News and Announcements
Our department continues to be a catalyst in transformation of our students. We provide
knowledge through education for leadership in industry, business, academia, government
and for the establishment of international recognition. We are forerunners in energy,
mechanics, materials, aerospace, and biomedical research. Our research and education
in parallel strengthens and enhances our undergraduate program. The enrollments in
mechanical engineering has doubled since 2010. We are currently the largest program
in the college.
Austin Downey (PI) and Jason Bakos (Co-PI) receive collaborative NSF grant
Please congratulate Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering (PI) and Jason Bakos, Computer
Science and Engineering (Co-PI) for receiving a collaborative NSF grant. This is a
collaborative grant with Iowa State University, and UofSC is the lead institution.
In total, it is a $500k grant with$260k coming to UofSC. The title of the project
is "RTML: Small: Collaborative: A Programming Model and Platform Architecture for
Real-time Machine Learning for Sub-second Systems."
SAMPE student chapter wins second place in the Category G (open design) at the SAMPE
Student Composite Bridge Contest
Congratulations to our SAMPE student chapter for winning second place in the Category
G (open design) at the SAMPE Student Composite Bridge Contest this summer. Congratulations
are also due to Mani Sockalingam, who is the faculty advisor for UofSC student chapter
Lucy Yu receives DOE NEUP grant
Please congratulate Lucy Yu (PI) for receiving a DOE NEUP grant for a project entitled
“Remote Laser-based Nondestructive Evaluation for Post-Irradiation Examination of
ATF Cladding.” This is a three-year grant for a total of $800,000, and 80% of the
award money is designated for UofSC.
Kevin Huang receives a DOE grant from the office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Energy (EERE), Golden Field Office (GO)
Please congratulate Kevin Huang (PI) for receiving a DOE grant from the office of
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Golden Field Office (GO) for a project
entitled “A Multifunctional Isostructural Bilayer Oxygen Evolution Electrode for Durable
Intermediate Temperature Electrochemical Water splitting.” This is a three-year grant
for a total of $1,000,000.
Yi Wang and Xiaomin Deng receive a grant jointly sponsored by SC Department of Commerce
Congratulations to Yi Wang (PI) and Xiaomin Deng (Co-PI) for receiving a grant jointly
sponsored by SC Department of Commerce and Samsung. The project is entitled “Washer
Modeling Project: Adaptive Surrogate-based Dynamic Modeling and Optimization for Front
Loading washing machine.” This is a two-year project for a total funding of $306,192.
Austin Downey (single-PI) has been awarded an NSF research grant
Austin Downey (single-PI) has been awarded an NSF research grant for a project entitled “CRII:
Algorithms and Methodologies for Real-Time Decision-Making of Mission-Critical Structures
Experiencing High-Rate Dynamics.” This is a two-year award for a total of $175,000.
Austin started his TT position here at UofSC only last semester. In addition to teaching
a large section of EMCH 330 (vibrations) with 81 students, of EMCH 330, he has submitted
several grant proposals and has already hit one!.
Tanvir Farouk receives 2019 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
Congratulations to Dr. Tanvir Farouk for receiving 2019 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational
Award, which recognizes and honors younger educators who are successfully preparing
engineers to meet the challenges that face society. Tanvir won the award in the Aerospace
category. In addition to his outstanding research accomplishments, the award recognizes
Tanvir’s important contributions to educate and train students to meet the challenges
that face the mobility fields, and society overall.
Ming Hu and his research group’s work was published online in Nature Communications
Dr. Ming Hu and his research group's work on modeling of thermal transport in partial-crystalline
partial-solid state was published online in Nature Communications. Many congratulations
to Ming for his prestigious publication.