The AMS was represented at the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition on Capitol Hill on May 11, 2011 by Keith Promislow of Michigan State University. Professor Promislow presented his work on energy conversion to over 280 attendees at this annual event showcasing research and education projects supported by the National Science Foundation.
Promislow's exhibit, entitled "Efficient Energy Converstion: Mathematics of Nanoscale Networks," provided information on the need to capture energy from the environment, convert it to concentrated forms, and store it for later use. He explained that a key ingredient of the devices that store this energy is the "membrane separator," which permits ions of one charge to cross, but not ions of the opposite charge. He explained that efficient energy conversion requires good membrane separators. Promislow's research has developed a model that has the possibility to revolutionize the design of membrane separators, with significant ramifications towards the design of more efficient energy conversion and storage devices.
The 2011 CNSF Exhibition included thirty-five displays on a wide range of projects
Previous AMS exhibits at CNSF Exhibitions include:
Mathematics and Cardiology: Partners for the Future presented by Suncica Canic, University of Houston
Computational Models for Cardiovascular Disease Assessment and Surgery Design presented by DalinTang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Disease Prediction and Treatment Design presented by Eva K. Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mathematics for Advanced Composites Technology presented by Robert Lipton, Louisiana State University
Mathematical Modeling of Swimming Organisms presented by Lisa Fauci and Nick Cogan, Tulane University
Mathematics of Sea Ice presented by Kenneth M. Golden, University of Utah
Liquid Films and Image Inpainting presented by Andrea Bertozzi, Duke University
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Made Possible by NSF presented by Dr. John Bush, MIT
Computer Simulation of Blood Flow in the Heart presented by Charles S. Peskin, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Mathematical Foundations of Image Analysis and Computational Vision presented by Don McClure, Brown University
Ergodic Theory presented by Doug Lind, University of Washington
The Energy of Knots presented with JPBM by Jonathan K. Simon, University of Iowa and Gregory R. Buck, Saint Anselm College
For information on the annual CNSF Exhibition & Reception, please visit the CNSF website.