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Welcome New Faculty

The Mechanical Engineering department would like to welcome our newest faculty member, Benjamin Mayhugh Associate Professor Michael C. McAlpine. Professor McAlpine will be joining us within the next month, and his research will be focused on 3D Printed Bionic Nanomaterials. Very recently Professor McAlpine coauthored an article, "3D Printed Programmable Release Capsules," which was published in Nano Letters, an ACS journal. Learn more —

Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)
Professor Kim Stelson, Professor and Director of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, was elected College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor! This professorship honors exceptional faculty for their efforts in and contributions to teaching and scholarly research, and for their genuine commitment to the College of Science and Engineering and its activities.

Associate Professor Alptekin Aksan is part of a team of scientists and business experts, brought together by a ‪#‎MNDRIVE effort to clean up water pollution through remediation. Learn more in the INQUIRY

Heat Transfer
Congratulations to ME Professor Frank Kulacki who was awarded the 2015 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award for fundamental contributions to the understanding of convective heat transfer in porous media, and natural convection in volumetrically heated fluids and in tube bundles; particularly that resulted in the development of heat transfer correlations and data sets that have proved important to both modelers and designers, and that have impacted engineering for nuclear reactor safety and geologic disposal of high-level nuclear waste.

Human Health
ME Professor Allison Hubel has been selected as part of a team that will lead the strategic framework promoting commercialization and technology transfer in the life sciences and biomedical technology. Learn more —

In a June article from WIRED, ME Professor John Bischof and his colleagues have proposed a solution to the preservation of organs during vitrification. Learn more —

Transportation Safety Research
Researchers at the U of M's HumanFIRST Laboratory have developed a smartphone-based device mounted on the vehicle's dashboard, to provide warnings to the teen driver (and their parent). Learn more —

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