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ZERO-G and UF Collaborate to Advance Deep-Space Missions

“G-FORCE ONE is the perfect test bed for space-bound technology and is one of the last steps before sending experiments into orbit,” said Terese Brewster, CEO of ZERO-G. “The data collected from these universities and future groups who do research with us is vital for the future of space exploration.”

The below experiment was conducted by the UF group during the four research flights conducted between March 21-24, 2017:

Rocket Propellant Thermal Management System for Deep-Space Missions, University of Florida

UF Department of Mechanical Aerospace Engineering

Congratulations to Nikhil D. Londhe, a current MAE PhD student, on receiving the Walter D. Hodson award. The award is given to the lead author of the best paper written by a Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers member published by the STLE. In his award-winning paper, Nikhil and his co-authors (Dr. Nagaraj K. Arakere and Dr. Raphael T. Haftka) presented a modified set of data to be used when predicting the fatigue life of modern bearings.

Three undergraduate students selected as finalists for the 31st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites Frank J. Redd Student Competition

Three undergraduate students from Associate Professor Riccardo Bevilacqua’s Aerospace Design 1 course have been selected as finalists for the 31st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites Frank J. Redd Student Competition.

Students from John Schueller's EML 4930 Automotive Engineering class are now studying the "Automotive Electrical/Electronics" module.

This past Wednesday, they had presentations from UF graduate students who described how teams of UF undergraduate and graduate students engineered competition-winning vehicles. The presentations concentrated on the electrical, electronic, and computer systems to reinforce the concepts learned in the classroom.

MAE Members of AIAA and ASME visit Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, FL

Students from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) visited the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) this past week. Formerly known as the Naval Air Rework Facility, the FRCSE is located in Jacksonville, FL, and is tasked with repairing and maintaining various weapon systems owned by the US Navy.

Dr. Yolanda Mack named the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year winner for Outstanding Technical Contribution

Congratulations to Dr. Yolanda Mack (BS ’02, MS ’04, PhD ’07) on being named the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year winner for Outstanding Technical Contribution. Dr. Mack, an engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems, is being recognized for her work in aerodynamics, informatics, navigations, control, and simulations during her 9-years at Raytheon Missile Systems, per BlackEngineering.com. 

University of Florida Partners in New Manufacturing USA Institute

Awarded in December 2016, the University of Florida has been named as the Southeastern node in biofabrication for the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI). As a partner in ARMI, a public-private effort to improve advanced manufacturing in the United States, researchers at the University of Florida will be exploring questions in 3D bio-systems, organ-life support systems, and implantable living tissues.

Professor Z. Hugh Fan named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Professor Z. Hugh Fan has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the field of engineering. His election as a Fellow of AAAS is a reflection of the impact Dr. Fan’s work has had in the field of biosensors and microfluidics.

"Navigator" wins International Maritime Robotx Challenge

Twenty students from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, ranging from freshmen to doctoral candidates, took first place in the international Maritime RobotX Challenge in Oahu, Hawaii this weekend with their autonomous maritime system – the NaviGator AMS. The RobotX Challenge is designed to foster student interest in autonomous robotic systems operating in the maritime domain.

Spotlight on UF’s chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Spotlight on UF’s chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The student group has been rather active in the last few months, hosting and attending a variety of community outreach events, as well as organizing tours with major engineering companies.

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