Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department News

Drs. Chirag Kharangate and Yasu Kamotani Awarded NASA STTR Phase II Grant

Chirag Kharangate, Assistant Professor and Yasuhiro Kamotani, Emeritus Professor have been awarded a new grant titled "Hot Reservoir Variable Conductance Heat Pipe with Enhanced Fluid Management Features".

Dr. Ya-Ting Liao Received NSF Early CAREER Award

Ya-Ting Liao, Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has recently received the prestigious NSF Faculty Early CAREER award.  The grant supports her project titled "CAREER: Understanding the Role of Buoyancy Flow for Accurate and Robust Scale Modeling of Upward Flame Spread".  The project, funded at $500K, is scheduled to start on July 1, 2020.

Dr. Bryan Schmidt Joins EMAE

The EMAE department welcomes Dr. Bryan Schmidt, Assistant Professor, who joined our department as a new faculty member on January 1, 2020.

Dr. Robert Gao Appointed a Senior Editor for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Robert Gao, Cady Staley Professor and Department Chair, has been appointed a Senior Editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMECH), starting on January 1, 2020.

Case Western Reserve University Research Indicates Whole-House Fire Blankets Could Save Structures in Wildfires.

Professor Fumiaki Takahashi’s research was recently published by Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering. The research indicates that wrapping a home in a fire blanket not only keeps flames from getting to the structure but it also helps to reflect the heat.

NIH and CTSC Funding Awarded to Dr. Umut Gurkan

Congratulations to Umut Gurkan, PhD who has received a 90-day conceptualization and planning award from the National Health Institutes (NIH) National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Cure Sickle Cell initiative.

Professor Sunniva Collins is the New President of the Case Alumni Association

Professor Collins’ election to the President of the Case Alumni Association represents a historical milestone – she became the 2nd woman to lead CAA, a 134-year-old association, after the first female president, Susie Nagorney ’76.


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Professor Emeritus Mike Adams Published New Books

Life after retirement can take many different forms, and for Professor Emeritus Mike Adams, it means more time to turn decades of research experience into scholar books.  Since 2017, he has published three books on topics ranging from Power Plant Centrifugal Pumps to Bearings and Rotating Machinery (CRC Press, Inc.)


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