Faculty & Staff

Listen: A Call for Engineers to Lead

A black and white photo of Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy layered on top of a color photo of a busy city with the Uncommon Engineer Podcast logo in the corner

Leadership in engineering is needed now more than ever. Graduating students need to be equipped with the skills to solve global challenges, such as climate change, water scarcity and metropolitan congestion. 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Xie Recognized as Emerging Investigator

Assistant Professor Xing Xie has received the Emerging Investigator Award from the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization.

The Emerging Investigator Award recognizes scientists and engineers that have demonstrated significant impact on research, teaching, service and leadership in the field of sustainable nanotechnology.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Research: Shuttering Fossil Fuel Power Plants May Cost Less Than Expected

A map of the United States uses color to illustrate the lifespan of existing power plants

Decarbonizing U.S. electricity production will require both construction of renewable energy sources and retirement of power plants now operated by fossil fuels. A generator-level model described in the Dec. 4 issue of the journal Science suggests that most fossil fuel power plants could complete normal lifespans and still close by 2035 because so many facilities are nearing the end of their operational lives.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Covid-19 Response: Monitoring Air Quality

a commercial airplane viewed from below is flying against a blue sky with white clouds

The airline industry has undoubtedly been one of the hardest-hit by the coronavirus as people abandoned trips on tightly packed airplanes to avoid exposure. This almost immediate world-wide drop in air travel in early 2020 presented researchers with an unprecedented opportunity to study how emissions from air travel affect the air we breathe.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Small Imperfections Can Have Significant Impact on Origami Metamaterials

Red, navy blue and yellow paper folded into origami structures illustrate how the shapes change when pressure is applied.

There is much interest in the possible use of origami-inspired metamaterials for engineering applications, due to their precisely architected structures that exhibit unconventional behavior. In practice, however, these structures are unlikely to exist without defects and imperfections.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Garrow Elected President of Airline Group

Professor Laurie Garrow has been elected president of the Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS). AGIFORS is a professional society dedicated to the advancement and application of operational research within the airline industry.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Pages

Subscribe to Faculty & Staff