Engineering & Applied Sciences

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December 2016

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Wells Award recognizes engineering and computer science students who have also excelled in the humanities. Read more . . .

Prof. Chris Muir's engineering project poses iconic puzzle for students. Read more . . .

Prof. Ehsan Hoque of computer science is recipient of World Technology Award for his cutting-edge work in human-computer interaction. Read more . . .

Prof. Kevin Parker named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for discoveries that have been widely applied in medical imaging and image processing. Read more  . . .

Wendi Heinzelman is officially installed as the first woman to serve as dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Read more . . . 

Prof. Jannick Rolland and lab collaborate with Medical Center on regenerating a critical layer of the cornea. Read more . . .

Role of Institute of Optics during World War II is remembered on 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Read more  . . .

November 2016

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Di Xu, a PhD student in optics, works with metrology equipment used to test freeform surfaces designed by the Center for Freeform Optics at the University of Rochester.

Center for Freeform Optics attracts industry partners, creating research opportunities for PhD students. Read more . . .

October 2016

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This image by Miguel Alonso, associate professor of optics, and collaborators at the Fresnel Institute in Marseille, shows the polarization of light emitting from each of 180 cores of an optical fiber, as measured by a device created in collaboration with Thomas Brown, professor of optics, and researchers at two Universities in France.

OSA's 100th annual meeting here is opportunity to showcase Hajim School research. Read more here.

Prof. Kevin Parker's H-scan technology incorporates new colors in ultrasound, making it easier to interpret images. Read more here.

September 2016

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Yifan Gao, PhD student in the lab of Wyatt Tenhaeff, assistant professor of chemical engineering, works with a iCVD (initiated chemical vapor deposition) reactor, which will be used to synthesize solid electrolytes for 3-D microbatteries.

Prof. Tenhaeff's lab in chemical engineering is developing next-generation batteries -- large and small. Read more here.

Grant to bring underrepresented engineering students here for summer research. Read more here.

Prof. Askari of mechanical engineering codevelops 'simple, elegant' model to predict force needed to push objects through granular materials, with multiple applications. Read more here.

Diane Dalecki appointed chair of biomedical engineering. Read more here.

Prof. Robert Waag: A 'magum opus' of research recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more here.

ChemE's scholar athletes garner 3 of 10 University Garnish awards. Read more here.

Hajim School researchers collaborate with Carestream Health on developing new ultrasound technologies. Read more here.

August 2016

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Asst. Prof. Qiang Lin will lead $2 million, multi-university effort to develop silicon carbide integrated quantum photonic processors for secure communications and advanced computing. Read more here.

"You are the stewards of our future," Dean Heinzelman tells incoming freshmen. Read more here.

Prof. Xi-Cheng Zhang and PhD student Kang Liu use exotic ring-Airy laser beam to extend the distance at which terahertz waves can be generated to detect explosives or other hidden objects. Read more here.

July 2016

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Hajim undergrads get hands-on research experience this summer as Xerox fellows. Read more . . .

Asst. Prof. Qiang Lin, student help demonstrate, for first time, how 'optical spring' effect can detect single molecules. Read more . . .

Assoc. Prof. Nick Vamivakas is recipient of Mandel Faculty Fellow Award. Read more . . .

June 2016

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Baja SAE team competes in its own backyard, hosts team from India.  Read more . . .

Human-Computer Interaction group featured at Microsoft blog for platform that provides automated feedback to help people become better speakers. Read more . . .

May 2016

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Wendi Heinzelman will be the new Dean of the Hajim School. Read more . . .

Prof. Riccardo Betti surveys the 'state of the art' in intertial confinement fusion. Read more . . .

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Boubacar Diallo of Mechanical Engineering is jubilant after receiving his diploma at the Hajim School Commencement ceremony. (Photo by Keith Walters/University of Rochester.)

'You are only limited by the scope of your imagination.' Hajim School awards diplomas to the Class of '16. Read more . . .

Prof. Vamivakas is inaugural recipient of Edmund A. Hajim Outstanding Faculty Award. Read more . . .

Congratulations to more than 40 students who are receiving Hajim School and departmental awards. Read more . . .

April 2016

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Madeleine Laitz '16 of Chemical Engineering describes her path to a Fulbright. Read more . . .

Hajim School seniors display more than 70 capstone projects at annual design day. Read more . . .

Welch award winner Dan Smith is "always there for us," Optics student say. Read more . . .

Optical engineering student, immersed into two senior design projects, learns the value of teamwork. Read more . . .

STEM-Gems program wins Meliora Award for increasing retention of 'at-risk' students. Read more . . .

Prof. Laurel Carney receives Engineering Professor of the Year award from Students' Association. Read more . . .

DandyHacks, our third annual 36-hour hack-a-thon, draws 140 student participants. Read more . . .

Prof. Robert Boyd's group in Optics explores applications of 'twisted light.' Read more . . .

From boot camp to diploma, Nate Powers of Electrical and Computer Engineering leaves a lasting impression. Read more . . .

Thirst for knowledge drives Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez of Optical Engineering, UR's third Gates Cambridge scholar. Read more . . .

March 2016

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App developed by Hajim School computer scientists helps Las Vegas health department more effectively monitor restaurants for food-borne illnesses. Read more . . .

"We need to understand the backbone" of ancient structures to preserve them, says Prof. Renato Perucchio, who brings international scholars here for a symposium. Read more . . .

PhD student Nabil Hossain and his collaborators teach computers to pinpoint with greater precision when and where Twitter users are drinking alcohol. Read more . . .

February 2016

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Prof. Anthamatten's new polymer changes shape in response to body heat, opening the door for new medical and other applications. Read more . . .

CAREER award helps MechE Prof. Douglas Kelley explore liquid metal batteries that could power a city. Read more . . .

Audio and Music Engineering instructor Rob Lavaque describes his work on Super Bowl ads. Read more . . .

Open source app replaces textbook in Prof. Andrew White's class on numerical methods and statistics. Read more . . .

Engineering students pitch in to repair practice carillon. Read more . . .

Engineers Without Borders chapter ready to design water treatment system for school in the Dominican Republic. Read more . . .

ChemE's 'go-to guy,' lab engineer Larry Kuntz, marks 50 years with UR. Read more . . .

January 2016

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Tech Development Fund helps Optics Prof. John Marciante pursue promising ways to boost laser power, efficiency. Read more . . .

Meet our students: Here are nine sophomores who are taking full advantage of the Hajim School's "full spectrum" of opportunities. Read more . . .