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Smits honored for "outstanding contributions" in turbulence and fluid mechanics

Alexander Smits, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will receive two major awards in 2007 for his work on turbulence and fluid mechanics.

Loose '02 and Moxley '02 win back-to-back business competitions with SteriCoat

SteriCoat, a start-up company that has developed a coating technology for medical catheters, earned chemical engineering majors Chris Loose and Joel Moxley back-to-back honors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

Rutgers '56 and Bodman '56 participate in major review of nuclear facility

Two Princeton Engineering alumni helped lead a major review of the U.S. government project to clean up millions of gallons of nuclear waste at a former weapons plant in Hanford, Wash.

Chung '76 named Office Depot senior vice president and managing director, Asia

Office Depot named Teddy Chung as its senior vice president and managing director, Asia, a new position in the company.

Schmidt '76 named CEO of the Year

Eric Schmidt, the chairman and chief executive officer of Internet search giant Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., was named 2006 CEO of the Year by Investors Business Daily.

Software development firm founded by Liu *68 doubles in size

Three years after Leonard Liu founded Augmentum, a software development firm based in Foster City, Calif., the company's workforce has doubled in size from 500 employees to more than 1,000.

Ferrari *02 wins 2006 Presidential Early Career Award

Silvia Ferrari received a 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Barpoulis '87 becomes Reliant Energy board member

Sarah Morrison Barpoulis has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Reliant Energy Inc., a Houston, Texas-based provider of electricity and energy services.

Gast *84 appointed president of Lehigh

Pioneering researcher and renowned teacher Alice Gast became the first female president of Lehigh University on Aug. 1, 2006.

Symmetricom appoints Armstrong '88 vice president of engineering, Telecom Solutions Division

Symmetricom, manufacturer of atomic clocks, network synchronization tools and timing products, has appointed James Armstrong to be vice president of engineering at the company's Telecom Solutions Division in San Jose, Calif.

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