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Mechanical Engineering
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Postal: Dept. 3295 1000 E. University
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Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307.766.2122
Fax: 307.766.2695
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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity

The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a PostDoctoral Research Associate position in the area of materials engineering.  Candidates are sought to assist in developing a research initiative focused on additive manufacturing (e.g., 3D-printing) of polymerderived ceramic composites. To learn more and apply, click here.

Two Mechanical Engineering Faculty members receive computing support from the LLNL Institutional Computing Grand Challenge program to study Large-Scale Wind Farms

A Mechanical Engineering faculty proposal for high performance computing (HPC) allocation at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was selected for support during the 8th Institutional Unclassified Computing Grand Challenge.  Dr. Jay Sitaraman and Dr. Dimitri Mavriplis will use the “Vulcan” supercomputer to study Large Scale Simulations of Wind Farm Aerodynamics in Turbulent Atmospheric InflowConditions.
LLNL’s Vulcan supercomputer has 393,000 processors and is the 6th fastest HPC facility in the world.  The goal of the UW project is to simulate and analyze flow fields in large wind farms. Both faculty members have worked extensively in developing Helios, which is one of the only computational tools capable of performing simulations at such large scales.  Helios was co-developed by the U.S. Army and the University of Wyoming for performing rotorcraft simulations.  It is expected that results from the large-scale computational flow simulation will become a benchmark and provide guidance for optimizing turbine placement in future wind farms.


Mechanical Engineering Freshman Named Research Scholar

September 13, 2016 — Narisse Trippel, a freshman in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, earned a spot in the 2016-17 class of student researchers in the Wyoming Research Scholars Program (WRSP).

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UW’s Belmont Awarded NASA Research Grant

June 24, 2016 — A University of Wyoming researcher has received funding from NASA to help understand experiments conducted on the International Space Station.

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Engineering Projects Highlight Entrepreneurship Challenge

June 20, 2016 — Nine projects associated with students and faculty from the College of Engineering and Applied Science made the final list in a recent entrepreneurship competition.

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CEAS Selects Coon For H.T. Person Professorship

June 7, 2016 — Dennis Coon has been named to the H.T. Person Professorship in Engineering Education in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wyoming.

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Richter Collects Writing Honor from EPSCoR

June 6, 2016 — In Wyoming, water plays a key role in politics, community relationships, agriculture, natural resources debates and more. A University of Wyoming writing contest allows college students to weigh in on the subject and further examine the state’s valuable resource.

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Engineering Students Take Part In Silicon Valley Event

May 25, 2016 — Some of the University of Wyoming’s most successful engineers and business minds shared their experiences with eight students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) on a recent trip.

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Mechanical Engineering Grad Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

May 24, 2016 — University of Wyoming mechanical engineering student Tanner Harms earned a great achievement when he was awarded the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship on May 17.

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Senior Design Projects To Be Funded By NASA

May 12, 2016 — An idea from a University of Wyoming student helped the Department of Mechanical Engineering secure a major grant award from NASA.

Trio of CEAS Students Named Finalists For Prestigious Honor

May 4, 2016 — Three College of Engineering and Applied Science students recently were named finalists for the top graduating man and woman at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Student Wins Prestigious Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship

April 19, 2016 — A University of Wyoming graduate student will have the opportunity to use one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to research wind farm simulations.

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Shaping the World Around Us

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Erica Belmont is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Wyoming. Her focus is educating and interacting with her students, along with research into improved combustion technologies.

ASC Challenge 2016

A UW student group designs a composite material system for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
A UW student group designs a composite material system for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

The Power of Wind

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