NEWS

Three mechanical engineering professors recognized

Three mechanical engineering faculty members at Mississippi State University were recently honored with endowed positions from the Bagley College of Engineering. Associate professor Heejin Cho received the Tennessee Valley Authority Professorship in Energy Systems and the Environment, while associate professor Tonya Stone was awarded the newly-created Dr. Oswald Rendon-Herrero Diversity Professorship. Additionally, associate professor Yucheng…

September 15, 2018


Three ME students earn the prestigious Toyota-Haley Barbour Scholarships

September 14, 2018


Taylor Group gift benefits MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering

September 6, 2018


Lei Chen received funding from NSF

Congratulations to Dr. Lei Chen, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, who received $204,696 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) to conduct research on “Tuning Properties of Bi-Continuous Piezoelectric Composites via Additive Manufacturing.” Chen joined the ME department in August 2015 and has already received several competitive external funding awards to…

August 28, 2018


Starkville company with ties to MSU research gains TECH Challenge grant from NFL

August 28, 2018


ME Department welcomes new faculty members this Fall

The Mechanical Engineering department welcomes Assistant Professor Andrea Strzelec, Associate Professor Hongjoo Rhee, and Assistant Clinical Professor, Emily Spayde. Dr. Andrea Strzelec joined Mississippi State University as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 2018. Her Combustion & Reaction Characterization Laboratory is located at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS). Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, after post…

August 22, 2018


Stone selected to participate in the 2018 Symposium: Engineering a World of Difference: Convergence in Manufacturing

Congratulations to Dr. Tonya Stone who has been selected to participate in the 2018 Symposium: Engineering a World of Difference: Convergence in Manufacturing to be held on September 26-29 at the University of Michigan. This symposium is sponsored by the NSF Broadening Participation in Engineering Program, and it is the 10th offering in the Minority…

August 21, 2018


Dr. Rogelio Luck retires from the Mechanical Engineering Department

Congratulations to our colleague and friend Dr. Rogelio Luck on his retirement after 29 years of dedicated service to the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Bagley College of Engineering at MSU.  A retirement reception to honor Dr. Luck was held on August 15.  Below are some pictures from his retirement celebration. The ME faculty, staff,…

August 20, 2018


Dr. Yucheng Liu awarded tenure

Congratulations to Dr. Yucheng Liu, ME Associate Professor, who received tenure, effective Fall 2018. Dr. Liu’s research has focused on the areas of multiscale material modeling and simulation, high strain rate performance of materials, vehicle systems design and analysis, and hydropower and wave energy technology. He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed publications, including more than…

August 8, 2018


Dr. Heejin Cho promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Heejin Cho, who was promoted to Associate Professor, effective Fall 2018. Dr. Cho’s research is primarily focused on the field of energy and the environment, specifically designing and optimizing energy and environmental systems for building and nuclear applications. Collaborating with researchers at MSU and other organizations, He has secured about $14.9M in energy…

August 8, 2018