Engineering News

Aerospace Engineering Senior Goes to Washington

Austin Smith was one of 40 students in the U.S. selected to attend a national workshop on engineering education. Read more about Austin and the workshop's recommendations to the Transforming Undergraduate Education in Engineering initiative in Arizona Engineer.

Harper Earns Alumni Achievement Award

Gary Harper (Photo by Jacob Chinn/UA Alumni Association)Gary Harper, who received his mechanical engineering degree in 1971, has received the University of Arizona Alumni Association's highest recognition.

Harper has honored his alma mater by reaching pinnacles of success in his 40-year career in the electric utility business, having spent 38 years at Salt River Project in Phoenix. He rose to prominence in the industry, being promoted to various executive positions and managing customer service, distribution, transmission and generation departments for SRP.

Read more about his career, his volunteer service and his impact on the University in UANews.

Donation from Sturm, Ruger & Co. Enhances Machine Shop Offerings

Engineering senior Rolland Prempeh perfects a component for his senior design project on a mill in the AME machine shop A generous gift of more than $200,000 worth of machining tools from Sturm, Ruger & Co. will bolster the creative capacities and first-hand knowledge of College of Engineering students, most of whom use the the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Instrument Shop for their senior design projects.

As aerospace engineering student Rolland Prempeh said, "The machine shop is the heartbeat of our department." 

Read more about the donation, the shop and AME's outstanding technical staff in Arizona Engineer. 

Mahadevan to Present Kececioglu Lecture

In a tribute to Dimitri Kececioglu's lifetime achievement in the field of reliability, Sankaran Mahadevan will present "Uncertainty Quantification and Decision-Making for Engineering System Reliability" on Friday, March 27, 2015, at 2 p.m. in AME S212.

At Vanderbilt University, Mahadevan currently serves as John R. Murray Sr. Chair in Engineering; professor of civil and environmental engineering; professor of mechanical engineering; director of the NSF-IGERT Doctoral Program in Reliability and Risk Engineering and Management; and co-director of the Laboratory for System Integrity and Reliability.

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Probing the Powers of Graphene with Qing Hao

Portrait of Qing HaoAssistant professor Qing Hao was awarded a prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for his explorations of the applications of graphene in the Nano-Electronics and Advanced Materials Lab. 

 Learn more about Hao's remarkable journey to UA, and what properties of graphene he plans to research with the grant, in Arizona Engineer.


Madenci Named ASME Fellow

Portrait of Erdogan MadenciThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers has named professor Erdogan Madenci a fellow, its highest level of distinction for members.

Read more in Arizona Engineer about the research in peridynamics that earned him the honor.


Joint Professor Named da Vinci Fellow

Associate professor Wolfgang Fink, who holds joint appointments in electrical and computer engineering, biomedical engineering, and aerospace and mechanical engineering, was selected as the College of Engineering's 2015 da Vinci Fellow. Read more about the many accomplishments of this "Renaissance man" in Arizona Engineer.

Young Pilot Among New Wildcat Engineers

The UA College of Engineering attracts a diverse array of outstanding students. Among them is new aerospace and mechanical engineering student Eugenia Anane-Wae, who earned her pilot's license in high school. Learn more about her career plans (space law!) in Arizona Engineer.

Wygnanski Ushers in Fuel-Efficient Airplane Designs

Professor Israel Wygnanski has been obsessed with flight since childhood, and he has dedicated his long career to making airplanes fly more efficiently. Learn more about his work on the Boeing 757 ecoDemonstrator in this Smithsonian article.

UA Engineering Professor is recognized as a top researcher at

Professor Cholik Chan is among excellent company in the article "Learn from the Best: Notable Professors at Top Research Universities." Chan centers his work on heat transfer, materials processing and boundary element methods. 


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