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Department of Mechanical Engineering News

The Department of Mechanical Engineering prepares students for the lifelong practice of mechanical engineering and related engineering disciplines. The department teaches students to become problem solvers through the application of science in order to deal with the relations among forces, work or energy, and power in designing systems, which will ultimately contribute to the betterment of the human environment.

Current Mechanical Engineering News

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People | December 6, 2020

Alumna credits her involvement in a student organization with her current career in aeronautical engineering.

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People | December 6, 2020

Alumna Valentina Alayon says exploring her options at UNLV prepared her for a career in mechanical engineering.

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Campus News | October 23, 2020

While navigating the challenges of a global pandemic, UNLV’s Engineers Without Borders student chapter is building a better world through philanthropy.

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Campus News | September 16, 2020

Team climbs to new heights in standings at Baja SAE competition in a year where the rubber never met the road.

UNLV mechanical engineering student Alexandrea Washington poses for a portrait in the Engineering Building courtyard
Campus News | August 12, 2020

Alexandrea Washington to create soft robotic platform capable of traversing extraterrestrial terrains.

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Campus News | May 19, 2020

As daily life around the country came to a sudden halt in March, UNLV rapidly reconfigured the rhythms of its day-to-day operations and lent its considerable expertise to fighting the virus in Nevada.

Mechanical Engineering In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 11, 2021

Two UNLV engineering students won the university’s senior design competition last month with a timely project — a microwave for COVID-19 disinfection.

Voice of America
December 16, 2020

In this episode we will explore the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Due to its location in the city nicknamed “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” students at UNLV have the unique opportunity to study the hospitality and entertainment industries in their own backyard - Las Vegas. In addition to having a Digital Experience Lab focused on entertainment design, and a robotics lab using virtual reality to guide robots to new heights, UNLV is recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a “very high research activity” R1 public research university. Get ready to experience the University of Nevada, Las Vegas!

Business Insider
August 5, 2020

Geisel Software, a Massachusetts-based custom software development firm, and University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) are pleased to announce they have been awarded a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The award will support the development of a solution that will allow for collaborative mobility and manipulation in a heterogeneous robotic environment.

KUNR
May 21, 2020

Nevada is a big player in renewable energy. But while it ranks among the top five states for both solar and geothermal energy production, it lags well behind in wind energy production, where it falls 33rd.

Newswise
April 17, 2020

Typically at this time of the spring semester, engineering labs would be filled with faculty and graduate assistants working on research projects, student groups gathering to design their next rocket or robot, and senior design teams making the final tweaks to the prototypes for their capstone competition.

Newswise
April 16, 2020

Typically at this time of the spring semester, engineering labs would be filled with faculty and graduate assistants working on research projects, student groups gathering to design their next rocket or robot, and senior design teams making the final tweaks to the prototypes for their capstone competition.

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Recent Mechanical Engineering Accomplishments

September 10, 2020
Robert Beohm (Mechanical Engineering) authored a chapter, "Large Scale Solar Power, Hydrogen Developments, and Building Applications of Solar," that appears in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) published Solar Energy Applications book, edited by K.R. Rao. Published earlier this year, it is the first volume in the new ASME Press...
August 10, 2020
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) prepared a report for the United Kingdom's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, which is now available in the public domain. The report explores feasible processes for accelerating implementation of a geological disposal facility  in the United Kingdom. The report includes recommendations for...
May 12, 2020
Pouya Shojaei (Mechanical Engineering) will have a new study appear in the Journal of Composites Part B: Engineering — a highly ranked journal in the areas of materials science and composites. Collaborators included UNLV’s Mohamed Trabia, Brendan O’Toole and Richard Jennings (all Mechanical Engineering) with material preparation from Xing Zhang...
May 7, 2020
Shubhra Bansal (Mechanical Engineering) received the 2020 CSUN Faculty Achievement Award for the College of Engineering. The award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events.
May 1, 2020
The Graduate College is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 Graduate College Medallion recipients. Graduate College Medallion recipients are exceptionally involved during their time as graduate students at UNLV. Medallions are given in the semester students graduate.  This semester's recipients are: Austin McKenna, Biological...
March 24, 2020
Alex Barzilov (Mechanical Engineering) is the recipient of this year's College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award. External reviewers are asked to assess the applicants based on the following criteria: Significance of the research in relation to the knowledge or advancement of the field. Publication of research findings in peer-...