Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department News

Professor Gao Received 2019 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Best Application Award

Prof. Robert Gao is the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Best Application Award, which recognizes his research on “A Multivariate Sensor for In-Situ Process Monitoring of Injection Molding”. 

EMAE's Spring 2019 e-Newsletter Highlights

EMAE’s Spring 2019 e-Newsletter has just been released. 
Please take a look at the latest news and highlights from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at CWRU.

Dr. Quinn Receives Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Congratulations to Roger Quinn, Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering in the 
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case School of Engineering!

Over more than three decades at Case Western Reserve University, Roger Quinn has become an international leader in robotics, making seminal contributions to the fascinating and rapidly emerging field of bio-robotics.

Quinn has also guided graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates in developing new designs and control theories based on biological principles for improving robot performance.

ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition 2019

A Case student team advised by Frank Merat (EECS) and Roger Quinn (EMAE) wins the 2019 Autonomous Snowplow Competition in Toronto.

In late January, 2019, eight driverless vehicles faced off in a tournament in Toronto, Ontario. These weren't just another group of self-driving cars, however; they were autonomous snowplows.

The purpose of this competition is to challenge university and college students to design, build, and operate a fully autonomous snowplow to remove snow from a designated path, while avoiding obstacles. The objectives of this competition include encouraging students to utilize the state of the art in navigation and control technologies to rapidly, accurately, and safely clear a path of snow.

Robert Gao Honored by Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Robert Gao, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Cady Staley Professor, has received the Eli Whitney Productivity Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Professor Kiju Lee Received a New Grant

Professor Kiju Lee is the PI of a new grant from the CWRU Technology Validation & Start-Up Fund Program, entitled “Interactive e-Cube games for Routine Cognitive Assessment of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease”. The total project budget is $86K, with direct funding of $43K and the rest through a 1:1 cost match provided by the TTO Investment Funds ($16K), the Coulter Pilot Award ($25K awarded before), and other sources, for the period of 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2019.

Professor Kathryn Daltorio Receives Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

Kathryn Daltorio, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received a 2019 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research. Daltorio was recognized among 25 recipients who will share $16.5 million in funding to conduct naval-relevant scientific research with direct benefits for sailors and marines.Daltorio will use the funding to advance crab-like robots for amphibious terrain.

Professor Umut Gurkan Received Multiple New Grants from Various Agencies

During Fall 2018, Prof. Gurkan has received a number of new grants from federal agencies and private foundations to support his research and students training activities in the area of biosensing and biomechanics.  The total amount of funding received is $2.3M, with approximately $951K allocated to his group.