Category Archives: News

Particle / Astrophysics Seminar

Tanmay Vachaspati
Arizona State Univeristy
“Recent Results on Cosmic Strings”
I will describe recent results on the shape of cosmic string loops and the emission of light from cosmic strings.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
11:30 a.m., Miller Room – (Rock 221)

QED Awarded $1 Million Ohio Third Frontier Grant and Ernst & Young Honor

Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita, Quality Electrodynamics (QED)
Ph: 440.484.2225, E-mail:
Annette Ballou, BioEnterprise
QED Awarded $1 Million Ohio Third Frontier Grant and Ernst & Young Honor
Mayfield Village, Ohio (June 29, 2010) – Quality Electrodynamics LLC (“QED”), a Cleveland
area manufacturer of advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices, is proud to
announce two milestone achievements. These recent developments recognize both QED’s
accomplishments and future potential in the highly competitive field of medical device product
creation and manufacturing.
The State of Ohio announced QED’s receipt of a $1 million 2010 Third Frontier award to support
the company’s 7-Tesla MRI medical device product development on June 23, 2010. . This
reaffirms QED’s leadership position within a group of first-class, high-technology companies and
organizations recognized as having high potential for creating and retaining jobs in Ohio.
The specific focus of the $ 1 million grant to QED is the technical design and creation of nextgeneration,
Ultra High Field (“UHF”) 7-Tesla MRI for knee and breast scanning. This UHF work
will allow higher resolution and faster imaging than currently allowed by standard MRI imaging
which is typically performed with 1.5-Tesla and 3-Tesla MRI scanners. This new technology
will allow QED and its strategic partners to address the technical issues of Ultra High Field MRI
imaging and optimize device performance.
In addition to receiving a significant funding award from the Third Frontier program, QED is very
pleased to announce Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita, president and CEO of QED, received the regional 2010
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the category Northeast Ohio – Industrial
This honor recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building, leading and growing
dynamic businesses. Dr. Fujita is eligible for the national and overall Ernst & Young LLP
Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 honor, which will be announced at the annual awards gala in
Palm Springs, California, on November 13, 2010.
About Quality Electrodynamics
Quality Electrodynamics is a high-technology, electronics and medical device manufacturer
located in Mayfield Village, Ohio. QED primarily designs and manufactures highly-complex,
precisely tuned magnetic resonance imaging components and accessory devices. Multinational
customers doing business with QED include Siemens Healthcare, Toshiba Medical
Systems, and other major MRI manufactures as well as international university research sites.
QED currently employs more than 60 people in a variety of roles from engineering to
manufacturing and repair, and occupies over 25,000 square feet of recently updated factory and
office space. Released devices and products are designed to the high standards required for
the medical device industry. QED maintains ISO 13485 certification and is registered with
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).

One of Our Own

Hiroyuki Fujita, former student and adjunct at Case and founder, president and chief executive of Quality Electrodynamics LLC, better know as QED, in Mayfield Village, Ohio, had a visit by President Obama who arranged to meet with successful new business leaders.
In five years, QED has gained more than $3.85 million in development grants, 60 employees, a 27,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and 2009 revenue of $12 million. Forbes magazine chose QED as the highest-ranked medical device company on its America’s Most Promising Companies list. Mr. Fujita was also named 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the category of Northeast Ohio industrial manufacturing.
For more information about Mr Fujita’s business please contact Annette Ballou at 216.658.4525.

ASA Scholarship – Bryan Weinstein

Case Western Reserve University is pleased to announce that Bryan Weinstein,
Department of Physics’ student, is the recipient of the 2010 Aerospace States
Association’s Rockwell Collin Scholarship.
Weinstein will receive the $1500 scholarship in a ceremony on Friday,
September 24 at 12:30 p.m. at the Rockefeller Building, Room 221
(Miller Room).
Weinstein is majoring in Engineering Physics with a concentration in Aerospace
Engineering. He is extremely interested in propulsion systems for rockets and
space vehicles; plasmadynamics and electrical propulsion. His passions have
been cultivated by extensive reading of books and scientific publication in
addition to a lifelong interest in space-exploration.
To fulfill its mission to “support and develop initiatives that significantly enhance
student and teacher education in space and aeronautic,” the ASA awards two
annual scholarships to students pursuing an aerospace-related education: The
Rockwell Collins scholarship and the Edward O’Connor scholarship. Applicants
are judged on a variety of criteria including community and school-related
activities, grade point average and field of study.

Akerib named APS Fellow

Daniel Akerib, chair of the Department of Physics, has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society in honor of his work in experimental particle astrophysics. The citation reads “for significant contributions to direct dark matter detection experiments, in particular for his work on the CDMS experiment.”