Vinothan Manoharan in SEAS/Physics earns 2011 Sloan Research Fellowship

first_imgVinothan N. Manoharan, associate professor of chemical engineering and physics in Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Department of Physics, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship.The $50,000 award recognizes both Manoharan’s achievements and his potential, and will help to support his research in condensed matter and biophysics.The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation selects a number of outstanding researchers annually “on the basis of their independent research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become leaders in the scientific community through their contributions to their field.”Since joining the Harvard faculty just five years ago, Manoharan has published 15 research papers on self-assembly, complex fluids, and colloid dynamics. In 2008, he won a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.In his current research, Manoharan applies his knowledge of soft-matter physics and self-organization to questions in biology, exploring, for example, how to design nanoparticles that mimic the assembly of the capsid shell of a virus.last_img read more

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar hobbles out of training, setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing

first_imgNew Delhi: Neymar limped out of a training session on Tuesday, sending warning bells in the Brazil camp as they prepare for their second FIFA World Cup 2018 game against Costa Rica on Friday“Neymar came out of training today with a painful right ankle,” said Vinicius Rodrigues, a spokesman for the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).He put the knockdown to the number of fouls Neymar received in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don in Brazil’s opening Group E outing.Neymar had not taken part in training on Monday, as the side returned to their base in Sochi on Russia’s Black Sea coast.Rodrigues said the problem concerned the Paris Saint-Germain star’s ankle and not the foot he fractured in February, an injury that forced him to miss the rest of the club campaign.“As soon as he felt the pain he went to the physio. He will stay there for today and tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, and will train as normal tomorrow,” added Rodrigues.Brazil are then due to travel to Saint Petersburg, where they will play Friday’s game  For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


first_imgAn allocation of €40,000 has been made to the Lough Swilly Ferry and Fanad Lighthouse through Donegal County Council Strategic Project Allocations.Fanad Lighthouse.The allocation has been welcomed by Minister Joe McHugh TD, and Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh.Minister of State McHugh said the allocation of €20,000 each is a very welcome announcement, for both the Lough Swilly Ferry Service and for Fanad Lighthouse. “The Lough Swilly Ferry Service wasn’t in operation last year due to financial difficulties and challenges with passenger numbers, forcing the service to become commercially unviable. Since then, a lot of work has taken place behind the scenes between the various groups on the Rathmullan to Buncrana Ferry Service, myself and Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh, and we are hopeful that this financial commitment will help encourage and facilitate a positive outcome.“The Fanad Lighthouse Company has been working extremely hard over the last number of years towards the development at the lighthouse, as well as the promotion of tourism in Fanad and the surrounding areas. I am delighted that their persistence has been recognised in their successful application to the Strategic Fund Initiative. These funds will enable the continued progress of their preparation of the Lighthouse as a leading Tourism centre.Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh also welcomed the news.“€200,000 was distributed yesterday under the Strategic Development Fund, with over 100 local projects and groups being funded, and we are delighted that both the Lough Swilly Ferry Service and Fanad Lighthouse were included in the allocation. Both projects are hugely important in promoting tourism in North Donegal, and play a vital role in being part of the Wild Atlantic Way, and I believe this announcement will be to the benefit of both projects.”  WELCOME FOR €40,000 ALLOCATION FOR FANAD LIGHTHOUSE AND SWILLY FERRY was last modified: April 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more