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Facultivities: Photochemistry, tattoos and West Virginia’s women writers

WVU Tech’s faculty members are dedicated to the advancement of the fields they teach. Outside of the classroom, they’re researchers, writers, presenters, go-to experts and road warriors who share their passion for learning with the world.

Here’s what our faculty members have been up to:

Dr. Richard Squire (Chemistry) presented at the Sanibel Symposium sponsored by the University of Florida in February. At the symposium, which drew in attendees from 26 countries, Dr. Squire presented his research, “Proof that the Photosynthetic Synthetic Complexes B850 and B875 are Coherent.” On March 30, Dr. Squire presented his lecture “Does Photochemistry from the Past Provide a Link to the Photosynthetic B850 / B875 Complexes?” during a seminar at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Dr. Yadi Eslami (Electrical Engineering) and Dr. Asad Davari (Computer Engineering), in collaboration with Dr. Kourosh Sedghi from California State University (CSUN), had their research paper, “A Real Time HILTestbed for Distributed Energy Generation Penetration Analysis,” accepted in the IEEE Energy Conference 2016. Dr. Eslami or Dr. Sedghi will present the paper at the conference in Belgium this month.

Dr. Rachel Bragg (English) presented her research, “Creating Tattoos and Re-creating Invention: Stasis Theory as Collaborative and Social Invention,” at the College English Association National Conference in Denver, Colorado March 31 – April 2.

Dr. Houbing Song (Electrical and Computer Engineering) collaborated on and published eight peer-reviewed journal papers in IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IET Communications, IEEE Access, Sensors (MDPI), Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Journal of Medical Systems (Springer), and Annals of Telecommunications.

Dr. Cortney Barko (English) attended the College English Association annual conference in Denver, Colorado on March 31. At the conference, she presented her paper, “Creating a more vibrant history for West Virginia’s Women Writers.”

Dr. Mark Wilson (Economics) presented his paper, “Bretton Woods and the World Monetary Order,” at the April meeting of the Virginia Association of Economists at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.