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Teodora Rutar Shuman, Ph.D.Department ChairENGR 513(206) email@example.com Seattle UniversityMechanical Engineering901 12th Avenue, ENGR 525 Seattle, WA 98122-1090
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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:
Five Mechanical Engineering students are honored as 2012-2013 Bannan Scholars. Read more.
Alonso Hotrum, '13, wins ASHRAE scholarship award for the second consecutive year. Read more.
Dr. Teodora Shuman and Dr. Greg Mason are awarded the Best Paper Award at the 2012 ASEE Conference. See photo.
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