Congratulations to Tao Wei, who has been promoted to associate professor. Faculty members Aaron Bradshaw (Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Jason Dahl (Ocean Engineering) were also promoted. “This is by far the most significant milestone on my career path,” said Wei. “It allows me the flexibility to work on high risk research topics that interested me the […]
The Providence Business News (PBN) has named Assistant Professor Kunal Mankodiya to its 2017 40 Under 40 list. The honor recognizes individuals who are under the age of 40, have excelled in their chosen profession and are involved in their communities. “We’re very proud of the research that Professor Mankodiya and his students conduct in URI’s Wearable Biosensing Lab,” said […]
A group of URI engineering students and their counterparts from an institution in Colombia, recently presented their prototypes for prosthetic arms and hands to be used by amputees in the South American nation. Each prosthetic limb will last an average of two to five years, and will be personalized to the needs of its user, both […]
URI Professor Haibo He recently co-authored an article on how to optimize wind power for use, even when it’s not blowing. The researchers proposed a day-ahead economic dispatch model for wind-integrated power systems. It’s an algorithm designed to consider both the next day’s planned energy use along with real-time energy use. He and his team plan to further […]
Laura Parra, a URI biomedical engineering student, has received a grant from the Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows fund to study and travel overseas. She will spend her fall semester at the University of Navarra, where she’ll take courses in biomedical engineering.
In URI’s Wearable Biosensing Lab, professor Kunal Mankodiya and his team are developing high-tech gloves for Parkinson’s disease patients. The idea is for the patient to wear the gloves at home and for the doctor to be able to track the movements to see, for instance, if their medication is working. Mankodiya will be partnering with a […]
Five University of Rhode Island students recently captured second place in the Health Tech Hackathon 2017 hosted by Cornell University. Fifteen college teams competed, with a team from Cornell finishing first. URI’s success in hackathons is a direct result of the students’ collaboration with Kunal Mankodiya, assistant professor of electrical, computer and biomedical engineering, who […]
University of Rhode Island engineering junior Rachel Bellisle, of Exeter, received an honorable mention for a Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater is the most prestigious undergraduate national scholarship for students in the fields of math, the natural sciences and engineering. Bellisle was acknowledged for her research exploring how tiny eye movements, or microsaccades, impact the accuracy of electroencephalogram, or […]
After graduating in May, Omose Ogala will head to Twitter’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco to work as a software engineer. His journey to engineering started in White Plains, N.Y., where he liked to tinker and make things like solar panels that would light up two bulbs in his living room.
Back home in Senegal, Rassoul Diouf says it was rare for science students to step into a lab or make something from scratch. The opportunity to make things—a robotic arm, motion sensors, tablets that communicate with machines—is the reason he came to URI’s College of Engineering.