EE senior design project published at the 2013 IEEE Green Technologies Conference

A paper from an electrical engineering senior design project, the Stirling Engine, will be published at the fifth annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference in Denver on April 4 – 5. Students Darick LaSelle, Robert Liechty, Hassan Alzamzam, Robert Foster, and Jasmin Dzabic are all working on the project and will compete in the college’s Spring Senior Design Competition on May 7. Read the paper.

Congratulations!

Kim to give an invited lecture at American Composite Manufacturers Association

Kim (9-12)-WEBJimmy Kim, associate professor in civil engineering, was invited by the American Composite Manufacturers Association (ACMA) to deliver a lecture at an upcoming ACMA specialty conference (Corrosion, Mining, and Infrastructure). The 45-minute talk will be center around his recent research findings as to advanced composite materials for infrastructure applications with emphasis on carbon fiber reinforced polymers for structural rehabilitation. Kim’s primary research interests encompass sustainable infrastructure rehabilitation, intelligent structural systems, and science-based structural engineering. Kim chairs the American Concrete Institute Committee 345 (Concrete Bridge Construction, Maintenance, and Repair), consisting of 49 members, and serves as a member of editorial board of three international journals in his area of expertise.

ACMA is the composites industry’s largest trade group in the world. The Association consists of approximately 3,000 companies with a half-million people in all 50 states. ACMA advocates for the interests of the composites community, proactively and positively affecting regulatory and legislative outcomes on a wide range of policy issues, including energy and environment, worker health/safety, trade policy and job creation.

In the News: Dr. Richard Weir and his lab group, Aurora Sentinel

Local 3-D printer testing machinery could help artificial limb producers solve difficult problems

AURORA | Richard Weir’s new toy takes up an entire room in this basement maze of laboratory space at the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.

That’s not to say this refurbished 3-D printer belongs to Weir, a research professor in the University of Colorado Denver’s new Department of Bioengineering. The cutting-edge laser metal bonding machine came to the lab thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Veterans Administration, and it’s part of the larger Biomechatronics Development Laboratory that’s home to researchers from CU and the VA.

Read the full story by ADAM GOLDSTEIN, Staff Writer, Aurora Sentinal at: http://www.aurorasentinel.com/guide/proof-positive-of-potential/

Marshall receives CEAS Outstanding Faculty in Teaching Award

Wes MarshallWes Marshall, assistant professor in civil engineering has been chosen as this year’s CEAS Outstanding Faculty in Teaching. The award, which includes a cash prize as well as a commemorative plaque, will be presented at the college Year-End Celebration on May 17.

As the winner of this year’s award, Wes will be appointed to serve on the selection committee for next year’s Outstanding Faculty in Teaching/Research awards.

Golkowski receives CEAS Outstanding Faculty in Research Award

Mark GolkowskiMark Golkowski, assistant professor in electrical engineering has been chosen as this year’s CEAS Outstanding Faculty in Research. The award, which includes a cash prize as well as a commemorative plaque, will be presented at the college Year-End Celebration on May 17.

As the winner of this year’s award, Mark will be appointed to serve on the selection committee for next year’s Outstanding Faculty in Teaching/Research awards.

Congratulations on this achievement and best of luck with the campus-level award.

Mechanical engineers & motorsports on the move

By Marcia Neville | University Communications

DENVER – Surveying his new facility at the recently renovated 5th Street Hub, Ron Rorrer, PhD, PE, looked like a kid in a candy store. The associate professor of mechanical engineering pointed to the many air hoses hung from the ceiling of the garage workspace, the 110 and 220 outlets, and let out a satisfied sigh. These are the things that make mechanical engineers happy. Continue reading “Mechanical engineers & motorsports on the move”

ME senior design team featured on 9News

On Tuesday, March 12, Ryan Anderson and the H2 Eco-Challenger senior design team from the Department of Mechanical Engineering was featured on 9News at 7 a.m. Anderson discussed the team’s hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle and the Shell Eco-Marathon competition in Houston in which they’ll participate next month.

Stay tuned for updates on how the team performs in Houston.

Metal prototype machine may revolutionize biomedical research

From left, Jacob Segil, doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering at CU-Boulder; Richard Weir, Ph.D., associate research professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus; Matthew Davidson, doctoral student in Bioengineering CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus; and Nili Krausz, graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, stand next to the new 3D metal rapid-prototype machine in the Research Institute Laboratory.

Richard Weir, Ph.D., a leading researcher in robotic technology for arm amputees, said the fabricator will allow his research team to develop better components — created faster and less costly — for prosthetic fingers, hands and arms. Weir, an associate research professor in the Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, also envisions creating a prototyping center as a resource for other university and VA researchers.

Read the Full Story in the CU Denver Newsroom

Senior design project, The Scorpion, featured in University Student Stories

Molly Zimmerman reached down to scrub the filthy, old truck engine. Working alongside her teammates, she leaned in to give the job a little more elbow grease. Then, in a dirt-caked nook of the engine, she saw it: a baby scorpion.

 

Continue reading the full story at:

http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/WhoWeAre/spotlight/students/Pages/Scorpion-Motorsports-Project.aspx