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2018 News

Hosni to receive ABET Fellow Award
Mohammad H. Hosni, professor of mechanical engineering and the Charles and Nona Frankenhoff chair in engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2018 ABET Fellow Award, a designation approved by the organization's board of directors.

Scientist continues work on ceramics to create 'super' turbines
K-State researcher Gurpreet Singh is leading a five-year study funded by the National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education. Learn more about some of the accomplishments during the first year.

Study of reactor behavior focus of new grant from Department of Energy
Using first-of-a-kind data, a joint effort among Jeremy Roberts, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and collaborators will evaluate how well computer models can predict the behavior of nuclear reactors.

Interdisciplinary team awarded $2.9 million NSF Research Traineeship grant to strengthen rural communities
Melanie Derby, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, will lead an interdisciplinary team that has been awarded a five-year, $2.9 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program grant.

Making a splash: Kansas State University team scores high in fountain wars competition
Six members of the Kansas State University Fountain Wars Team, a creative design team from the College of Engineering, brought home third-place honors in a recent international competition.

McNair Scholars to share summer research presentations
MNE student present: Kennith McLoud, Wichita, mentored by Gurpreet Singh, associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and Santanu Mukherjee, postdoctoral associate in mechanical engineering. 

Wind power team breezes into third place of Collegiate Wind Competition
The Wildcat Wind Power team took third place in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition at the American Wind Energy Association Conference, Windpower 2018, May 7-10 in Chicago.

University's online engineering master's programs No. 1 in national ranking
Kansas State University's online engineering master's programs are the best in the nation according to a new national ranking.

Mechanical and nuclear engineering professor to receive Zeldovich Medal
Amir Bahadori, Kansas State University assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, is the recipient of the 2018 Zeldovich Medal from the COSPAR Scientific Commission F, Life Sciences as Related to Space.

Prestigious fellowship to help Air Force ROTC member earn doctorate
Sarah Stevenson, MNE, has received the Chancellor's Fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley to work on a doctorate in nuclear materials.

The College of Engineering Steel Ring Honor Society has induced 22 new members for the 2018-2019 academic year.
MNE students Ethan Hammond and Gabi Bilby receive honors.

Five Engineering Students among those selected for the Silver Key, K-State's sophomore honor society.
Jacob Nixon, MNE, receives honor.

Mechanical engineering and computer science recognized for assessment efforts
The Office of Assessment has selected the mechanical engineering undergraduate and computer science graduate programs as this year’s recipients of the Excellence in Assessment citation.

MNE student among the recipients of the Blue Key Scholarship
Antonio Carter, MNE junior, has been named a Blue Key scholar.

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.

University's teaching faculty recognized with outstanding teaching awards
Bruce Babin, MNE instructor, wins teaching award.

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

University's teaching faculty recognized with outstanding teaching awards
Bruce Babin, MNE instructor, named 2018 Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher 

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.