Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2000-04-20 07:00
PASADENA—Richard M. Murray has been named chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology. The announcement was made by Steve Koonin, vice president and provost.
Murray replaces John Seinfeld, who is returning to full-time faculty and research duties after serving 10 years in the office. The appointment becomes effective June 1, and has been approved by the Caltech Board of Trustees.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2000-03-20 08:00
PASADENA—In the world of engineering and applied science, ideas that look good on the drawing board often turn out to have annoying real-world problems, even though the finished products still look pretty good. An example is the aluminum car engine, which has the advantage of being lightweight, but tends to wear out more quickly than its heavier steel counterpart.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 1999-10-12 07:00
Dr. Ahmed H. Zewail has won the 1999 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his groundbreaking work in viewing and studying chemical reactions at the atomic level as they occur. The announcement was made today by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 1999-06-19 07:00
In a novel process that makes the evolution of species look like an engineering design contest, California Institute of Technology scientists have forced a bacterial strain to "evolve" a beta caratenoid enzyme . The evolved enzyme can carry out reactions that normally require other proteins and expensive agents. These reactions are important for making drugs and chemicals.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 1998-08-05 07:00
Egypt has issued two postal stamps with the likeness of Ahmed Zewail, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Physics and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology. The stamps were issued in tribute to Zewail's scientific achievements. He was honored at a June 14 ceremony in Cairo, Egypt.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 1998-07-07 07:00
Dr. Richard Roberts, an assistant professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, has been named a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation of Irvine, California.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 1998-03-27 08:00
Peter Dervan, chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, and David Ho, a Caltech trustee and graduate, have been elected members of the Institute of Medicine.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 1998-02-11 08:00
Researchers have recently achieved a certain amount of success in using laser light to see through scattering media such as human tissue. The new technology could eventually have medical applications in situations where X rays are ineffective or downright dangerous. Researchers develop new plastic recording materialthat can be used to see through tissue without X rays February 1998 98