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Tag: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Choosing between violin, engineering, or both

Choosing between violin, engineering, or both

May 14, 2018

For the Michigan native graduating with dual degrees from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Eastman School of Music, Ivan Suminski found himself in an enviable dilemma.

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On stage, in the lab

On stage, in the lab

February 2, 2018

Thanks to the Dual Degree Program with the University’s Eastman School of Music, Ivan Suminski ’18, ’18E finds himself in an enviable dilemma. Should he apply to graduate school to continue his violin studies? Or to research the biophysics of the inner ear?

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Setback helped sharpen student’s focus on what matters most

Setback helped sharpen student’s focus on what matters most

January 25, 2018

Juliana Conley ’21 is using her experiences from a series of life detours to guide her academic goal: modeling wildfires and other environmental phenomena associated with climate change, via an interdisciplinary degree in geomechanics.

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Supercomputer aids Rochester’s quest for inertial confinement fusion

Supercomputer aids Rochester’s quest for inertial confinement fusion

December 28, 2017

Hussein Aluie, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded an additional 90 million hours of computer time in 2018 by the US Department of Energy to produce detailed simulations of fluid instabilities that hinder fusion “ignition.”

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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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