March 2022

March 28, 2022
On February 25, 2022, Rutgers’ Packaging Engineering Program hosted a virtual Packaging Jamboree, or Pack Jam, designed to inspire attendees to network, collaborate on, and consider the big topics in packaging today. This year’s theme was “The Packaging Industry and E-Commerce During the Coronavirus Pandemic.”  

February 2022

February 24, 2022
Siemens Corporate Technology has recently awarded MAE graduate students PhD Fellowships through a research project 5G-enabled robotic adaptive repairing (PI: Guo, Co-PIs: Cuitino, Seskar, ad Zou). MAE student George Galkin has been selected as one of Three-four PhD students supported to work on this sustainable manufacturing project to repair high-value components such as shafts, pistons, blades, and molds.
February 24, 2022
With the support from Siemens through a research project (PI: Y. Guo, Co-PIs: Cuitino, and Seskar, Zou), the COSMOS team in collaboration with Siemens and Rutgers University recently deployed an "Industry 4.0/5G+" sandbox extension focused on the evaluation of low-latency feedback control scenarios which arise in industrial automation and smart manufacturing. As shown in the figure, one large programmable software-defined COSMOS radio node sector and a pair of small nodes were deployed in the New Jersey Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Rutgers.
February 9, 2022
Prof. Yi participates in a new research project entitled "Mobile Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence-Guided Precision Management Program for Turfgrass Water Conservation" that was recently funded by National Institute of Food and Agriculture through its Specialty Crop Research Initiative. The project focuses on turfgrass stakeholder needs for efficient and water-saving, precision irrigation management (PIM) programs and improving drought resistance of turfgrasses by using new emerging technologies such as robotics and automation, machine learning and image processing.
February 9, 2022
Rutgers has been selected to design, fabricate and test a small satellite in the upcoming 2 years!  This is part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s University Nanosatellite Program (UNP) which aims to promote and sustain university research and education focused on small satellites and related technologies.

January 2022

January 27, 2022
After completing a theoretical project that modeled offshore wind turbines, School of Engineering researchers have received a new Department of Energy grant to convert theory into practice by developing and testing novel hydrokinetic turbine (HKT) designs.
January 26, 2022
In partnership with NASA, seven seniors from Rutgers’ Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are working to create an airplane-drone hybrid delivery system, where the drone is carried over long distances by airplane and undocks temporarily to deliver packages to doorsteps. The success of this project would improve access to rural addresses, ease road traffic in urban areas, and even transform the sharing of basic necessities, particularly for hospitals and emergency aid groups after natural disasters. 
January 21, 2022
Prof. James Guo, as an International PI for a SPARC project sponsored by the government of India, coordinated an International e-Workshop on Radiation Transport and Applications, January 21-22, 2022, together with other five PIs on the project. This workshop was organized virtually by Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar. The workshop compromised of 32 invited lectures of eminent speakers, including 18 renowned scholars from USA, Australia, UK, France, Turkey, Canada, China, etc. and 14 from India.

December 2021

December 17, 2021
Hao Lin, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), has been appointed undergraduate director of the Packaging Engineering Program. After leading the program for more than 10 years, Professor Hae Chang Gea will continue serving as a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.