Through a $520,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Sheila Edalatpour and her team will establish a theoretical framework for modeling radiative heat transfer in quantum materials and in presence of electron tunneling for the first time. They plan to develop experimental techniques to demonstrate quantum size effects on the magnitude and spectrum of thermal radiation. Radiative heat transfer across quantum-sized gaps can play a significant role in thermal management of devices such as transistors and ultra-compact electronics. Read more

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. ” [NSF]

Recognizing Faculty Excellence

Two mechanical engineering faculty have received recognition from the College of Engineering for their early career excellence. Dr. Babak Hejrati received an Early Career Teaching Award and Dr. Yingchao Yang received an Early Career Research Award. Dr. Hejrati was honored for his innovative and outstanding teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of controls and robotics whereas Dr. Yang was honored for his outstanding research and scholarship in the area of nano-materials. 

Open Faculty Position – Offshore Wind Energy

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of August 2021.  Candidates applying for this position will have demonstrated outstanding scholarly research or industry experience, specifically in the area of offshore wind energy, and provide evidence of or potential for teaching excellence. Learn More

Transforming Engineering Education at UMaine

We are making excellent progress with construction of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center that, in addition to housing the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will provide a state-of-the-art facility for transforming engineering education at UMaine. Naming Ceremony, Topping Off Ceremony, Latest News

Announcing New Certificate Program

We are pleased to announce the new Certificate in Composite Materials and Structures program that is aimed to expand the educational opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students as well as non-degree seeking professionals.  The program requires completion of 12 credits (4 courses) from the list of available courses. Learn More: Undergraduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate

Taking a Virtual Tour of Our Labs

Join the UMaine College of Engineering Dean, Dana Humphrey, as he takes you for a close-up tour of our major laboratory facilities on campus, including the Advanced Manufacturing Center, Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Process Development Center, Engineering Science Research Building, and Crosby Lab. Go for a tour!