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Nanotech labA compilation of news releases and articles about the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

2016

Wendi Heinzelman is chosen to serve as first female dean of the Hajim School; STEM-Gems program wins Meliora Award; Prof. Anthamatten's new polymer changes shape in response to body heat; Diane Dalecki becomes chair of biomedical engineering. Click here for these and other news stories from the Hajim School in 2016.

2015

Dean Robert Clark is named University Provost effective July 2016; a national search will be conducted for new dean. Rochester will be headquarters for AIM Photonics. Henry Kautz installed as Wentworth Director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science. Hajim School offers scholarships to help its students study abroad. Chemical Engineering celebrates 100 years. Click here for these and other news stories from the Hajim School in 2015.

2014

The Hajim School greets a record number of freshmen.  Optics student Daniel Savage is the first to enroll in MD/PhD program. Parker, Mitsa are honored for Blue Noise Mask. Colleagues and former students pay tribute to Prof. James Li. Click here for these and other news items of 2014 at the Hajim School.

2013

University commits to Data Science Initiative. Nearly 450 incoming freshmen express interest in engineering. Rettner Hall is completed. Center for Freeform Optics funded. Click here for the year's other news from the Hajim School.

2012

Computer Science hosts UR's first Big Data Conference. Xi-Cheng Zhang is new director of Optics Institute. Center for Medical Technology and Innovation is launched. Construction begins on new Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation. Click here for the year's other news from the Hajim School.

2011

Ching Tang wins Wolf Award. Senior Design Day becomes a Hajim-wide event. Wayne Knox leaves as director of Institute of Optics to become associate dean. Click here for the year's other news from the Hajim School.

2010

Hajim and Simon schools collaborate on TEAM masters program. Biodiesel project wins national award. Robert Boyd, Joseph Eberly and Emil Wolf win awards. Hajim booth debuts at the Clothesline Festival. Click here for the year's other news from the Hajim School.

2009

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences named after Edmund Hajim. Department of Computer Science joins Hajim School. Duncan Moore recognized with two awards. Robert Hopkins, "father of optical engineering," dies. Click here for the year's other news from the Hajim School.

2008

$30 million gift -- largest in University history-- is earmarked for School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Rob Clark is named dean. School ranked 15th by U.S. News and World Report. Click here for the year's other news from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

2007

OLED creator Ching Tang joins ChemE.  Goergen Hall is dedicated. Robert E. Hopkins Center is established.  BME students win national competition. Click here for the year's other news from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

2006

$3 million is provided for Goergen Hall. Researchers turn metal black and make light go "backwards." Faculty win top awards. Click here for the year's other news from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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