June 2020

June 4, 2020
Professor Yogesh Jaluria has published a new book, entitled Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems, Third Edition: with MATLAB® Applications, CRC Press, 2020. This book provides systematic and efficient approaches to the design of thermal systems that are of interest in a wide range of applications. It presents basic concepts and procedures for conceptual design, problem formulation, modeling, simulation, design evaluation, achieving feasible design, and optimization.

May 2020

May 7, 2020
"Professor Yuebin Guo has delivered three invited keynotes at recent international conferences. The first conference was 69th CIRP General Assembly (GA) in Birmingham, UK, August  18-24, 2019. The title of the keynote was “Machining of Biocompatible Materials - Recent Advances”. The second conference was the 18th International Manufacturing Conference (IMCC 2019) in Shenyang, China, October  9-12, 2019. The title of the keynote was “Machine Learning Enabled Process Signature for Surface Integrity Prognosis”.
May 7, 2020
Prof. Qingze Zou received an NSF grant to develop a sensing platform to achieve rapid, broadband nanomechanical mapping of live cells ("IIBR Instrumentation: Multiscale Multiplex Nanomechanical Stimulus and Sensing of Living Cells on 3D-Cell Culture"). The project is a collaboration between Prof. Zou (PI) and Prof. Juan Dong in Waksman Institute of Microbiology of Rutgers and Prof. Nan Gao in Biological Science of Rutgers-Newark as Co-PIs.
May 7, 2020
A proposal written by MAE faculty member, Jonathan Singer, assisted by PhD Candidate, Michael Grzenda, has been selected by NASA to improve crop production in space. The goal of the research is to use electrospray deposition to grow plants using absolutely minimal amounts of water. More information can be found here.   
May 7, 2020
MAE master’s student Arielle Gamboa has won a graduate fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society. The fellowship is awarded with the goal of financing one year of graduate study for a select group of members, chosen for merit, in order to advance engineering education and the profession. Arielle is currently completing her thesis, titled Morphological Control of Multifunctional Melting Gel Coatings via Electrospray Deposition, advised by Prof. Jonathan Singer.
May 7, 2020
Jonathan Singer, MAE faculty member, is honored to receive one of this year's two Provost's Award for Excellence in Innovative Teaching. This award is given to individual faculty whose teaching practices involve non-traditional approaches to enhance learning outcomes, including new forms of pedagogy, instructional technologies, and multimedia.
May 7, 2020
Professor Xi Gu, MAE faculty member, has been selected for the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). This award recognizes manufacturing engineers, age 35 or younger, who have made exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry. Prof. Gu is one of the 15 recipients of the award this year. Read the full press release here>>    

February 2020

February 28, 2020
Dr. Ramendra Pal (PI), Professors Aaron Mazzeo (co-PI), Rajiv Malhotra (co-PI) and Francois Berthiaume (co-PI from BME) have received a DoD CDMRP Discovery Award to work toward a wearable device that administers cold plasma to enhance wound healing. The collaborative work focuses on studying the effectiveness of wearable patches that administer atmospheric plasma to pressure and diabetic ulcers on mice.
February 18, 2020
After winning Tournament Champions and the Design Award at the Widener University Competition, the Rutgers IEEE VexU Robotics team aimed higher after missing out on a World tournament spot. They traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to compete in the VexU Cardinal Classic competition. This time, they only brought one team, SKAR (Scarlet Knights at Rutgers), to compete. Of the over a dozen people who worked on the bots throughout the year, the team members who traveled to Maryland were Agam Modasiya, Akash Pathuri, Rakesh Warrier, Josh Chung, Karun Kanda and Damian Modzelewski