Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Baja SAE Team builds off-road vehicle, competes in Tennessee
It is 3 p.m. A box of Dunkin Donuts lies open – and empty – in the shop at Gavett Hall.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Geomechanics Major: No Shortage of Career Opportunities
Out of the more than 4,500 full-time undergrads at the University of Rochester, exactly three are pursuing a major in geomechanics. Just who are these brave few? Click here to read more.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tech Talk: Tunneling Technology, Randy Essex "75, PE
Michael Grotke, ’14 and Brian Castro, ’12 speak with Randall Essex
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
International Symposium on Materials for Enabling Nanodevices dedicated to Professor James C. M. Li
James C. M. Li, the Albert Arendt Hopeman Professor of Mechanical Engineering since 1971, continues to receive well-earned recognition for his achievements. The Third International Symposium on Materials for Enabling Nanodevices, held August 27 to 29 at UCLA, was dedicated to Li in honor of his lifetime contributions to micro-mechanics and materials science. His work has included research on new catalysts to improve fuel cells, and lead-free solders to avoid "whisker growth," which can cause electrical shorts and disable multi-million-dollar satellites. Li has received such prestigious awards as the Acta Metallurgica Gold Medal, an international award for leadership in materials research from the American Society for Materials (1990), and the Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award from the ASM International Materials Information Society (2007). A special issue of Materials Science and Engineering, dedicated to Li in 2005, cited his “seminal contributions to understanding, predicting and controlling mechanical properties of materials,” but added: “Perhaps the most important legacy of Professor Li has been the outstanding cohort of scholars that he has successfully guided throughout his long career.” Surely all who have benefited from his enlightened teaching, as well as his groundbreaking research, will join us in congratulating him for this latest in a string of accolades!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Baja SAE team competes in Wisconsin
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Riccardo Betti named Lawrence Award winner 2012
Riccardo Betti, professor of mechanical engineering and physics, was honored for his work by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this past January in Washington, D.C. The ceremony included the eight other winners, which were announced by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Each winner received a gold medal, a citation, and $20,000.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Professor Riccardo Betti wins Edward Teller Medal for Fusion Research
" Riccardo Betti, senior scientist in laser energetics, professor of mechanical engineering and physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester and director of the Fusion Science Center for Extreme States of Matter, has won the Edward Teller Medal for his research into laser-driven fusion at the University's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE).
Monday, November 1, 2010
2010 Provost's Multidisciplinary Award - "Augmented Reality for the Structural Conservation of Archaeological Monuments"
The research project "Augmented Reality for the Structural Conservation of Archaeological Monuments" lead by Prof. Renato Perucchio (Mechanical Engineering) and with the collaboration of Profs. Jannick Rolland (Optics) and Elizabeth Colantoni (Religion and Classics) has been awarded the 2010 Provost's Multidisciplinary Award (http://www.rochester.edu/provost/multidisciplinary.html). This collaborative research aims to develop an interactive structurally integrated method for 3D archaeological documentation, architectural reconstruction, and engineering structural analysis of ancient monuments based on state-of-the-art augmented reality display techniques and hardware. Interdisciplinary research combining expertise in archaeology, art history, geology, material science, structural engineering, and 3D visualization is increasingly needed to insure the preservation of major archaeological monuments such as the Parthenon in Athens, the Pantheon in Rome, the Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings in Colorado, and the Machu Picchu site in Perù. The complexity of these monuments increases the difficulties that normally exist when data are exchanged and correlated between disciplines. Taking advantage of the collaborations developed in the College through the new program in Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures, this research builds on existing initiatives and expertise in classical archaeology (Religion and Classics), structural and computational mechanics and geometric solid modeling (Mechanical Engineering), and the newly established state-of-the-art 3D visualization/augmented reality laboratory (Institute of Optics).
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Professor Renato Perucchio Awarded Goergen Award
Professor Renato Perucchio, Director of the ATHS Program, is awarded the 2010 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the College of Arts, Science, and Engineering.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Our Baja team came in 37th at the baja SAE Carolina Competition
Our Baja Team – a group of mechanical engineering majors who design, build, and maintain a small, rugged-terrain race car - came in 37th at the Baja SAE Carolina Competition in April 2010. The competition, held in Greenville, South Carolina, hosted more than 100 teams from all over the world. In addition to racing their cars, the teams were judged on the cost of production, and a variety of other characteristics like acceleration, maneuverability, traction, and suspension. Their 37th place finish was the best result the team has achieved in the competition in a while, but the team’s advisor, Pat Lewis (also a ME grad), thinks that they are primed to do even better at the Baja SAE Rochester Competition in a couple of months at RIT.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Archaeology, Technology and Historical Structures
The new website for the Archaeology, Technology and Historical Structures program is up and running, check it out at http://www.rochester.edu/college/ATHS/index.html
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Prof. James Li and PhD Student Jinglang Shui in the News
The creation of long platinum nanowires at the University of Rochester could soon lead to the development of commercially viable fuel cells.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
New Book by Prof. Thomas
Professor John H. (Jack) Thomas has joined the list of faculty from Mechanical Engineering who have authored or co-authored books. Prof. Thomas' monograph, Sunspots and Starspots, co-authored with Nigel O. Weiss from Cambridge University, was published in October 2008 by Cambridge University Press. The monograph is based on extensive collaborations between Professors Thomas and Weiss over the years via sabbaticals and extended stays at Cambridge University and University of Rochester, respectively.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Prof. Perucchio and colleauges receive ASME Richard Skalak most meritorious paper award
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has awarded the 2007 Richard Skalak ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering Best Paper Award to the paper "Computational Model for the Transition From Peristaltic to Pulsatile Flow in the Embryonic Heart Tube" published in the J. Biomechanical Engineering, June 2007, Vol 129, pp 441-449 by Larry A. Taber, Jinmei Zhang, and Renato Perucchio. Each year the Editor-in-Chief and the editorial board members of the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering the most meritorious of all the papers published in the Journal in the previous year.