Hajim School News 2009


Professor Duncan Moore Named IEEE Fellow (January 13, 2009)

SiMPore Application of University Technology Provides Superior Imaging at the Nanoscale (January 21, 2009)


'Dark Cells' of Living Retina Imaged for the First Time (February 26, 2009)


Nanowires May Lead To Better Fuel Cells (March 11, 2009)

A Lifetime of 'Making Things Happen' A new professorship in optics honors Provost Emeritus Brian Thompson. (Rochester Review article, March 2009)


Professor Duncan Moore Awarded Prestigious Imaging Science Medal (April 16, 2009)

Jannick Rolland Named to New Brian J. Thompson Professorship in Optical Engineering (April 22, 2009)

David Borrelli Awarded Prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (April 28, 2009)


Professor David Williams Named Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (May 12, 2009)

Stephen Fantone to Receive 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award (May 13, 2009)

Biodiesel Bus Takes Maiden Voyage on Rochester's River Campus (May 14, 2009)

Engineering School Named for Edmund A. Hajim (May 15, 2009)

Laser Doubles Efficiency of Traditional Light bulbs (May 29, 2009)


Scientists Create Metal that Pumps Liquid Uphill (June 2, 2009)


Robert E. Hopkins, 'Father of Optical Engineering' and Inventor of Todd-AO Lens that Ushered in 70 mm Wide-Screen Movies, Dies at 94 (July 7, 2009)


Professor Henry Kautz to Lead the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (August 14, 2009)

Professor Jeffrey Bigham Named One of 2009's 'Top 35' Researchers by MIT's Technology Review Magazine (August 18, 2009)


Engineering, Redesigned: The Hajim School looks to bring more creativity and hands-on design—as well as humanities and social sciences majors—into its programs (Rochester Review article, September 2009)

A Return on Rochester: The namesake for Rochester's engineering school calls the University his 'first real home.' (Rochester Review article, September  2009)

Riccardo Betti Wins Edward Teller Medal for Fusion Research (September 9, 2009)


Pumpkins to be Launched across Campus in Halloween Engineering Contest (October 26, 2009)


University of Rochester Professor Riccardo Betti advises Congress on Future of Fusion (November 2, 2009)

Computer Science Team Dethrones MIT by Winning Regional Finals of World's Most Prestigious Computer Programming Contest (November 3, 2009)

CEIS Announces $607 Million in Economic Impact Over 5 Years (November 24, 2009)


Professor Paul Ampadu Wins Black Engineer of the Year Special Recognition Award (December 1, 2009)

Turning metal black more than just a novelty (December 8, 2009)

Professor Lukas Novotny one of Three Scientists Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (December 18, 2009)