Dr. Charles (Charlie) Taft, Professor Emeritus, has been elected to Fellow status in ASME
Congratulations to Dr. Charles (Charlie) Taft, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, who was recently elected to Fellow status in The American Society of Mechanical Engineers with the following citation: Prof. Taft made seminal contributions in non-linear controls, stepper motors and fluidics. He established a paradigm for collegial treatment of students in dynamic systems, fluid, electromechanical and discontinuous control and instrumentation courses he developed. His award-winning solutions of complex problems such as ground-breaking modelling of train air braking systems won him the ASME Rail Transportation Award (1980). His permanent magnet stepper motors modelling won him the IEEE IECI best paper award (1975). His fluid dynamics expertise is exemplified by fluidics patents, DARPA research on ship steering, and his skiing passion led to development of snow cover enhancement polyhedrons using prevailing winds. He authored 16 refereed papers, three books and 9 Patents.
Posted: September 18, 2012
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We hope to see you there!!Posted: September 13, 2012
News article on UNH Today about Professor Foster's work with a middle school teacher from Oyster River!
Middle Schoolers Get Excited About Engineering—From 3,500 Miles Away
Local Teacher and UNH Professor Collaborate in the Netherlands
With its high-tech instruments, esoteric terms, and complex equations, engineering research conducted by UNH faculty is far removed from the basic learning that occurs in a middle-school classroom.
Or is it? This summer, students at Oyster River Middle School in Durham got a close-up look at real-world research when their intern, Berkley Sadana, accompanied a UNH professor on a trip to the Netherlands to study how waves cause beach erosion. During her 10 days at the Delta Flume—a wave simulator that’s longer than two football fields placed end-to-end—Sadana interacted with students via daily blog entries and several on-site Skype sessions.
Click here to read the whole article!Posted: August 15, 2012
Congratulations to the UNH Lunabotics Team!!
Congrats to the UNH Lunabots team!! Here are the competition results from this year’s Lunabotics Competition in Florida; they came in 13th out of 55 teams in the overall competition! They were also able to qualify for the mining category by being one of 17 teams to actually mine the simulant, and we believe that they came in 9th in the mining category. (They mined a total of 31.8kg.)Posted: July 18, 2012
Article featuring William Matern and Professor Greg Chini
UNH Magazine office to inform you that an article about William Matern '12 and Professor Greg Chini is in the Spring 2012 edition. Chini and Matern are in a piece about the connections between math and medical conditions in the Inquiring Minds section of the magazine. Click here to read the article!Posted: June 27, 2012
Prof. Yannis Korkolis and his colleague, Prof. Edmund Chu from Alcoa won the Best Organized Symposium or Session (BOSS) award from the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division at the 2012 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) last week. Congratulations to them both!Posted: June 13, 2012
Professor Robert Jerard's Retirement party!
Check out more pictures of Professor Jerards retirement party that we have posted on facebook!
Posted: May 31, 2012
Bicycle powered washing machine
Check out this article featuring our recent UNH ME Alumni that talks about their pedal powered washing machine! They did an amazing job on thier project!Posted: May 23, 2012
Congratulations to the FSAE TEAM!
The UNH Precision Racing team had a very successful competition. The team is on its ninth running and this year and they completed the 22km endurance race for the third time!
Overall they finished 32d out 120 teams internationally!
Other final standings:
35th marketing presentation
29th skid pad
12th fuel economy
endurance...unknown at this moment
Congratulations FSAE Team we are so proud!
Posted: May 15, 2012
Congratulations Professor Thein!!!
Congratulations to Prof. May-Win Thein who won the CEPS Teaching Award this year. We all know how much she goes above and beyond the call of duty!It’s wonderful for May-Win to be recognized by the students for all of her hard work in and outside of the classroom!Posted: April 27, 2012
Recent Delivery in Kingsbury Hall
Professor Korkolis recently took delivery of a 250 kN (55 kips) servohydraulic testing machine. Moving that machine to Kings S211 was a difficult job, that took a crew of 4 more than 7 hours. The machine adds new capabilities in both monoto...nic and fatigue testing of materials, and will also be used to study the forming limits of steel tubes, for manufacturing applications. For a more complete list of the testing equipment available in Kings S211, take a look here.Posted: April 13, 2012
Timothy Roemer, Nicholas Aubut, Joshua Chabot, William Holmes, Abigail Jenkins, and Michael Johnson (all Junior M.E.'s) presented their paper, "Using the Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) TableSat IB for the Analysis of Attitude Control and Flexible Boom Dynamics for MMS Mission Spacecraft," at the AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Symposium in Charlestown, SC in February.
The UNH Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) team will compete in the Regional MATE and in the international intercollegiate MATE competition. The team consists of Khan Nguyen, Matthew Normandeau, Raymond Jones, Michael LeVeille, Matthew Mazzola, Thomas Provencher, and Alex Washakoaski.
Amy Underwood, Timothy Roemer, Nicholas Aubut, Joshua Chabot, William Holmes, Abagail Jenkins adn MIchael Johnson presented their undergraduate research for the NASA MMS Mission at the NASA Goddard SPace Flight Center.
Brendan Bickford (SR M.E.0 has been working witht he UNH SPace Science Center to design, construct and test a mechanical prototype of the Positrom Identification by Coincident Annihilation Photons (PICAP) instrument to identify moderate energy positrons and negatrons in space.
Vincent Lyon, '12, co-president of the UNH Energy Club, along with fellow club members participate in "Friday Night LIghts" where they routinely check and turn off any lights, appliances or projectors inadvertently left on in academic buildings. See the article here.Posted: April 13, 2012
Dr. Chris Suprock, (PhD degree Systems Engineering 2010) is working on developing a new type of artificial heart pump using a ferrofluid to help replicate and actual heartbeat without requiring any moving parts. For more info please visit this link.
Posted: April 13, 2012
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