The Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering (AC-PABE) at Auburn University will receive a portion of $114 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for four small-scale biorefineries. The award is part of more than $1 billion DOE has announced within the last year for multi-year biofuels research and development projects. Read more >>
In "Heroes" you may remember a scene from Season 1 in which little Micah Sanders used his supernatural ability to change data in New York City's computerized voting machines. A little concentration of his electronic power, and presto! Nathan Petrelli was transformed from election loser to congressman. Well, of course it wouldn't be that easy, but as more and more e-voting machines are put into use around the country and the world, many people are concerned that a real-life computer hacker might do a similar thing.
NSBE member Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D. is an expert on this topic. A professor at Auburn University and a winner of NSBE's 2008 Golden Torch Award, Dr. Gilbert heads a 14-member team that created a unique electronic voting system called Prime 111. Read more >>
A Wisconsin-based power generator manufacturer recently implemented an alternative warehouse design, featuring a non-traditional aisle and rack system, to increase productivity, reduce travel distances and maintain a safe work environment. Read more >>
Brian Thurow, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, has received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) award of approximately $90,000. The award will be used to upgrade a unique, high-speed laser system housed in the Advanced Laser Diagnostics Laboratory (ALDL), and purchase a new laser and camera system to enable flow velocity measurements using a technique called particle image velocimetry. Read more >>
Highways constructed 100% of recycled materials come near, as stakeholders point the way to green infrastructure systems. The technology for building or rebuilding highways of 100% recycled or reclaimed materials exists now. Read more >>
Omar Oyarzabal, assistant professor in Poultry Science and chair of the College of Agriculture Diversity Committee, and Jeffrey Fergus, Mechanical Engineering associate professor, have landed a three-year, $210,000 National Science Foundation grant to establish a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at Auburn. Read more >>