M.E. News

Open Faculty Positions

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah invites applications for multiple tenure track positions at the assistant or associate rank with a Fall Semester 2015 starting date. Candidates with exceptional background and experience may be considered at a higher rank. Candidates with interest and expertise in the areas of 1) mechanics of novel materials and structures, 2) whole body biomechanics and design, 3) design of mechanical/fluid systems, and 4) microscale/nanoscale devices are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should be qualified to teach courses aligned with their area […]

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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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UDCC Invites Engineering Students to Open House

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With the soaring popularity of cloud computing and the need to store big data, it only seems natural that the University of Utah would begin offering a program covering these important areas. Indeed, last year, the College of Engineering launched a certificate program in data center engineering. The Utah Data Center Consortium (UDCC), a collection of industry leaders formed to help students further their education in data center management, is holding an open house Wednesday, Sept. 17 for engineering students interested in pursuing this new, high-tech certificate. The event will […]

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COE Ranking Moves up in Rankings

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The University of Utah’s College of Engineering moved up two spots to 57th place in the U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges rankings of undergraduate engineering programs. The College of Engineering is a pipeline for premier engineers and computer scientists in Utah. It has doubled the number of degrees granted per year since 1999 and has $80 million in annual research expenditures. The college made remarkable strides in recent years, tied for the fastest-rising undergraduate engineering program in the country, according to the America’s Best Colleges ranking. The […]

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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 Video of presentation 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 […]

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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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