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Friday, February 11, 2011

Professor Robert Wetherhold named a Fellow of ASME

Robert C. Wetherhold, PhD, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Fellowship, which is the highest elected grade of membership in ASME, is conferred upon members with at least 10 years of active engineering practice who have made significant contributions to the profession.>>

Professor Tarunraj Singh named a Fellow of ASME

UB Professor Tarunraj Singh Is Named a Fellow of ASME 11/11/10 Tarunraj Singh, PhD, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Fellowship, which is the highest elected grade of membership in ASME, is conferred upon members with at least 10 years of active engineering practice who have made significant contributions to the profession.>>

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

BSME Program adds Professional Practice and Science and Mathematics Tracks

The Undergraduate Studies Committee (UGSC) of MAE regularly surveys our undergraduates and also our alumni. Based on these results, the BSME program in Mechanical Engineering will be changing the structure of the Technical Electives... >>

How are our students doing in this difficult economy? Very well, as it turns out!

85% of our graduating students participated in a survey and the results show that... >>

Professor Thenkurussi Kesavadas develops software for surgery simulator

The software developed for use with Robotic Surgical Simulator ™ interface has the potential to revolutionize surgical training worldwide .>>

Professor Paul Desjardin wins prestigious Chancelor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching honors those who consistently demonstrate superb teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level. >>

MAE Professors Chung, Singh, and Singla author outstanding new texts

These texts will serve as valuable additions to the scientific literature both for practitioners in the field and as teaching resources.

Professor D Chung has authored two textbooks, entitled:
Composite Materials: Science and Applications
This tutorial-style reference book examines both structural composite materials (including their mechanical properties, durability, and degradation) and functional composite materials (including their electrical, piezoresistive, and thermal properties), as needed for a substantial range of applications. The emphasis on application-driven and process-oriented materials development is enhanced by a large amount of experimental results that provide real illustrations of composite materials development.
Functional Materials: Electrical, Dielectric, Electromagnetic, Optical, and Magnetic Applications
This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of functional materials, which are needed for electrical, dielectric, electromagnetic, optical, and magnetic applications. Materials concepts covered are strongly linked to applications.

Professor T Singh has authored a new monograph entitled:
Optimal Reference Shaping for Dynamical Systems: Theory and Applications
This text provides a rigorous yet accessible presentation of the theory and numerical techniques used to shape control system inputs for achieving precise control when modeling uncertainties exist. It includes up-to-date techniques for the design of command-shaped profiles for precise, robust, and rapid point-to-point control of under-damped systems.

Professor P Singla has authored a new textbook entitled:
Multi-Resolution Methods for Modeling and Control of Dynamical Systems
Unifying important methodology in the field, this book explores existing approximation methods and develops new ones for the approximate solution of large-scale dynamical system problems. It brings together a wide set of material from classical orthogonal function approximation, neural network input-output approximation, finite element methods for distributed parameter systems, and various approximation methods used in adaptive control and learning theory. The text features benchmark problems throughout to offer insights and illustrate some of the computational implications.

UB AIAA Student Team to NASA

A team of students from the UB student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is one of just 28 undergraduate student teams selected by NASA to test their science experiments in simulated weightlessness during the Summer of 2010. As one of NASAs Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities and Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED) programs.>>

Invention by MAE faculty featured in Discovery Channel

The Fingertip Digitizer, developed by mechanical engineer Young-Seok Kim and Thenkurussi Kesavadas, director of University of Buffalo's Virtual Reality Lab, could be used for everything from inputting information into a computer or PDA to transferring the physical characteristics of an object to a computer for design purposes. >>