PhD candidate Ezequiel Medici has been selected to receive a $1,000 Battery Division Travel Grant to attend the 216th Electrochemical Society meeting to be held in Vienna, Austria October 4-9, 2009. Ezequiel will present the results of his research in “2-Phase Porous Media Flow.”
The Intelligent Systems and Control Laboratory and the Advanced Power Systems Research Center in the Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics Department at Michigan Technological University invites applications for four PhD Student Graduate Research Assistantships in: Diesel Engine Aftertreatment System Modeling and State Estimation. It is estimated that 3 Assistantships will be in Mechanical Engineering and 1 Assistantship will be in Chemical Engineering.
PARTsolution was featured in the article “Find a Part” in the August 24th edition of Aviation Week.com in respect to PARTsolution’s multiyear agreement with Boeing for software and services for their 3D catalog management. Timothy Thomas (BSME ’81) is CEO of PARTsolution.
Donald Boldt (BSME ’58) has been named to the Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2009. Don played football at Tech from 1954-57, having been named both a most valuable player and the top defensive player during his playing time. He stayed on for one year as assistant coach after graduation.
Michigan Tech, AVL and ESD to Provide Free Training for MI’s Auto Engineers
Classes Start September 3 -December 10, 2009
ESD Headquarters, Southfield
Thursdays, 5 – 8 p.m.
Michigan Technological University, AVL and The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) are reaching out to help Michigan’s automotive engineers prepare for the industry’s movement into sustainable hybrid vehicle technology. A semester-long course, Advanced Propulsion for Hybrid Vehicles with Concentration in Battery Engineering , will be offered tuition-free to 100 students this fall.
Chris Klaes (BSME ’91) has been named to the 2009 class of the Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame. He participated in track and cross country from 1987 to 1990 and is one of the most decorated runners in Michigan Tech history. He still holds the university record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and was named the GLIAC outdoor track MVP in 1990. He was also a GLIAC indoor champion.
Dr. Tammy Haut Donahue, Associate Professor, has been selected to participate in the Women’s International Research Engineering Summit (WIRES) in Barcelona Spain June 2 – 4. There were 276 applicants for the 50 US participant slots; full professors were selected on readiness to serve as role models, associate professors were selected based on demonstrated potential to conduct international research.
WIRES is the first annual international summit for women who are interested in pursuing international collaborative researching opportunities. The main objective of this summit is to enable meaningful and sustainable research exchanges between female engineers from around the world while identifying issues faced by females pursuing careers in engineering that could benefit from a global strategy.
Summit participation was limited to 50 US and 50 non-US women engineers. This event is the first in a series of such summits, and will focus on three research “clusters” or themes:
• Energy systems
• Simulation based engineering
The following Mechanical Engineering students were recently awarded Michigan Space Grant Consortium Grants:
• Daniel Dubiel,awarded $2,500 for research titled “Parametric Study of Stress Concentration in Artificial Heart using Finite Element Analysis,” advisor is Dr. Tammy Haut Donahue.
• Gareth Johnson, awarded $2,500 for research titled “Metal Nanotip Formation in Zero Gravity Re-Flight,” advisor is Dr. L. Brad King.
• Nate Wier, awarded $2,500 for research titled “High Altitude Autonomous Research Platform,” advisor Dr. L. Brad King.
• Megan Killian (BME), awarded $5,000 for research titled “Influence of Disuse and Microgravity on Meniscal Tissue,” advisor is Dr. Tammy Haut Donahue