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>> 11/23/2015: Congratulations to David Restrepo who sucessfully defended his PhD Thesis today! Davod
>> 11/10/2015: Innovative energy  absorbing materials have potential uses in buildings, helmets [Purdue Press][Phys.org]


PXCM
>> 11/09/2015: Prof. Zavattieri received the 2015 Seeds for Success ACORN Award. The Office of the Vice President for Research gives this award in recognition of the accomplishments of single investigators and teams of investigators for their efforts in obtaining a $1 million dollar or more research grant. Prof. Zavattieri received this bronze acorn in recognition of his contribution in acquiring two million dollar or more awards. [Link]
Bronze Acorn
>> 10/16/2015: Prof. Zavattieri will be the chair of the Student Paper Presentation of the Research and Innovation in STEM (RISE) Symposia that will be part of the 2015 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Conference  on Nov. 13th, in Baltimore, MD. [Link] SHPE
>> 10/01/2015: Congratulations to Nobphadon Suksangpanya  who has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 William L. Dolch Graduate Scholarship. This is a merit based scholarship for graduate student enrolled in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and pursuing an advanced degree in the area of materials. Nobphadon
>> 09/17/2015:Prof. Zavattieri's online  presentation is now available in NanoHUB.org [Link]
NanoHub Talk
>> 08/13/2015: David's paper on Phase Transformiing Cellular Materials (PXCMs) is now available in Extreme Mechanics Letters [Link]
PXCMs
 >> 08/06/2015: Congratulations to Nadia Aljabi for participating in the 2015 SURF Research Symposium and having one of the top 25 posters.[Link]



Nadia
>> 08/03/2015: Our paper on Cellulose NanoCrystal (CNC) modeling is now published in Computational Materials Science [PDF] CMS Paper
>> 07/28/2015: Prof. Zavattieri was invited to participate in the fifth Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium July 28-31, 2015 in Makassar, Indonesia. The symposium was sponsored by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). As part of this event he is now a Kavli Frontier of Science Fellow of the National Academy of Science (NAS) [Link]

NAS
>> 07/24/2015: Prof. Zavattieri was invited to give a keynote talk at the Multiscale/3D Printing Cement Workshop, held in Vanderbilt University in July 16-17, 2015. [Media Coverage] 3D printing Cement
>> 07/14/2015: A very nice article about our work on Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNCs) reinforced cements was featured in the Impact Magazine of the College of Engineering (Purdue) [Link].
CNC/Cement
>> 07/14/2015: Prof. Zavattieri will be a Keynote speaker of the I Seminar of Nanosurfaces: Advanced Processing and Characterization and II International Seminar on Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Regenerative Medicine, to be held in Medellin, Colombia (Sept. 16-18, 2015). [Link][Link]

Symposium
>> 07/14/2015: Congratulations to Hadi Shagerdi esmaeeli  who sucessfully defended his MS Thesis. Hadi will be  continuing in the group  pursuing his PhD.
Hadi
>> 06/14/2015: Media coverage about our Acta Biomateriala Paper. Mantis shrimp filters shear waves to resist damage and inspires new body armor, football helmet design [Press Release] [Phys.Org] [ScienceDaily]

Nicolas
>>06/08/2015: Visit the MURI web site "Convergent Evolution to Engineering: Multiscale Structures and mechanics in Damage Tolerant Functional Bio-Composite and Biomimetic Maetrials" [http://muri.ucr.edu] muri
>> 05/15/2015: 2014 SURF student Michael Jones (together with Nobphadon Suksangpanya) was featured in the Civil Engineering IMPACT magazine  "CATCH A RESEARCH WAVE" (<- Click to open the article).

[Link to the magazine]
Michael
>> 05/13/2015: A recent review article on Additive Manufacturing co-author by Prof. Zavattieri and colleagues from Mechanical Engineering is the most dowloaded articles in Computer-Aided Design in the last 90 days [Link] 3D print paper
>>04/30/2015: Nicolas Guarin's paper  on "Shear Wave Filtering in Naturally-Occurring Bouligand Structures" has been acepted in Acta Biomaterialia [Link to paper] Acta Paper
>> 04/10/2015: Prof. Zavattieri has been named a University Faculty Scholar [Link1] [Link2]

University Faculty Scholars are select associate and full professors who have been in that rank for no more than five years and are on an accelerated path toward academic distinction. In the College of Engineering, they are nominated by committees from their academic areas, and reviewed and recommended by a subcommittee of the College's named and distinguished professors. The dean makes the selection and requests approval by the provost. University Faculty Scholars receive additional funding to support their research. The University Faculty Scholar program was created at Purdue in 1998.

P. Zavattieri

>> 04/06/2015: Our paper on the Chiton's Tooth using 3D printing has been accepted in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials [Link to the paper] 3D print paper
>> 03/31/2015: Natural nanocrystals shown to strengthen concrete [Press release][Phys.org] Cellulose
>> 1/27/2015: Congratulations to Enrique Escobar de Obaldia who sucessfully defended his PhD Thesis. 
Enrique

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Professor and University Faculty Scholar
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
Purdue University
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