Accomplishments: Department of Mechanical Engineering

March 8, 2019
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) along with co-authors Mark Callis Sanders and Marshall Tuten (Slippery Rock University) have published an opinion commentary in the journal Trends in Technical and Scientific Research titled “Over Fossil Fueled: The Fundamentals for a Low-Carbon Diet." Their commentary highlights a few of the challenges, benefits, and risks of the global transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to green energy alternatives, as policy-makers seek to create an...
February 12, 2019
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) and Mark Callis Sanders are co-authors of a paper, “Two Roads in a Yellow Wood: Consent or Science Based Siting,” which has been accepted for publication and will be presented at the American Nuclear Society-sponsored International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management 2019 Conference, which will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee in April. Their paper considers the dynamics of consent-based and scientific-based siting approaches and their impact on...
January 28, 2019
Janet Dufek and Daniel Lidstone (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) along with Mohamed Trabia and Jessica DeBerardinis (both Mechanical Engineering) authored “Electronic Measurement of Plantar Contact Area During Walking Using an Adaptive Thresholding Method for Medilogic Pressure-measuring Insoles.” The study sought to develop an adaptive-threshold method using pressure-measuring insoles that can improve the accuracy of the measurement of plantar tissue contact area during walking, and...
January 18, 2019
Numerous UNLV Students won awards at the Media Innovation Hackathon sponsored by the Beasley Media Group in collaboration with UNLV at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Student teams aimed to generate potential commercial products. Winners include: First Place: Converting Radio Waves to Energy. Matias Allieti (Mechanical Engineering), Yuria Mann (Computer Science), Kristine Monsada (Computer Science), Ricardo Rodriguez (Computer Science), and Erick Serrano (Computer Science)...
November 1, 2018
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) and her husband, Mark Callis Sanders, are co-authors of a conference paper, “Low Doese Radiation: The Million Worker Study — Findings, Implications, Challenges and You," which will be presented during the International Nuclear Law Association XXIII Nuclear Inter Jura Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from Nov. 4-8, 2018. Their paper seeks to sift through the Million Worker Study (MWS) findings, determine the implications to radiation ...
September 13, 2018
On Sept. 5 the Academic Success Center (ASC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary and as part of its celebration recognized former students, faculty, departments, and community leaders that have made the ASC such an exemplary center. They are: Dean’s Award - Carl Reiber (formerly of the provost's office) Dean’s Award - Regent Kevin Page Founder’s Award - Neal Smatresk (former UNLV president) Outstanding Impact Award - philanthropist Christina Hixson  Classified Dedication Award -  Monica McNeely...
September 12, 2018
Charlotta E. Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) and her husband, Mark Callis Sanders, are co-authors of a paper, "A World's Dilemma ‘Upon Which the Sun Never Sets’:  The Nuclear Waste Management Strategy (part II): Russia, Asia and the Southern Hemisphere,” which has been accepted for publication in the journal Progress in Nuclear Energy. Part II is the continuation of a set of papers detailing nuclear waste management strategies from an international legal and technical perspective, and covers...
July 18, 2018
Fatemeh Azari (Mechanical Engineering) has been selected as the recipient of an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Engineering Scholarship. The competition for the scholarship is rigorous. Azari, a junior, previously has received 10 scholarships at the local, state, and national levels.
May 17, 2018
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) and her husband, Mark Callis Sanders, recently received the American Chemical Society’s Energy and Fuels Division Distinguished Service Medal (Peter Derrick Memorial Medal) in recognition of their contribution to the division. The award was presented to the Sanders to acknowledge their efforts in organizing a one-day energy symposium on “Reducing America’s Carbon Emissions through Nuclear Power — Policy Perspectives” as part of the 255th American...
May 14, 2018
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) was recently appointed as a member of the editorial board for the Open Access Journal of Nuclear Physics at MedCrave. Sanders is a part-time associate research professor of nuclear engineering. Additionally, she is a consulting nuclear engineer doing business as Sanders Engineering. In 2012, she received a Nuclear Regulatory Commission grant for the development of a nuclear criticality safety graduate certificate program at UNLV, which serves both...
April 13, 2018
Qi Shen (Mechanical Engineering) received this year's Best Dissertation Award from the College of Engineering. Shen, who was advised by professor Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering) presented his work, “Theoretical and Experimental Investigation on the Multiple Shape Memory Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite,” in November. Shen will receive $1,500 as part of the award. At 4:15 p.m. April 23, he will present a 20-minute seminar on his research. The presentation will take place in the SEB auditorium...
March 23, 2018
The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that four of its engineering graduate programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News is a global authority in university rankings whose criteria include graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, alumni giving, and graduate rate performance. The programs recognized are: Civil Engineering- #89 Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering- #144...