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Professor Satya Atluri has been featured in a Podcast Interview. Please see interview at: http://sciencewatch.com/inter/pod/2010/
Professor Scott Samuelsen receives The 2010 UCI Medal, UCI's highest honor award. Professor Samuelsen, who oversaw the creation of UCIs hydrogen fueling station and provides international leadership in the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell vehicles, also directs the Advanced Power & Energy Program, which encompasses the National Fuel Cell Research Center, the UCI Combustion Laboratory and the Pacific Rim Consortium on Energy, Combustion & the Environment. His research focuses on energy generation, distribution and utilization, including the production of electricity, motive power and propulsive power from fuel cells, gas turbines and hybrids of both. He also explores the environmental impact of these energy systems, the dynamic between energy generation and atmospheric quality, and the development of environmentally preferred, high-efficiency energy generation integrated into buildings and complexes. He founded the Mechanical Engineering program at UCI and served as chair for nearly twenty years. The Medal, UCIs highest honor, recognizes individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the universitys mission, spirit and vision. The UCI Medal was first awarded in 1984 to founding Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Recipients have included Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners, authors, inventors, captains of industry, scientists and pioneers in virtually every field of endeavor.
The work of Professors Manuel Gamero and Lorenzo Valdevit is featured on the cover of Physical Review Letters, October 1st issue, 2010. Follow the link to the article "Pressure-Induced Amorphization in Silicon Caused by the Impact of Electrosprayed Nanodroplets".
Professor Robert Liebeck has been selected to receive the 2010 Daniel Guggenheim Medal Award. Past recipients have included some of the greatest names in aerospace, such as Donald Douglas, Charles Lindbergh, Igor Sikorsky, and William Boeing. Professor Liebeck's citation will read: For distinguished engineering as evidenced by the conception and development of Liebeck airfoils and Blended Wing Body aircraft.
June 24, 2010. Professor Robert Liebeck has been selected to receive the 2010 Daniel Guggenheim Medal Award, which is jointly sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineering, American Helicopter Society, and Society of Automotive Engineers. The Daniel Guggenheim Medal was established in 1929 for the purpose of honoring persons who make notable achievements in the advancements of aeronautics. Its first recipient was aviation pioneer Orville Wright. Over the years, recipients have included some of the greatest names in aerospace, such as Jerome Hunsaker, Donald Douglas, Charles Stark Draper, Holt Ashley, Robert Goddard, Theodore von Karman, Charles Lindbergh, Igor Sikorsky, Hugh Dryden, Lawrence Bell, James Doolittle, Glen Martin, William Boeing, and many others. Professor Liebeck's citation will read "For distinguished engineering as evidenced by the conception and development of Liebeck airfoils and Blended Wing Body aircraft."
March 5, 2010. Graduate student Mahshid Fardadi has been awarded the Amelia Earhart Fellowship. Zonta International foundation a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide, is the provider of this award of $10,000. Mahshid Fardadi studies control systems under supervision of Professor Faryar Jabbari.
November 2009. Prof. Robert Liebeck has been selected a 2010 Honorary Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The highest distinction conferred by AIAA and its Board of Directors is that of Honorary Fellow, which is granted to preeminent individuals who have had long and highly contributory careers in aerospace, and who embody the highest possible standards in aeronautics and astronautics. It will be conferred on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington D.C.
We are pleased to announce the 4th Southern California Symposium on Flow Physics which will take place at UC Irvine on Saturday, April 17, 2010. The 1st symposium was held on April 7, 2007 at Caltech, with more than 85 researchers from Caltech, Keck Grad Institute, UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and USC. We received much positive feedback after the event, and were encouraged to hold it annually. It was held at UCLA in 2008 and at UCSD in 2009. In keeping with the previous years educational theme, we are once again inviting postdocs and graduate students to give short APS-style presentations on their research. All faculty and undergraduate students are also highly encouraged to attend. Please visit http://mae.eng.uci.edu/scfs2010/symposium.htm for additional information and abstract submission procedures.
September 18, 2009. Professor Andrei Shkel has been select as a recipient of the IEEE Sensors Council 2009 Technical Achievement Award. The award is: "For pioneering Developments in the area of MEMS Gyroscopes, including the invention of micro-machined Rate Integrating Gyroscopes". The award recognizes outstanding technical contributions within the scope of the IEEE Sensors Council as documented by publications (including patents). The award is based on the general quality and originality of contributions. The award will be presented to Professor Shkel during the IEEE Sensors Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand on October 27, 2009.
September 10, 2009. Professor Haris J. Catrakis is elected Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). AIAA Associate Fellows are individuals of distinction who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics. This honor given by the AIAA community reflects the contributions of Professor Catrakis and his students to turbulent flow dynamics and flow control with emphasis on both fundamental challenges and aeronautical applications.
September 2, 2009. Professor Michael J. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has been named the 2009 recipient of The Machine Design Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Machine Design Award recognizes eminent achievement or distinguished service in the field of machine design which is considered to include application, research, development, or teaching of machine design. In 1958, the Machine Design Division (now Design Engineering Division) established the award.
May 26, 2009 Professor William A. Sirignano has been selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Wyld Propulsion Award for 2009. The award is presented for outstanding achievements in the development or application of rocket propulsion systems. He will be presented the award at the 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit being held 2 - 5 Aug 2009 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Professor Sirignano has also been elected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The creation of the SIAM Fellows program was approved by the membership last year. Fellowship honors SIAM members who have made outstanding contributions to the fields served by SIAM, and Professor Sirignano is among the distinguished members of SIAM in the initial class of Fellows.
February 14 2009. Professor Said Elghobashi has been elected to the rank of Fellow of AAAS. He will be recognized for his contribution to science and technology.
January 28, 2009. Visit from Professor Vijay K. Dhir, Dean of UCLAs Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (Distinguished Lecturer Seminar)
December 5, 2008: Professor Said Elghobashi has been elected to the rank of Fellow of AAAS. Elected members are those whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished. Professor Elghobashi is being honored for his pioneering and innovative computational analyses and consequential insights for turbulent flows, including reactive flows, particle-laden flows, and bubble-laden flows.
December 1, 2008. Professor Dimitri Papamoschou has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The AIAA reserves the title of fellow for persons of distinction who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics. An award to commemorate this honor will be presented at an AIAA gala on May 13, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
December 1, 2008. Jennifer Shockro and Adam Wachtor have both won Margaret Burbidge Awards for Best Experimental Research. Both are MAE graduate students conducting their Ph.D. research in turbulence and fluid dynamics with Professor Catrakis. The two awards were selected by a prize committee and given on the basis of the research presentations of these two students at the American Physical Society California Section which was held during October 17-18, 2008. The list of awardees is available here: http://aps-ca.lbl.gov/awards.html
July 1, 2008. Two MAE graduate students, Arezoo Motavalizadeh Ardekani and Solmaz Sajjadi-kia, have been awarded the prestigious Amelia Earhart Fellowship for their outstanding accomplishments in aerospace science and engineering. Zonta International foundation, a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide, is the provider of this award of $10,000. Arezoo conducts her research in the multiphase heat transfer and fluid dynamics laboratory under the supervision of Professor Roger Rangel. This is the second time that she receives this award. Solmaz Sajjadi-Kia studies control systems under supervision of Professor Faryar Jabbari.
June 9, 2008. Sadegh Dabiri has been selected to receive the AIAA Martin Summerfield Graduate Award for Studies in Propellants and Combustion. In honor of this prestigious student award Mr. Dabiri will receive $5000 honorarium plus travel expenses to attend the 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit in Hartford, Connecticut. The AIAA Foundation honors organizations or individuals for unique contributions and extraordinary accomplishments through its prestigious Awards for Excellence.
April 13, 2008. Salvador Mayoral has won the Western Region Award of the Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Engineering Honor Society. The award is based on academic accomplishment, service, and leadership in Aerospace Engineering. Each year, only one student is selected from the Western Region which includes the states of California, Washington, and Arizona. Mr. Mayoral is an undergraduate student at UC Irvine with mulitple majors including Aerospace Engineering. In addition to his Western Region Award, he is the recipient of the local chapter UC Irvine Sigma Gamma Tau Award. He is presently the President of the UC Irvine Sigma Gamma Tau Chapter.
02/25/2008. Professor Daniel D. Joseph Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has been honored by Florida State University with the Sir James Lighthill Distinguished Lectureship Award for 2008. Dr. Joseph has been recognized for his seminal contributions in the diverse field of fluid dynamics. The Distinguished Lectureship Award was established to honor leaders in mathematical sciences. The previous winners are: Peter Lax, Andy Majda, Steven Orzag and Katapelli Sreenivasan.
Dr. Seeker will be an
extraordinary contributor to the research and teaching mission of our
08/01/2006 Dr. Yun Wang joins MAE Department as Assistant Professor.
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Yun Wang to
its faculty. After obtaining his B.S. and M.S. degrees in
07/01/2006 Dr. Benjamin Villac joins MAE Department as Assistant Professor. The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Benjamin Villac to its faculty. After completing his undergraduate education in France (Ecole Nationale de Techniques Avancees, Paris, France), Dr. Villac joined the University of Michigan for his graduate studies where he received MSE and Ph.D degrees in Aerospace Engineering in 2000 and 2003, respectively. His interest in mathematics also led him to earn an MS degree in Mathematics in 2002. Dr. Villac worked as a post-doctoral scholar at Caltech and joined the Outer Planet and Mission analysis group at JPL in November 2004. His research interests revolve around spaceflight mechanics, nonlinear dynamical systems and their control. His research aims at improving the design of complex missions by characterizing global properties of optimal control solutions and their relation to the underlying dynamics. This research involves the study of stability properties of flow structures under model perturbations,as well as the properties of uncertainties propagation in such systems. Finally, the numerics of such questions are another aspect of his research where enclosures of solutions are sought numerically.
06/19/2006 Prof. Liebeck has been selected to be the first recipient of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) Award for Innovation in Aeronautics. This Award recognizes the many outstanding original contributions of Prof. Liebeck in the area of aerodynamic design and, in particular, Prof. Liebeck's innovative design of blended wing-body (BWB) configurations for jet transport aircraft. Von Karman founded ICAS in 1958 with the purpose of promoting excellence in aeronautical science and engineering throughout the world.
MAE News Archives:
09/17/2003 AIAA Student Chapter launches new web site http://mae.eng.uci.edu/aiaa/aiaa.html. Undergraduate aerospace engineering students are encouraged to join the Chapter and benefit from organized activities in aeronautics and astronautics. Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, Pi Tau Sigma (PTS), launches new web site http://mae.eng.uci.edu/pts/pts.html. Honors undergraduate students in mechanical engineering are encouraged to join and participate in the PTS activities.
10/03/2002 Fall Quarter MAE Seminar Series begins.
03/2001 Prof. Donald Dabdub has been nominated among a very small group of faculty members as the favorite professor of freshman students. The recognition, given officially by Project Prometheus, targets faculty members who have made themselves available and approachable: faculty who have aided students in clarifying their goals, values, and contribution potential.
11/2000 Prof. William Sirignano has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.
08/2000 Prof. Michael McCarthy has been elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
04/2000 Prof. Donald Dabdub discovers how sea salt influences pollution.
02/2000 Prof. Roger Rangel receives AIAA best paper award.
01/2000 Renowned aerodynamicist Dr. Robert H. Liebeck joins the Department.
01/2000 MEMS expert Dr. Andrei M. Shkel joins the Department.
11/1999 Prof. Said Elghobashi has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.
03/1999 Prof. Haris Catrakis has been selected to receive the National Science Foundation Career Award.
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