January 2021

January 7, 2021
The following article was part of a Star-Ledger and op-ed series on engineering fields that will change the world by Rutgers School of Engineering faculty. By Onur Bilgen
January 6, 2021
The following article was part of a Star-Ledger and op-ed series on engineering fields that will change the world by Rutgers School of Engineering faculty. By Howon Lee
January 5, 2021
Rutgers engineers’ invention can become color-changing ‘artificial muscle’ Inspired by the color-changing skin of cuttlefish, octopuses and squids, Rutgers engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light, becomes “artificial muscle” and may lead to new military camouflage, soft robotics and flexible displays.

December 2020

December 23, 2020
Mechanical and aerospace engineering sophomore Ariana Dyer's poster titled, “Transition of Virtual Research Group Modules to a Remote Teaching Environment,” has won the award for “Highest Impact to Under-represented/Minority Groups (Outreach to Underrepresented/Minority Groups)” at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Student Poster Competition at the 2020 Virtual IMECE meeting of the ASME. This research was conducted in Professor Singer's lab in collaboration with the New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering & Technology and was supported by an NSF award.

November 2020

November 12, 2020
A paper from Professor Howon Lee’s group Wins Materials Horizons Outstanding Paper Award 2019.  In this paper, Professor Lee and his students present an innovative 4D printing approach to create geometrically reconfigurable, functionally deployable and mechanically tunable metamaterials. Produced through digital 3D printing with a shape memory polymer, the lightweight microlattices show extraordinary ability in shifting stiffness and shock absorption by orders of magnitude, as well as in reprogramming of their s

October 2020

October 7, 2020
SoE professors’ research projects target new discoveries for space and Earth Whether looking to gain a deeper understanding of combustion to conserve energy or looking to nourish plant roots with electrostatic spray, recent research efforts of mechanical and aerospace engineering professors Stephen Tse and Jonathan Singer aim to impact life in space – and on Earth. Conducting “Flames in Space” Experiments from Planet Earth
October 7, 2020
Engineers invent way to spray extremely thin wires on 3D objects Engineers have invented a way to spray extremely thin wires made of a plant-based material that could be used in N95 mask filters, devices that harvest energy for electricity, and potentially the creation of human organs.

September 2020

September 11, 2020
People who worry about the safety of self-driving cars might either be reassured or concerned by an approach that Jingang Yi, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is proposing: add race car driving skills and techniques to the brains of autonomous vehicles. “Professional drivers perform extreme maneuvers to avoid crashes with other vehicles, or to avoid running off the road,” Yi said. “But typical drivers out on the streets and highways don’t know how to do them.”
September 11, 2020
Professor Xiaoli Bai has been elected to the grade of Associate Fellow for the Class of 2021 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Each year, only one for every 150 voting members are selected and approved. Only 17 percent of AIAA members are selected for the rank of Associate Fellow.  More details can be found here.  

August 2020

August 13, 2020
Prof. James Guo has been conferred an Honorary Professorship of Amity University in Noida, India, in recognition of his research achievements and leadership in the areas of enhanced heat transfer and radiative heat transfer. He received this distinction at the valedictory ceremony of the 2nd International Conference on Future Learning Aspects of Mechanical Engineering (FLAME - 2020), 5th – 7th August 2020. He has delivered a Plenary Lecture “Heat Transfer Enhancement with Nanofluids” in the conference.