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The Wonders of Thin Structures
Pedro Reis' work focuses on the mechanics of large deformations of thin structures, towards devising novel functionalities over a wide range of length scales, from the very small to the very large.
Ice Bucket Challenge: The MechE Way
Department Head Gang Chen responds to his ALS ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and funding for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Water is Life
As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.
Closing the gender gap in mechanical engineering
A study examines departmental leadership's efforts over the past two decades to achieve gender parity in MechE's undergraduate population.
Finding leaks while they’re easy to fix
Small robotic device developed by Professor Kamal Youcef-Toumi and graduate student You Wu can inspect water or gas pipes from the inside to find leaks long before they become catastrophic.
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