Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department News

Umut Gurkan receives funding for health care advancements

Umut Gurkan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received more than $800,000 in awards and grants to further multiple research projects. One of his main projects, funded by the Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership, will develop a point-of-care device to monitor and diagnose oral cancer.

Bo Li Receives NSF Funding for Fluid Dynamics Research

Bo Li, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is the principal investigator of a $400,000, three-year grant from the Fluid Dynamics program of the NSF.

Mapping out a biorobotic future: CWRU team publishes in Science Robotics

The interdisciplinary team behind CWRU’s recent biohybrid sea slug robot, including mechanical engineering faculty members Drs. Akkus, Gurkan and Quinn, Professor of Biology Dr. Chiel, and post-doctoral fellow Dr. Webster-Wood, have published a new review in the journal Science Robotics. This review discusses how organic materials can be used for the four fundamental components in robotic systems: Structure, Actuation, Sensing, and Control.

Mustafa Unal receives international honors for research

Mustafa Unal, a recent alumnus from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has received the 2017 Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) – Turkey Award from Junior Chamber International (JCI) in the category of medical innovation for research conducted at Case Western Reserve.

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CWRU researcher working with NASA, other partners to build small, battery-powered aircraft in next several years

Need to catch a fast ride from Cleveland to Pittsburgh? Get ready to hail your first “air taxi”—and maybe sooner than you think.

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