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PROFESSOR SUSAN MANTELL
APPOINTED ME DEPARTMENT HEAD

Mechanical Engineering Professor Sue Mantell has accepted appointment as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering effective January 1, 2019.

In addition to providing strong and engaged leadership to the Design and Manufacturing division and teaching group, Professor Mantell served as an exceptional Associate Department Head for seven years. Her research focuses on the design and analysis of structures utilizing polymers and polymer composites, as well as the development of mechanics principles associated with design using orthotropic and anisotropic materials. Professor Mantell brings a positive and interactive vision for the department, with a deep commitment to research excellence and an outstanding student experience. Please join us in welcoming Professor Susan Mantell.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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MEET BEN HAMLEN,
A MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT


Assigned project for Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Make an autonomous robot that does something for 20-60 seconds. Ben Hamlen created a “Target Practice Robot” that shoots from various positions and includes a demo mode and a user interactive mode. Watch the video here>

This project has set a standard in Ben’s life for solving problems. He’s not afraid to tackle challenges by calmly addressing them and seeking out knowledge from experts in the field. “You can learn a lot by utilizing a calm approach to problem-solving.”

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 

AUTONOMOUS SNOWPLOW TEAM PLANNING FOR 2019 COMPETITION

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Last year the Autonomous Snowplow Team won the ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition. This year they plan for another victory at the Autonomous Snowplow Challenge 2019.

ME students are welcomed and encouraged to join the group, to help build "Snow Squirrel" the 4-motor, LIDAR navigated, 525 pound robot. Learn more about the team and GOFIRST Robotics> and last year's competition results.

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

ME GRAD STUDENTS
ATTACKING VIRUSES

 

 

It's an attack on bacteria and viruses. With their
advisor Professor Peter Bruggeman, Gaurav Nayak,
ME PhD student, and Ankit Moldgy, ME MS student,
in collaboration with the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab -
UMN-CVM, combine plasma technology used for
food decontamination with swine barn air filtration research.
Learn more about their success in the lab>

 

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