November 2017

November 9, 2017
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department's Advisory Board is hosting the 3rd Annual Meet and Greet for MAE Seniors. This event provides the opportunity for MAE students to network with industry leaders. This event will be held November 16, 2017.             
November 9, 2017
A computational modeling of amoeboid cell swimming was unveiled in a recent article by Professor Bagchi together with his graduate student Eric Campbell. The model shows the generation of fingerlike projections that give unilateral movement of amoeboid cells.  Full Article >> 

October 2017

October 24, 2017
A Rutgers' student team (ç) has been selected as a finalist for the Bayer Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge. On November 8, four members of RUAlka will compete at the Space Center Houston against two other teams to attempt the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Highest launch of an Alka-Rocket. CONGRATULATIONS RUAlka!!  More information about this competition is available here.    
October 11, 2017
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor Rajiv Malhotra recently received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.
October 5, 2017
The National Science Foundation has awarded Qingze Zou (PI) and Chanmin Su (co-PI at Bruker Nano Inc) a grant titled "GOALI: Control of Broadband Acoustic-caused Vibration at Nanoscale: An Enabling Technology for Cleanroom Metrology". This project aims to create a suite of dynamics and control tools to understand and combat acoustic-caused mechanical vibrations at nanoscale in atomic force microscope (AFM), a well-known and unique instrument used for studying objects at fractions of nano-meter scale. 
October 2, 2017
The Chancellor’s Scholar initiative was created through the New Brunswick Strategic Plan to recognize truly outstanding and highly promising scholars at Rutgers University–New Brunswick who are currently at the associate professor level. Professor Yi's scholarly research focuses on the fundamental understanding of the barriers in emerging applications and Grand Challenges in engineering from the dynamics and control perspectives, such as safe infrastructure and transportation systems and better healthcare and biomedical systems.
October 2, 2017
Cassidy was selected as one of the finalists in the Student Poster Competition during Oceans 17 Marine Technology Society (MTS) and IEEE-Ocean Engineering Society (IEEE-OCE) for her poster titled "Flight Dynamics of Slocum Gliders in Intermediate-Water Hurricane". Her poster described the findings motivated by unusual flight patterns during a glider deployment into Hurricane Sandy.
October 2, 2017
Professor Mina Pelegri (PI) and her collaborator Professor Ioannis Chasiotis at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have received support through the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for their proposal titled: "Role of Microstructure in Local Mechanical Deformation and Failure of Highly Drawn UHMWPE Films". This grant will investigate the local mechanical deformation of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) films in connection with their local microstructure and processing parameters.
October 2, 2017
The National Science Foundation has awarded a 3-year grant to a Rutgers Engineering Team composed of Professors Jingang Yi (co-PI), Javier Diez (co-PI), and Dario Pompili (PI). The title of the project is "Enabling Real-time Dynamic Control and Adaptation of Networked Robots in Resource-constrained and Uncertain Environments" from the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Program. We invite you to learn more about this project at the NSF page here.