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Profs. Raeymaekers and Spear receive $3.0M Department of Defense award for metal additive manufacturing project

Professors Bart Raeymaekers and Ashley Spear have received a $3M award from the DoD to create a new manufacturing platform that will help advance economic and workforce resilience in response to changes in Defense spending. Specifically, this project focuses on networking past, present, and potential Defense-supported manufacturers with research and development centers via a centralized, Read More…

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Utah Composites Laboratory and collaborators awarded $15 Million to establish NASA Space Technology Research Institute

A team of researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah, along with collaborators from 11 other institutions, have been awarded a 5-year, $15M grant to establish NASA-funded Space Technology Research Institute (STRI). The new Institute for Ultra-Strong Composites by Computational Design (US-COMP) will be led by Prof. Greg Odegard from Read More…

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Kingstedt, Leang, and McCarter Receive $195K RIF Award for New Ultra-high Speed 1 Million Frames per Second Camera

Mechanical Engineering assistant professor, Owen Kingstedt (principle investigator – PI), Mechanical Engineering associate professor Kam Leang (co-PI), and Mining Engineering McKinnon Endowed Chair Professor Kim McCarter (co-PI) have been awarded a Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) grant from the Utah Office of the Vice President for Research. The grant, totaling $195,000 is supplemented by a substantial Read More…

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U Engineers help Business Save on Energy Costs

Saving energy is a bit more complex than just knowing when to turn out the lights. For businesses, cutting down on the electric bill can involve fine-tuning machinery, optimizing industrial systems, or making the heating and ventilation system more efficient. That’s why University of Utah chemical engineering assistant professor Kody Powell and mechanical engineering assistant Read More…

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Profs. Steven Naleway and Bart Raeymaekers receive $352K NSF Grant

Congratulations to Assistant Prof. Steven Naleway (PI) and Associate Prof. Bart Raeymaekers (co-PI) for receiving a new $352K NSF grant from the Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (MME) within CMMI division. The objective of this research is to conduct basic research on a new manufacturing process that combines freeze casting and ultrasound directed self-assembly, and the mechanical properties Read More…

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Prof. Jake Abbott receives new $385k NIH grant for telerobotic eye surgery

Project title: Quantifying the Benefits of Head-mounting in Telemanipulated Robotic Eye Therapies Many of the up-and-coming therapeutic protocols in ophthalmology are technically difficult, near or beyond the limits of human ability, and are being attempted by only a few surgeons. Surgeon hand tremor combined with patient movement due to breathing and snoring place a lower Read More…

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Brittany Coats and Ashley Spear receive $591K from U.S. Dept. of Justice for infant skull fracture research

Profs. Brittany Coats (PI), Prof. Ashley Spear and collaborator Prof. Susan S. Margulies (Dept of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania) receive $591K from the U.S. Dept. of Justice for infant skull fracture research.  The three-year award, titled “Skull fracture patterns from head impact in infants”, will develop and validate a computational toolset for predicting skull fracture patterns in 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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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…