News

April 2014

CEPS Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to Daniel Savage, ME Senior and Yunyao Jiang, ME Master’s student, who were chosen to receive the prestigious CEPS Graduate Fellowship for AY 2014-15.  Daniel will pursue his doctoral degree in the field of computational mechanics under Dr. Marko Knezevic, and Yunyao will stay on to pursue his doctoral degree in the field of mechanics of materials under Prof. Yaning Li.

Posted: April 10, 2014

March 2014

Professor Wosnik Receives Patriotic Employer Award

Click here to read the article about Professor Wosnik's award for the support of a student in the military!

Posted: March 20, 2014

February 2014

Remotely Operated Vehicle Senior Project Team in UNH Today!

The UNH Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Senior Project Team is featured in today's UNH Today newsletter!

Please see this link for the article!

You can also visit the ROV Senior Project teams website here to see what they are currently working on!

Posted: February 20, 2014

January 2014

UNH Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter traveled to Uganda

 

The UNH Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter traveled to Uganda over January break to perform engineering work in a rural village. They disinfected wells, taught Ugandans how to maintain their pumps, and built fences to keep cows away from the water.  They also assessed for a new project and received permission to build teachers' housing and latrines at an elementary school. Professor Tom Ballestero (Environmental Engineering) traveled with Ian Gagnon (Mechanical Engineering '15), Paige Balcom (Mechanical Engineering '16), Amy Johnson (Environmental Engineering '15), Megan Burke (Environmental Engineering '15), and Charlotte Osborne (Occupational Therapy '15).  Please check out Engineers Without Borders website for more information.  

  

    

 

Posted: January 27, 2014

December 2013

Fall 2013 ME 627 Dynamics Project

The Fall 2013 ME 627 Dynamics Project demonstrated a device for their mechanical energy transfer project. Check out the video here.

Posted: December 18, 2013

September 2013

NSF Special Report Video featuring M.E. Faculty!

A collaborative NSF funded research project, that Profs. Klewicki and White are co Pi’s on, has been featured in an NSF special report video. The project aims to study and quantify shape effects on the transport of volcanic ash. The large-wind tunnel is used in the project and featured in the video. The following graduate students are featured in this link: Mike Allard, Pat Vincenti, and Nicholas DeMarchi.

Posted: September 27, 2013

July 2013

Congratulations to Ivaylo Nedyalkov!

Congratulations to Ivaylo Nedyalkov, a doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering, who was awarded a 2013 FED Graduate Student Scholarship Award from the ASME Fluids Engineering Division at the 2013 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting in Lake Tahoe, NV last week for his outstanding paper entitled: “Cavitation Investigation of Hydrofoils for Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines.”  His academic advisor is Prof. Martin Wosnik.  This is the first year of the paper competition and Ivaylo received1 $1,000 check and is invited to join one of the six FED technical committees.

                                                                                                 

Posted: July 17, 2013
SkillsUSA National Competition Award Presented to Incoming UNH Mechanical Engineering Students!

Three seniors from Spaulding High School in Rochester, NH won a national award in manufacturing technology at the SkillsUSA National Competition last week.   Two of the seniors, Naomie Clark and Jackie McNally are coming to the Mechanical Engineering Department at UNH this coming semester.  We look forward to having them in our program!

 Please see more information here!  

 
 
Posted: July 09, 2013

June 2013

Congratulations to the UNH Mechanical Engineering Continuous-Bending-Under-Tension senior design team!

The UNH Mechanical Engineering Continuous-Bending-Under-Tension senior design team placed third at the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division Student Design Competition which was held at the International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference in Madison, WI in June 2013.  Congratulations to Steve Racca and Kristen Berube, who made the trip to present their work!  Professors Kinsey and Korkolis were the academic advisors for this project. Steve, Kristen and Professor Kinsey are pictured below.

 

                       

Posted: June 27, 2013
Congratulations LunaCats!

Congratulations to the UNH LunaCats who took 3rd in the Mining Category at NASA's Fourth Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition at Kennedy Space Center and won the award for Efficient Use of Communications Power! 

 

                                                

Posted: June 03, 2013

May 2013

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Prof. Diane Foster’s doctoral student, Sylvia Rodriguez-Abudo, who was selected as an awardee in the Ford Foundation Fellowship 2013 dissertation competition.  Read more here

 

Posted: May 28, 2013
NASA Student Launch Projects: USLI Winner Announcement

Congratulations to the UNH Rocketcats who came in 14th out of a total of 36 international teams at the annual competition in April sponsored by the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics!  This is GREAT especially since this is the first year UNH has competed in this competition.

 

                                   

Posted: May 22, 2013
New Article in UNH Today featuring Professor Thein and her students!

Check out this article posted in UNH Today featuring Professor Thein and her students!

 

Posted: May 20, 2013
New M.E. Chair

Prof. Todd Gross will finish his tenure as the Mechanical Engineering chair at the end of the summer after 9 years of dedicated service. We are pleased to announce that Prof. Brad Kinsey will be the new chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department effective AY 2013-14.

Posted: May 09, 2013

April 2013

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Award

We are pleased to announce that Nicholas Landry, ME junior, was selected by the Hamel Center’s Faculty Review Committee to receive an Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for this summer.  He will be working in the Manufacturing and Design Lab for Prof. Marko Knezevic.

Performing microstructure sensitive metal-forming simulations is widely recognized as a computational challenge because of the need to store large sets of state variables related to material microstructure data. Nicholas will explore the possibility of reducing these large sets of microstructure material data in the form of statistical distributions to computationally manageable but representative statistical distributions using Fourier spectral methods. The objective is to determine the minimum number of microstructure data to accurately represent the material response. Successful implementation will facilitate performing microstructure sensitive simulations of metal-forming processes.

 

Posted: April 30, 2013