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Tivo-ing Heat and Cold With Kent Udell

Kent Udell, a mechanical engineering professor, checks his ice ball experiment behind the University of Utah's Sill Center. The ice ball is buried underground, with monitoring boxes at the surface.

Under the lawn behind the University of Utah’s Sterling Sill Center, mechanical engineering professor Kent Udell MS’78 PhD’80 has buried a 35-foot-wide by 40-foot-deep “ice ball” about 10 feet below the surface. On a spring afternoon, he stops to sit on a patch of grass marked by […]

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Welcome Keunhan Park!

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Mechanical Engineering is pleased to announce Dr. Keunhan (Kay) Park, has joined our tenure-track faculty as an assistant professor.  He comes to us from the University of Rhode Island where he was an assistant professor in mechanical, industrial and systems engineering. Before that he was a mechanical […]

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Welcome Amanda Smith!

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We are proud to announce Dr. Amanda Smith has joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering tenure-track faculty as an assistant professor. Dr. Smith completed her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Mississippi State University in 2012, and her B.S. with honors in mechanical engineering from the University of […]

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Francoeur Receives NSF CAREER Award

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Mathieu Francoeur, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Utah, has received a five-year Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. This $400,017 grant is for a project titled “Enhanced Power Generation in a Nanoscale-Gap Thermophotovoltaic Device due to Radiative Heat […]

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Stoll Receives NSF CAREER Award

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Rob Stoll, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Utah, has received a five-year Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. This $492,091 grant is for a project titled, A multiscale study of heavy particle transport in sparse canopies. “I am […]

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Welcome Marc Calaf!

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Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome Dr. Marc Calaf as one of our more newer tenure-track faculty. Calaf obtained his PhD in mechanical engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland. His research focuses on characterizing the interaction between wind farms and wind energy harvesting […]

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