Engineering News

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. 

In Conversation with Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources

Portrait of Chris LewickiAlumnus and aerospace engineer Chris Lewicki, who received his bachelor's degree in 1997 and his master's degree in 2000, currently serves as president and chief engineer of Planetary Resources, which aims to "expand Earth's natural resource base" by mining asteroids.

Gizmag interviewed Lewicki about a recent Kickstarter campaign and the reasons he seeks his fortunes in space.

AME Helps to Raise Alumna's Sights

Although she misses artichoke pesto pizza and her favorite studying spot, Mona Eskandari is doing just fine in grad school. After receiving her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 2011, she moved onto a PhD program at Stanford.

Check out what she has to say about her interdisciplinary senior design project in Arizona Alumni Magazine.

UA Engineering Leads $5.5M DOE Project to Create Solar Energy

Portrait of Peiwen "Perry" LiPeiwen "Perry" Li will be the principal investigator of a $5.5 million, five-year project seeking cost-effective solar energy. Their focus will include new materials and fluids that optimize the effective generation and logistical handling of solar power. 

Read more on UANews.



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