News Article/Event Archives From 2019

Industrial Advisory Board Meeting 2019 September 4, 2019

3-4 May 2012

The ALERT Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting will be held on Monday, November 4th from 12:00 – 5:30pm at the Northeastern University Kostas Research Institute in Burlington, MA. The IAB Meeting is hosted by the ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) & Gordon-CenSSIS (The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems).

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ALERT Graduate Student Cara Coultas-McKenny Places in Poster Competitions August 30, 2019

ALERT Chemical Engineering graduate student, Cara Coultas-Mckenney, of Purdue University, won awards in two poster competitions this summer. Cara works as a student researcher on ALERT Project R2-A.3: “A Novel Method for Evaluating the Adhesion of Explosive Residues” under the direction of ALERT Research Thrust 2 Leader, Dr. Stephen P. Beaudoin of Purdue University.

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ALERT Phase 2 Year 6 Annual Report Available Online! August 30, 2019

ALERT is proud to announce that the Phase 2 Year 6 Annual Report is now available online!

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ALERT Graduate Student, David Benirschke Receives Postdoctoral Fellowship August 30, 2019

This summer, ALERT Graduate Student, David Benirschke accepted the prized Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

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Second Annual DHS COE Summit Highlights Homeland Security Challenges August 30, 2019

The 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Centers of Excellence (COE) Summit was held on Wednesday­­, July 31st and Thursday, August 1st at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. This year’s summit focused on the topic of Homeland Security Challenges: Evolving Threats and Dynamic Solutions.

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ALERT Hosts Second Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies for Customs and Border Protection (CBP-ADEPT-02) Workshop August 29, 2019

The second workshop on Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies for Customs and Border Protection (CBP-ADEPT-02) was held on July 17-18, 2019, at Northeastern University in Boston. This workshop brought together 130 attendees from government, industry, and academia to discuss topics related to current technology in improving port and cargo security.

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ALERT Hosts Technology Showcase & ADSA20 Workshop May 29, 2019

Earlier this month, the ALERT Center of Excellence hosted the ALERT Technology Showcase (May 14th) in conjunction with the ADSA20 Workshop (May 15th & 16th) at Northeastern University. The ALERT Technology Showcase featured presentations, posters, and technology demonstrations of the Center’s research and tools and highlighted the Center’s collaborative work with industry and government stakeholders. The twentieth workshop for Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA20) addressed the theme of “design, development, testing, deployment, and operation of effective systems.” More than 160 attendees from academia, industry, and government participated in the ALERT Technology Showcase and ADSA20 Workshop, resulting in two of the most engaging events ALERT has hosted yet.

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ALERT Researchers Awarded Patent May 29, 2019

ALERT researchers, Professor Carey Rappaport and Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo of Northeastern University were awarded a patent for an “On-the-Move Millimeter Wave Interrogation System with a Hallway of Multiple Transmitters and Receivers” on May 21, 2019.

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ALERT’s Newest Industrial Members: 908 Devices and Rigaku Analytical Devices May 29, 2019

This spring, the ALERT Center of Excellence welcomed 908 Devices and Rigaku Analytical Devices as the Center’s newest industrial members thanks to their generous donations of equipment to further ALERT research efforts at the University of Rhode Island (URI). Find out more about the advantages of ALERT industrial membership!

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Rigaku Analytical Devices: ALERT’s Newest Industrial Member May 7, 2019

ALERT is pleased to welcome Rigaku Analytical Devices as its newest industrial member thanks to their donation of a KT-100S alloy analyzer (handheld LIBS technology) to Dr. Jimmie Oxley (ALERT Research Thrust 1 Lead) at the University of Rhode Island. Rigaku Analytical Devices is a leading pioneer and innovator of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers for use in the protection of public health and safety, aid in the advancement of scientific and academic study, enable the recycle and reuse of metal alloys, and ensure quality of key metal alloy components in mission-critical industries.

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