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Balaji Helps Develop Robotic Drill for Surgeries

A computer-driven automated drill, similar to those used to machine auto parts, could play a pivotal role in future surgical procedures. The new machine can make one type of complex cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures, decreasing from two hours to two and a half minutes. Researchers at the University of Utah developed Read More…

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John DeSutter, Ph.D. Candidate 2018, Received a U Graduate Research Fellowship

Mechanical Engineering is excited to announce that John DeSutter, Ph.D. candidate 2018, received a University of Utah Graduate Research Fellowship. Advised by mechanical engineering associate professor Mathieu Francoeur, DeSutter is a member of the Radiative Energy Transfer Laboratory. DeSutter received his bachelor’s degree in applied physics from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN, where he Read More…

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Shaskey, BS’17 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Native of Salt Lake and a graduate from Olympus High School before attending the University of Utah, undergraduate Cedric Shaskey, B.S.’17 double majoring in mechanical engineering and physics, is a recipient of a prestigious 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, which covers tuition, fees, and a significant stipend for up to three years Read More…

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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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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 Fellowship Program Helps Address Historical Underrepresentation of Women in Aviation and Space Exploration by Identifying and Training World-Class Talent MARCH 8, 2017 – WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program – a volunteer-led 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…