MIME Design Team helps local nun get life changing gift.
Dr. Jamali to Join Lecture Program
Dr. Mohsin M. Jamali, was recently selected for IEEE Circuits and System Society’s distinguished lecture program for the two-year 2014-2015 term. Dr. Jamali is a professor of the UT College of Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.
Dr. Goel to Receive Borelli Award
Dr. Vijay K. Goel, was recently nominated and selected to be this year’s recipient of the Borelli Award. This is the most prestigious honor given by the American Society of Biomechanics, it recognizes outstanding career accomplishment and is awarded annually to an investigator who has conducted exemplary research in any area of biomechanics. Dr. Goel has been invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the ASB in order to receive the award and deliver the Borelli Award Lecture. This meeting will take place in Boston later this summer as part of the World Congress on Biomechanics. Dr. Goel is a professor of the UT College of Engineering Bioengineering Department, a Distinguished University Professor, McMaster-Gardner Endowed Chair of Orthopedic Biomedical Engineering and Co-Director of the Engineering Center for Orthopedic Research Excellence (E-CORE)
Marinescu Receives Award
Prof. Ioan Marinescu, Ph.D., department of mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering, received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Scientific Council of the Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in the Czech Republic, May of 2013.
Dimofte Makes Fellow
Dr. Florin Dimofte, a researcher at the University of Toledo- NASA, was elevated to the grade of Fellow by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). He was presented with the award at the President’s Luncheon during the STLE Annual Meeting in Detroit, Mich.
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
On Saturday, December 14, 2013 the University of Toledo College of Engineering honored the Fall Class of 2013 during the commencement program in the Lois & Norman Nitschke Auditorium. Keynote address was presented by Mr. Gary Heminger, President and CEO, Marathon Petroleum Corporation.
Graduate Commencement Ceremony
On Thursday, December 12, 2013, the University of Toledo College of Engineering held commencement exercises for those graduating with a Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree. The Keynote speaker was Dr. Satish Upda, Professor and Executive Vice President of Administrative Services, Michigan State University.
On Friday, November 15, 2013 Dean Nagi Naganathan presented the 2013 Annual State of the College Address.
Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni and (his Ph.D. student who graduated last spring) Dr. Lee Cross (PI)
of Imaging Systems Technology received an Air Force SBIR Phase I grant award of $150,000 for a project
entitled Transient Electromagnetic Simulator for EMP Survivability Analysis of Packaged Electronic Systems.
Ashkan Aryaei won the ASME/IMECE Student Travel Award and will be traveling to the
2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress Exposition (IMECE) in San Diego,
California in November to present his poster “Methods to estimate elasticity of live cells by atomic force microscopy.”
Cal Green, a 4th year Electrical Engineering student, writes an open letter to UT students about his experience with Renewable Energy and Sustainability.
Tom Burden, a Mechanical Engineering Technology student and his team members take 1st place in the Startup Weekend Toledo competition.
The Grypshon team of Tom Burden, Patricia Law and Kathy Worthy won the startup competition with the only physical product among the seven finalists.
The team developed a proposed business around friction mats designed for use in the maintenance of military and commercial aircraft.
The idea was the brainchild of Burden, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, who works on jet aircraft at the 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard base at Toledo Express Airport.
The Premier Student Chapter award recognizes outstanding EWB-USA Student Chapter who strives to meet the ideals of a successful EWB-USA chapter. These ideals include excellence in organization, fundraising and public relations, engagement in mentor/mentee relationship, and chapter and regional participation. We were awarded this honor for the Great Lake Region, which includes student chapters in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and West Virginia. EWB-UTOLEDO has gone through a chapter restructuring process this while continuing to work on their bridge project in Los Sanchez, Honduras and starting an assessment of a potential water project with the community of La Barranca, Honduras. Katie Burns, Corporate Sponsorship Chairperson, was selected to share her grant writing and corporate sponsorship experiences in a presentation at the conference. EWB-UTOLEDO has expanded as a chapter this year as is honored to be recognized for their growth and perseverance as they have been through multiple setbacks this year, but have always found a way to learn and grow.
MS thesis of UT graduate student Nikhil Gudi entitled “A Simulation Platform to Demonstrate Active Demand-Side Management by Incorporating Heuristic Optimization for Home Energy Management” was downloaded 1042 times from OhioLink to date. Co-advisors are Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni and Dr. Lingfeng Wang.
MS thesis of UT graduate student Bertrand Fernandes entitled “Nondestructive Evaluation of Deteriorated Prestressing Strands Using Magnetic Field Induction” was downloaded 630 times from OhioLink to date. Co-advisors are Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni and Dr. Douglas Nims.
Dr. Rashmi Jha is awarded US Patent.
Sunitha Asapu (PhD candidate in Chemical & Environmental Engineering), won the Ohio Section American Water Works Association (Ohio AWWA) 2013 Annual Student Poster Competition. The picture shows Sunitha with organizers of the student poster competition.
Ms. Maryam Nabiyouni, a doctoral candidate of the Department of Bioengineering was recently informed of an award of merit selected by the Orthopedic Biomaterials Special Interest Group for her poster presented in the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for Biomaterials held in Boston.
Congchen "Charles" Cai , Yadi "Wendy" Wen, Kevin Weirauch Dane Theisen, and Chris Volny placed 3rd in the startup pitch judging at the conclusion of Toledo Startup Weekend 2013 with our pitch for the product CloudControl. Zachary Kraner, co-founder and designer for Intrinsic, help design their logo.
Toledo Startup Weekend
Jordan Keefe, a chemical engineering student, collected over 1600 pairs of shoes for distribution in Haiti.
Learn how to donate here.
Mechanical engineering Students win national design compitition
Ryan Oaks, a junior in mechanical engineering, recognized as Intern-of-the-Month by S.E.E.D.
Professor/Students Win Grand Prize at Cannonball Run
Alumnus Aaron LeMieux, BSME '99 appears on "Shark Tank".
Kim Knuth, BSCHME to be inducted into MAC Hall of Fame.
Christie Hennen, Associate Director of Department Student Services, The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was recognized as an Outstanding Adviser by the University of Toledo.
Dr. G. Glenn Lipscomb, Professor and Chair, the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering was recognized by the University of Toledo as an Outstanding Teacher.
Dr. Matthew Franchetti, Assistant Professor, the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, was recently recognized as an Outstanding Teacher by the University of Toledo.
Congratulations to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Student Chapter for taking 1st place at the Chem-E Car Competition held March 23, 2013 during the AIChE North Central Student Regional Conference at the University of Cincinnati.
An increasing number of Americans are dealing every day with the effects of diabetes. Dr. Brent Cameron, professor of bioengineering, and students including Brandon Clarke, shown here, are developing devices that measure blood-sugar levels with a simple scan and may make the finger-prick test obsolete.
Professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Dr. Abdollah Afjeh was awarded the membership grade of Fellow by ASME for significant contributions in the field of fluid dynamics of mechanical systems.
Dr. Abdul-Majeed Azad, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has developed a sensor for Acense LLC - that can alert utility companies when transformers need maintenance - potentially saving utilities millions in replacement costs - and helping energy consumers avoid blackouts by preventing transformer explosions.
Dr. Mohammad Elahinia, professor of mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering, left, shown here with doctoral student Walter Anderson, has worked with Dr. Christopher Cooper, professor and chair medicine, and developed and licensed a new device to remove blood clots from the body before they cause stroke or other danger.
University slates events for National Engineers Week
UT highlights research, educational opportunities at global energy summit.
UT College of Engineering received top marks for online graduate-level education.
UT recieves research money to study algae for use as biofuel.
Dr. Rashmi Jha, Assistant Professor of EECS, has been awarded a CAREER grant from the NSF for research into Novel Nanoelectronic Reconfigurable Synaptic Memory Devices.
On Saturday, December 15, 2012 the College of Engineering honored the Fall Class of 2012 during the graduation convocation program in the Lois & Norman Nitschke Auditorium.
On Friday, December 14, 2012, Dr. Mohamed Samir Hefzy, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Administration for the College of Engineering, recognized those students who would be earning a Masters Degree or Ph.D. in engineering.
On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 the College of Engineering hosted a Holiday Reception for all the staff, faculty, and friends of the college on the first floor of Nitschke Hall.
On Friday, December 7, 2012, the College of Engineering hosted a design exposition for the engineering students to present their undergraduate research or senior design projects.
Research on using algae as a biofuel conducted by Drs. Sasidhar Varanasi and Sridhar Viamajala reported on by the Toledo Blade today.
UT researchers study algae as economical biofuel
On Friday, November 9, 2012 Dean Nagi Naganathan hosted the 2012 State of the College Address.
On Friday, November 2, 2012 the College of Engineering held its annual Fall Honors Convocation. The college recognized all graduating seniors who had met their requirements for a diploma with honors of summa, magna, or cum laude.
Robert S. Ruse, Ph.D. and MS. graduate of UT Civil Engineering, has been named President of TTL Associates, Inc.
Christine M. Smallman, Director of Engineering Professional Education Programs received the Judith Herb College of Education John H. Russel Scholarship
Dr. Min Song, Professor of EECS, has received the prestigious NSF Director's Award for Collaborative Integration: Collaborative for successful launch of ground breaking international initiatives. This award is to recognize Dr. Min Song's outstanding contributions to promoting NSF's international engagement and leadership.
On Friday, October 5, 2012 the College of Engineering hosted a distinguished alumni recognition event recognizing our 2012 Distinguished Young Alumna Ms. Jill Phillips Ortega, BSME '97 and our 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Donald Anthony, BSCE '70.
Robert Phillips, an undergraduate student of Civil Engineering, won the best poster award at AWWA Ohio Section's 74th Annual Conference. Robert presented his work on analysis of reducing potable water use by rainwater harvesting systems using the EEAST model.
Kazem Majdzadeh Ardakani, a doctoral student working with Professor Jabarin, received a University of Toledo Fellowship Award. These awards are presented to entering or first year, Ph.D. students with exceptional academic records. It is the highest student award the College of Graduate Studies offers and provides a stipend for the academic year.
UT Civil Engineering student, Demar Watkins, wins one of two civil engineering scholarships in Ohio.
On Thursday, September 27th, the Engineering Alumni Affiliate hosted its annual sand volleyball tournament for alumni, faculty, staff, and .
On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, the Career Development Center hosted 115 companies at the fall career expo.
Three UT Engineering Alumni are featured in article: Alumni's dreams into jobs the feature of new UT campaign.
On Tuesday, September 18th, Dr. Naganathan hosted the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the student lounge rennovations followed by an open house tour of the new facilities.
Dr. William Acosta, Assistant Professor of ET, has been awarded grant from Pilkington North America, Inc. for research in the Development of Mobile Integration with Auto Aftermarket eCommerce and Lot Traceability for Automotive Plants.
Dr. Sridhar Viamajala, Assistant Professor of CHEE, has been awarded an NSF grant for research in SEP Collaborative: Alkaliphilic microalgae-based sustainable & scalable processes for renewable fuels and products.
$4 million grants helping UT researchers turn algae scourge into fuel source.
Dr. Jian-yu Lu Professor of Bioengineering, has been invited to be a speaker at the Next Generation Medical Imaging meeting by CMU in Pittsburg. The invited speakers are top experts in medical imaging area from all over the world.
Dr. Defne Apul, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, has been awarded an NSF grant for research in Analysis of Decentralized Harvested Rainwater Systems using the uWISE Framework.
Dr. Youngwoo Seo, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, has been awarded an NSF grant for research in Understanding the Role of Biofilm on Disinfection By-Product Formation and Fate in the Water Distribution System.
Dr. Abdul-Majeed Azad, Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded US patent 8,227,373 B1 on Exhaust Gas Purification Catalysts And Methods of Making the Same.
Avian monitoring system hatches opportunities for College of Engineering.
Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni, Associate Professor of EECS, has been awarded an NSF grant for research in I-Corps: A Compact Low-Cost Wire Antenna Array for Dedicated Short Range Communications.
Dr. Sasidhar Varanasi, Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded an NSF grant for research in Simultaneous Isomerization and Reactive Extraction of Biomass Sugars for Efficient Furan Production via High Yield Ketose Intermediate.
Abhilash Vijayan, Ph.D., an alumnus of UT College of Engineering's civil engineering program, received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the Air & Waste Management Association during the 2012 Annual Conference of A&WMA in Texas.
Ms. Dipsikha Sarmah, a graduate student in civil engineering, won first place in the student paper competition (MS category) at the A&WMA conference in Texas. Ms. Sarmah was awarded a cash prize from the Association.
Dr. Lingfeng Wang, Assistant Professor of EECS, is working with industry to develop novel control strategies for green and energy-efficient buildings.
2006 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus is appointed president of PTI.
Lincoln Rassi, MET student and UT pitcher, signs as free agent with Kansas City Royals.
|UT College of Engineering at 2012 NAMS Conference & Workshop
Faculty members and students attended the 2012 NAMS Conference & Workshop, held in New Orleans, LA.
|Dr. Glenn Lipscomb, professor and chair of chemical & environmental engineering received two recognitions during the conference. One for his 11 years as NAMS Quarterly Editor and the other for his 8 years as Board Secretary. Dr. Lipscomb also presented a lecture during the two-day workshop as did Professor Maria Coleman. Two students picked up awards; Sunitha Asapu received the NAMS 2012 Elias Klein Travel Award while Sneha Chede received Honorable Mention in the NAMS 2012 Membrane Materials poster competition.|
|Dr. Isabel Escobar, professor and assistant dean of research development & outreach was the workshop committee chairperson.|
Ata Kiapour, a biomedical engineering PhD student at E-CORE, received the Best Poster and Best Student Research Awards from Orhtopeadic Research Society (ORS) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Mr. Kiapour has
has also received two Travel Awards from the American Society of Biomehanics (ASB) and Force and Motion Foundation.
Dr. Lingfeng Wang, Assistant Professor of EECS, has been awarded an NSF research grant for studying vulnerability and reliability of smart grids.
Matthew Franchetti, Mohamed Samir Hefzy, Mehdi Pourazady, and Christine Smallman published an article in JSTEM entitled "Framework for Implementing Engineering Senior Design Capstone Courses and Design Clinics."
Journal of STEM Education Volume 13, Number 3
WTOL Coverage of the UT College of Engineering hosting Women in Science Day.
WTOL Coverage of the UT FSAE Team preparing for the May 2012 competition.
Convocation Address by Al Stroucken, Chairman & CEO of O-I
For the graduates of the University of Toledo College of Engineering.
The University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies recognized its largest class of international graduate Fulbright Scholars with a luncheon to celebrate their contributions to campus. Among those recognized was Christopher Adika, from Kenya, doctoral student in electrical engineering, College of Engineering.
Staff members Vickie Kuntz and Christine Smallman have been appointed to the Ohio Diversity Council.
WTOL Coverage of the UT College of Engineering Senior Design Expo.
Spring Senior Design Expo hosted on Friday, April 27th.
Erin Nichols, bioengineering senior, receives Jefferson Award for community service.
|College of Engineering Faculty and Staff Recognized as Outstanding by the University of Toledo.|
Ronald Fournier, Ph.D.
Academic Program Coordinator, CVLE
|Outstanding Staff (PSA)
Vickie Kuntz, Ph.D.
Director, Career Development Center
|Outstanding Staff (CWA)
Instructional Laboratory Coordinator, BIOE
Wiona Porath, Bioengineering APC, has received the National Outstanding Advisor award through NACADA.
Dr. Yakov Lapitsky, UT assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, has received a NSF Career Award of nearly $402,000 over five years for his research on new ways to use light.
Dr. Tom Stuart, Professor of EECS, is contributing to the development of a new type of bipolar lead acid battery that will be manufactured by Advanced Battery Concepts in Port Clinton, OH and Midland, MI.
Marcus Sinewe has been selected as a Biomedical Engineering Research Intern at Yale. The selection process was very competitive this year as there were only 8 interns of 60 applicants accepted.
Dr. Ali Fatemi; professor of mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering; was one of two University of Toledo professors approved as a Distinguished University Professor by the UT Board of Trustees Academic and Student Affairs Committee.
UT Center for Materials and Sensor Characterization works with BioOhio to advance research and innovation.
"Manufacturing and processing of NiTi implants: A review," an article by Drs. Mohammad H. Elahinia and Sarit B. Bhaduri, Professors of MIME; Majid Tabesh, a UT Engineering Alumnus; and Mahdi Hashemihas has recently been recognized as the Most Downloaded Progress in Materials Science Article on SciVerse ScienceDirect.
Two awards were presented to members of the E-CORE group at the University of Toledo 3rd Midwest Graduate Research Symposium on March 24, 2012:
Dr. Krishna Shenai, Professor of EECS, was awarded a $600,000
DARPA research grant to investigate the Reliability Assessment of
GaN Power Switching.
Dr. Marinescu, professor of MIME, recently:
Wiona Porath, Bioengineering APC, has been nominated for the National Outstanding Advisor award through NACADA.
Allison Kotchman was selected for Mortar Board and tapped during her Bioprocessing Lab.
Dr. Yakov Lapitsky, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, wins NSF Career Award.
Dr. Lapitsky will use his $401,421 award to research how light can be used to manipulate the assembly of ionic polymers and how to use the resulting structures in the preparation of smart micro devices for controlled release, sensor, and actuator technologies.
Engineering Visiting Advisory Board member, Dr. Tom Brady, elected to Plastics Hall of Fame.
Engineering Distinguished Alumnus, Scott Steele, to be inducted into the Plastic Pioneers Association.
Professor receives notice regarding article in "Materials Science & Engineering Journal." Dr. A. H. Jayatissa and M. Gautuam published article,
"Gas Sensing Properties of Graphene Synthesized by Chemical Vapor Deposition" is among the most downloaded article published in the journal since it was established.
Dr. Jayatissa was also the invited speaker at the International Workshop on Nanovision Science in January 2011 in Hamamatsu, Japan.
Madhav Gautam received the Best Poster award from the AVS for his poster presentation at an AVS Workshop in August 2011.
Todd France, BSME '01 - Inducted into Varsity "T" Hall of Fame along with five former student-athletes.
Dr. G. Glenn Lipscomb, professor & Chair of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Professor Receives Invitation to Teach in Bangkok
In January, Dr. Kim received an invitation to teach a course on Chemical Reaction Engineering at the Petroleum & Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.
College and student activities scheduled for National Engineers' Week.
Professors Awarded Patent on "Biomass Treatment"
Professor appointed to the Membrane Advisory Board for Calera Corporation.
Dr. Yu Shi, a 1998 Doctoral graduate who worked with Professor Saleh Jabarin in the Polymer Institute, was promoted to World Wide Director of Early Research for Colgate-Palmolive.
Article published in the Renewable Energy Global Innovations Series
Dr. Lingfeng Wang has recently received a $50,000 research grant from California Energy Commission.
Dr. Isabel Escobar, Assistant Dean of Research Development & Outreach, returned from winter break with some Disney bling.
The Fall 2011 Undergraduate Research and Senior Design Engineering Project Exposition is now available online.
The University of Toledo was recently recognized with the EBI 2011 Educational Bechmarking Commitment to Excellence Award - Charter Institution.
Dr. Vijay Goel and Dr. Mohammad Elahinia designed a intervertebral device to make spine surgery less
invasive and recovery time for patients much shorter.
On Saturday, October 22, 2011 UTEC coordinated the construction of a float for the homecoming parade.
On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 the College of Engineering hosted the Fall Career Expo.
Wiona Altic Porath, M.Ed. was elected to serve the OHAAA as treasurer for a two year term.
Engineering Team Promotes Institutional Diversity and Equality
IDEAL is a three-year nearly $1 million grant from the NSF to seed gender and minority equity and institutional transformation academic S&E at leading universities in the northern Ohio region. The Year 2 Change Team involved the University of Toledo College of Engineering members Maria Coleman, Isabel Escobar, Cyndee Gruden, and Brian Randolph.
Engineering Fall Career Expo a success; bridging students and employers.
Dr. Isabel Escobar (Chemical Engineering) and Dr. Cyndee Gruden (Civil Engineering) have been awarded a
research grant by the US Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation, to determine the most cost-effective
and technologically efficient means by which usable water can be produced from saline water or water
otherwise impaired or contaminated.
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Dr. Isabel Escobar, Assistant Dean and Professor of Chemical Engineering, to receive award.
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the academic, scientific, technological, industrial, or service areas involving separations technologies for individuals under the age of 40. The AIChE Separations Division is pleased to announce Dr. Isabel Escobar (University of Toledo) as the recipient of the 2011 FRI / John G. Kunesh Award.
The award will be presented at the Separations Division Dinner held during the AIChE Annual Meeting.
UT Engineering alumnus creates emissions control system.