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URECA Names MEC Senior "Researcher of the Month"

Andrew Nwuba began doing research in his sophomore year, and joined two different research groups in the Department of Mechanical Engineering: one specializing in fluid mechanics, one focused on solid mechanics. In Professor Carlos Colosqui's research group, Andrew currently investigates the behavior of fluids, quantifies data-powder wettability, contact angles and surface tension in MATLAB, and seeks to develop new technologies related to hydrophobic materials. In the research group of Professor Fu-Pen Chiang (where Andrew worked for ~ 3 semesters until April 2018), Andrew used laser speckle interferometry to measure the strain and roughness of objects. This research involved using MATLAB scripts to generate random speckle patterns. An in-depth interview with Andrew can be found here.


BNL Senior Scientist Selected for ASME Freeman Scholar

Upendra S. Rohatgi, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2019 Freeman Scholarship Award for his paper entitled, "Validation, Verification, Scaling and Uncertainty Quantification for Thermal-Hydraulics." Dr. Rohatgi is a Senior Scientist at Brookhaven National Lab and Adjunct Professor for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He will present the paper at the ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference in San Francisco, California in July.

MEC Alum and NASA Engineer Speaks with MEC Students

NASA Engineer, artist, and alum of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sabrina Thompson '07, has been recognized by Stony Brook University as a 40 under Forty honoree. This semester Sabrina spent time on campus, speaking with aspiring engineers and, in particular, encouraging young females to dive into STEM fields. 

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Researcher Joins CEAS Millionaire's Club

Pictured below, Prof. Sotirios Mamalis is inducted into the Millionaire's Club of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences for securing over $3.8M worth of grants in 2018 from the Department of Energy. Funding will go towards research on "Hybrid Electrochemistry and Advanced Combustion for High Efficiency Power" and "Naphthenic Biofuel-Diesel Blend for Optimizing Mixing Controlled Compression Ignition Combustion." mamalismillionaire


SBUHacks Marathon

Research Associate Professor Anurag Purwar (third from left) and Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Fotis Sotiropoulos (fourth from left) participated in the 2018 SBUHacks. This annual 24-hour event offers aspiring computer programmers, software developers, graphic designers, and interface designers a chance to collaborate under the guidance of academic and industry mentors. 


Society of Experimental Mechanics awards Prof. Fu-Pen Chiang the WM Murray Lecture Award

Fu-pen Chiang's research emphasis is on the development of optical and other experimental mechanics techniques and their applications to stress analysis (including NDE), fracture and fatigue of engineering and biological materials and structures. He has written over 400 journal and conference articles published in 58 archival journals and numerous conference proceedings. He has given invited lectures at 23 institutions in 17 countries and was a visiting faculty of Cambridge University (Cavendish Laboratory), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne), National Taiwan University, Tsinghua University (Beijing and Taiwan), among others. His research has been supported by NSF, ONR, AFOSR, ARO,, NIH, DOT and industrial concerns. He received Theocaris Award (2015), Frocht Award (2008) and Lazan Award (1993) from the Society of Experimental Mechanics and the Life Time Achievement Medal (2012) from the International Conference of Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences. In 2016 he received the Life Time Achievement Award from the European Society of Experimental Mechanics at the 17th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics held in Rhodes, Greece. He served as Editor of Int. J. Optics of Lasers in Engineering, Associate Editor of J. of Experimental Mechanics and ASME J. of Engineering Materials and Technology. He also served as Guest Editor for four special issues of J. Optical Engineering and has organized many international and national conferences.





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