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The Department of Physics hosted the 2018 APS/Illinois Tech XAFS Summer School July 9–12 on the Mies Campus and at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source (APS). Grant Bunker, chair and professor of physics, and Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics, co-organized and...
Cyberattacks on the energy sector are on the rise and can cripple a city or country. In Ukraine in 2015, a cyberattack on the electrical grid created a power outage for 225,000 customers. Earlier this year, a U.S. security alert accused the Russian government of hacking multiple U.S. energy,...
The Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT) has completed the installation of a novel antineutrino detector that will probe the possible existence of a new form of matter. PROSPECT, located at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge...
The Department of Chemistry is proud to announce the 2017–18 student award winners: Chemistry Undergraduate Junior AwardAbdallah Hasan (CHEM 3rd year) Chemistry Undergraduate Senior AwardMelisa Alkan (CHEM 4th year) Chemistry Teaching Assistant AwardElwin Clutter, Ph.D. candidate Chemistry Service...
Students in the Master of Mathematical Finance (MMF) program have developed a comprehensive methodology for risk allocation for a complex basket of trading strategies for ARB Trading Group, a Chicago-based proprietary trading company. The project continues a long tradition of MMF...
Iva Veseli (B.S. BIOL/M.S. CS 5th year) has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award to pursue her Ph.D. in the biophysical sciences at the University of Chicago. The GRFP covers expenses for three years of a five-year fellowship period – a...
Five Illinois Tech physics undergraduates have won competitive research internships for summer 2018 at Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University, Princeton University, and University of Chicago: Adam Denchfield (APHY 4th year) and Noah Samuelson (PHYS 2nd year): For the second summer in...
Based on the strong recommendation of the College of Science Dean Search Committee, Interim Provost Russell Betts has announced the appointment of Professor Xiaofan Li as interim dean of the college effective August 2018 until such time as a full search for the new dean can be concluded. Li is a...
Judith Lederman, associate professor and director of teacher education in Illinois Tech’s Mathematics and Science Education Department, has won the 2018 Svend Pedersen Lecture Award for science education from the Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Stockholm University. This...
David Minh, assistant professor of chemistry, and Trung Hai Nguyen, senior research associate, recently published an article, “Implicit Ligand Theory for Relative Binding Free Energies,” in The Journal of Chemical Physics. The article discusses new equations for calculating binding free...

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