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Farshid Alambeigi named 2019 Siebel Scholar

October 9, 2018

Farshid Alambeigi, a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently named a 2019 Siebel Scholar, an annual award that recognizes nearly 100 of the top graduate students nationwide in business, bioengineering, computer science, and energy science programs.

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MechE Force Fall 2018 E-Newsletter now available

September 26, 2018

MechE Force is an e-newsletter distributed to students, alumni, and friends of the JHU Mechanical Engineering Department. We recently published our Winter 2018 issue, which can be found in its entirety by clicking here. In this issue: A message from Professor Gretar Tryggvason, Mechanical Engineering Department Head Features An Electric Finding Noah Cowan and his […]

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Message from the Department Head: Fall 2018

September 23, 2018

Welcome to the Fall 2018 issue of MechE Force. I am pleased to share with you a snapshot of our many activities and accomplishments in the last several months. This is truly an exciting time here in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The fall semester always brings new faces – this year, we welcome 57 undergraduates and […]

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An Electric Finding

September 18, 2018

A team of researchers led by mechanical engineering professor Noah Cowan has successfully designed and tested a new system that could be used to help researchers and naturalists collect valuable environmental and wildlife data in sensitive natural habitats, such as in South America’s Amazon River basin. Their study, published recently in Nature Scientific Reports, centered […]

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Rui Ni: Physics, Fluids, and Bubbles

September 17, 2018

New faculty member Rui Ni aims to deepen our understanding of fluid dynamics from a physicist’s perspective. Fluid dynamics is of paramount importance not only to understand biological processes like blood flow and breathing, but also in designing devices and industrial processes that play a critical role in our daily lives. Everyday tasks such as boiling […]

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Driving Innovation at Ford: Alum Q&A with Nia Harrison

September 17, 2018

Nia Harrison, BS ’00 Program Management Supervisor at Ford Motor Company   Hometown: Rochester, New York Current City: Ann Arbor, Michigan Current Position: Program Management Supervisor, Ford Motor Company Other Degrees: MS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Manufacturing, and Doctorate of Engineering in Manufacturing, University of Michigan    Can you describe your current role at Ford?  I’ve […]

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Interdisciplinary Hopkins team wins NSF funds to build soft robots

September 16, 2018

  An team of Hopkins engineers, including MechE professors Noah Cowan and Thao (Vicky) Nguyen, has received a $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build and program tiny, soft robots. The robots are expected to respond autonomously to environmental and physiological cues, an important step toward building soft robots that could travel through […]

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