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Russell Betts, dean of the College of Science and Distinguished Professor of Physics, has announced the appointment of Chun Liu, Ph.D., as chair and professor of the Department of Applied Mathematics. Liu formally took up the appointment on August 1. Before coming to Illinois Tech, Liu was in the...
Kathryn Spink will be Illinois Tech’s first director of pre-health professions programs. Spink has served as chair of the University Premedical Advisory Committee and the chief health professions advisor since fall 2005. With over a decade of pre-health professions advising experience, and as a...
Two 2016 Illinois Tech physics Ph.D. graduates, Mattia Checchin and Martina Martinello, have won prestigious Peoples Fellowships at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). “This is a significant award that is unprecedented for an Illinois Tech Ph.D. graduate,” said John...
Grant Bunker, chair and professor of physics, and Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics, co-organized and led the 2017 APS/IIT XAFS Summer School, held July 9-13 on Mies Campus and at Argonne National Laboratory. XAFS (X-ray Absorption Fine Structure) spectroscopy is a versatile X...
A total of 51 girls attended this year’s Middle-School Discovery Camp for Girls, held July 10-20 on campus and led by Vida Winans, senior instructor of computer science. Now in its eighth year, the camp is designed to help underrepresented populations explore programming in a supportive...
Illinois Tech’s Bryce Littlejohn, assistant professor of physics; Pavel Snopok, associate professor of physics; and David Martinez, researcher, are part of a major new experiment to understand neutrinos. Construction began at the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) in Lead, South Dakota on July...
Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics and interim chair of the Department of Chemistry, recently had his endowed chair renewed for another three-year term. The chair honors faculty who are exemplary in scholarship, education, and service. As Duchossois Leadership Professor, Segre...
The Illinois Tech Master of Health Physics program had a strong presence at the 62nd Annual Health Physics Society (HPS) Meeting, which took place July 9-14 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Students, alumni, past and present board members, and program administrators attended the tradeshow, at which...
The research groups of Oscar Juarez, assistant professor of biology, and David Minh, assistant professor of chemistry, have discovered a new structural motif in an essential Vibrio cholerae enzyme that could lead to important drug development. The increasing threat from multi-drug-...
Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics, was elected to the executive committee of Sigma Xi, the international honor society for scientists and engineers. His two-year term started July 1, 2017, and will end June 30, 2019. Concurrently, he is serving as the North Central Region...

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