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Say Hello to Martin!

Martin Ledoux has joined RCI as a software engineer.  He’ll be a member of the ERMA (Environmental Response Management Application) team, working primarily on additional developments and support for the web-based GIS tool.

We’re glad to welcome Martin aboard and look forward to working with him!

Follow UNH Research Computing on Twitter

It’s so simple now to follow us on Twitter.  All you have to do is go to http://www.unh.edu/research/research-computing and click on the button that says Follow@UNHRCI.  Once you’re following us you’ll get instant Twitter notifications alerting you to new blog posts and other good stuff.  Easy!

RCI Student Operator Develops CanopyApp

RCI recognizes student operator and Junior Computer Science major Dexter Richards for his outstanding work in developing, designing, and testing CanopyApp.  Sponsored by Annette Schloss of the UNH Earth Systems Research Center, CanopyApp is a multi-platform app that measures forest canopy cover in photographs taken by users.  The application works by masking colors specified by the user and then generating a percentage of canopy cover.  Designed for use by foresters, or anyone interested in canopy density, the app serves as a digital substitute for, or supplement to, a hand-h

Staff Spotlight: Rob Anderson

Rob Anderson is RCI’s Associate Director and the manager of the Data Management and Support group.  He’s been with Research Computing for over 20 years, beginning as a student operator in 1985.  Rob received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UNH, and in 1990 he became a Research Computing Center staff member.

UNH to Receive Scanning Electron Microscope

UNH has recently received a NSF Major Research Instrumentation award for a new Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM).  The unit will be housed at the University Instrumentation Center (UIC) in the basement of Parsons Hall.  The grant is a result of a collaborative proposal developed by investigators from Mechanical Engineering, Earth Sciences, Materials Science, and the UIC.  Expect to hear more about this in February 2014.

RCI Home to First Cray Supercomputer in New England

The Lenharth Data Center has become home to the first Cray supercomputer in New England.  On Monday, November 4th, an open house was held to introduce the community to the new supercomputer and to share with people the importance of this acquisition. 

Focus On: Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

Did you know that RCI’s University Instrumentation Center (UIC) is home to the electron microscope facility in Kendall Hall that houses a Zeiss/LEO 922Ω Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)? 

Welcome to the Newest RCI Staff Person!

RCI is excited to announce that Ben Powers is joining the Research IT group located in the Service Building.  Ben comes to us as a recent graduate of Southern New Hampshire University and will be working on several projects with Scott Troy and members of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity Services.

Feel free to stop by and welcome Ben to UNH.  His office is located in room 106C of the Service Building.

RCI Staff Member Recognized at UNH Inventor's Dinner

On October 10, 2013, RCI software engineer Tucker Hurton was recognized at the UNH Inventor’s Dinner, organized by the Office of Research Partnerships and Commercialization.  He was acknowledged for his work on the data destruction software that has been licensed by Obliterase, a local company that continues to work with RCI.

Congratulations, Tucker, on the outstanding work you do!

RCI Employment Opportunities

Research Computing & Instrumentation (RCI) has the following full-time openings:

IT-II Software Engineer:  This position will provide IT support to the staff of Sponsored Programs Administration and the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research, as well as countless external customers who purchase licenses and/or utilize other RCI-developed applications.   Posting #0901592

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