Now accepting applications for the 2012 John Zink Graduate Fellowship Fund
August 24, 2012
The fund provides opportunities for three students each year to work with faculty in combustion research. Students who are selected agree to: (1) share their resume a semester in advance of their graduation with the John Zink Company; (2) tour the world class John Zink Company R&D Test Center and manufacturing facilities in Tulsa and (3) attend one of the John Zink Institute’s combustion training classes in Tulsa at no charge. Each student will be called a “John Zink Company Scholar” and receive a one-time fellowship of $5,000.
Requirements: To be eligible, a graduate student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at Purdue University full time. Only students who are interested in combustion research need apply. A report and presentation will be due two weeks before the end of the semester during which the fellowship is received. Previous recipients are not applicable to apply again.
To apply and for adidtional information please click here.
Deadline is Oct 1, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
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The recent recall of hoverboards because of exploding lithium-ion batteries highlights the danger of overheating batteries. Amy Marconnet, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, can speak about the effects of excessive heating in batteries. Marconnet (pronounced mar-co-nay) founded the Marconnet Thermal and Energy Conversion Lab, where researchers are dissecting the batteries and testing materials making up electrodes and a critical component called a separator. (A video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCTMA8sxZO0) Battery failures have been reported in products ranging from commercial airliners and laptops to hoverboards and cellphones. Chemical reactions in the batteries generate heat while discharging and charging. The separator is a layer of material between the positive and negative electrodes. When it fails due to high heat, the battery short-circuits and could explode.Read Full Story