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Professor Jeffrey Ge celebrates 30 years with Stony Brook University

Professor Ge has been with the MEC department since 1993. During this time, he has served as Undergraduate Program Director, Deputy Chair, Interim Chair, and Chair. He guided the MECBE program through three successful ABET accreditations and helped guide the SUNY Korea MEC program through its initial accreditation. He also managed the challenges of explosive enrollment growth in MEC, after enrollments doubled in the eight years from 2008 to 2015. During his leadership, the US News and World Report Mechanical Engineering Ranking is up from #70 in 2019 to #50 in 2023.  Jeff is a Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and served as the chairs of the ASME Mechanisms and RoboticsJeff Ge 30 Years Committee and ASME Design Engineering Division.

He was chair (2012-2016) of USCToMM (U.S. Committee for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, one of 45 member organizations of IFToMM--the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanisms and Machine Science) and elected as Chair of the Constitution Committee of IFToMM (1999-2023).  He has been co-editor of ASME Journal of Mechanical Design since 2021 and a founding member of ASME Robotics Technology Group since 2020. Recently, he received the ASME AT Yang Memorial Award in Theoretical Kinematics (2022) and the ASME Lifetime Achievement Award in Mechanisms and Robotics (2021). Very recently he proposed and received approval from ASME for the creation of a new Journal, ASME Letters in Translational Robotics.


Advancing Endovascular Treatment: Personalized Device Design through Topology Optimization

Associate Professor Shikui Chen along with Dr. Chander Sandasvian (PI, SBU Hospital) and Professor David Gu (CS Department) were awarded an OVPR Seed Grant for their project "Advancing Endocascular Treatment: Personalized Device Design through Toplogy Optimization." This project aims to improve endovascular treatments for vascular diseases like brain aneurysms, aortic aneurysms, and cardiac valve replacements.

Current treatments Shikui Seed Grant 2024face limitations due to the non-optimal fit of medical devices to patient anatomy, leading to complications like recanalization, endoleaks, and paravalvular leaks. The project proposes using advanced computational tools, particularly Topology Optimization (TO) and computational conformal mapping, to design personalized, patient-matched devices (PMDs).

These tools will help simulate deployable structures that conform accurately to individual patients' vascular anatomy, thereby enhancing treatment efficacy and reducing complications. The project's goal, supported by an OVPR seed grant, includes two main aims: generating patient-specific device designs and enabling effective transcatheter deployment using TO and conformal mapping.


Overcoming Carbon-Free Fuel Challenges: Laser-Induced Ammonia Combustion

Assistant Professor Dimitris Assanis and Co-PI, Associate Professor David Hwang were awarded an OVPR seed grant for their project "Overcoming Carbon-Fuel Challenges: Laser-Induced Ammonia Combustion." Ammonia is carbon-free fuel with great long duration storage capabilities that can be made from renewable energy and can help decarbonize the ~2B internal combustion piston engines in the world so we can meet our ambAssanis_Hwang_SeedGrant2024itious net-zero carbon goals.

The problem is that Ammonia combustion is challenged by high ignition temperature requirements and slow flame speeds thus requires hydrogen addition or a new, innovative approach. Laser-induced decomposition and ignition can break the parent fuel, Ammonia, into more reactive intermediate kinetic species of NH2, NH and other radical species that are more readily ignitable and can achieve faster combustion propagation rates.