MME 10-Year Merge Anniversary (2011-2021)
We're celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the successful merge of the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Enjoy some of the highlights as we emerged into Mechanical & Materials Engineering.
Read MME 10-Year Magazine (PDF)
Nebraska Engineering/UNMC research team honored for surgical robot
A surgical robot developed in collaboration between Shane Farritor, a professor mechanical and materials engineering at UNL, and Dmitry Oleynikov, a professor and surgeon at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, was recently named a prestigious Game Changer Award winner by Robotics Business Review.
Four engineering students among homecoming royalty finalists
Four College of Engineering students - Jonathan Berger (mechanical and materials engineering), Christopher Davidson (biological systems engineering), Ryan Drvol (mechanical and materials engineering) and Kathryn Rentfro (chemical and biomedical engineering) - are among the 20 UNL seniors selected as 2015 homecoming royalty finalists. The king and queen will be elected by the student body in an online vote Thursday and will be crowned at halftime of Nebraska's football game against Southern Miss, which begins Saturday at 11 a.m.
Huang heads portion of solar cell project
Jinsong Huang, associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering, is heading the UNL portion of a new solar cell project led by Brown University and funded by the National Science Foundation. With $1.3 million of NSF support, Huang’s team will explore molecular-level properties of cells made from perovskite, a class of cost-efficient crystalline materials that represent a promising alternative to industry standard silicon.
UNL engineers' manuscript chosen for ACS Editors Choice
A manuscript - "Color and Texture Morphing with Colloids on Multilayered Surfaces" - by UNL mechanical and materials engineers has been chosen for publication by the American Chemical Society and was featured as in the Editors' Choice section on the group's website. The authors of the paper are associate professor Li Tan, professor George Gogos, postdoctoral research associate Ziguang Chen, and students Shumin Li and Andrew Arkebauer.
Two engineering faculty earn teaching honors
John Barton, professor of mechanical and materials engineering, and Aemal Khattak, associate professor of civil engineering, are among 15 UNL recipients of the 2015 College Distinguished Teaching Awards.
Video profiles MME professor's research controlling obesity
Research done by Jung Yul Lim, associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering, into ways of controlling obesity is the focus of a video on NSF's Science360 News web site.
Tools made by UNL engineers reveal life in Antarctica
The Weather Channel has released a video highlighting how a hot-water drill and an underwater robotic vehicle - both designed, built and operated by a UNL engineering team - have helped scientists in making discoveries about Antarctica's geology and biology
Engineering grad students earn UNL honors
Two graduate students from the College of Engineering were among those honored on Jan. 15 at the Graduate Awards Reception at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center. Mechanical and Materials Engineering graduate student Yuchuan Shao was selected to receive the Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award for his work with MME assistant professor Jinsong Huang. Shao also received the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience Fellowship. Phillipp Kuehne, a graduate student in Electrical Engineering, was one of three graduate students given the Folsom Distinguished Dissertation Award.
McNair Scholars Program picks three engineering students
Three UNL engineering students were chosen to take part in UNL's McNair Scholars Program for the fall semester of the 2014-15 academic year -- Brittney Bridger-Burton, a mechanical engineering major; and Zully Perez Sierra, a chemical engineering major -- were chosen to the McNair Cohort; and Daniel Rico, a biological systems engineering major, was chosen a McNair Scholar.
Five engineering students among homecoming royalty
Five engineering students - Joseph Farley (mechanical), Zach Foster (chemical), Shane Manning (agricultural), Mary Pistillo (mechanical) and Claire Uryasz (biological systems) - are among the 20 UNL students chosen as homecoming royalty finalists.