Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester

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NCUR ’19!

NCUR ’19!

Amro and Deok-Hoon headed off for warmer latitudes these past few days, presenting their poster on wind turbine array optimization at NCUR ’19. They had a great time, and took advantage of a little sightseeing in Atlanta via scooter-share 🙂

Caroline’s NREIP internship

Caroline’s NREIP internship

Caroline secured an internship with the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), a summer internship program that places college students in research positions at Navy labs. Caroline decided to choose a position at NSWC-Indian Head. While she has been working in the Hydro Lab on […]

Amro and Deok-Hoon going to NCUR19

Amro and Deok-Hoon going to NCUR19

Amro and Deok-Hoon have been working on fabricating a small-scale, collapsible wind turbine, with the aim to optimize an array of them using machine learning. They took the initiative to write an abstract for NCUR2019 (National Conference on Undergraduate Research), which was accepted for a poster presentation (yay!) , so they will be heading to Kennesaw State in April. Sounds warm compared to Rochester!

APS DFD

APS DFD

The Rochester crew went to the annual meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, where Leo made his conference debut with a poster about his research project. Lots of great talks, a new minisymposium session (thanks to Margaret Byron at Penn State), catching up with […]

SWE Girls’ Workshop

SWE Girls’ Workshop

Brennen and Prof Shang volunteered with the UR chapter of SWE for the biennial workshop for K-6 girls in the Rochester area. The theme was Lights! Camera! Action! SWE, as always, did a fantastic job managing this large event. A lot of new little faces, […]

Hajim Highlights

Hajim Highlights

Our recent award from DOE was recently profiled in Hajim Highlights, alongside a medley of other high-energy density physics awards won by the MechE faculty. More detail here. Congratulations to all!

Hajim spotlight

Hajim spotlight

On Amro Bayoumy, who is an undergrad in ME and was a Xerox Fellow this summer. Amro worked really hard, and learned firsthand how wind engineering is not so straightforward — lots of considerations to be made. Great pics in action!

Position available

Position available

Position available for a PhD student interested in high energy density turbulence. Click here for a detailed description and how to apply.

paper accepted

paper accepted

Jeong-Hyun’s manuscript on “Dynamics of a Flexible Superhydrophobic Surface during a Drop Impact” [pdf] has been accepted for publication in Physics of Fluids. It has also been selected as an AIP SciLight.  (Jeong-Hyun is now a Hibbitt Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University.) Congratulations, Jeong-Hyun!

new grant (DOE)

new grant (DOE)

We will be receiving a grant from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fusion Energy Sciences to use coherent light sources to probe the dynamic properties of fluids, along with co-PIs Hussein Aluie, Riccardo Betti, and Ryan Rygg. We will be looking for a PhD […]