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New Faculty Member: Pania Newell, Ph.D.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah welcomes our newest tenure-track faculty member, assistant professor Pania Newell. Dr. Newell’s research focus is investigating multi-physics, and multi-scale phenomena through integrating theoretical, experimental, and computational analysis. Newell moved to the U.S. after completing her undergraduate degree in civil engineering in Iran. She obtained her Read More…

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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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Mathieu Francoeur’s Group Publishes in Nature Communications

In an article recently published in Nature Communications, University of Utah Mechanical Engineering students Michael Bernardi (now a Process Engineering at Intel Corporation), Daniel Milovich and professor Mathieu Francoeur measured radiative heat transfer exceeding the blackbody limit between macroscale planar surfaces separated by a nanosize vacuum gap. In the 1970s, it was predicted that radiative Read More…

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Manufacturing a Brighter Utah

University of Utah engineers develop new center to help local manufacturing businesses succeed. One of the hot-button issues this presidential election is about companies outsourcing work overseas and figuring out how to keep manufacturing jobs here in America. To help convince these businesses they can perform better in their own backyard, two University of Utah Read More…

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Prof. Bart Raeymaekers Recognized as Researcher-of-the-Year

Based on outstanding annual faculty activity report data, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to recognize Associate Prof. Bart Raeymaekers as the 2015 Researcher-of-the-Year. Mechanical engineering professor Bart Raeymaekers’ research spans two main categories: tribology, which is the science of friction, wear, and lubrication, with an emphasis on micro- and nanoscale lubrication; and precision Read More…

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Jordan French Receives NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Proudly from a tiny little town in south central Tennessee near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, called Coldwater, mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate, Jordan French says, “I have always been interested in space exploration. Growing up riding dirt bikes, building race-cars, and flying in airplanes, mechanical engineering becomes a natural obsession.” “As a ‘War Eagle’ undergrad Read More…