Newsletter 2017

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A rare material could shorten air travel times

Imagine being able to fly from Miami to Seattle in less than an hour. A study funded by the U.S. Air Force and completed by researchers at Binghamton University and NASA is taking steps towards that possibility.

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Self-powered sensors could increase life span of knee implants

Assistant professor Sherry Towfighian received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to begin work on a smart implant that could drastically reduce the number of knee replacement surgeries.

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Researching the beat of a different drum

ErgoSonic Percussion got a chance to test drums in the anechoic chamber thanks to the Strategic Partnership of Industrial Resurgence (SPIR).

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A more energy efficient way to cool data centers

The Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems collaborated with Future Facilities to develop a localized cooling system that is less wasteful than traditional alternatives.

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Understanding Alzheimer's by looking inside arterial walls

Mechanical engineering professors received a nearly $250,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund Alzheimer's research.

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Student success at the Electronics Packaging Symposium

Matthias Deaumer won second place while Rebecca Loibl and Morteza Bagheri received honorable mention.

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Construction is underway for a new phenomena lab

By January 2018, the Mechanical Engineering Department will have a new phenomena lab that will increase the amount of hands-on lab experience available to undergraduate students.

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Hyperloop competition completed

"We were blown away by the innovative designs and technology being produced by students just like us, from all over the world."

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 Kaiyan Yu and Pu Zhang

The mechanical engineering department welcomes two new faculty members

Kaiyan Yu and Pu Zhang completed their doctoral work at Rutgers University and the University of Pittsburgh, respectively.

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