- Congratulations to student Shabab Saad, who was awarded a prize at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) Annual Student Conference. Of the hundreds of posters presented his, entitled "Sol-Gel Synthesis of Clear Uncracked Silica Glass with Large Pore Sizes", won 2nd prize under the Materials Science and Engineering division. Shabab is shown below (center) receiving his award.
- Patent 8,841,756 B2 (Sep 23, 2014) has been issued for Fabrication of optical-quality facets vertical to a (001) orientation substrate by selective epitaxial growth.
- Dr. Robert Karlicek, the Director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC), visited and spoke on the future of lighting.