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New Faculty: Tommaso Lenzi

The University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to announce the arrival of assistant professor Tommaso Lenzi. Lenzi’s research focuses on the design, development and testing of wearable robots such as powered exoskeletons and robotic limb prostheses. After receiving his doctorate in biorobotics from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy in 2012, Lenzi moved Read More…

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Vaillon Co-Authors Book, “Thermal Behavior of Photovoltaic Devices”

Rodolphe Vaillon, CNRS Professor (CETHIL, France) and Visiting Scholar in the Department (2016 and 2017), publishes with Dr. Olivier Dupré (CETHIL, France and currently at the PV-Lab, EPFL, Switzerland) and Prof. Martin A. Green (ACAP, UNSW, Australia), a book with Springer providing a comprehensive introduction on the thermal issues in photovoltaics. The book is the Read More…

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Roundy Receives NSF CAREER Award

Mechanical Engineering assistant professor Shad Roundy, in the University of Utah’s College of Engineering received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER Award for his work in developing the use of low-frequency magnetic fields to power medical implants. This award is for five years. Roundy received his award to research a way to use low-frequency magnetic Read More…

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Merryweather’s TheTetra Universal Controller Showcased at CES 2017

Four teams from the University of Utah presented new technologies at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, three of which include faculty from the College of Engineering. Nick Swisher, marketing and communications manager, Technology and Venture Commercialization, and Brooke Adams, communications specialist with the University Marketing and Communications, profile the teams in the Read More…

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Seminar: The Grand Finale of NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn

U alumna Julie Webster, manager of the Cassini Spacecraft Operations Office at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, will present a seminar on Friday, January 13, 2017, 3:00 pm, in the Sidney & Marian Green Classroom (3550 MEK), entitled, “The Grand Finale of NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn.” All are invited to this Read More…

Naleway, Raeymaekers Receive RIF Award for New Nanoindenter

Mechanical engineering assistant professor, Steven Naleway (principle investigator — PI) and associate professor, Bart Raeymaekers (co-PI) received a Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) grant from the University of Utah Office of the Vice President for Research. The grant, for $49,500, is supplemented with generous cost share from the University of Utah Manufacturing Engineering Partnership Center, the Read More…

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Park receives University of Utah Seed Grant

Congratulations to Prof. Kay Park!  He recently received a University of Utah Seed Grant for the “Development of Scanning Near-Field Thermoreflectance Microscopy for Nanoscale Temperature and Phonon Mean Free Path Spectra Mapping”. Understanding of thermal transport at the nanoscale has increasing importance as device sizes shrink and applications for nanotechnology become more prevalent. At these length Read More…

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ME Prof. Park and collaborator Prof. Gaillardon receive UU Research Instrumentation Fund

Congratulations to Professors Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon and Kay Park who recently received a University of Utah Research Instrumentation Fund for “Shared High-Resolution Nanolithography System”. This fund will help bring the SwissLitho AG NanoFrazor to the University of Utah Nanofab cleanroom facility. The SwissLitho NanoFrazor will provide:  High­‐resolution direct  write  nanolithography:  Resist  is  directly  vaporized during the NanoFrazor patterning process Read More…

Czabaj Receives ALS and LBNL Beam Time

For his research Life-cycle Quantification of Ultrahigh Temperature Materials Using Novel In-situ Tests with Micro-focus Tomography, mechanical engineering assistant professor Michael Czabaj received two days beam-time at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs over the next three years. Dr. Czabaj is the director over the Utah Composites Laboratory.