Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department News

CWRU Researchers Make Biosensor 1 Million Times More Sensitive

Physicists and engineers at Case Western Reserve University, including   Umut Gurkan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, have developed an optical sensor, based on nanostructured metamaterials, that’s 1 million times more sensitive than the current best available—one capable of identifying a single

$1.4 Million ARPA-E Grant Aims to Boost Energy Efficiency Nationally

CWRU researchers were awarded a $1.4 million Department of Energy grant to develop software to perform virtual energy audits of light commercial buildings. In addition, the program will enable a building owner to assess energy efficiency and elicit the most cost-effective solutions to energy waste.

Professor to Build Much-Desired Chemical Imager

Ozan Akkus, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is turning a Raman microscope—one of the workhorses of chemical analysis—into FastRAM, a device that can provide images of materials in seconds to minutes instead of hours to days.

EMAE Student, Felipe Gomez de Campo Makes Forbes “30 Under 30” List

Forbes selected Felipe Gomez de Campo, a senior aerospace and mechanical engineering major, in its annual list of the brightest young minds in the country.  Felipe is part of the Forbes 2016 “30 Under 30” list.

Umut Gurkan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, selected to receive "Rising Star" Award at the 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society

Assistant Professor Dr. Umut Gurkan has been selected to receive the "Rising Star" Award at the 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society - Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) and Advanced Biomanufacturing (ABioM) Joint Conference, which will be held January 6-10, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Congratulations to Professor Roger Quinn!

It is our pleasure to inform you that ASME has elected Professor Roger Quinn as an ASME Fellow. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Quinn on this well-deserved honor!

What is a Fellow?

Being a Fellow is truly a distinction among ASME members

By continuing to honor its members by elevating them to the grade of Fellow, ASME ensures its commitment to its vision to “be an essential resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world for solutions that benefit humankind.”

 

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James T'ien, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, honored by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

James T’ien, the Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has received the 2015 Space Processing Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).