Mass production. That is the way of manufacturing in the world today. Large factories manufacture goods in large quantities and then ship them out globally to sellers and eventually, the products reach end-users. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on this process as personal protective equipment (PPE) went out of stock and back-ordered, and other necessary equipment needed during the crisis was in short supply.
The Washington Academy of Sciences is an affiliated academy comprised of over sixty science societies. They have published articles of scientific interest since 1899. Over their years they have honored many for their achievements in STEM and continue to do so today.
A few months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to change in ways we never have thought possible, and that included the shut down of our research labs. Research labs are the heart of our mechanical engineering work, they are where major breakthroughs happen, and where solutions to big world problems begin.
Jun Ni made the SME list for The 20 Most Influential Professors in Smart Manufacturing.
This week is a pivotal one for the University of Michigan (U-M) Mechanical Engineering (ME) undergraduate students. In a normal semester, it is time to put the finishing touches and conduct tests on their semester-long team projects in ME 250 and ME 350. It all culminates during the U-M ME Undergraduate Symposium (MEUS) where they meet in the BorgWarner Galleria of GG Brown for a showdown of machines and what always proves to be a solid demonstration of problem-solving.
This award, endowed by engineering alumnus Larry Miller, is set up to recognize junior faculty members. Larry has a particular interest in supporting junior faculty whose research intersects with medicine and human health.
This year Shanna Daly and Neil Dasgupta have been selected as Miller Faculty Scholars, for three-year terms.
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Galip Ulsoy and his wife Susan Glowski have provided an endowment gift to establish the E. & M. Ulsoy Citation Leader Award Fund. This honor is awarded annually to the U-M ME faculty member with the largest number of citations to his/her research work in the Scopus Database that year.
Miki Banu is a Research Associate Professor for U-M ME and has been with the department since 2013. Banu and her research have contributed to green technology and sustainable manufacturing, including a process to extract and use bamboo fibers to reinforce thermoplastic and thermoset composites, reducing carbon emissions. Banu is also a member of U-M's Global CO2 Initiative where she explore
ME Assistant Research Scientist Grant Kruger has been selected to receive the 2018 Research Faculty Recognition Award. This award is designed to recognize exceptional scholarly achievements, as evidenced by publications and/or other scholarly activities in any academic field of study. Kruger is a member of the S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center.