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Current Engineering News

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Campus News | October 14, 2021

Alumni volunteers encouraged to give back by helping students develop their professional skills.

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People | September 17, 2021

Graduate College Alumnus of the Year pulled the plug on a career in electrical engineering and found a new passion in marketing for Credit Karma.

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People | September 14, 2021

Engineering Alumnus of the Year Jim Caviola has been involved in some of Southern Nevada's most important infrastructure projects.

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Campus News | September 14, 2021

Students in the Las Vegas Scholars Program find support, sense of belonging and success on campus

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Campus News | August 19, 2021

With a new semester upon us, UNLV gradually returns to in-person events and operations.

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People | August 13, 2021

Civil engineering doctoral student George William Kajjumba on his journey from Uganda, diversity in STEM, and what it means to represent UNLV at national and global events.

Engineering In The News

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October 5, 2021

No. 5: AGEM, Gaming Laboratories International continue commitment to giving

ForeignAffairs.co.nz
September 29, 2021

A UConn Health researcher and Biomedical Engineering faculty member, Dr. Changchun Liu, in collaboration with a researcher at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has received a National Institute of Health (NIH) R21 award for their project, “Durable Self-cleaning Fluorinated Graphene Oxide Coated N95 Respirators.”

Mirage News
September 29, 2021

A UConn Health researcher has won a federal grant to develop respirator masks that could help mitigate the spread of airborne illnesses like COVID-19.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 20, 2021

Most people think it’s natural to see a new home constructed from scratch on its own lot. But not Paolo Tiramani, chief executive of modular home manufacturer Boxabl in North Las Vegas.

Jacky Rosen U.S. Senator for Nevada
September 17, 2021

Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding $828,904 in funding to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Homeland Security News Wire
September 2, 2021

The recent collapse of the condo building in Florida served as a dire warning for the nation’s aging infrastructure problem and the deadly consequences that can result.

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Recent Engineering Accomplishments

October 7, 2021
Jeremy Cho (Mechanical Engineering), along with doctoral students Yiwei Gao and Negin Garakani, and undergraduate Nicholas K. K. Chai, authored a paper published in Soft Matter with Sujit S. Datta of Princeton University. The paper is titled "Scaling laws to predict humidity-induced swelling and stiffness in hydrogels." Many soft, polymeric gel-...
September 28, 2021
Hal Berghe (Computer Science) published an article, "A Collapsing Academy, Part II: How Cancel Culture Works on the Academy," in the October 2021 issue of IEEE Computer.
September 24, 2021
Christian Ison, Janet Dufek (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Mohamed Trabia (Mechanical Engineering) published a paper, "Use of Pressure-Measuring Insoles to Characterize Gait Parameters in Simulated Reduced Gravity Conditions" in the journal Sensors. Ison is a doctoral student in the interdisciplinary health sciences doctoral...
September 8, 2021
Mingon Kang (Computer Science), Ji Yoo (Medicine), Brendan Morris (Electronic and Computer Engineering), Zhaohuam Zhu (Physics and Astronomy), Qiang Zhu (Physics and Astronomy), Mira Han (Life Sciences), Kazem Taghva (Computer Science), and Shashi Nambisan (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) were awarded National Science...
August 31, 2021
Zakai Olsen (Mechanical Engineering) just had the paper titled "A hyperelastic porous media framework for ionic polymer-metal composite actuators and sensors: thermodynamically consistent formulation and nondimensionalization of the field equations" published in Smart Material and Structures journal.  Olsen just completed his PhD and authored the...
August 20, 2021
Shashi Nambisan (Civil and Environmental Engineering), director of UNLV's Transportation Research Center, was recently appointed to serve as a voting member on the Nevada Advisory Committee on Traffic Safety. Nambisan has more than 30 years of experience in developing research enterprises and has led efforts on more than 170 projects, grants, and...