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Mechanical engineer creates 3D-printed multimaterial with programmed stiffness

A new method of microscale 3D printing features in-situ resin mixing, delivery and exchange, and a robotic material cleansing system to allow switching between materials of different modulus without cross contamination between properties.

Date: Jun 14, 2018
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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team powers way to fourth place

Virginia Tech's Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team placed fourth overall in the EcoCAR 3 competition's fourth and final year - after turning a stock Chevy Camaro into a fuel sipping hybrid.

Date: Jun 13, 2018
Robert Sturges honored with emeritus status

A member of the university community since 1997, Sturges made significant contributions to the understanding of assembly processes through the joining of mechanical and industrial engineering principles.

Date: May 31, 2018
Azim Eskandarian
Azim Eskandarian named Nicholas and Rebecca Des Champs Chair in Mechanical Engineering

The Nicholas and Rebecca Des Champs Chair in Mechanical Engineering was established in honor of Nicholas and Rebecca Des Champs. Nicholas Des Champs enjoyed a distinguished career in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, or HVAC, industry.

Date: May 31, 2018
Virginia Tech’s Design Build Fly team took second place honors in Wichita, Kansas in the international AIAA Design Build Fly competition.
Virginia Tech’s Design Build Fly Team places second at international AIAA competition

Meticulous planning, countless test flights, and good old-fashioned math were key to Virginia Tech’s recent second-place finish at the international AIAA Design Build Fly competition.

Date: May 29, 2018
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Despite bumps in the road, engineering team places third in North American autonomous vehicle competition

Virginia Tech’s AutoDrive team faced challenges at home before ever stepping foot in Yuma, Arizona, to compete against seven other universities from the U.S. and Canada.

Date: May 10, 2018
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Class of 2018: Graduating senior Genevieve Gural spent undergrad career learning beyond her major

Gural began her undergraduate career as a member of Hypatia, the College of Engineering's living-learning community for women.

Date: May 08, 2018
Ahmed Elnahhas
Class of 2018: Mechanical engineering student top graduating senior in College of Engineering

Ahmed Elnahhas received the Phi Kappa Phi Medal as the top graduate in the College of Engineering April 9. A mechanical engineering senior, Elnahhas is graduating with a 4.0 grade point average.

Date: May 08, 2018
Professor and students with robot in artificial vineyard
New U.S. site for Mahindra’s mega-research arm bolsters Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center

The new center seeks to create breakthrough products for North American markets, while the company’s Virginia Tech research project in mechanical engineering aims to advance emerging farm technologies like fruit-picking robots.

Date: Apr 30, 2018
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Virginia Tech team one of eight to compete in international autonomous vehicle competition

Fifteen Virginia Tech faculty, undergraduates, and graduate engineering students will travel to Yuma, Arizona, with an autonomous vehicle they built for the first-ever AutoDrive Challenge Competition.

Date: Apr 30, 2018
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Virginia Tech engineers host local students for hands-on National Biomechanics Day event

More than 80 students from Auburn, Floyd, Giles, and Radford high schools were invited to campus on April 11 for hands-on biomechanics demonstrations in five different labs throughout the College of Engineering.

Date: Apr 26, 2018
Adam Wise
Virginia Tech mechanical engineering student receives Fulbright research grant

Adam Wise, a mechanical engineering senior, will put off graduate school for one year to take part in a Fulbright research grant to study wake meandering of floating wind turbines at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Date: Apr 19, 2018

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