Research News

New Faculty Member: Pania Newell, Ph.D.

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. Read more...

Maggie Goertzen 1 of 36 UG Women Selected Nationally as Brooke Owens Fellows

Maggie Goertzen 1 of 36 UG Women Selected Nationally as Brooke Owens Fellows...

36 UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN SELECTED AS BROOKE OWENS FELLOWS, EARNING SENIOR MENTORSHIP AND PAID POSITIONS AT LEADING AEROSPACE FIRMS Brooke Owens FelRead more...

New Faculty: Tommaso Lenzi

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 researcRead more...

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

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, FrRead more...

Roundy Receives NSF CAREER Award

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 Read more...

Merryweather’s TheTetra Universal Controller Showcased at CES 2017

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 faculRead more...

Mathieu Francoeur’s Group Publishes in Nature Communications

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 EngineerRead more...

Manufacturing a Brighter Utah

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 elecRead more...

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

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 RaeymaRead more...

Jordan French Receives NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

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. caRead more...

Kam Leang 3D Printing Electroactive Polymer Soft Robots

Kam Leang 3D Printing Electroactive Polymer Soft Robots...

Mechanical engineering associate professor Kam Leang envisions a better robot made of just one material that moves without the use of motors and gearsRead more...

Henry Fu Publishes in Physical Review Letters and Scientific Reports

Henry Fu Publishes in Physical Review Letters and Scientific Reports...

Utah mechanical engineering associate professor Henry Fu recently published two papers which received special highlighting. In the first publication Read more...

New Faculty: Owen Kingstedt

New Faculty: Owen Kingstedt...

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah is excited to announce the August 2016 arrival of Dr. Owen Kingstedt, one of our neRead more...

New Faculty: Steven Naleway

New Faculty: Steven Naleway...

The University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Steven Naleway. Naleway’s multidisciplinary reRead more...

New Faculty: Henry Fu

New Faculty: Henry Fu...

The University of Utah Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome the arrival of Dr. Henry Fu. Fu's research group is interested in miRead more...

Here’s What’s Spinning in the Wind, Energy and Turbulence Lab

Here’s What’s Spinning in the Wind, Energy and Turbulence Lab...

By Hilary Smith, Sustainability Resource Center In an age of global climate change and smog-thickened skies, wind has been embraced as a relativelyRead more...

NHMU Scientist in the Spotlight: Marc Calaf

NHMU Scientist in the Spotlight: Marc Calaf...

Wind Engineering and Vultures! Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) Life Gallery - Naturalist Lab As an Read more...

Alex Jafek receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Alex Jafek receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship...

University of Utah Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student, Alex Jafek, advised by Mechanical Engineering professor Bruce Gale, received a 2016 NSF GraduRead more...

Amun Jarzembski Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Amun Jarzembski Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship...

Congratulations to University of Utah Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student Amun Jarzembski for receiving the National Science Foundation Graduate ReseRead more...

Prof. Eric Pardyjak Receives Fulbright Scholarship to Study Turbulence and Dispersion in Mountainous Terrain

Prof. Eric Pardyjak Receives Fulbright Scholarship to Study Turbulence and Dispersion in Mountainous Terrain...

Congratulations to professor Eric Pardyjak for receiving a Fulbright Scholarship, project title, "Improved understanding of turbulence and dispersion Read more...

ME Assistant Professors Michael Czabaj and Ashley Spear selected for 2016 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP)

ME Assistant Professors Michael Czabaj and Ashley Spear selected for 2016 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP)...

ME Assistant Professors Michael Czabaj and Ashley Spear have each been selected for the 2016 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP). This Read more...

New Publication Investigates the Effect of Cyclic Loading on Pediatric TBI

New Publication Investigates the Effect of Cyclic Loading on Pediatric TBI...

Publication: "Cyclic Head Rotations Produce Modest Brain Injury in Infant Piglets" was recently accepted by Journal of Neurotrauma for publication in Read more...

The University of Utah Robotics Center Approved!

The University of Utah Robotics Center Approved!...

The Utah State Board of Regents recently approved the University of Utah Robotics Center (UURC).  The UURC consists of faculty and graduate students fRead more...

Brain Tethers May Target Early Damage From Concussions

Brain Tethers May Target Early Damage From Concussions...

By Ed Yeates for KSL SALT LAKE CITY — While the science of projecting what will happen in a concussion is still in its infancy, a University of Utah rRead more...

W.W. Clyde Visiting Chair: Rodolphe Vaillon

W.W. Clyde Visiting Chair: Rodolphe Vaillon...

The University of Utah Department of Mechanical Engineering is very proud to welcome Rodolphe Vaillon – W.W. Clyde Visiting Chair, The Centre NationalRead more...

New Faculty: Roseanne Warren

New Faculty: Roseanne Warren...

The University of Utah Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome Dr. Roseanne Warren as the department’s newest faculty member. Dr. WRead more...

ME Student Awarded NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF)

ME Student Awarded NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF)...

 University of Utah mechanical engineering  Ph.D. candidate, John Greenhall, advised by mechanical engineering assistant professor Bart Raeymaekers, rRead more...

Researcher of the Year 2014 – Jake Abbott

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 JakRead more...

U Mechanical Engineering Student Awarded DOE Fellowship

U Mechanical Engineering Student Awarded DOE Fellowship...

Brooklyn Noble is first Utah student and mechanical engineer to receive a fellowship from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security AdminisRead more...

When it Comes to Robots, Mark Minor says the Future is Here

When it Comes to Robots, Mark Minor says the Future is Here...

Deseret News: Mark Minor, the University of Utah professor who is developing “smart” shoes for Parkinson’s patients and flying robots to perch in treeRead more...

New Publication: In Search of an Intelligent Methodology for Designing Sustainable Cities

New Publication: In Search of an Intelligent Methodology for Designing Sustainable Cities...

A close look at the GEnUSiS (Green Environmental Urban Simulations for Sustainability) project, which aims to empower urban planner, decision-makers, Read more...

ME Student Selected by NASA as a Research Fellow

ME Student Selected by NASA as a Research Fellow...

  For his research proposal to explore modular magnetic mobile manipulators for microgravity environments, University of Utah mechanical enginRead more...

Biomechanics in the Brain

Biomechanics in the Brain...

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) contribute to 50,000 deaths annually and many cases of permanent disability in the United States. Each year, approximaRead more...

Realism in a Virtual World: Graphics, Movement, Touch & Smell Combine for a Lifelike Virtual Environment

Realism in a Virtual World: Graphics, Movement, Touch & Smell Combine for a Lifelike Virtual Environment...

Although it may sound like futuristic science fiction, the pursuit of virtual reality technology—which allows a user to interact with a computer generRead more...

Professor Kent Udell works with the elements to seek energy innovations

Professor Kent Udell works with the elements to seek energy innovations...

Under the lawn behind the University of Utah’s Sterling Sill Center, mechanical engineering professor Kent Udell MS’78 PhD’80 has buried a 35-foot-widRead more...

PhD Student Awarded Fulbright Fellowship

PhD Student Awarded Fulbright Fellowship...

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Dan Sweeney, a Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Utah, was recently awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, an Read more...

New Direction for Game Controllers

New Direction for Game Controllers...

Story by Lee Siegel March 5, 2012 - University of Utah engineers designed a new kind of video game controller that not only vibrates like existing Read more...

Professor Gale to Assist in Nervous System Study

Professor Gale to Assist in Nervous System Study...

Bruce Gale, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Utah, will be working on a five-year project funded by a grant from theRead more...

Accustomed to Wheels, Thrill-Seeking Injured Veterans Take Flight

Accustomed to Wheels, Thrill-Seeking Injured Veterans Take Flight...

Read the New York Times story and watch the footage from the training camp. SUN VALLEY, ID - In early August, five spinal cord injury (SCI) veterans Read more...

Spinal Cord Injury Veterans Learn to Paraglide

Spinal Cord Injury Veterans Learn to Paraglide...

SUN VALLEY, ID - Today, five veterans are taking to the skies to learn to paraglide. What is different about these veterans is that they all have spinRead more...

KSL: Experimental “Ice Ball” Air Conditioning

KSL: Experimental "Ice Ball" Air Conditioning...

"We're 'TiVo-ing' this winter weather so that we can use that for air conditioning come summer." –Kent Udell, U of U professor SALT LAKE CITY - ThisRead more...

Let Your Fingers Do the Driving

Let Your Fingers Do the Driving...

Story by Lee Siegel If drivers are yakking on cell phones and don’t hear spoken instructions to turn left or right from a passenger or navigation sRead more...

Robot Climbs Walls

Robot Climbs Walls...

Wielding two claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock’s pendulum, a small robot named ROCR (“rocker”) scrambles up a carpeted, 8Read more...

Paragliding for Everyone

Paragliding for Everyone...

KSL - People who don't have the ability to walk can now discover what it feels like to fly. ABLE Pilot, a chapter of the U.S. Hang Gliding and ParaglRead more...

A giant ice ball to cool your home? Utah researchers think it just might work

A giant ice ball to cool your home? Utah researchers think it just might work...

KSL - Scientists at the University of Utah are planning to create something very unusual on campus: a giant ball of ice. It's an experiment that couldRead more...

A High-Tech Handrest

A High-Tech Handrest...

University of Utah engineers developed a computer-controlled, motorized hand and arm support that will let doctors, artists and others precisely contrRead more...

Robots of the Future

Robots of the Future...

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE - Exoskeletons that give mere mortals superhuman strength, and human-made "snakes" that slither unseen up tall poles to unobtrusivelRead more...

World Haptics Conference

World Haptics Conference...

The University of Utah was selected to host the 2009 World Haptics Conference this March in downtown Salt Lake City. The third annual conference is a Read more...