December 2015

December 16, 2015
Charged with designing, building, and testing a racecar, the student-led Rutgers Formula Racing team competes each year along with other university teams at an international competition. In October, they launched a crowdfunding campaign through the Rutgers University Foundation website to raise $10,000 in donations to help improve this year’s vehicle and increase their competitive chances.

October 2015

October 29, 2015
Increasing interest from students, demand for engineers in drone and other aviation technologies drove creation of program; first degrees slated for 2018 Rutgers will soon become the first public university in New Jersey to offer its students a degree in aerospace engineering, a field that increasing numbers of students are pursuing.
October 26, 2015
One-of-a-kind vehicle could speed search and rescue, monitor oil spills, defuse underwater mine threats Friday, October 23, 2015 By Carl Blesch The Office of Naval Research has awarded Rutgers University a grant to develop a drone – equally adept at flying through the air and navigating underwater – that could speed search-and-rescue operations, monitor the spread of oil spills and even help the Navy rapidly defuse threats from underwater mines.
October 26, 2015
  Ken Johnson’s long-term dedication to Rutgers School of Engineering has culminated in a $100,000 endowed scholarship he and his wife Jackie have given to support students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.   The first scholarship is expected to be granted next fall to a sophomore in the department, and it is renewable twice, said Johnson, who graduated from Rutgers School of Engineering in 1966 with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering.  
October 19, 2015
Building a racecar is one way to apply the engineering lessons taught at Rutgers SOE.  Ely Nazar, a senior in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, says Rutgers Formula Racecar (RFR) is a way for students to further their education by applying engineering skills and principles. The fact that the team builds a racecar is immaterial – the team cooperates to create, nothing more or less.

September 2015

September 3, 2015
The Mechanical and Aersopace Engineering department welcomes assistant professor, Jonathan Singer as our newest faculty member.

May 2015

May 29, 2015
A major international conference, CHT-15 – the 6th International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer, was hosted by Rutgers University, from May 24 - 29, 2015. Professor Yogesh Jaluria was the conference chair and Professor Zhixiong (James) Guo was the technical program chair. They were supported by several professors at Rutgers University as members of the organizing committee. An International Advisory Board was also involved in advising the conference organizers and in reviewing the papers.

April 2015

April 25, 2015
The MAE Department is pleased to announce Mona Zebarjadi, assistant professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received the A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professorship Award. The Tyson fund was established by A. Walter Tyson, a 1952 alumnus of Rutgers for recruiting promising junior faculty.  
April 25, 2015
The MAE Department is pleased to announce Prosenjit Bagchi, professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was honored with the Peter D. Cherasia Faculty Scholar Award. Established by Peter D. Cherasia ENG’84, this award recognizes and fosters excellence in teaching and scholarly activity in highly quantitative and computational aspects of engineering research related to financial problems.

January 2015

January 13, 2015
Congratulations go out to the mechanical and aerospace engineering AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) team for a great finish at the international AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Challenge. Out of 48 registered teams from around the world, including India, Romania, Canada, Germany, Turkey, and Israel, the team placed seventh overall. The team also received special recognition this year for outstanding sportsmanship after lending some mission critical equipment to another team.