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PhD candidate Thomas Ober discusses his thesis research: the development of a basic tool set and framework for using microfluidic devices to characterize viscoelastic liquids at large deformation rates.
PhD candidate Folkers E. Rojas researches how to mitigate the impact of a Blowout Preventer failure by using a continuous feed of an occluding medium into an uncontrolled well.
As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.
Ken Kamrin identifies mechanical explanation for why a simple equation predicts force needed to push objects through granular and pasty materials.
A start-up founded by MechE alumnus Long Phan SM ’99, PhD ’12 has commercialized hybrid gas-to-electric drones which offer more range, payload size, and power over battery-powered drones.
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