The UMass Amherst College of Engineering is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 outstanding alumni awards. Honorees represent the college’s five departments, and include five Distinguished Alumni and four Outstanding Young Alumni.
Before the COVID-19 epidemic closed down large events in New England, 10 seniors from the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department participated in the regional conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in Hartford, Connecticut (ASME EFx® Hartford). As ASME wrote, the conference was “designed to bring the excitement, community, innovation, and vibrant experience of an ASME E-Fests flagship event to local colleges and universities.”
The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department was recently ranked the fourth best online master’s engineering management degree in the country by the 2020 Best Value Colleges rankings Guide to Online Schools for 121 programs, as published by Optimal.
Professors Jonathan Rothstein and Jungwoo Lee have been selected as outstanding faculty in the College of Engineering in 2020. These selections were made through the hard work of a college-level faculty selection committee.
As the nation combats the spread of the coronavirus, a team of researchers at UMass Amherst has developed a design, informed by clinical feedback, for protective plastic face shields for health care workers and other front-line responders. The design can be made in seconds, is flat for easy storage, and is light weight for shipping.
The 2021 U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate School” engineering rankings are out, and UMass Amherst Engineering rose two slots to #56 overall and remains the #31 public in the nation and #1 public in New England.
In a new College of Engineering record for one year, five of our researchers have obtained career-boosting grants from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. The accomplishment includes another record of four CAREER recipients from the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department.
According to an article posted by Virginia Tech University, UMass alumnus G. Don Taylor, vice provost for Learning Systems Innovation and Effectiveness and interim vice president for Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech, is being promoted to executive vice provost at that university, effective July 1. Taylor, who earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the UMass Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department in 1990, also received the MIE Outstanding Senior Alumni Award in 2015.
Assistant Professor Xian Du of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department is the principal investigator (PI) on a five-year, $571,655 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. Du’s research, as he explains, “enriches the knowledge base for soft lithography modeling, real-time sensing, deep learning, and design and control of the roll-to-roll print process and contributes to advancements in intelligent manufacturing” for such products as flexible electronics and wearables.