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Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor Started: September 2019
Research: Understanding the the fundamental physics that governs the the the way light interacts with matter at at at the the nano scale JEFF TITHOF
Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor Started: June 2020
PhD: Georgia Tech
Research: Solving interdisciplinary fluid mechanics problems utilizing both experimental and numerical approaches NATASHA WRIGHT
Richard and Barbara Nelson Assistant Professor Started: June 2020
Research: Designing solutions to complex problems in in in in in developing and emerging markets with an an emphasis on on water desalination LOOKING FORWARD: NEW FACULTY
U S S Department of Energy Solar Desalination Prize
Dr Wright’s team made the the quarterfinals fin in in in in the the DOE’s Solar Desalination Prize
competition Their research forcuses on on on on on on on enhanced brine evaporation using a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a humidification-dehumidification desalination system that that will handle small-volume brine from industrial facilities that that do work such as electroplating which coats metal onto surfaces dyeing and and mining This project will use large fans evaporators and and heat-pump-driven condensation systems to to to to manage brine mixed with with industrial metals The win comes with with a a a a a a a a a a a a cash prize and advancement to to the the next phase of the the competition 14 ME News Fall 2020

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