TEST: Fall 2016: Top Stories from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson
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Fall 2016: Top Stories from the Dept.
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Clemson’s Mohammed Daqaq awarded C.D. Mote Jr. Award from ASME

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Georges Fadel of Clemson University wins ASME Design Automation Award

Mechanical Engr. Faculty & Staff News
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Hongseok Choi receives award for efforts to link students with manufacturers

Hongseok Choi of Clemson University is the winner of an award that recognizes his three-year effort to connect engineering students with manufacturers across South Carolina. The international professional engineering society SME has selected Choi for a 2016 Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award. MORE>>

Four faculty awarded professorships

Drs. Mohammed Daqaq, Gang Li, Yue “Sophie” Wang, and Huijuan “Jane” Zhao have been awarded professorships this year. MORE>>

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ME welcomes three new faculty

The Department of Mechanical Engineering welcomes Dr. Yiqiang Han from Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Marisa Orr from Louisiana Tech University, and Dr. Jorge Rodriguez from Clemson University (Bioengineering). MORE>>

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ME welcomes Rebecca Summey

It is a great pleasure to join the Clemson University family as the new Accountant for Mechanical Engineering. Since my very first day in July, you all have been so kind and welcoming and I am very thankful to be a part of such a talented, hospitable team. MORE>>

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Researcher uses award to create WebMD of academic advising

One of Clemson University’s newest faculty members is working to develop an online dashboard that could become the WebMD of academic advising, helping students make the crucial decisions that can mean the difference between dropping out and graduating. Marisa Orr envisions an academic dashboard that would help students review decision-making strategies, track study habits and hear testimonials from peers who successfully navigated their way through challenges. MORE>>

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A paper from Dr. Richard Figliola’s research group was featured on the cover of ASAIO Journal

The cover page of the May/June 2016 issue of ASAIO Journal features a paper from Dr. Richard Figliola’s research group titled “In-vitro Validation of a Multiscale Patient-specific Model of the Norwood Circulation”. It includes photographs of anatomically accurate 3D printings reconstructed from patient clinical imaging data. MORE>>

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A paper from Dr. Jorge Rodriguez was featured on the cover of JIST

The cover page from the July 2016 issue of the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology (JIST) features a paper from Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, a lecturer in mechanical engineering. The paper is titled “Growth-Inhibitory Effect of Chemotherapeutic Drugs Dispensed by Inkjet Bioprinting on Cancer and Non-Cancer Cells”. MORE>>

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Department mourns the passing of professor Mica Grujicic

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Dr. Mica Grujicic, the Wilfred P. and Helen S. Tiencken Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Grujicic was a member of Clemson University’s faculty for 28 years, joining in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Wen-qi, and daughter, Angela, who both live in the Clemson area. MORE>>

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Dr. Richard Figliola to serve as the acting department chair

Dr. Melur Ramasubramanian has accepted a one-year IPA (Intergovernmental Personnel Act) to serve as the next Program Director for the ERC (Engineering Research Centers) program at the National Science Foundation starting July 5th, 2016. During his absence, Dr. Richard Figliola, a University Centennial Professor, Alumni Distinguished Professor, David A. Brown Endowed Scholar, and a former chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, will serve as the acting department chair.  MORE>>

Mechanical Engr. Student News

ME grad students win conference and research awards

Five mechanical engineering graduate students, Saad Alazmi, Yawen Xu, Behzad Sadrfaridpour, and Neehar Kulkarni, have won poster and paper awards this past summer and fall semesters. Also, Xinyu Lu has won a graduate researcher award. MORE>>

Mechanical Engr. Alumni Update
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Ginn family's $1M gift will support four endowments, including one in mechanical engineering

A family with three generations of Clemson University alumni has given $1 million to the school to benefit engineering, arts and humanities, and the library, all integral parts of their collegiate experience. Capt. Wilbur N. Ginn Jr., U.S. Navy, retired; and his wife, Dorothy, of Greenville along with their son, Wilbur N. Ginn III, and his wife, Alice, of Florence made the gift for the Wilbur N. Ginn Family Endowment, established to honor the legacy of their father and grandfather, Wilbur N. Ginn Sr. MORE>>

Special Initiatives
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ME opens new Design Innovation Studio

The Design Innovation Studio is a new resource for Capstone Design and Student Design projects in the Department of Mechanical Engineering located in 111 Fluor Daniel EIB. The studio consists of 2000 square feet of dedicated project space that can accommodate prototype fabrication, experimentation and testing, and a group meeting location for student groups to generate solutions to problems and present and share. MORE>>

Mechanical Engr. Education
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Creative Inquiry team applying origami to material science manufacturing

Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, worked with the group, which utilized the ancient art of paper-folding in the manufacturing of metal carbide devices. MORE>>

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Students explore the potential of human-powered vehicles

For members of the human-powered vehicle Creative Inquiry team, September means scouring the recently published American Society of Mechanical Engineers competition guidelines and the beginning of a two-semester, high-intensity vehicle build project. MORE>>

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