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Join us in Welcoming Dr. Bonnie Roberts to the Department

We are delighted to welcome new instructor, Dr. Bonnie Roberts, to the Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty this fall. Her industry and teaching background, coupled with her professional achievements and passion for teaching will significantly impact and enhance our department, particularly our growing senior design program. Shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering […]

ME Alumna Developed Northern Colorado’s First PV Solar Grids in ’87, Continues to Drive Sustainability on Campus

Carol Dollard has been involved in promoting renewable energy in Colorado for almost three decades. Since 1999, she has been a CSU Facilities Management engineer; she also earned her mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate degrees at CSU and co-chairs President Tony Frank’s Sustainability Commission. Most recently, in March 2018, Dollard was recognized by the Platte […]

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 […]