2016 August

ME Faculty Selected to Receive a SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Lei Chen who was selected to receive a Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant.  Dr. Chen’s proposal was one of eight proposals funded for this academic year from all colleges on our campus.  Dr. Chen will be visiting the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Georgia this December to enhance the research collaboration on…

August 31, 2016

ME Faculty Received Funding from NSF

Congratulations to Dr. Lei Chen, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, who received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), CBET-Energy for Sustainability program to develop one approach to increase the capacity of lithium ion batteries.  Dr. Chen is collaborating on this research project with Dr. Likun Zhu and Dr. Yongzhu Fu from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and…

August 23, 2016

ME Ph.D. Student Received the 2016 SMART Scholarship

Congratulations to Andrew Bowman, a ME Ph.D. student, who was awarded a scholarship under the Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program. Andrew has been working under the supervision of Dr. Mark Horstemeyer on “Multiscale Modeling of Polyethylene using the Modified Embedded Atom Method (MEAM) Potential.” The SMART Scholarship Program has been established by the…

August 17, 2016

ME Ph.D. student was awarded the NASA/MSSGC Fellowship

Congratulations to Mary Wilson who was awarded the NASA/Mississippi Space Grant Consortium (MSSGC) 2016-2017 Graduate Research Fellowship.  Mary is a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student working with Dr. Rogelio Luck on transient simulation, control, and uncertainty analysis of the thermal response of buildings. For more information about the MSSGC Scholarships and Fellowships click here

August 9, 2016