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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

2018 News

Engineering researchers to share in a more than $1 million NASA project
Amy Betz and Melanie Derby, both assistant professors of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, are participants in a statewide $1.125 million project funded through the NASA EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement Notice, or CAN, program.

K-State honors 2017 inventors
MNE faculty Bellinger, Dunn, Fronk, McGregor, and Shultis all received patents in 2017.

College of Engineering Ambassadors named for 2018
The Kansas State University College of Engineering has made its selection of 34 students for membership in the Engineering Ambassadors organization.

Chen receives summer faculty fellowship from U.S. Air Force
James Chen, Kansas State University Steve Hsu Keystone Research Faculty Scholar and assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has been named a fellow in the 2018 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program.

James Chen, MNE, has been selected to receive the Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the Wichita Council of Engineering Societies.

Best Paper award for doctoral student in mechanical engineering
Ryan Huber, Kansas State University doctoral student in mechanical engineering, was awarded Best Student Paper, Ph.D. category, at the recent 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Endowed professorship awarded to engineering professor Melanie Derby
Assistant professor of K-State MNE has been named a recipient of the Hal and Mary Siegele Professorship in Engineering.

University engineering team to design, analyze and test against high-level radiological materials threat
The U.S. Department of Defense Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has executed $100,000 for year one of "Radiological Systems Research for Detection, Localization and Isotope Identification," as part of a five-year initial award contract valued at $2.2 million.

Kansas State University research team wins R&D 100 Award for wearable radiation detection technology
Technology from Kansas State University won a 2017 R&D 100 Award for a vest that helps the wearer blend into the environment while detecting dangerous radiation.