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Hari Balasubramanian is working with a coalition in New Jersey to better deliver care to patients facing physical, mental, and socio-economic challenges. 

MIE Assistant Professor Jinglei Ping obtains Air Force instrumentation grant to purchase an essential atomic-scale, thin-film processing system for $150,000 

Anuj Pradhan will use Toyota grants to study teenagers’ hazard-awareness training and how drivers learn to use adaptive cruise control. See UMass News story 

(Mass Appeal) – June 23 marks Women in Engineering Day. Women are underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math industry, or better known as STEM. Despite that, there are women right here in Western Massachusetts in those industries changing the trajectory. See the interview here.

Popular Science recently interviewed Professor Matthew Lackner of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department as a prominent expert on wind energy to explain why we likely won’t ever see rooftop wind turbines in the same way that we have rooftop solar panels.

Professor Yahya Modarres-Sadeghi has been selected as one of 50 fellows to participate in the very prestigious Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program. See UMass News Article.

Assistant Professor Wen Chen of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department has been named a Sandra L. Bouckley Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers, as recognized by SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers). 

The UMass Amherst Board of Trustees has approved Erin Baker for the position of Distinguished Professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department.  They also awarded tenure to Simos Gerasimidis and Kara D. Peterman, both from CEE.

Seven College of Engineering students have received awards and scholarships from the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, including one Greater Boston Alumni Network Scholarship, one Senior Leadership Award, and five William F. Field Alumni Scholars awards. 

Professor Blair Perot, head of the Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in the UMass Amherst Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, and his collaborator Shujaut Bader of Iowa State University have been awarded a U.S. Patent for their trailblazing concept of a “Wind Turbine Airfoil Structure for Increasing Wind Farm Efficiency.”