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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

2019 News

K-State mechanical engineering researchers fix decades-old mathematical error
While working with two common laboratory devices used in both undergraduate and graduate classes in automatic control theory, three mechanical engineering researchers found errors in mathematic models used in automatic control theory.

Honorees of the Women of Distinction Recognition Ceremony
The ceremony recognized K-State women faculty, including Melanie Derby and Amy Betz, for their achievements.

Inaugural cohort of Rural Resource Resiliency NSF research trainees selected
The Rural Resource Resiliency graduate training fellowship, funded by the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship, known as NSF NRT, program at Kansas State University has selected 16 students in its first cohort.

Engineering college awards 24 named faculty positions under matching initiative
Bill Dunn, Jared Hobeck and Kevin Wanklyn are recipients of either a Keystone Research Scholar or Cornerstone Teaching Scholar award funded as a part of the Carl R. Ice Faculty Development Initiative Match Program.

Two students receive Gilman Scholarship for study abroad experience
Elshaddai Abamegal, senior in mechanical engineering, is one of two Kansas State University students will take their learning abroad for the fall 2019 semester with the help of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Research team awarded $2.8M DOE grant to enhance solar energy capabilities, resiliency of power grid
K-State announced that it received a three-year, $2.8 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to advance solar energy's role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid.

Workshop provides insight on next-generation ceramic composites for aerospace industry
Gurpreet Singh, associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering and principal investigator of an NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education grant, recently hosted the second polymer-derived ceramics workshop in Boulder, Colorado.

Mechanical and nuclear engineering graduate students win awards at annual meeting
Two graduate students from the Kansas State University Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering each received a Best Presentation/Paper Award at the annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society June 9-13 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Kansas State University honors 2018 inventors
K-State researchers' work was recognized with patents or plant variety protection certificates in 2018.

Eckels named interim department head
Steve Eckels, professor and director of the Institute for Environmental Research at Kansas State University, has been named interim department head of the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, effective July 1.

Betz named assistant dean for retention, diversity and inclusion in engineering
Amy Betz, associate professor in the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has been named the new assistant dean for retention, diversity and inclusion in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

Alan and Jan Levin invest in naming the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Alan and Jan Levin invest in the naming of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

Applicants sought for state's first NSF Research Traineeship grant
An interdisciplinary team across three colleges and six departments at K-State is actively recruiting participants for a five-year, $2.9 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program, or NSF NRT, the first ever awarded in the state.

K-State cohosts joint U.S. and India nuclear reactor safety symposium
Kansas State University and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, served as lead organizers for the recent Symposium on Advanced Sensors and Modeling Techniques for Nuclear Reactor Safety, held Dec. 15-19, 2018, in Bombay, India.