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The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Illinois Tech a $160,000 Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) grant to fund important new equipment at the school’s Materials Research Collaborative Access Team (MRCAT) beamline. It will be available to users of MRCAT through proposals to the Nuclear...
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...
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...
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...
Zack Sullivan, associate professor of physics, will co-chair the Coordinated Theoretical-Experimental Project on QCD (CTEQ) Summer School on QCD and Electroweak Phenomenology at the University of Pittsburgh, July 18-28. The CTEQ Summer School will provide a focused introduction to perturbative...
Illinois Tech’s Master of Health Physics program recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. S.Y. Chen, director of the program, hosted a lunch event commemorating the occasion on June 23 in the Robert A. Pritzker Science Center. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff of the program were in attendance...
John Zasadzinski, Paul and Suzi Schutt Endowed Chair in Science and professor of physics, recently had his endowed chair renewed for another five-year term. The late Paul Schutt was an Illinois Tech alum, graduating with a degree in physics in 1955. “To hold the title of Paul and Suzi Schutt...

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