Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department News

AIAA Announces Class of 2019 Associate Fellows

Two EMAE research professors, Mohammad Kassemi and Vedha Nayagam, have been recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

AIAA will formally honor and induct the class at its AIAA Associate Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner on Monday, 7 January 2019, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, California, during its 2019 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition.

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Clare Rimnac Awarded Distinguished University Professorship

It may fall to medical historians to recall when even successful total joint replacements would sometimes result in patients suffering needlessly as the plastic inside their knee or hip began to degrade. Among the scientists credited with solving that post-surgical complication is Clare Rimnac, the Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Dr. Umut Gurkan won the 1st place in the Vodafone Wireless Innovation Competition

Among 120+ applicants, Professor Umut Gurkan and his team won the first place in Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project, at Social Innovation Summit 2018 in Silicon Valley.

Chris Yuan is the recipient of the 2018 ASME Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

Professor Chris Yuan is the recipient of the 2018 ASME Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.

Robert Gao is the recipient of the 2018 ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gauge Award

Robert Gao, the Cady Staley Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been selected to receive the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’

Professor Emeritus, Jaikrishnan Kadambi wins American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Henry R. Worthington Medal

The award was established in 1980 to recognize eminent achievement in the field of pumping machinery, systems and concepts.

James T’ien elected into the inaugural class of fellows of the Combustion Institute

James T’ien, the Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been elected to the inaugural class of fellows of the Combustion Institute.  

Clare Rimnac and Dwight Davy inducted into inaugural class of Orthopaedic Research Society fellows

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’s Clare Rimnac, the Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering, and Professor Emeritus Dwight Davy have been inducted into the inaugural class of fellows of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS).