Gretchen McClain on Entrepreneurship in STEM

Women who think math and engineering aren’t cool have not met Gretchen McClain. I met Gretchen myself through the Utah Technology Council (UTC) where I serve as a member of the Executive Committee. That association is inducting McClain into its Hall of Fame – its 17th since the program’s inception in 1998 – on November Read More…

Researcher of the Year 2014 – Jake Abbott

Based on annual faculty activity report data, as well as proposal and grant data, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to recognize Jake Abbott, Ph.D., as our researcher of the year for the 2014 calendar year.

U Alumna Gretchen McClain Inducted into Tech Hall of Fame

The Utah Technology Council (UTC) ( today announced this year’s Hall of Fame inductees will be U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Gretchen McClain and Will West. The inductees will be honored on November 2 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City at the UTC Hall of Fame Celebration, the annual gathering of the Read More…

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Dr. Nader Pourhassan: HIV Drug Could Be ‘Game-Changer’

VANCOUVER’S THE COLUMBIAN–If all goes as planned, the Vancouver-based biotechnology company CytoDyn Inc. will introduce a “game-changing” HIV therapy for sale sometime in 2017. “We could be commercialized in the first half of 2017,” said Nader Pourhassan, president and CEO of the company, which has seismic ambitions. “This is a very exciting time,” he added. Read More…

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Test Drones for Emergencies

Washoe County, Nevada: More U robotics in the News! Mechanical engineering associate professor Kam Leang is leading an unmanned aircraft system to test how the new technology can assist in emergencies. This project is leveraged by Company Drone America and Reno Public Safety Sector. The Washoe County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program received a certificate Read More…

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Kam Leang: Robots Rule

In the killing fields of Cambodia, University of Utah mechanical engineering associate professor, Kam Leang, lived a childhood marred by gunfire and constant hunger. Thanks to a family in Tremonton, Leang landed in the safer, greener pastures of Utah, and he is now forging a successful career in robotics.   Q: You and your family Read More…

Distinguished Seminar: Gretchen McClain

The Doors Engineering Can Open – The Broad Career & Exciting Opportunities in Front of You Friday, March 27, 2015, 3:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series 1250 WEB (Warnock Engineering Bldg.) Reception to follow at 4:00 pm Gretchen McClain Director, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. Director, AMETEK Inc. University of Utah 2015 Founders Award Read More…

U Mechanical Engineering Alumna, Gretchen McClain, Honored

Gretchen McClain, who graduated from the University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and helped lead NASA’s International Space Station program, was honored on Founders Day. University of Utah engineering alumna, Gretchen McClain, has impacted technologies ranging from cell phone interconnects to robotics for spacecraft. At the U’s annual Founders Day banquet on Feb. 24, she Read More…

Kam K. Leang, Ph.D.
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 fascination with controlling things that move, and finding ways to make things move in a precise manner. Because of this, his research focuses on precision control systems, mechatronics, and robotics. Read More…