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ME Undergrad Selected for Prestigious NASA Internship

Being a first generation student, Danelle Lazcano-Concelman has navigated through college with the help of university resources, including her advisors. With their guidance and her unwavering skills and motivation, she landed her first internship with NASA. “When NASA was recruiting at the Engineering Career Fair, I was determined to do my absolute best to leave […]

Dr. Chris Weinberger’s Advancements to Shape Memory Industry Published by Nature Communications

This past fall, ME Professor Chris Weinberger’s groundbreaking research in shape memory materials was published by the prestigious journal, Nature Communications. The article, entitled, “Superelasticity and Cryogenic Linear Shape Memory Effects of CaFe2As2,” was recognized for its discovery of an innovative shape memory material which has the potential to advance deep space exploration, and eventually […]

Dr. Kurt Barth Investigates Advancements in Thin Film Photovoltaic Devices

Kurt Barth, associate director of CSU’s Next Generation Photovoltaic Center, received $1.3 million (the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory is contributing significant cost share) for a project titled “Advanced Module Architecture for Reduced Costs, High Durability and Significantly Improved Manufacturability.” Barth’s project will investigate new materials and methods for enhanced durability and reliability of thin-film photovoltaic […]

The Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics Continues to Advance Solar Energy

Drs. Walajabad Sampath and Amit Munshi investigate solar energy advances with PVRD grant. The U.S. Department of Energy under the Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) program, recently awarded Dr. Walajabad Sampath with the Small Innovative Project in Solar (SIPS) Award, to investigate improved solar energy efficiency without substantially increasing manufacturing costs. Implementing CdTe (Cadmium Telluride) […]

Dr. Olsen’s Group Contracted by Siemens to Investigate Vessel Fuel Consumption

Dr. Daniel Olsen and his lab are known for their top-notch work in investigating and minimizing fuel consumption and emissions by reconfiguring engine systems. Their latest project, funded by Siemens, accomplished just that. Marine vessels are huge consumers of fossils fuels and are inherently inefficient, both in terms of quantities of fuel burned and resulting […]

Dr. Quinn’s Sustainability Expertise Recruited for Multi-Million Dollar DOE and USDA Grants

To say Assistant Professor Dr. Jason Quinn has been busy since he joined our Department last fall, would be an understatement. The Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture have each recognized and funded Dr. Quinn’s unique expertise in sustainability, and rightfully so. His knowledge in the […]

Mech Day 2017

On October 6, 2017, the Department hosted its first Mech Day, in conjunction with the annual Walter Scott Jr., College of Engineering, Engineering Exploration Days. Mech Day was designed to give potential students a glimpse into student life in the mechanical engineering program at CSU. The day started with an introduction from Department Head, Dr. […]

Researchers from CSU’s Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics make Important Advance in Laser Ignition

CSU’s Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics (CLSD) has made a significant contribution to the field of laser ignition of engines by developing a new technique based on combining two laser pulses with different wavelengths. The approach has the potential to provide more efficient and cleaner combustion for both stationary and vehicular engines. The findings […]

Department Pioneers: Dr. Paul Wilbur

ME Emeritus Professor, Dr. Paul Wilbur, taught, researched, and mentored in CSU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1968-2010. It’s been eight years since Dr. Wilbur retired, but his legacy continues to inspire colleagues and students. “His love was teaching and research. His day would start with getting to work by 6:30 or 7:00am to get […]