PhD Student Graduate Research Assistantships in Diesel Engine Aftertreatment System Modeling and State Estimation

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.

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Michigan Tech, AVL and ESD to Provide Free Training for MI’s Auto Engineers

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.

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Tammy Haut Donahue Selected to Participate in Women’s International Research Engineering Summit in Barcelona

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
• Micro/nanotechnology
• Simulation based engineering


Michigan Space Grant Consortium Grants Announced

The following Mechanical Engineering students were recently awarded Michigan Space Grant Consortium Grants:

Undergraduates:
• 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.

Graduate Students:
• Megan Killian (BME), awarded $5,000 for research titled “Influence of Disuse and Microgravity on Meniscal Tissue,” advisor is Dr. Tammy Haut Donahue