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Professor Cholik Chan is acknowledged in the OnlinePhDProgram.org article recognizing the compelling work of professors at some of the top research universities in the United States. The article recognizes faculty from universities across the U.S. that are designated as having high or very high research activity on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  Dr. Chan centers his work on heat transfer, materials processing, and boundary element methods. He’s been awarded for leadership, as well as his research. Link





Peiwen "Perry" Li will be the principal investigator on this project where his team and the teams from Georgia Tech and ASU Poly will be working together to find cost effective solar energy. Their focus will include new materials and fluids that optimize the effective generation and logistical handling of solar power.

More information can be found on the below links which include an article from the ARIZONAengineer_online and the ASME Energy Forum.  






When asked what made this year's contest different, Ryan Crompton grinned.

"They have to carry this," he said.

He reached into his jacket pocket to reveal what he meant: a small toy soldier.

This year's "Taking Flight Design Challenge" - a paper-plane contest - required participants to incorporate the payload of a small soldier.

Monday's competition was part of the University of Arizona's Engineers Week. It's a nationally observed event in its 60th year and meant to spotlight engineers' contributions to society.

UA students from several engineering clubs competed in the event, which involved designing and building paper airplanes. The students were given two pieces of paper and tools such as scissors, tape, paper clips and tape measures. While it may sound like a piece of cake to make a paper plane fly, designing it to fly the farthest is a bigger challenge.

This year, other challenges were added as well: Only one student was allowed to see the memo detailing the rules, while only two other group members were allowed to test designs. Windy...



 


By Pete Brown - June 28, 2012, 11:54 am
Ricardo Sanfelice, an assistant professor in the UA aerospace and mechanical engineering department, recently received a grant of $400,000 from the National Science Foundation to research smart grid systems.

This NSF award is Sanfelice's second grant this year related to hybrid systems research. The first was an award of $360,000 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to research the design of control algorithms for autonomous vehicles in adversarial environments.

Sanfelice was awarded the 5-year NSF grant under its prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program. The program supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research. The award also recognizes junior faculty with great potential to become future leaders in their areas of research.

Sanfelice received the AFOSR award through the agency's Young Investigator Program, which awards about $18 million in grants to young...



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