Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

MIME News and Announcements


Dr. Rizvi's group in the PICSSL has received an NSF Award in CMMI Nanomanufacturing. The title is “Scalable Nanomanufacturing of Two-Dimensional Materials by High-Speed Compressible Gas Flow Exfoliation.”

UT Engineering team first to make 3D objects with high-temperature shape memory alloys


The Rocket Motorsports FSAE Team traveled to Canada to compete in Formula North, a Canadian Formula Student-style competition on May 31 - June 3.  The team plans to traveling to Lincoln, Nebraska on June 20-23 to compete in the Formula SAE Series and to the Pittsburgh Shootout FSAE Autocross on July 14. 



Technologies developed in the Dynamic and Smart Systems lab took first and third place in the UT College of Business and Innovation's Business Innovation CompetitionNarges Shayesteh Moghaddam took first place for her QuickFlow product. QuickFlow is a novel device that offers several advantages over percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy devices currently on the market, and it provides a higher degree of authority and maneuverability for capturing and removing clots. The prototype device uses a pair of superelastic Nitinol-capturing elements to aid in the collection of a thrombus and minimize distal embolization. Parisa Bayatimalayeri and Ahmadreza Jahadakbar took third place for Retractor - a minimally invasive device to move the rectum away from the vicinity of the radiation field allowing for delivery of higher doses of radiation and shorter treatment days. read the full story here.

Senior Design Team travels to NASA JPL

Alexander Binder, Mark Gore, Nai-Ning Kuo and Steven Will, a spring 2018 Senior Design Team, traveled to the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Los Angeles, funded by an internal JPL proposal, for a design review of their project “NASA Deployable Wrap-Rib Space Structure.” They had a six-hour visit, which included a 90 minute meeting where the students presented their 2-meter diameter physical prototype to NASA engineers in the Advanced Large Precision Structures (ALPS) Lab. The team received excellent feedback and JPL hopes to continue collaborating with the MIME senior design program.

Student Awards

Congratulations to our Undergraduate students who received MIME department Student awards. Derek Denti receive the Rubin H. Kramer Mechanical Engineering Award, Sarah Wojnarowski received the Sastri-Deshpande Award, and Patrick Delaney received the MIME Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award. The three students received their awards at the ASME Awards Dinneron April 19th. 

March 2018

Department chair named Distinguished University Professor

Dr. Abdollah Afjeh was named Distinguished University Professor in recognition of his exemplary teaching, research, scholarship and professional service.

Trease Keynote at SPIE Smart Structures: Origami-Inspired Engineering, from Minimally Invasive Surgery to Exoplanet Exploration

Prof. Brian Trease traveled to Denver, CO to deliver an invited keynote talk on March 5th at the annual SPIE International Symposium on Smart Structures.  The event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the SPIE Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices Conference (EAPAD), with an eye toward continued innovation in smart material systems.  Prof. Trease began working with origami while at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and now continues the research with his students in the Mechanism, Mobility, & Multifunctional Design Lab (3MDL).


February 2018

Prof. Brian Trease traveled to Arizona to give an invited talk "Origami-Inspired Engineering, from Minimally Invasive Surgery to Exoplanet Exploration" at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.  Brian was featured in a monthly lecture series titled “Folded Forms”, which is part of the Garden’s current exhibit “Origami in the Garden2”.  He presented his work on origami-inspired deployable structures, including a hands-on paper spacecraft folding activity with the audience.  Brian began working with origami while at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and now continues the research with his students in the Mechanism, Mobility, & Multifunctional Design Lab (3MDL).


January 2018

The College of Engineering Dedicates New Owens-Illinois Conference Room

The Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering conference room is now the O-I Conference Room following the dedication on January 10. The conference room is seeing some much-needed updates thanks to the generous support of  Owens-Illinois. 


December 2017 

Congratulations to Ahmadreza Jahadakbar, a Ph.D. student working in the Dynamic and Smart Systems Lab, who won first place in the TERMIS-AM Business Plan Competition for his research Stiffness-Matched Skeletal Fixation Hardware. He presented at the annual TERMIS conference and exhibition in December.


Dr. Bhaduri's company, OsteoNovus (co-founded with Dr. Goel and Dr. Agarwal in 2013) received the first FDA clearance for bone graft substitute (BGS) putty. The produce has been commercially launched and is being supplied to orthopedic surgeons all over the country. Dr. Bhaduri was granted patents as the principal inventor for the technology in Japan, Australia, China, and the European Union. 


November 2017

Congratulations to the RegenFix team, Ahmadreza Jahadakbar, Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam, and Amirhesam Amerinatanzi, for winning the crowd favorite award at the November 2017 Pitch and Pour Competition. Dr. Elahinia's group is the first in the world that, in collaboration with NASA Glenn Research Center, has successfully demonstrated additive-manufactured, has successfully demonstrated additive-manufactured, high-temperature shape memory material NiTiHf. The technology has been licensed by the startup company RegenFix to create patient-specific implants. 

October 2017

Dr. Brian Trease's research team won the Thomas Tyrrell Best Poster award at the NASA Nature-Inspired Exploration for Aerospace (NIEA) Biomimicry Summit. Brian Trease, Adam Schroeder, and Lauren Marshal presented their research on biologically-inspired mechanical engineering to address environmental concerns in the Great Lakes with the poster "Filter-feeding Fish, Ant Pheromones, and Foraging: Biomimetic Robot Swarms." The event was held near the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH from October 4-6. 

The UT Rocketry Team's proposal for the NASA Student Launch 2017-2018 was approved. The NASA Student Launch proposal selection process is competitive. The team is designing a high-powered rocket named Kronos with a rover payload that will deploy from the rocket vehicle and unfold solar panels. 




Last Updated: 6/21/22