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Doors Open for ME EN HBS Recipients

Choosing to challenge the status quo, six 2017 Mechanical Engineering (ME EN) Bachelor of Science recipients, Jeppesen G. Feliciano, Kay Beauwen Freckleton, John Dean Lillquist, Max Richard Mroz, Brianna Louise Potter, and Jonathan Michael Zubair, stood out from their peer 173 ME EN BS recipients, to receive their ME EN Honors Bachelor of Science (HBS) degree. Read More…

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Career Change to Mechanical Engineering

New University of Utah engineering graduate Scott Ferguson shifted his career from motorcycle mechanic to mechanical engineer when he discovered he couldn’t help his daughters with homework. “I had a conversation with one of my daughter’s elementary school teachers and realized I didn’t have the math skills to help them with their homework,” he said. Read More…

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Profs. Raeymaekers and Spear receive $3.0M Department of Defense award for metal additive manufacturing project

Professors Bart Raeymaekers and Ashley Spear have received a $3M award from the DoD to create a new manufacturing platform that will help advance economic and workforce resilience in response to changes in Defense spending. Specifically, this project focuses on networking past, present, and potential Defense-supported manufacturers with research and development centers via a centralized, Read More…

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ME Graduation Reception Honors Students

May 5, 2017, was a huge day for Mechanical Engineering at the U, as 13 Ph.D., 44 M.S. and 179 B.S. (based on data prior to graduation), students’ obtained their respective mechanical engineering degrees. Students, faculty and parents attended both the University and the College of Engineering convocation ceremonies witnessing students’ transition to the next Read More…

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ME Ph.D. Student Ali Samarefilsoofi Recognized as ME TA of the Year

The ME students’ choice 2016-2017 Outstanding Teaching Assistant (TA) of the Year Award is in recognition for Ali Samarefilsoofi’s devotion and genuine concern for students. Samarefilsoofi was a TA for the Intro to Robot Controls class, taught by mechanical engineering associate professor Stephen Mascaro. Mascaro said, “Ali had a lot of responsibilities including preparing weekly Read More…

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Utah Composites Laboratory and collaborators awarded $15 Million to establish NASA Space Technology Research Institute

A team of researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah, along with collaborators from 11 other institutions, have been awarded a 5-year, $15M grant to establish NASA-funded Space Technology Research Institute (STRI). The new Institute for Ultra-Strong Composites by Computational Design (US-COMP) will be led by Prof. Greg Odegard from Read More…

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Balaji Helps Develop Robotic Drill for Surgeries

A computer-driven automated drill, similar to those used to machine auto parts, could play a pivotal role in future surgical procedures. The new machine can make one type of complex cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures, decreasing from two hours to two and a half minutes. Researchers at the University of Utah developed Read More…

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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…