The annual MMAE Student Research Poster Competition was held on April 5, 2019 in the John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center. Twenty-four MMAE students, representing all degree levels, presented posters in the competition displaying the research work they have completed. Posters were judged by a panel of judges including members from the MMAE External Advisory Board, academy, and industry. The top scoring presenters from each academic level were awarded a certificate and monetary prize. Also, the MMAE Department presented departmental student awards to the best teaching assistant and research assistant and recognized faculty for their contributions to research and teaching. Congratulations to the following winners:
First Place – Julia Briden (BS ME 4th year) and Dr. Ruiz – "Adaptive Cycle Engine for Off-Road"
First Place – Aurora Lopez-Rubio (MEng MAE) and Dr. Datta-Barua – "Overview of Scintillation Events due to E Region and F Region as Inferred from SAGA"
Second Place – Ziyong Wang (MS MSE) and Dr. Shaw – "Doping of NaCrO 2 Cathode Materials to Enhance its Ionic Conductivity"
First Place – Vahid Alizadehyazdi (PhD MAE candidate) and Dr. Spenko – "Gecko-like Adhesives with Low Dust Adhesion and High Shear Strength"
Second Place – Roohollah Parvizi (PhD MAE candidate) and Dr. Datta-Barua – "Multi-sensor Study of Lake Michigan's Surface Using GNSS-Reflectometry"
DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT AWARDS:
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award – Maziar Ashuri (PhD MSE)
Outstanding Research Assistant Award – Yousef Kanani (PhD MAE)
Fear Fellowship Award – Dhruv Tiparti (MS MSE)
DEPARTMENTAL FACULTY AWARDS:
2019 MMAE Excellence in Teaching Award – Dr. Seebany Datta-Barua
2019 MMAE Excellence in Research Award – Dr. Carrie Hall
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD:
2019 MMAE Distinguished Alumni Award – Dr. Thomas C. Corke
For the complete list of recipients of MMAE Distinguished Alumni Award please refer to the following page.