Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department News

Clare Rimnac and Dwight Davy inducted into inaugural class of Orthopaedic Research Society fellows

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’s Clare Rimnac, the Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering, and Professor Emeritus Dwight Davy have been inducted into the inaugural class of fellows of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS).


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Research Award in Memory of Xiaoyang Zhao

The following graduate students received the 2017 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Research Award in Memory of Xiaoyang Zhao.The award was endowed by Prof. James T’ien.

Graduate and undergraduate students received awards at the Research 2018 ShowCASE event

The 2018 ShowCASE boasts the largest number of participants—roughly 1,200—including about 1,000 undergraduates and more than 200 graduate students, according to Tracy Wilson-Holden, Executive Director for Research Integrity, Education and Outreach.

Congratulation to EMAE 2018 Awardees:

Professor, Sunniva Collins the 2019 Recipient of the Albert Sauveur Award

Professor, Sunniva Collins is the 2019 recipient of the Albert Sauveur Award for the ASM Philadelphia (Liberty Bell) Chapter.

Biohybrid robot featured on Xploration

A post-doctoral fellow in mechanical and aerospace engineering, Vickie Webster’s work focuses on making small robots that move using live muscle tissue from sea slugs.

Baja team takes first at Midnight Madness event

Case Western Reserve University’s Motorsports team dominated two categories at the racing event, Midnight Mayhem, in Louisville, Ky. The team took first place in acceleration and overall dynamic, and they placed 42nd overall.The team designed and built the entire mini “baja” vehicle at Sears think[box], where they made all the parts except shock absorbers, tires and safety equipment.

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Umut Gurkan receives funding for health care advancements

Umut Gurkan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received more than $800,000 in awards and grants to further multiple research projects. One of his main projects, funded by the Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership, will develop a point-of-care device to monitor and diagnose oral cancer.