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John DeSutter, Ph.D. Candidate 2018, Received a U Graduate Research Fellowship

Mechanical Engineering is excited to announce that John DeSutter, Ph.D. candidate 2018, received a University of Utah Graduate Research Fellowship. Advised by mechanical engineering associate professor Mathieu Francoeur, DeSutter is a member of the Radiative Energy Transfer Laboratory. DeSutter received his bachelor’s degree in applied physics from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN, where he Read More…

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Kingstedt, Leang, and McCarter Receive $195K RIF Award for New Ultra-high Speed 1 Million Frames per Second Camera

Mechanical Engineering assistant professor, Owen Kingstedt (principle investigator – PI), Mechanical Engineering associate professor Kam Leang (co-PI), and Mining Engineering McKinnon Endowed Chair Professor Kim McCarter (co-PI) have been awarded a Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) grant from the Utah Office of the Vice President for Research. The grant, totaling $195,000 is supplemented by a substantial Read More…

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Shaskey, BS’17 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Native of Salt Lake and a graduate from Olympus High School before attending the University of Utah, undergraduate Cedric Shaskey, B.S.’17 double majoring in mechanical engineering and physics, is a recipient of a prestigious 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, which covers tuition, fees, and a significant stipend for up to three years Read More…

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U Engineers help Business Save on Energy Costs

Saving energy is a bit more complex than just knowing when to turn out the lights. For businesses, cutting down on the electric bill can involve fine-tuning machinery, optimizing industrial systems, or making the heating and ventilation system more efficient. That’s why University of Utah chemical engineering assistant professor Kody Powell and mechanical engineering assistant Read More…

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Profs. Steven Naleway and Bart Raeymaekers receive $352K NSF Grant

Congratulations to Assistant Prof. Steven Naleway (PI) and Associate Prof. Bart Raeymaekers (co-PI) for receiving a new $352K NSF grant from the Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (MME) within CMMI division. The objective of this research is to conduct basic research on a new manufacturing process that combines freeze casting and ultrasound directed self-assembly, and the mechanical properties Read More…

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M.E. Student to Spend Summer at Los Alamos National Lab

From Hyde Park, located north of Logan, University of Utah mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate Tyrel Rupp, is one of 21 students selected nationally for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Dynamics Summer School (LADSS). He will be partnered with a LANL staff member as a mentor for an intense nine-week research activity on a three-person Read More…

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Alumnus Spotlight – Campbell, an Ultramarathoner

University of Utah engineering alumnus Jared Campbell said he’s going to miss competing in this year’s Barkley Marathon, though you may ask yourself why once you learn what the Barkley Marathon is. It’s one of the craziest, most challenging ultramarathons there is, a gut-wrenching 130-plus-mile trek that laps around Frozen Head State Park in Tennessee Read More…

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Cheap Drones

U Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute – Typical mapping drones cost anywhere from $1,000 to $50,000 to buy. Casey Duncan and David Wheatley, geology grad students at the U, and Sam Chesebrough, a grad student in mechanical engineering, wanted to make one for a fraction of the cost. And they succeeded. The three made one for only Read More…