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Tag: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Grant will examine link between ‘dirty’ brains and Alzheimer’s

Grant will examine link between ‘dirty’ brains and Alzheimer’s

September 20, 2017

A $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging brings together scientists from the Medical Center and engineers from the River Campus to develop a detailed understanding of the brain’s waste removal system.

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An appreciation: David Quesnel, 1952–2017

An appreciation: David Quesnel, 1952–2017

August 31, 2017

The professor of mechanical engineering was remembered by friends, family members, and colleagues at a recent memorial service in Rush Rhees Library for his “unbounded curiosity.”

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Adam Sefkow recognized for research in fusion, high-energy density physics

Adam Sefkow recognized for research in fusion, high-energy density physics

August 17, 2017

Sefkow, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and senior scientist at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics, has received a prestigious Early Career Research Program award from the US Department of Energy and the Fusion Power Associates 2017 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award.

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Down to the wire for Team Meliora in $1M competition

Down to the wire for Team Meliora in $1M competition

August 10, 2017

The four 2017 graduates on Team Meliora are days away from learning if their project to build refugee housing from recycled plastic bricks will go from wildcard winner to finalist in the Hult Prize.

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Student follows liquid metal flow to build a better battery

Student follows liquid metal flow to build a better battery

August 1, 2017

Meghan Patrick ’18 has spent her summer studying the use of liquid metal batteries on a scale large enough to power entire cities in conjunction with solar and wind power. Patrick is helping the lab figure out where to place ultrasound probes that can capture detailed measurements of how fluids flow in those batteries and how that affects their performance.

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Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

May 3, 2017

From drones that see color to devices that help veterinarians extract the objects our pets swallow, this year’s Design Day showcases 87 seniors projects from students in five engineering departments and computer science.

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Albert Simon, leading thermonuclear theoretician, remembered as generous mentor

Albert Simon, leading thermonuclear theoretician, remembered as generous mentor

February 20, 2017

His seminal contributions to the field helped attract graduate students to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. He died February 5, 2017, at age 92.

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‘Our goal was simple. We wanted to help as many refugees as we could.’

‘Our goal was simple. We wanted to help as many refugees as we could.’

February 7, 2017

Engineering students Omar Soufan ’17 (above) and Ibrahim Mohammad ’17 share a “hidden passion” that has led them to create 3-D printed prosthetics for Syrian refugees.

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