Jason Christopher

Graduate Student of the Month - Jason Christopher

Nov. 9, 2017

Jason earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 2007. While at the Academy, he interned at the Los Alamos National Laboratory researching deflagration properties of explosive materials. After the Academy, Jason earned an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Rice University with his research...

Sean Sundberg

October 2017 - Sean Sundberg

Nov. 7, 2017

Sean Sundberg is a 3rd year undergraduate mechanical engineering student working in Dr. Rong Long’s Nonlinear Mechanics Laboratory (NML). In broad terms, this research group is interested in the mechanics of soft materials and flexible structures; combining experimental testing with computational modeling to develop a deeper understanding of their behaviors...

Cherish Spengler

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Cherish Spengler

Nov. 1, 2017

I am a junior originally from Northern California. Currently, my interests are mostly in the manufacturing and entrepreneurship side of mechanical, which I have been introduced to as being a shop assistant for MCEN 1025, and working for Catalyze in the Idea Forge, respectively. I am grateful for the communities...

Guruswami Ravichandran

Distinguished Seminar Speaker: Guruswami Ravichandran

Oct. 27, 2017

Title: Mechanics of Cell-Matrix Interactions in Three-Dimensions Friday, November 17: 10-11am Engineering Center ECCS 1B28 Speaker: Guruswami Ravichandran Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Otis Booth Leadership Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science California Institute of Technology Refreshments will be served. Students – please arrive early to sign up for...

Arnaud Trouvé

Distinguished Seminar Speaker - Arnaud Trouvé

Oct. 9, 2017

Arnaud Trouvé Professor & Director of Graduate Studies Dept. of Fire Protection Engineering University of Maryland Title: An Overview of Fire Dynamics in Buildings and of their Treatment by Current CFD Capabilities Friday, October 27, 10-11am Engineering Center, ECCS 1B28 Refreshments will be served. Students – please arrive early to...

Richard Neptune with a prosthetic piece.

Distinguished Seminar Speaker - Richard Neptune

Oct. 4, 2017

Richard Neptune Department Chair and Professor John T. MacGuire Professor in Mechanical Engineering University of Texas at Austin Title: “Biomechanical analyses of human movement: implications for clinical interventions” Friday, October 6, 10-11AM Engineering Center, ECCS 1B28 Refreshments will be served. Students – please arrive early to sign up for PDP...

Anouk Uragoda

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Anouk Uragoda

Oct. 2, 2017

My name is Anouk Uragoda. I’m currently a senior pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Colombo, Sri Lanka. I did polymer research under Professor Ding with regards to its applications in desalination and would like to thank him for taking the time to nominate me. After graduation, I hope...

#ILookLikeAnEngineer collage of students.


What does a CU engineer look like? Let us show you! The Department of Mechanical Engineering and entire College of Engineering and Applied Science, in collaboration with the BOLD Center, has joined the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign to showcase the diverse range of people who pursue engineering.

Micah Prendergast Medical

Micah Prendergast - Biomedical

Sept. 8, 2017

Micah Prendergast is 5th year PhD student in Dr. Mark Rentschler’s Advanced Medical Technologies Lab (AMTL). This research group specializes in the design and control of surgical robotic systems, including the development of novel surgical tools and devices. Micah’s research focuses on the design and development of robotic capsule endoscopes...

September 2017- Yao Zhai

Graduate Student of the Month - Yao Zhai

Sept. 1, 2017

Yao Zhai was born in Tianjin, China. He stayed in his hometown through his bachelor degree from Tianjin University. After obtaining his Master degree from the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science, he decided to continue his education abroad. Yao came to CU Boulder and joined Dr. Xiaobo Yin’s...