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July 2020

July 16, 2020
Last spring as a group of mechanical and aerospace engineering students were putting the pieces in place for their senior design project, the team’s advisor and assistant professor in the department, Onur Bilgen, suggested they apply for a NASA University Student Research Challenge (USRC) grant. Bilgen felt confident their multi-mode hybrid drone delivery system (MMHDDS) project could be a strong contender, and he was right.
July 16, 2020
Professors Kimberly Cook-Chenault and Jonathan P. Singer were among the six faculty members from across Rutgers University who recently received coveted 2019-20 Provost’s Awards for Faculty Excellence. The Provost’s Awards honor outstanding faculty members at all stages of their careers whose exceptional work in innovative teaching, cross-disciplinary research, and STEM diversity has been recognized by their peers.   Prof. Singer received a Provost’s Award for Excellence in Innovative Teaching in recognition of his non-traditional approach to active learning.  

June 2020

June 18, 2020
Robert Green-Warren, an incoming second year PhD student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department, has been awarded a 2020 PhD Engineering Associate Fellowship. GEM is “a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering.” Robert has also previously been awarded the SUPER-Grad Fellowship for the Fall 2019-2020 academic year, which supports his current research under the guidance of Prof.
June 18, 2020
Professor Assimina Pelegri has been elected to the chair position of the Engineering Sciences Segment (ESS) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The ESS supports and promotes the creation of technical content and activities through interactions with several entities; including ASME technical divisions, affiliated events and groups, and strategic partnerships with other external organizations.
June 12, 2020
Professor Yogesh Jaluria has been awarded the 2020 Holley Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for pioneering achievements in fiber drawing and coating for both traditional and specialty fibers that resulted in the development of high quality fibers at reduced costs to meet the needs of emerging application areas. The ASME Holley Medal was established in 1924 and is awarded for outstanding and unique act(s) of an engineering nature, accomplishing a noteworthy and timely public benefit.
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
Together with the lab of Prof. Howon Lee of Rutgers MAE and Dr. Steven Kooi of MIT, Prof. Singer's lab has been researching the use of self-limiting electrospray deposition to modify the surface of parts created by additive manufacturing in work led by MAE researchers Dylan Kovacevich and Lin Lei. This research is now published at Applied Materials & Interfaces This article has also been reported on by Rutgers Today.    

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