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J. Mark Meacham

Meacham receives CAREER award for work with algae cells

November 25, 2019

J. Mark Meacham, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National...


Weisensee to develop heat transfer switch for NASA

October 23, 2019

Patricia Weisensee, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, plans to develop a liquid-metal-based heat switch that automatically turns on or off...


Micropillars of various shapes. (Credit: Agonafer Lab)

Shape affects performance of micropillars in heat transfer

October 2, 2019

Damena Agonafer, a mechanical engineer and materials scientist in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, is perfecting a way to dissipate the heat through a unique process involving tiny liquid drops on top of an...


Simon Tang

Tang to study intervertebral disc degeneration with NIH grant

September 16, 2019

Simon Yue-Cheong Tang, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the School of Medicine and of biomedical and mechanical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of...


researchers will use a locust brain as a model to determine whether their method will allow them to control neurons

Light-activated nanoheaters may control nerve cells, locust mind

September 16, 2019

Srikanth Singamaneni, professor of mechanical engineering & materials science, and Barani Raman, associate professor of biomedical engineering, both in the McKelvey School of Engineering, will combine their expertise in nanotechnology and...