Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department News

Best Poster Award for Mustafa Unal from Prof. Ozan Akkus Lab

MAE graduate student Mustafa Unal's poster entitled “A Novel Method to Assess Bone Quality” was selected as one of the best posters in Northeast Ohio Musculoskeletal Research Retreat on Saturday, April 25, 2015 organized by CWRU Department of Orthopaedic. His poster was among top 3 posters in PhD level competition.

Dr. Jaikrishnan Kadambi Wins ASME Fluids Engineering Division Award

Dr. Jaikrishnan Kadambi, Professor and Associate Chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is the recipient of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division’s “2015 Sankaraiyer Gopalakrishnan-Flowserve Pump Technology Award”. 

A National Recognition for Mousa Younesi from Prof. Ozan Akkus Lab

MAE graduate student Mousa Younesi’s, paper entitled “Mesenchymal Stem Cell Pellet Delivery Platform for Functional Repair of Cartilage” was designated as an outstanding contribution to the Society For Biomaterials’ 2015 Annual Meeting. 

Locomotion Challenges

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduate student, Lauren Smith, assembles one of her tri-wheel mechanisms in NASA Glenn’s Innovations Lab. Smith is working at Glenn to solve locomotion challenges on search and rescue vehicles. Her unique gearing system also has applications for extraterrestrial robots.

Congratulations to MAE Professor Kiju Lee

Dr. Kiju Lee is the recipient of the January 2015 Garverick Innovation Incentive Program 
at the Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center.

Biorobotics Team, Led by Dr. Roger Quinn, featured in CNN News Article about Autonomous Snowplow Competition

Sick and tired of plowing your driveway during these Cleveland winters? Well, so are we! And the Case Autonomous Snowplow Team led by Dr. Roger Quinn is here to make sure that humans plowing snow becomes a thing of the past! Ten students, ranging from 1st year to PhD, as well as an adviser from our corporate sponsor, MTD, will be making the trek up to St. Paul from the 22nd to the 25th of January to compete in the 5th annual ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition.

Sickle cell research using biochip technology advances at University Hospitals, CWRU

A new study that recently began enrolling patients at University Hospitals Case Medical Center is using biochip technology that one day may help physicians better manage the treatment of patients with sickle cell disease. The biochip technology determines the "stickiness" of red blood cells – a quality that physicians think can indicate something about disease activity.

Meet Philos, a Robot Caregiver

Professor Kiju Lee's research group is developing a social robot, called Philos, that can interact with people while monitoring their bio-behavioral data."Philos" means "Friend" in Greek. The current version of Philos can track and recognize human faces, generate simple facial expressions and gestures, and make penguin-like sound.