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Sept. 7: International partnerships for a knowledge economy
August 24, 2016

Rajagopala-ChidambaramPULLMAN, Wash. – India’s leading scientific advisor will discuss his country’s growing role in the international research and higher education communities at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Bryan Hall at Washington State University. A reception will follow the free, public Creighton Distinguished Lecture.

Scientists land $8.5 million contract
October 1, 2008


SPOKANE — A team of physicists at WSU’s’s Applied Sciences Laboratory (ASL) were awarded an $8.5 million research contract to develop and demonstrate reactive materials to be used in a new generation of national security applications.


“We’ve been asked to make a material that is mechanically as good as steel, and yet can release chemical energy on demand,” said Yogendra M. Gupta, who is director of WSU’s Institute of Shock Physics and one of five principal investigators on the project.


The contract, awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency … » More …

Spokane spinoff gets $6.5M
February 6, 2004

Washington State University recently announced the extension of its internationally recognized Institute for Shock Physics to Spokane.U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt joined university leaders and a Navy representative in Spokane on Jan. 30 to announce $6.5 million in grant funds from the Office of Naval Research. The money was set aside by Nethercutt in the 2004 defense budget.The money will support research to be conducted through the new Applied Sciences Laboratory, with operations in Spokane and Pullman. “Today demonstrates the power of a research university’s mission,” said WSU Provost Robert C. Bates. “Our faculty create knowledge the entire world values, right here in Washington and right … » More …

WSU shock physics pioneer George Duvall dies
January 9, 2003

George E. Duvall, a pioneer of shock physics research and professor emeritus at Washington State University, died Jan. 3, 2003, in Vancouver after a long illness. He was 82.Duvall was internationally recognized as a founder and leader in studies related to shock wave propagation in solids and liquids. Many of his colleagues regarded him as the dean of the U.S. shock wave science. He was responsible for establishing internationally renowned shock physics groups at Stanford Research Institute and WSU. He was born Feb. 6, 1920, in Leesville, La., to George W. and Sadie Duvall. The family left Louisiana in 1925 for Oregon, where the young … » More …