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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Mechanical and Materials Engineering News – Spring 2015

A Message from the Director

Michael KesslerI’m excited and pleased to be the new director of the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. What a privilege it is to have the opportunity to lead this dynamic program.

As you can see in this newsletter, it is a truly exciting time of unprecedented growth in the school. Our program has doubled in size in the past decade, and we are now the largest mechanical engineering program in the Northwest. [more]

We’ve Grown!

A Look at the Numbers

Our program has doubled in size in the past decade, and we are now the largest mechanical engineering program in the Northwest. In recent years, we have expanded our offerings to Bremerton and Everett, and are hiring many new faculty members to provide the unique and transformative educational experiences that allow our students to succeed. [more]

recipients of the Mechanical and Materials Engineering scholarshipMME Celebrates With First-ever Scholarship Reception

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering enjoyed its first-ever scholarship recognition reception in the Compton Union Building on the WSU campus earlier this year. [more]

A Growing Program: New Faculty Join School of MME

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering recently hired the following new faculty members: Arda Gozen, Lei Li, Qizhen (Katherine) Li, John McCloy, Rahul Panat, and Min Kyu Song. [more]

Research

Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites logoBioplastics Research Center Gets Underway

Washington State University, in collaboration with Iowa State University, is establishing the first industry and university cooperative research center devoted to the development of biologically based plastics. [more]

Bandyopadhyay Named a Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Amit Bandyopadhyay, a Washington State University researcher who developed a way to make tools out of moon rock and artificial bone on a 3D printer, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). [more]

And More…

Behrang Asgharian and Jamie Adams on top of Mount Adams holding WSU flag.
WSU Bremerton faculty member Behrang Asgharian along with former MME student Jamie Adams on top of Mount Adams in July 2014. #GoCougs!

Richardson Receives Prestigious NASA Fellowship

Ian Richardson, a graduate student in the materials science and engineering program, has received a prestigious NASA fellowship. [more]

Terry Ishihara: “You can’t be happy and bitter.”

As a young teen growing up in Tacoma, Washington, Terry Ishihara had his life planned out. That all changed in the summer of 1942 when he, along with Japanese Americans up and down the West Coast, were incarcerated. [more]