April 2012

Graduate Student news

Andrii Drach and Boris Drach were chosen to receive the prestigious Graduate Dissertation Year Fellowship Award for AY 2012-13. Andrew will work on utilization of copper alloys for marine applications and Boris will work on multiscale numerical modeling and characterization of carbon/carbon composites.


Firat Eren was awarded the Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship for 2012.


Caleb Morrill-Winter and Rachel Ebner are both back from their six week trip to Austrailia where they met with their academic advisor Professor Joe Klewicki at the University of Melbourne where they conducted experiments and analyzed data on the wind tunnel, as well as having exploring the landscape and having some fun.

Posted: April 13, 2012
Faculty News

Congratulations to professor Robert Jerard who is retiring at the end of this semester after 25 years of distinguished service. His hard work and his dedication to the department, college and UNH, along with his great love for teaching will be sorely missed by all of us.

Posted: April 13, 2012

February 2012

UNH Admissions Commerical which features Prof. May-Win Thein

Prof. Thein and some OE graduate students are featured in this UNH Admissions ad.

Posted: February 16, 2012
Wind Tunnel Gives Students Hands-on Design Experience

The UNH Flow Physics Facility (FPF) was recently highlighted on the NSF website.  The FPF is the world's largest boundary layer wind tunnel and is headed up by Prof. Joseph Klewicki.  UNH undergraduate and graduate students designed and built the supporting infrastructure. 

Posted: February 16, 2012
Manufacturing of Tailor Welded Blanks

Prof. Brad Kinsey is the editor and has contributed two chapters to Tailor Welded Blanks for Advanced Manufacturing book published by Woodhead Publishing.

Posted: February 16, 2012
Congratulations to two ME professors who recieved NSF CAREER Awards

Prof. Yannis Korkolis received a NSF CAREER Award in the amount of $400,000 to study innovations in microscale plasticity and failure mechanics to enable microforming processes, with bending and hydroforming as paradigms for a 5-year period from 2/1/2012 - 1/31/2017.  Please see NSF link for more information.  If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact Prof. Korkolis directly.

Prof. Martin Wosnik recieved a NSF CAREER Award in the amount of $401,456 to study experimental studies of turbulent inflow and wakes relevant to marine hydrokinetic (MHK) energy conversion for a 5-year period from 2/1/2012-1/30/2017.  Please see his Abstract for more information.


Posted: February 16, 2012

September 2011

Professor Yannis Korkolis Wins Best Young Researcher Award

Professor Yannis Korkolis attended The 5th International Conference on Tube Hydroforming in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, Japan on July 24 - 27, 2011.

Best Young Researcher Award was presented to Professor Yannis Korkolis for the paper: Modeling of the Pulsed Uniaxial Loading of SS 304, including Deformation-Induced Heating, which was co-authored with graduate student, Graham Cullen,who was the 1st author.

Pictured left to right is Professor Yannis Korkolis of the Department of Mechanical Engineering with Professor Ken-Ichi Manabe of the Tokyo Metropolitan University, who was the chairman of the conference.

Posted: September 08, 2011
ME Alum Wins Third Prize

ME alumnus Matthew Standley BSME '11 won the 3rd prize in the Student Design Competition at the 2011 ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference in Oregon State University (June 13 – 17).

Posted: September 08, 2011
Fulbright Scholarship Award Winner, Igor Tsukrov

Prof. Igor Tsukrov was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to continue his research on computational mechanics during his sabbatical leave in Germany this fall 2011 semester.

Posted: September 08, 2011
Professor Chini's Work Highlighted in Physics Fluid Journal

Prof. Greg Chini’s research on two-dimensional streaming flows in high-intensity discharge lamps was hi-lighted in the Physics of Fluids Journal this past June. Prof. Chini along with Prof. Thomas D. Dreeben are examining the streaming flows in high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps, in which acoustic resonance has been know for some years to impact lamp behavior.

Posted: September 08, 2011
Professor Celikkol's Sabbatical Leave

Prof. Celikkol will head a team of Turkish engineers in the design, fabrication and field trials of copper-alloy net cages on sabbatical leave in Turkey in the spring 2012 and fall 2012 semesters.

Posted: September 08, 2011
McHugh's, The Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics

Prof. McHugh will prepare his textbook manuscript, The Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics during his sabbatical leave this spring 2012 semester.

Posted: September 08, 2011
Thompson Hall Mechanical Clock

Very interesting article about the the mechanical clock that is in T-Hall. It is full of full of gears and pendulums etc) and might be of interest to mechanical engineers!

Posted: September 08, 2011