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Mechanical engineering faculty are active scholars who are currently researching in the following areas.
The research focus includes the production and characterization of combustion generated nanoparticles, development of laser diagnostics for combustion, and hydrogen combustion. The most recent effort is on the optical properties of combustion generated aerosols. Recent work:
Three prototype bioreactors were designed during 2006-2007. They demonstrated that Botryococcus braunii, a hydrocarbon-rich algae, could double its cell density in 48 hours in these bioreactors when a gas mixture of 10% CO2 and 90% N2 (simulating power plant exhaust) was injected into a nutrient rich algal suspension. A group of summer research students continued that work in 2007, measuring lipid content increase and cell number growth under controlled conditions for several weeks, and chemically extracting lipids, yielding about 20% of algal mass. The research effort is lead by Dr. Shuman of Mechanical Engineering and Dr. Hudson of Biology.
The general research effort is in analytical and experimental solid mechanics and materials science; particularly in mechanics of composite materials for aircraft structures. Issues such as failure analysis, development of new experimental methods, nondestructive evaluation, and the use of wave propagation and vibration data for structural health monitoring are investigated. Recent work:
Six MEGR students win 2013-2014 Bannan Scholarships. See photo.
National Science Foundation awards $171,306 grant to support "Facilitating Problem-Based Learning with an Inverted Classroom". Read more.
MEGR Senior Adam Frank, '14, attended the 2013 Introduction to Design Thinking workshop at the Frye Art Museum.
See fun photos and read more of Dr. Christopher Stipe's 2013 undergraduate research activities.
MEGR Students Jamie Li, '14, and Marie Pahlmeyer, '14, Received Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships for Undergraduate Research. Read more.
Professor Christopher Stipe in collaboration with Chemistry Professor Ryan McLaughlin receive $199,000 Grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust to build a new laser spectroscopy laboratory for student training and undergraduate research.
Dr. Teodora Shuman and Dr. Greg Mason present "Novel Approach to Teaching Thermodynamics Labs" at the 2013 ASEE Conference Main Plenary II. See photo.
Dr. Christopher Stipe is newly appointed PACCAR Professor of Mechanical Engineering for 2013-2015. The funding will support undergraduate reserach involving the design and creation of new laser-based instrumentation.
Graduating Senior Laura Bower, '13, Receives Prestigious 2013 Provost's Award. Read more.
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