Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department News

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.

Student Research Fund

Mustafa Unal, EMAE graduate student and Ph.D. candidate in Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory led by DrOzan Akkus, has received the student research fund from

CWRU Team led by EMAE’s Graduate Student Yunus Alapan has won the first place in 2014 NASA Tech Briefs Create the Future Design Contest in Medical Category

Yunus Alapan, EMAE graduate student and PhD candidate in Case Biomanufacturing and Microfabrication Laboratory led by Umut Gurkan, has won the first prize in Medical Category in 2014 NASA Tech Briefs Create the Future Design Contest.

A grant from NASA for Dr. Kamotani

We are proud to announce that Professor Yasuhiro Kamotani received a grant from NASA totaling $ 660,000 to perform a two-phase flow experiment in space. Professor  Jay Kadambi is the Co-I of the project. They are preparing an experiment to be performed aboard the International Space Station
around 2019.