News Archive

Taher Saif

Saif's mask work makes national news

June 23, 2020 - The NBC News national broadcast on Sunday featured Professor Taher Saif's breakthrough work utilizing T-shirt material for face masks.
Jie Feng

Feng’s rheological investigation on oil-laden foams could improve oil recovery

June 23, 2020 - Assistant Professor Jie Feng hopes to offer new insight into the modeling of foam flooding for improved oil recovery.
Harley Johnson

Johnson wins campus Outstanding Faculty Leadership Award

June 19, 2020 - Harley Johnson won the campus-level award for his extraordinary leadership contributions among many dimensions of shared governance across campus.
Ritu Raman

Raman honored as Outstanding Young Alumna

June 19, 2020 - Superstar alumna Ritu Raman (MSME '13, PhDME '16) was given one of the 2020 MechSE Outstanding Young Alumni Awards.
Eric Brown

Brown receives MechSE Distinguished Alumni Award

June 18, 2020 - Eric Brown is one of this year's recipients of the MechSE Distinguished Alumni Award.
Ophelia Bolmin

MechSE graduate students named Mavis Fellows

June 16, 2020 - This year, five graduate students from MechSE were named Mavis Future Faculty Fellows.
Moshe Matalon

Matalon delivers Beacon Seminar for Tsinghua University

June 15, 2020 - Professor Moshe Matalon's Zoom-delivered lecture for Tsinghua University was titled "Edge Flames in Mixing Layers."
Gaurav Bahl

Signatures of fractional electronic charge observed in topological insulators

June 12, 2020 - MechSE's Gaurav Bahl, graduate student Christopher Peterson, and Physics' Taylor Hughes have observed the signature of fractional charges ranging from e/4 to 2e/3 in exotic materials known as topological crystalline insulators. Their findings have been published in the journal Science.
Jeanne Shobert

Shobert named Distinguished Alumni 2020

June 12, 2020 - Accomplished alumna Jeanne Shobert is one of this year's MechSE Distinguished Alumni.
Dhawal Thakare

Developing better fabrication techniques for pH-responsive microcapsules

June 11, 2020 - MechSE graduate student Dhawal Thakare and other members of the Autonomous Materials Systems Group at the Beckman Institute have developed a new technique to make microcapsules that can respond to pH changes. The technique has several applications including anti-corrosive coatings.
David Bayless

Alumnus appointed chair at Missouri University of S&T

June 8, 2020 - Professor David Bayless (PhD ME '95) will begin a new position in January 2021 as chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University S&T.
Wendy Teare

Boeing’s Teare named a 2020 distinguished alumna

June 4, 2020 - MechSE alumna Wendy Teare (BSEM '88) is the Cruise Missile Systems International Execution Manager for The Boeing Company.
Lance Hibbeler

Hibbeler named an outstanding young alumnus

June 3, 2020 - Lance Hibbeler (MSME '09, PhD ME '14) is one of two MechSE Outstanding Young Alumni for 2020.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan article named journal’s top download

June 1, 2020 - MechSE professor Naira Hovakimyan's article has been downloaded the most from Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.
Asha Balakrishnan

MechSE alumna Balakrishnan receives IDA award

May 29, 2020 - Asha Balakrishnan (BSME '97) has won the 2020 Best External Publication award from the Institute for Defense Analyses.
Haley Tholen

Campus award helps undergrad continue work on coral reef restoration

May 27, 2020 - Haley Tholen, an undergrad researcher in Professor Amy Wagoner Johnson's group, was named a Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar for the 2020-21 school year.
Eric Brown

Brown challenges new graduates to rise to the occasion

May 26, 2020 - Eric Brown, congratulating the new MS, PhD, and M.Eng.ME graduates: "You are now an alum of one of the most esteemed engineering programs in the world.”
Valeria Laguna

Laguna virtually celebrates 2020 graduating seniors

May 26, 2020 - Val Laguna, a Material Process Delivery Leader and an Operating Department Leader at Proctor & Gamble, offered words of advice for MechSE's new undergraduate alumni.
Gaurav Bahl

Researchers demonstrate transport of mechanical energy, even through damaged pathways

May 22, 2020 - MechSE associate professor Gaurav Bahl's findings were recently published in Nature Communications.
Matlack and Shao

Matlack, Shao featured at Reman Day Festival

May 21, 2020 - The presentation by the MechSE faculty members was part of World Remanufacturing Day.