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Robots are frequently used to perform tasks faster and more efficiently than humans or to help keep humans out of harm’s way. What if robots could also work in teams to accomplish more complicated jobs? Chengzhi Yuan, an assistant professor in URI’s Department of Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering, wishes to develop the technology that […]
The subjects of solar energy, lung cancer prevention and water contamination may seem unrelated, but the research College of Engineering Assistant Professor Yi Zheng is conducting in his Micro and Nanoscale Energy Laboratory could lead to advances in all three areas. “My research focuses on the enhanced thermal and optical properties of nanostructured materials, which can […]
Gretchen Macht has had an appreciation for how much sustainability impacts the world around us for a long time. So, after learning that the URI College of Engineering would be increasing the theme of sustainability in its curriculum, it was an easy sell for Macht to join the Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering faculty in August […]