2014 News and Events

Sandia and Illinois Sign MOU

In late November, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Illinois have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a partnership to solve big problems and develop new technical innovations.

Russell Presents Research

The ARI helped fund research by Nathan Russell, a senior in Industrial Engineering, who recently received the 2014 Gianturco Family Foundation Scholarship to attend the Individualizing Medicine Conference at Mayo Clinic, where he presented his collaborative research, titled: “Feature Interaction Detection with Random Forest in a High Dimensional Microbiome Setting.”

ARI Offers Next Step for Research

This July 5 profile in the News-Gazette provides a close look at the ARI's business model and executive leadership.

ARI Director in Economic Summits

ARI Director Jeff Binder participated in Regional Economic Development Summit. This summer summit is part of a major drive by the University of Illinois President Robert Easter, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, U.S. Representative Bill Enyer, and business stakeholders to promote economic development opportunities for the state.

Binder NPRE Distinguished Alumnus

ARI Director Jeffrey Binder selected as the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering's 2014 Distinguished Alumnus and recognized in the News-Gazette. See photos of the banquet.

Trenhaile and Radousky Present

ARI research scientists Brent Trenhaile and Harry Radousky have contributed to a paper that will be presented at the 2014 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting. The paper, "Light Powered Electric Double-Layer Tuning For Desalination Using Nanostructure Arrays in Silicon Solar Cells," explores new energy-efficient desalination techniques. The paper was co-written with faculty from the Electrical and Computer EngineeringNuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, and Bioengineering departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Co-author Harry Radousky, an ARI visiting scientist, is also a scientist in the Condensed Matter and Materials Division at Lawrence Livermore National LaboratorySee the abstract for the presentation here (2:45 PM - F8.05 on April 24, 2014).

Radousky Quoted in Yale Environment 360

ARI Visiting Scientist Dr. Harry Radousky was quoted in a Yale Environment 360 article about future opportunities in energy harvesting innovations that convert low-grade heat into electricity. Champaign-Urbana listed as an "emerging tech hub" by Techie.com based on the innovators and resources that call the area home. The article noted that, "The proximity to Chicago, the presence of a prestigious University, and the availability of Fiber all afford the city significant privilege as an emerging tech hub."

Binder on Moly-99 Subcommittee

Information about ARI Director Jeff Binder's participation on a subcommittee to assess the effectiveness of the National Nuclear Security Administration-Global Threat Reduction Initiative's Domestic Molybdenum-99 Program.