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Alumnus Oscar Barton, Jr. Named Morgan State Engineering Dean
Mon, August 3, 2020

Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Oscar Barton, Jr. (MSME ‘87, Ph.D. ‘93), the first African American to receive the Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University, was recently named dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University. Dr. Barton’s leadership will assist with the efforts of engineering deans at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to diversify the engineering fields and promote the position of HBCUs as leading research institutions in science and engineering.

ME Chair Nadir Yilmaz Honored with SAE International Leadership Citation
Tue, July 7, 2020

Department of Mechanical Engineering Chair and Professor Nadir Yilmaz, Ph.D., P.E., recently received the prestigious SAE International Leadership Citation from SAE International, formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers. The SAE International Leadership Citation provides public recognition to one individual annually who is internationally acknowledged for continuous professional involvement and participation in SAE programs and events worldwide.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Lead Free Online Summer Immersion Program
Wed, June 10, 2020

College of Engineering and Architecture Director of Innovation and Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Grant Warner, Ph.D., along with Mechanical Engineering Professor Gbadebo Moses Owolabi, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Hyung Bae, Ph.D., will be leading the AMP3 Summer Immersion Program at Howard University.

Oluwade Receives Tau Beta Pi Fellowship Award
Tue, May 19, 2020

Abimbola Oluwade, a 2020 mechanical engineering graduate, has been awarded a graduate fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. Oluwade will receive a cash stipend of $10,000 to pursue graduate studies in mechanical engineering. Oluwade plans to obtain his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with a concentration in fluid mechanics and thermal processes. Tau Beta Pi Fellowships are awarded on the basis of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.

Student Speaker Melissa Douglas Receives 2020 BEYA Student Leadership Award
Fri, May 15, 2020

Mechanical engineering graduate Melissa Douglas will serve as the student speaker for the 2020 College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) Awards and Recognition Ceremony. This spring, Douglas received a 2020 BEYA Student Leadership Award for her outstanding leadership as president of both the DC Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, and the Howard University chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Seniors Respond to COVID
Wed, April 29, 2020

Mechanical Engineering Seniors Melissa Douglas, Jibri Wright, Alli Ashby, and Brad LeBlanc designed masks in response to the current global crisis and shortage of personal protective equipment. The designs are printable substitutes for traditional protective masks that help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Commemorating the Life of Distinguished Professor Peter Bainum, Ph.D.
Wed, April 15, 2020

We celebrate the life of Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus, Peter Bainum, Ph.D. Dr. Bainum served as a Howard University Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty member from 1969 to 2003. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Bainum held many other professional positions in his field.

Professor Mohsen Mosleh Leads I-RISE Initiative with $750K ED Grant
Tue, March 3, 2020

The Howard University Industry-Research Inclusion in STEM Education (I-RISE) initiative is a cross-cutting institutional project. Mechanical Engineering Professor and Principal Investigator Mohsen Mosleh, Ph.D. was recently awarded $750K for I-RISE by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

Professor Achille Messac Named AAAS Fellow
Wed, December 4, 2019

Mechanical Engineering Professor Achille Messac has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year’s AAAS Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on Nov. 29.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Form the AMP3 Consortium on $3M DOE Grant
Wed, November 27, 2019

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Hyung D. Bae, Professor Gbadebo Moses Owolabi, and Associate Professor Grant Warner were awarded $750K from a $3M grant by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE-NNSA) to form the Consortium for Additive Manufacturing Post-Processing Partnership (AMP3).

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