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Soojung Claire Hur: Building better tools for cancer research

August 23, 2017

New faculty member Soojung Claire Hur is using her engineering expertise to build better tools for cancer research.  From advanced transportation systems and clean energy to kitchen appliances and remote controls, mechanical engineers are at the forefront of developing new technologies that will have an impact on our everyday lives. Yet, it might surprise some […]

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PhD student George Weber wins Student Poster Competition Award at USNCCM14

August 8, 2017

Congratulations to George Weber! He won first prize for his poster at the 14th U. S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM14) in Montreal, Canada. George is a PhD student in the department of Mechanical Engineering and joined Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory (CMRL) in 2013. His work is supported through the Center of Excellence on Integrated […]

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PhD student Steven Lavenstein wins Best Poster Award

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering PhD student Steven Lavenstein, who is advised by Professor Jaafar El-Awady, for winning a Best Poster Award at the 2017 Physical Metallurgy Gordon Research Conference held at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME, July 23-28. The title of his poster was “”High frequency in situ fatigue of nickel-base superalloy microcrystals.”

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Prof. Chen Li to receive Young Investigator Program award from Army Research Office

July 25, 2017

Chen Li, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has won the highly competitive Young Investigator Program award from the Army Research Office (ARO). The ARO award will provide $360,000 over the next three years to support Li’s research on a project titled “Towards Terradynamics of Dynamic Legged Locomotion in Complex 3-D Terrains.” Li’s “terradynamics” […]

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Behold the Cockroach

July 18, 2017

  The lowly cockroach has long been vilified as a spreader of disease and a marker of filth and squalor. Most people would rather squash them than invite them to be collaborators. But Chen Li, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has long taken an opposite stance, housing thousands of these creepy-crawlies in his lab. Li’s […]

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