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Graduate Seminar: February 24th (February 20, 2020)
Dr. Parkinson
Dr. Alan Parkinson will be presenting his Final Lecture at Graduate Seminar on February 24th. The lecture will begin at 4:00pm in the event space of the Engineering Building (204 EB). All students are welcome to attend.  The title of his lecture is: "Alan Parkinson: A Reflection on Faith".  Alan Parkinson’s career at BYU spanned 37 years where he served as a Faculty Member, Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering (1995 - 2001), Associate Dean (2003 - 2005) and Dean (2005 – 2016) of the college of Engineering. Alan received a PhD from the University of Illinois (1982) and an MBA from BYU (…
Research Seminar: February 11th, 2020 (February 10, 2020)
Dr. Stimpson
Research Seminar will be held Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 4:00pm in EB 325.  Dr. Curtis Stimpson: Honeywell Aerospace Using Additive Manufacturing to Enable Advanced Turbine Cooling Additive manufacturing (AM) is expected to enable improvements in turbine engine cooling. One technical challenge to implementing AM for turbine components is that the AM process produces relatively large surface roughness. Because there are no known smoothing processes for small, internal geometries, it is necessary to understand the impact roughness has on the cooling of turbine vanes and blades. Emerging…
Graduate Seminar: February 10th (February 3, 2020)
Dr. Zheng
Graduate Seminar will be held Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 4:00pm in CB 256. Dr. Charlie Zheng of USU will be speaking.  Multi-Physics Multi-Scale Simulation of Flow and Wave Propagation With the advent of computing power in recent decades, simulations of realistic physical phenomena have become practically feasible that very often involve multi-physics and multi-scales. In this presentation, Dr. Zheng will discuss: • Research capabilities in Dr. Zheng’s M2F2 lab • Bio-inspired flow simulation around multiple moving and morphing structures using the immersed-boundary method • Aircraft…
Graduate Seminar: January 27th (January 27, 2020)
Dr. Marshall
Graduate Seminar will be held Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 4:00pm in CB 256. Monte Marshall of BYU will be speaking.  Abstract: The 2-Hour Job Search rejects conventional job search strategies and empowers students to obtain the very best opportunities in a competitive job market. The presentation will give an overview of this networking strategy.  You will be interested to see the results from implementing this strategy in the Chemical Engineering Department.  You will also be introduced to helpful tools that will simplify the job search. Biography: Monte Marshall brings a wealth of…
Graduate Seminar: January 13th, 2020 (January 8, 2020)
Dr. Newell
Graduate Seminar will be held Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 4:00pm in CB 256. Dr. Pania Newell of University of Utah will be speaking.  Abstract: Many materials surrounding us from man-made materials such as cement, concrete, and ceramics to natural materials such as biological tissue, rocks, and soil are considered as porous materials. Due to their unique properties, such as light weight, heat resistance, sound absorption, thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, etc. porous materials are appealing to various engineering and scientific applications. However, their heterogenous…
Graduate Seminar - November 18, 2019 (November 13, 2019)
Prof. José L. Lage, Ph.D., P.E.
Prof. José L. Lage, Ph.D., P.E. Department of Mechanical Engineering Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX. A brief overview of my professional background is followed by a description of sweeping convection, a new heat transfer effect discovered when studying alveolar capillary gas exchange. Then, my experiences directing, for the past four years, the Thermal Transport Processes (TTP) program at the National Science Foundation are discussed, including the research community, budget evolution, “open” submission window, and identification of main ingredients for strengthening the…
Graduate Seminar - November 11, 2019 (October 31, 2019)
Dr. CJ Kim
Dr. CJ Kim will be addressing students at 4:00 pm in 246 CB. Professor CJ Kim received his B.S. from Seoul National University, M.S. from Iowa State University, and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and joined the faculty at UCLA in 1993. Holding Distinguished Professor title and the Volgenau Endowed Chair in Engineering, he performs research in micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) with a focus on utilizing surface tension. The recipient of Research Excellence Award (Iowa State Univ.), TRW Outstanding Young Teacher Award (UCLA), NSF CAREER, ALA Achievement Award, Samueli…
Graduate Seminar - October 21, 2019 (October 21, 2019)
Dr. Jeffrey Rickman
Dr. Jeffrey Rickman of Lehigh University will be addressing graduate students at 4:00 pm located in 204 EB. Dr. Rickman earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and joined Lehigh University in 1993 after postdoctoral appointments at the University of Michigan and Argonne National Laboratory. He holds a joint appointment in the departments of physics and materials science and engineering, and has received the Class of '61 Professorship. Dr. Rickman has received several honors including the Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation and the Chambers Junior…
NRC Gives Department $450K Grant (October 18, 2019)
NRC give Department $450K Grant
BYU’s Mechanical Engineering department is one of only 11 programs nationwide to be awarded this grant in 2019; the grant will help expand BYU's existing nuclear research capability, encourage cross-disciplinary research, and more     Read the Full Article Here
BYU Engineering and Exercise Sciences researchers seek to more effectively diagnose lower back pain through novel technology (October 11, 2019)
Left to right: David Fullwood (Mechanical Engineering), Ulrike Mitchell (Exercise Sciences), Anton Bowden (Mechanical Engineering)
An estimated 50 million U.S. adults suffered from chronic pain in 2016; in 2018, an estimated 10.3 million people 12 years and older in the United States misused opioids, including heroin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse in the United States (including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement) is $78.5 billion per year. To tackle the opioid crisis gripping the nation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $2.3 million to researchers at…