Author: Rosaire Bushey

Fall 2018 Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series, Upcoming Events / 27.08.2018

Professor Robert O. Ritchie from the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will be the featured speaker Nov. 1 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Ritchie's talk is: Damage-tolerance in engineering and biological materials. The talk will be held in 310 Kelly Hall. Professor Ritchie is hosted by Assistant Professor Ling Li....

Fall 2018 Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series, Upcoming Events / 27.08.2018

Professor Thomas A. Zawodzinski  from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be the featured speaker Dec. 6 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Zawodzinski's talk is: Making use of renewable electrons with redox flow batteries and related 'open' systems.  The talk will be held in 310 Kelly Hall. Professor Zawodzinski is hosted by Assistant Professor Zheng Li....

News, Uncategorized / 11.06.2018

The evolution of bipedal robots may follow a road once traveled by living species – the inclusion of a tail. In the Robotics and Mechatronics Lab of Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, associate professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, the tail has become a captivating solution for the problem of bipedal and quadrupedal robot stabilizing and maneuvering. “If you’ve seen robotic quadrupeds, they are very big and very expensive, with articulated legs incorporating multiple degrees of freedom,” said Ben-Tzvi. “The machines use the leg’s multiple degrees of freedom to maneuver and stabilize so if they are pushed from the side, the legs adjust like a human to keep it from falling.” The problem is that with legs so complex, they are large and...

News, Uncategorized / 11.06.2018

BWX Technologies, Inc. presented a check for $4,000 to the department for the senior design program to go toward a project next year working alongside QL+. BWXT and non-profit QL+ joined forces this year as well, resulting in a push-up plank device to help a retired Army officer who lost her arm and shoulder maintain her fitness. In the photo above, Azim Eskandarian, department head and Nicholas and Rebecca Des Champs Chair, stands with Jodee Harris (BSME '16) and Jackson Sale (BSME '15) of BWXT, and associate professor of practice Robin Ott, senior design program director....