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Developing (and messing about with) Robotic Autonomous Surface Vessels

   October 14, 2021
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021
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Dr. Schmid Recognized by Manufacturing Engineering Society

   July 28, 2021

The Awards Commission of the international Sociedad de Ingenieria de Fabricacion (SIF) -Manufacturing Engineering Society (MES) has awarded Dr. Steve Schmid, professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science at UNC Charlotte, and Serope Kalpakjian, professor emeritus at Illinois Tech, the 2021 SIF-MES Award for their “valuable contributions to the dissemination of manufacturing...

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Mechanical Engineering Student Drafted by St. Louis Cardinals

   July 27, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals have drafted UNC Charlotte Forty Niner baseball player Aaron McKeithan, a Mechanical Engineering student in The William States Lee College of Engineering.

McKeithan, a catcher, was drafted in the 16th round, 481st overall of the 2021 Major League...

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Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Wins Postdoc Recognition

   June 28, 2021

Shank Kulkarni, a UNC Charlotte Mechanical Engineering alumnus and now a postdoctoral researcher at Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL), was named a runner-up in the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) Postdoctoral Recognition Award, where he was recognized for “exceptional...

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Mechanical Engineering Student Selected for NASA Internship

   June 10, 2021

NC Space Grant announced its 2021 class of summer interns, which includes UNC Charlotte Mechanical Engineering master’s student Letice Bussiere. This summer will be Bussiere’s second internship with NASA's  Marshall Space Flight Center. She has also been selected as a recipient of the NC...

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Dr. Jun Xu's Team Wins $1M DOE Project Award

   May 24, 2021

The Department of Energy has awarded a grant to Dr. Jun Xu for the $1-million research project “Enabling Advanced Electrode Architecture Through Printing Technique.”

The project involves the research and development of a novel printing process for high-volume electrode production with controlled electrode architecture. This technology will be used to enable manufacturing lithium-ion...

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MEES Alumni Named SME Outstanding Young Engineers

   May 21, 2021

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has named MEES alumni Andrew Honeycutt (Ph.D. 2018) and Nick Horvath (Ph.D. 2020) as 2021 Geoffrey Boothroyd Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers.

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Dr. Mullany Named CIRP Fellow and SME NAMRI President Elect

   May 21, 2021

Dr. Brid Mullany was made a fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) in 2019, and is the President Elect for SME’s North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI).

Dr. Mullany is a MEES Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering. She is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in manufacturing and has...

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Adapting Instrumentation Lab 3171L to Changing Times

   November 23, 2020

As the lead graduate teaching assistant for Instrumentation Lab 3171L, Mohan Surya Raja Elapolu has had to do a lot of adapting in fall 2020, as the laboratory class has become a combination of online, in-class, video and hybrid learning.

A Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Ph.D. student whose research focuses on computational modeling, Elapolu has been the lead TA for...

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2020 New Faculty

   October 19, 2020

The Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department welcomed four new faculty members to the fall 2020 semester. With experience and education from some of the finest companies and institutions in the world, these educators bring expertise to our classrooms and laboratories in engineering fields including manufacturing, motorsports, robotics and more.

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