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Professor Abbott advising mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate Lisandro Leon on their cochlear implant device.

Jake Abbott – Intrigued by Robots

“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t into robots” reflects Jake Abbott, mechanical engineering associate professor at the University of Utah. “Whether it was Luke Skywalker’s artificial hand in The Empire Strikes Back, or the robotic suit that Ripley wears in Aliens, I was always intrigued by robots that extend human capabilities. But who isn’t intrigued by robots?”…

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M.E. News

New Faculty: Kam K. Leang, Associate Professor

New Faculty: Kam K. Leang, Associate Professor

The University of Utah Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Kam K. Leang in July 2014. Leang has a[...]

Alum and Army Vet Turned NASA Engineer Helps Keep Planes in the Sky

Alum and Army Vet Turned NASA Engineer Helps Keep Planes in the Sky

By Angel Canales/ABC News EDWARDS, Calif. — Next time you’re up in the sky sipping your drink, you might raise a toast to the people who toi[...]

Utah Has More Top 10 Economic Rankings Than Any Other State

Utah Has More Top 10 Economic Rankings Than Any Other State

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At today's U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined the Governor's Roundtable to discuss issues outlined in t[...]

Announcements

Distinguished Seminar: K. L. DeVries, Ph.D.

Distinguished Seminar: K. L. DeVries, Ph.D.

  A Walk Down Memory Lane: Successes and Frustrations Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, 3:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230 Reception to [...]

Seminar: Visiting Scholar: Liping Wang, Ph.D.

Seminar: Visiting Scholar: Liping Wang, Ph.D.

All are invited to attend the visiting scholar seminar Thursday, September 4, at 3:00 pm in WEB 1230 entitled, "Enhancing Solar Energy Harvesting and Conversion with[...]

Presenting at World Congress of Biomechanics

Presenting at World Congress of Biomechanics

Congrats to Dave Bell (mechanical engineering PhD candidate), Nan-Wei Liu (bioengineering PhD candidate), Matt Converse (mechanical engineering PhD candidate), and Kevin Nye (mechanical engineering masters[...]