Mechanical Engineering Posts

September 21st, 2020

Dr. Todd Griffith Gets $3.3 Million to Design Floating Turbine Prototype

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Dr. Todd Griffith $3.3 million for his research project, A Low-Cost Floating Offshore Vertical Axis Wind System. With the project, Dr. Griffith plans to develop a floating turbine design featuring a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT). VAWTs offer advantages over traditional offshore wind designs because they have a …read more

September 1st, 2020

Dr. Qin Secures $2.5 Million from NIAID for Diagnostic Test Development

A subsidiary of the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) awarded Dr. Zhenpeng Qin $2,516,426 for his Rapid Diagnostic Test for Respiratory Syncytial Virus by Digital Nanobubbles research. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is among the leading cause of pediatric death worldwide and requires rapid and sensitivity diagnostics. …read more

July 7th, 2020

Dr. Zhenpeng Qin’s Alternative Diagnostic Research Receives Funding

The Congressional Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) has awarded Dr. Zhenpeng Qin $293,492 for his research on Ultrasensitive and Rapid Diagnosis of Influenza by Digital Nanobubbles on a Microwell Array Platform. The proposed project will provide a new diagnostic method for emerging viral infections and will significantly change the current practice of infectious disease diagnosis …read more

April 10th, 2020

Engineer Awarded Young Investigator Award from ONR

Dr. Jie Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Zhang is one of this year’s recipients of the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Young Investigator Award for his research on Deep Learning-based Reliability and Resilience Enhancement of Future Navy Ships and Their Integration …read more

March 30th, 2020

NIH Funds Dr. Qin’s Brain Research

Congratutlations to Dr. Zhenpeng Qin for his recently funded research on the development of new photo-releasable neuropeptide nano-vesicles for studying modulation in the brain. With the $2.3 million NIH project, Dr. Qin and his team will develop a novel, potentially transformative technology to release neuropeptides at localized targets in real-time in awake animals.