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Happy Engineers Week

Date Published: 
February 20, 2017

Summer Research Apprenticeship Opportunities for Local Students

Date Published: 
January 31, 2017

Summer research apprenticeship opportunities for local students are available in Dr. Haitao Zhang's group for summer 2017.

Research Teams Collaborating to Better Understand Wildfire Spread

Date Published: 
January 17, 2017
Research Teams Collaborating to Better Understand Wildfire Spread

With a wall of fans six-stories high creating winds in a huge, one-of-a-kind laboratory, researchers from UNC Charlotte’s Fire Safety Engineering Technology program and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) are burning building materials and wildland vegetation to study wind-driven wildfire embers. The large-scale tests are part of three-year study to understand, and in the long run mitigate, the risks involved when embers from wildfires spread.

Fall 2016 MEES Ph.D. Research Symposium a Success

Date Published: 
January 5, 2017

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science held its first-ever Ph.D. Research Symposium on December 2, 2016. MEES doctoral students presented the current status of their research to undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and faculty. An outstanding opportunity to showcase research results and exercise presentation and writing skills, the event was well-attended.

Congratulations to our top presenters:

Rahul Upadhyay Awarded Graduate School Thesis Award

Date Published: 
November 17, 2016

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science is proud to announce that MS student, Rahul Upadhyay, has been awarded the Graduate School’s Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in Mathematics, Physical Science & Engineering, for his thesis, “An experimental and computational study of the effect of Bioceramic Porosity on Drug Release Kinetics.”  In his letter announcing the award, Graduate School Dean Tom Reynolds noted, “Your work was cogent and important, adding to th

MEES Student Achievement Awards 2016

Date Published: 
August 12, 2016

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science recognized students as part of our annual Student Achievement Awards. Students received an award and attended a lunch with Dr. Scott Smith, Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering.