Leo Kempel’s current research interests are conformal antennas, engineered materials for microwave applications, and computational electromagnetics. Kempel is a Member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Commission B of the International Scientific Radio Union (URSI). He received the MSU College of Engineering’s Withrow Distinguished Scholar (Junior Faculty) Award in 2001, the MSU Teacher-Scholar award in 2002, and a CAREER award by the National Science Foundation in 2002.
Dr. Kami Silk is an professor in the Department of Communication and the Director of the MA Program in Health & Risk Communication at Michigan State University; she also has an appointment with the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES). She researches in the general area of health communication, with a specific interest in developing effective health messages for the lay public that are sensitive to health literacy issues. Dr. Silk is currently a co- investigator for an NCI and NIEHS funded grant that investigates the links between the environment and breast cancer. With an emphasis on adolescent lifestyle factors [nutrition and exercise] as a strategy for risk reduction, Dr. Silk is developing health messages for mothers of adolescent girls. Dr. Silk is also funded through MAES to investigate public perceptions of bioeconomy initiatives.
Health and organizational communication
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John Verboncoeurs research interests are computational plasma physics, electromagnetics, beam physics, high field effects including sheath formation, field emission, multipactor, and breakdown, laser-plasma interactions, plasma edge effects, transport, numerical methods, object-oriented techniques applied to scientific computing, visualization, plasma waves and boundary phenomena. Applications include microwave-beam devices, charged particle beam optics, fusion and other energy applications, accelerators, plasma thrusters, low pressure discharges for plasma processing, and high pressure discharges including plasma display panels and fluorescent lamps.
Trifecta is a vehicle for collaboration between the three founding colleges. Some of the most high impact applications of technology for improved health care will happen in out-patient and in-home settings. The experience of our colleagues in the College of Nursing in identifying the needs for technological advancements is extremely valuable to both Engineering and Communication Arts and Science faculty. By leveraging the skill sets of faculty from all three colleges, we will improve peoples lives in Michigan, in the nation and around the world.Leo Kempel, Dean, MSU College of Engineering
As a junior faculty member it can be hard to know who to reach out to. Being a part of Trifecta has helped me reach out to other faculty members in other colleges on campus. Additionally, it has enabled me to connect with more experienced researchers and learn from them.Bree Holtz, Adjunct Research Professor, College of Communication Arts and Sciences