Category: "Faculty"

Chemistry Professor Receives Summer Research Grant

February 16, 2017

Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg

Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg has been awarded an $8,000 research grant by Organic Syntheses Inc. that provides funding for him and a student co-worker to do research in the area of synthetic organic chemistry. Members of the Organic Syntheses Advisory Board awarded the grants to faculty from principally undergraduate institutions for research that […]

Sky is No Limit for Quantum Researchers

February 7, 2017

Physics Professor Jason Gallicchio

Researchers from Harvey Mudd are part of a group of scientists who recently completed experiments on entangled photons that produced results consistent with quantum mechanics. Assistant Professor of Physics Jason Gallicchio, who devised an idea to use starlight to improve tests of quantum mechanics, and Calvin Leung ’17 are co-authors, along with their colleagues, on […]

Faculty Approved for Tenure

February 3, 2017

Vivien Hamilton and students

Three Harvey Mudd College faculty members were approved for tenure, effective July 1, at the meeting of the board of trustees this week. Vivien Hamilton, assistant professor of history of science has been approved for promotion to associate professor with continuous tenure. Hamilton previously worked as a lecturer at the Institute for the History and […]

Importance of Undergrad Research Affirmed With Latest NSF Grant

January 17, 2017

Harvey Mudd College undergraduate research with Kerry Karuksis and Jerry Van Hecke, chemistry

Considered a powerful form of engaged learning, undergraduate research is getting a boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the delight of a dedicated team of academics seeking to promote highly effective undergraduate research environments. Kerry Karukstis, chair of the Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry, along with colleagues Mitchell R. Malachowski, professor of […]

Members of Harvey Mudd Community Affirm Shared Values

January 16, 2017

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, statement by Martin Luther King Jr.

As a response to the current national climate, members of the Faculty Executive Committee at Harvey Mudd College have prepared a statement that they believe reaffirms the shared values of the campus community—students, staff, administration, alumni and faculty. Many community members have shown their support by signing the statement. Statement from Members of the Faculty […]

Team Studies Monetary Impacts of Germany’s Environmental Health Burden

January 10, 2017

Tanja Srebotnjak, Harvey Mudd College

A consortium consisting of the German environmental think tank Ecologic Institute, consulting firm BiPro GmBH and Harvey Mudd College Professor Tanja Srebotnjak submitted a successful bid to the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) to study approaches for the monetary valuation of Germany’s environmental burden of disease. The 28-months-long, € 221,000 project will examine different economic […]

New Technique Helps Identify Parasite “Switchers”

December 15, 2016

Trypanosoma brucei parasite

The Trypanosoma brucei parasite is well known in sub-Saharan Africa for causing a disease in humans called sleeping sickness. The disease is fatal if untreated, current drug therapies are very toxic and there is no vaccine. The parasite owes its success to its ability to evade the human immune system through a process called variant […]

Mathemagician Art Benjamin to Receive Public Outreach Award

December 13, 2016

Arthur Benjamin, mathematics professor at Harvey Mudd College

Arthur Benjamin, the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, will receive the 2017 JPBM Communications Award for Public Outreach. The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) represents the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Presented annually, the JPBM […]

Algorithms and Avocados

December 2, 2016

Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas

The connection between fighting a threat to one of California’s favorite fruits and recently published research by a Harvey Mudd College computer science professor and his colleagues isn’t immediately evident. On the way to connect one dot with the other, there’s a story about the mutualistic pairing of a beetle and a fungus, extensive biological […]

Quest for New Alloys Continues Thanks to NSF Grant

November 29, 2016

Lori Bassman, professor of engineering, Harvey Mudd College

Researchers from Harvey Mudd College and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia continue to advance strategies for developing novel high-entropy alloys (HEAs) with properties exceeding those of conventional engineering metals. Funded earlier this year, this work is supported by a three-year, $229,898 National Science Foundation grant. Harvey Mudd students and UNSW mentors […]