June 2016

June 29, 2016
Xiangyu Gong and students working with Assistant Professor Mazzeo published an article that is the first to describe soft rotating motors. These motors enable a new class of soft locomotion not found in nature, which is capable of withstanding impact, traversing irregular terrain, and operating in water.
June 6, 2016
Three MAE students, Justin Lareau, Michael DiBuono, and David Alston (not pictured), received Boeing Undergraduate Student Excellence in Leadership Awards presented by Peter Karpinski at Boeing's Facility in Ridley Park, PA. Rutgers Alumni Zachary Daroff, Jonathan Grova, and Juan Carlos Oliveros, along with Professors Bai and Mazzeo were present for the ceremony.
June 6, 2016
Prof. Doyle Knight taught two courses at the Northwestern Polytechnical University's School of Power and Energy in Xi'an, China, on May 23-27, 2017. The titles of the courses are "Compressible Turbulence" and "Energy Deposition for Flow Control". The courses were attended by undergraduate and graduate students and will be offered annually.
June 2, 2016
Dr. Bhattacharyya earned his Ph.D. from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1994 under the guidance of Professor Weng. He joined UALR in 2002 as an associate professor. His research is in materials engineering with a focus on smart materials and thin films. The Department of Defense, NASA, the Department of Energy and NSF-EPSCOR have funded Bhattacharyya’s research for a total of about $1.3 million, and he is the author of nearly 90 publications.

May 2016

May 20, 2016
Sonia Modarres Razavi, a doctoral candidate (Advisor: A. M. Cuitiño) won the 2016 New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association for Science and Technology (NJPhast) graduate scholarship in recognition to her poster: "Toward predicting tensile strength of pharmaceutical tablets by ultrasound measurement in continuous manufacturing". These awards are being given to recognize excellence in graduate research in the fields of pharmaceutical science and pharmaceutical technology.
May 10, 2016
Plants Move, Plants Matter - Join the Plant Movement!   The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) joined with the US Botanic Garden (USBG) to collaborate with the Botanical Society of America (BSA), Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Society of Economic Botany and Rutgers University in order to organize a 5-part, 600 square foot exhibit at the April 15-17, 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF). Over 365,000 people attended the festival! During USASEF the Plant Movement team piloted several new hands-on explorations.
May 9, 2016
Research of Ph.D. candidate Matthew Frenkel and Prof. Guo on "On-Chip Temperature Monitoring" was selected as the Cover Image in Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol. 54, Issue 12. In the associated article, Frenkel and Guo discussed the fabrication of a whispering gallery mode micro-sensor by utilizing polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) micro-shells coated onto an electrical current-carrying wire.
May 4, 2016
Professor Mitch Denda doctoral student David Talarico, along with Rutgers MBA students Ryan Annibali and Antoni Milewski, won the DoE-sponsored LaunchR pitch competition's grand prize of $50,000 in seed money for thier company based on a new wind power technology. Amongst the seven finalists were teams from Princeton, The University of Delaware, and NJIT. In addition to the seed money, they have been given a chance to compete on the national stage at the Department of Energy 's CleanTech Pitch Competition in Colorado this June.