engineers who designed an FDA-approved ventilator that can be made from readily available components to facilitate rapid production. The international coalition, the Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration, turned their attention from their studies of dark matter to design the ventilator. Renshaw is now working to ensure quality assurance of the controlling software and to connect the effort with U.S. manufacturers.

Recognition from Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Yingcai Zheng (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences) co-authored a paper selected by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists as the Best Poster Paper Presented at the 2019 SEG Annual Meeting. The award will be presented at the Editor’s Reception during the 2020 SEG Annual Meeting in October. The paper, “Controlled-order multiple waveform inversion,” was co-authored by Zheng and lead authors Yike Liu and Bin He from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The paper discusses a new algorithm to improve subsurface seismic imaging and reduce artifacts using full-waveform inversion of multiples.

Curran’s Integricote Selected for Startup Accelerator

Seamus Curran’s (Physics) startup company, Integricote, is one 56 early-stage startups invited to join the 2020 MassChallenge Texas in Houston program. MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. The 56, high-impact startups were rigorously vetted by a community of more than 500 expert judges and represent the top 11% of applications from around the world. The Integricote team will participate in the accelerator program from June-September 2020. The public will have two opportunities to connect with the cohort at the MassChallenge Virtual Startup Showcase on July 16 and 17 and the MassChallenge Texas in Houston 2020 Awards at the end of the program.