June 2021

June 15, 2021
Grant supports research on advanced multiscale functional composites The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has selected mechanical and aerospace engineering assistant professor Jonathan P. Singer for its prestigious 2021 Young Investigator Program. His $510,000 award will support research investigating the manufacturing of carbon fiber composites with anti-icing, electromagnetic shielding, and energy storage properties into 2024.
June 4, 2021
Professor Laurent Burlion received the 2020-21 Provost's award for Excellence in Teaching Innovations in recognition of his new drone course proposed this Spring 21. The course was a response to the covid crisis, which particularly impacted international exchanges and education. It was run in parallel at CentraleSupélec, France, and at Rutgers. Rutgers students worked at home on some Crazyflie drones and collaborated with CentraleSupélec students. The FACE Foundation funded the drones used in both universities.

May 2021

May 21, 2021
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May 7, 2021
Undergraduates conducting research in MAE labs received three of the highly selective Chancellor’s Awards which honor the outstanding achievements of students and organizations on the New Brunswick Campus.

April 2021

April 30, 2021
MAE students advised by Professor Onur Bilgen place win first and third place for their senior design projects at the 2021 AIAA Region 1 Student Conference. There were 52 papers submitted, and region 1 is the largest region in the country. Jonathan Snyder, Jenna Wendt, Alejandro Salvador-Garcia, Raneem Elsayed, Pamela Grullon, and Huan Min won first place in the conference for their project, The Zero-G Drone. The goal of their project is to lower the barrier to entry for microgravity testing by mounting an experiment platform on a quadcopter which will then generate freefall conditions.

March 2021

March 19, 2021
Professor Kimberly Cook-Chennault receives the "I Can STEM Role Models Award" from The New Jersey STEM Pathways Network (NJSPN).  NJSPN honors diverse STEM leaders who have made and continue to make significant contributions in STEM.  More details can be found here. 
March 16, 2021
School of Engineering alumna Madeline Bowne and graduating senior Raymond Martin are among the 30 college and graduate students selected from a record 280 applications for the 2021 class of the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program. The program honors the memory of an engineer, entrepreneur, and associate director of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation whose love of space exploration inspired all who knew him.  

February 2021

February 16, 2021
Professor DeMauro has received a 2021 DURIP award from AFOSR Unsteady Aerodynamics and Turbulent Flows, overseen by Dr. Gregg Abate. The DURIP is directed towards the purchase of temperature-compensated pressure sensitive paint for use within the Emil Buehler Supersonic Wind Tunnel. The equipment will be used to measure surface pressure distributions using a high-speed camera, providing valuable insights into complex shock-boundary layer interactions.  
February 16, 2021
A simpler test for COVID-19 Edward DeMauro, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace (MAE) engineering is the principal investigator on a NIH RADx-Rad award in collaboration with Rutgers HealthAdvance™. DeMauro is working with three SOE co-PIs – MAE colleagues German Drazer and Hao Lin, and electrical and computer engineering associate professor Mehdi Javanmard – to develop a rapid COVID-19 sensor able to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus within a person’s breath.
February 16, 2021
Professor Yogesh Jaluria has been selected to receive the 2020 Thermal Fluids Engineering Award from the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE), an international organization founded in 2014 with a vision of bringing together the two areas of thermal and fluids engineering, expanding international and industrial collaborations, focusing on emerging and critical global areas, and strengthening participation of young engineers. This award recognizes substantial contributions to thermal and fluids engineering.