Technology Century, a science and technology news website published by the Engineering Society of Detroit, reported on Assistant Professor Nina Mahmoudian’s (ME-EM) NSF CAREER Award.
The Michigan Tech SAE Formula Car Team finished 23rd out of 110 teams at the 2015 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) National Competition at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI, May 13-16, 2015. They took 25th in Acceleration, 26th in Endurance, 31st in Design, and 31st in Business Presentation. They also won the 2015 Mac-Lean Fog Fastening Challenge earning them a trophy and $1000.
The faculty advisor is Dr. Jim DeClerck.
Science 360, a science news website published daily by the National Science Foundation (NSF), featured the 3D bioprinting research of Assistant Professors Tolou Shokuhfar (ME-EM) and Associate Professor Reza Shahbazian-Yassar (ME-EM) as its top story on May 12. Technology Century, also reported on the 3D bioprinting work.
Professor Rush Robinett (ME-EM) has received the Outstanding Aerospace Engineer award from the Texas A&M University Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Aerospace Alumni Academy. Robinett is the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering and co-director of the Agile & Interconnected Microgrids Center at Michigan Tech. He was honored with the award at the Aerospace Engineering Annual Awards Banquet on May 7 at Texas A&M, College Station, Texas.
Technology Century, a news service published by the Engineering Society of Detroit, featured an article about Michigan Tech’s senior design team that won the annual Air Force Research Lab University Design Challenge.
The Irish Times published a feature article about Michigan Tech alumnus Korey Kierpert, the engineer who built Europe’s largest inverted wooden roller coaster, scheduled to open this summer at Tayto Park in Ireland. See a previous article from ME-EM 2006 News
First-year mechanical engineering student Lily Kraft was featured in the Gannett Media report on Academic All-Stars from Central Wisconsin.
Ezra Bar-Ziv (MEEM/APSRC) has received $80,000 from Battelle Energy Alliance for a year-long research and development project titled “Rapid Screening with Paddle Fast Pyrolysis Systems.”
Gordon Parker, the John and Cathi Drake Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Parker is being honored as a recognized international leader in control system design research in a variety of mobility-related applications, from diesel engine exhaust aftertreatment to satellite formation flying. He will be honored during the SAE 2014 World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit on April 20, 2015.
Assistant Professor Ossama Abdelkhalik (MEEM), Associate Professor Nilufer Onder (CS) and Hui Meen Nyew who graduated with a CS PhD in summer 2014 published a paper titled, “Structured-Chromosome Evolutionary Algorithms for Variable-Size Autonomous Interplanetary Trajectory Planning Optimization,” in the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems (pre-print doi: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.I010272). The paper describes a new technique to represent and search for optimal solutions that are organized in sections.
Dr. James De Clerck who has been selected as a 2014 SAE Outstanding Faculty Advisors Program for Student Branch and Collegiate Design Series Team Advisors. In the announcement they said “This award recognizes your dedication and contributions to SAE and your Collegiate Chapter. Jim is the faculty advisor for the SAE FormulaCar Enterprise Team.
Gregory Odegard (MEEM/MuSTI) has received $10,000 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a three-year project titled “Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures.”
Tolou Shokuhfar (MEEM/MuSTI) has received $32,121 from the University of Illinois–Chicago for the research and development project “In Situ Liquid Microscopy of Fiber-Fluid Interactions.”
The DELSYS website, which features news about wearable senses for movement sciences, reported on Assistant Professor Mo Rastgaar’s (MEEM) work on a powered ankle-foot prosthesis that simulates natural foot and ankle movement for amputees. See the website.
PhD student Mehdi Mortazavi (ME) published an article, “Two-phase flow pressure drop in flow channels of proton exchange membrane fuel cells: review of experimental approaches,” in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.
Professor Gregory Odegard (MEEM/MuSTI) has received $40,000 from the Colorado Seminary (owns and operates the University of Denver) for a one-year research project titled “Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures.”