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Distinguished Seminar: K. L. DeVries, Ph.D.

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  A Walk Down Memory Lane: Successes and Frustrations Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, 3:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230 Reception to follow at 4:00 pm K. L. (Larry) DeVries, Ph.D.Distinguished Professor Dir., Fracture & Adhesives LabMechanical EngineeringUniversity of Utah All are invited and welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.   Abstract:  My research involvement has been long, varied, strange, often out of the ordinary and frustrating; but for me, and I hope my graduate students, it has always been interesting. In this […]

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Distinguished Seminar Series Announced for Fall 2014

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering hosts a series each year featuring distinguished speakers in their related fields. Speakers come from all over the country from various schools and industries to present their ground-breaking research. Some speakers have even come from other countries. A reception follows each seminar. This Fall seminars will be held on Fridays, 3:00 pm (reception @ 4:00 pm), in the Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230 (*unless otherwise noted).  Please help spread the word that all are invited.   Sept. 5: K. L. DeVries (Larry), Ph.D. Distinguished Professor; […]

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College Outstanding Teacher Award — Mathieu Francoeur, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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The University of Utah College of Engineering announced the 2014 Outstanding Staff Awards, honoring teachers and staff members who have excelled in their fields this past year. The group of honorees were recognized with a plaque Aug. 22 presented by College of Engineering Dean Richard Brown. It didn’t take long for Mathieu Francoeur to become a favorite among University of Utah faculty and students. In just four short years, Mathieu was awarded the ASUU Student Choice Award, was honored with the Outstanding Teaching Award by the mechanical engineering students, and […]

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College Service Award — Tony Roehrig, Electronic Engineer, Mechanical Engineering

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The University of Utah College of Engineering announced the 2014 Outstanding Staff Awards, honoring teachers and staff members who have excelled in their fields this past year. The group of honorees were recognized with a plaque Aug. 22 presented by College of Engineering Dean Richard Brown. Tony Roehrig has been called a “Jack of All Trades.” But in this case, he IS the “Master of All of Them.” Whether it’s a well-used photocopier or a vintage electron spin resonance spectrometer, Tony knows how to make things work and keep them […]

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Seminar: Visiting Scholar: Liping Wang, Ph.D.

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All are invited to attend the visiting scholar seminar Thursday, September 4, at 3:00 pm in WEB 1230 entitled, “Enhancing Solar Energy Harvesting and Conversion with Nano-Engineered Metamaterials” Liping Wang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Thursday, September 4, 2014 3:00 P.M. Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 1230 Abstract:Spectral control of thermal absorption and emission with engineered surface radiative properties plays a crucial role in harvesting solar energy. In this talk, I will discuss the exotic optical […]

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New Faculty: Kam K. Leang, Associate Professor

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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. “I was attracted to the University of Utah because the College of Engineering has an excellent reputation for research and teaching, and it’s recognized nationally and internationally,” he said. “Also, coming to Utah felt natural […]

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Alum and Army Vet Turned NASA Engineer Helps Keep Planes in the Sky

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By Angel Canales/ABC News EDWARDS, Calif. — Next time you’re up in the sky sipping your drink, you might raise a toast to the people who toil to make flying safer. Meriden, Kansas native Daniel Goodrick is one of them. Dan’s route to becoming an engineer for NASA took a couple of detours after high school. First, he took some time off to serve a mission in Mexico for his church and second, he joined the Utah Army National Guard as a Counterintelligence Agent in 2000. The Army, by-the-way, helped pay […]

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Distinguished Seminar: Karthik Ramani, Ph.D.

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Using Hands Naturally for Design & Creative Expression   Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 3:00 p.m. Mechanical EngineeringDistinguished Seminar SeriesWarnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230Reception to follow at 4:00 p.m. Karthik Ramani, Ph.D. Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical EngineeringProfessor Electrical and Computer EngineeringPurdue University All are invited and welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.   Abstract: The recent success of tablets and depth cameras is a direct example of the importance of using natural interactions to create simple and more interesting virtual experiences. On the other hand, current interactive […]

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Presenting at World Congress of Biomechanics

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Congrats to Dave Bell (mechanical engineering PhD candidate), Nan-Wei Liu (bioengineering PhD candidate), Matt Converse (mechanical engineering PhD candidate), and Kevin Nye (mechanical engineering masters candidate) who will present at the World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston July 6-11, 2014! The World Congress of Biomechanics is an international meeting held once every four years, rotating among Europe, Asia and the Americas. This, the 7th WCB, will once again bring together engineers, scientists from various disciplines including biology, physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry and various clinical specialties. Applications range from basic […]

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Utah Has More Top 10 Economic Rankings Than Any Other State

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – At today’s U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined the Governor’s Roundtable to discuss issues outlined in the Enterprising States 2014 report and why Utah is succeeding. In the annual report, Utah earned the most top 10 and top 25 rankings in the 33 categories measured in the study. “Utah is united behind the goal that 66 percent of our working population will have a college degree or post-secondary certificate by the year 2020,” said Gov. Herbert. “In addition, we are focusing […]

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