Beck awarded DOE fellowship
Peter Beck, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, has been awarded a three-year fellowship through the United States Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program. Beck received one of just 33 graduate fellowships for students pursuing nuclear energy-related disciplines. “This funding will allow me to continue my studies and pursue the technology to make nuclear […]
Funny robots lead to best paper award
Naomi Fitter, assistant professor of robotics, won the Best Paper Award at the 2020 Association for Computing Machinery/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. The paper, co-written with John Vilk, “Comedians in Cafes Getting Data: Evaluating Timing and Adaptivity in Real-World Robot Comedy Performance,” reported findings that may provide key clues for how social robots can […]
Rising to the pressure
Since 2009, Softstar has sponsored student capstone design projects at the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. Capstone design is a two-course sequence in which seniors design and implement workable solutions to real-world problems.
Strengthening our bonds with industry
The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering has deep connections to industry, throughout Oregon and beyond. One of the ways we develop those connections is through our industry advisory board.
Oregon State Graduate on the Power of Professional Growth and a Resilient Team
As an early career design engineer for ESCO Corporation, Tuong Hoang (’19 B.S., Mechanical Engineering) writes that she has been lucky to find colleagues who support her success. Continue reading …
Global Formula Racing says auf wiedersehen to combustion car, and willkommen to driverless
Global Formula Racing — the partnership between Oregon State University and German university DHBW Ravensburg— has a storied and stellar track record. Since 2010, the team has racked up multiple top-10 finishes in race cars designed and built from the ground up. So when the team took second place at Formula Student Germany earlier this […]
Logendran to retire after 30 years
After an illustrious 30-year career at Oregon State University, R. Logen Logendran, professor of industrial engineering, is set to retire in September.
Nembhard named IISE fellow
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers has awarded Harriet B. Nembhard the title of fellow. Nembhard is the Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering and head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. The award recognizes outstanding leaders in industrial engineering who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to the profession. “Becoming […]
The “How” of design
By Ali Trueworthy I want to put things in the ocean that can generate electricity. In pursuit of that, I do research which works to answer the question, “How do we design things that go in the ocean and generate electricity?” This is different from, “What things can we design that go in the ocean […]
Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nordica MacCarty conducts her research in the realm of humanitarian engineering. Through complex systems modeling, thermal fluid sciences, and engineering design, she seeks to understand the relationships between energy, society, and the environment. “In humanitarian engineering, we use tools to look at not only the technical aspects of a problem, […]
Faculty Spotlight: Yiğit Mengüç
Yiğit Mengüç, assistant professor of robotics and mechanical engineering, works at the interface of mechanical science and robotics to design deformable “smart” materials for building soft-bodied devices and robots. Among his goals are to design and manufacture soft, bioinspired robots for tasks such as deep-sea exploration and to augment human capabilities in everyday life. “The […]
Faculty Spotlight: Ross Hatton
The varied research interests of Ross Hatton, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, converge at the intersection of robotics, mechanics, and biology. His work includes the development of motion models for robotic snakes and fundamental mathematical models for the study of locomotion. Hatton looks to the natural world to find mathematical principles of animal motion and […]
Faculty Spotlight: Geoff Hollinger
Assistant Professor Geoffrey Hollinger conducts fundamental research in the quickly growing area of robotic systems. Among the major goals of his Robotic Decision Making Laboratory is formulating more effective ways for networks of autonomous robotic systems to work together to plan and coordinate their actions and learn how to make optimal decisions during complex data-gathering […]
Faculty Spotlight: Brian Fronk
Assistant Professor Brian Fronk researches thermal energy systems and heat transfer in the domains of both applied and fundamental science.
Faculty Spotlight: Javier Calvo-Amodio
Assistant Professor Javier Calvo-Amodio is an industrial engineer who specializes in engineering management.
Faculty Spotlight: Bryony DuPont
Tapping design automation to improve consumer products, the power grid, and more
Faculty Spotlight: Julie Tucker
After completing her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Julie Tucker worked in industry for five years as a lead scientist, helping design nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers at a government-owned, contractor-operated power lab in Schenectady, New York.
Faculty Spotlight: Kyle Niemeyer
Kyle Niemeyer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, develops advanced numerical methods for computational modeling of combustion and reactive flows.
Faculty Spotlight: David Blunck
Welty Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor David Blunck’s research focuses on four domains: combustion, ignition, radiation, and energy.