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ME professors, students featured on cover of Advanced Engineering Materials

A paper by Eric Homer, Larry Howell, students, and collaborators at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Cal Tech were featured on the cover of the most recent issue of Advanced Engineering Materials. (Read Full Article)

Splash Lab experiments with bubbles and balloons

Watch the splash lab demonstrate the fascinating results when bubbles and balloons are popped in slow motion.   (Read Full Article)

Capstone team creates new "torture chamber" for Blendtec

Blendtec’s "Will it Blend?" series has fun demonstrating its blender’s ability to destroy seemingly indestructible objects like iPads, Nike shoes and airsoft guns. But before they get in front of the camera, the real dirty work starts in a testing facility cleverly named the Torture Chamber. (Read Full Article)

Supermileage vehicle sets highest mark to date for BYU

When you build a car that clocks more than 1,300 miles per gallon, you would think you'd be satisfied with the fuel efficiency. Not at BYU. (Read Full Article)

Professors' super waterproof surfaces cause water to bounce like a ball

In a basement lab on BYU’s campus, mechanical engineering professor Julie Crockett analyzes water as it bounces like a ball and rolls down a ramp. This phenomenon occurs because Crockett and her colleague Dan Maynes have created a sloped channel that is super-hydrophobic, or a surface that is extremely difficult to wet. In layman’s terms, it’s the most extreme form of water proof. (Read Full Article)

BYU researchers create tiny nano-device in newest gene therapy advance

A multidisciplinary team of Brigham Young University scientists has developed a way to significantly reduce cell death when introducing DNA into egg cells. The researchers have created a microscopic lance that delivers DNA to the cells through electrical forces. “Because DNA is naturally negatively charged, it is attracted to the outside of the lance using positive voltage,” said Brian Jensen, BYU professor of mechanical engineering. “Once we insert the lance into a cell, we simply reverse the polarity of the electrical force and the lance releases the DNA.” (Read Full Article)

Dr. Iverson assists in development of solar-driven cooling for vaccine storage

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Getting life-saving vaccines to the most remote parts of the world is no easy feat. Biopharmaceuticals are highly sensitive to heat and cold and can perish if their temperature shifts a few degrees.   "The vast majority of the world's population lives in areas where electricity and refrigeration are not reliable," said Bruce McCormick, president of SAVSU Technologies of Santa Fe. "It is difficult to get vaccines to these areas. We're talking several billion people."   (Read Full Article)

ME student Thomas Hardin receives NSF, NDSEG, and NSTRF fellowships

Thomas Hardin has been selected to receive the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship, the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, and the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF). (Read Full Article)

July 2014

New Faculty Position Available

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at BYU is seeking outstanding faculty candidates to meet the educational opportunities associated with our excellent student body and strong research programs.  More.

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