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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…
Graduate Seminar - October 7, 2019 (October 1, 2019)
Dr. Brent Showalter
Dr. Brent Showalter is currently the Acting Assistant Director for the Division of Spinal Devices at the FDA. This division regulates devices such as pedicle screws, cages, and total disc replacements. Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Showalter studied intervertebral disc mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania and received a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University. He will be speaking at our Graduate Seminar at 4:00 PM in room 256 CB. The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works to ensure that…
Graduate Seminar - September 23, 2019 (September 18, 2019)
Dr. Matthew Dawson
Dr. Matthew Dawson, CEO of Utility Global, Inc. will speak at the upcoming graduate seminar at 4:00 PM in room 256 CB.  Dr. Dawson received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He has more than seventy (70) patents and patent applications. Many of his inventions and technologies have been widely deployed by an array of Fortune 500 companies and internationally recognized with awards such as the 2018 E&P Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation. By the…
Graduate Seminar- September 16th, 2019 (September 10, 2019)
Dr. Darryl Butt
Dr. Darryl P. Butt, of the University of Utah, will be our guest speaker at the upcoming graduate seminar. He will be speaking at 4:00pm in 256 CB About our speaker:  Prof. Darryl Butt is Dean of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences and Director of the DOE BES Energy Frontier Research Center, MUSE at the University of Utah.  He has a PhD in the field of materials science and engineering from Penn State University, and has approximately 30 years of leadership and research experience in academia, industry, and at two national laboratories. The author or co-author of approximately 220…
Dr. McLain Appointed New Associate Dean (July 18, 2019)
Dr Tim McLain
The new Associate Dean of the College of Engineering will be Dr. Tim McLain. Dr. McLain joined the BYU Mechanical Engineering faculty in 1995. He served as ME Dept Chair 2007-2013 and director of the Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) the past seven years. Dean Jensen said,  "Tim has an outstanding record as a faculty member and as an administrator, and he is well prepared for this role. I am excited to have him on our team.” Read more here.
Dr. Dale Tree Appointed New ME Department Chair (June 13, 2019)
Dr Dale Tree, new ME Department Chair
Dr. Dale Tree has been appointed as the new department chair for Mechanical Engineering. He will replace Dr. Dan Maynes as department chair, effective July 1, 2019.Dr. Tree has served as associate chair in ME since 2013 and been part of the ME faculty at BYU for the last 25 years. Dean Jensen said, “Dr. Tree has a long record of academic achievement. He has the right tools and perspective to help his department continue to develop their international reputation for excellence in student preparation though educational innovation and focus on mentored research activities.” Read the full story