When it comes to infrastructure maintenance, sidewalks usually take a backseat to roads and bridges. In fairness, not many accidents or fatalities occur because of a crumbling sidewalk. However, those who use sidewalks regularly depend on them being in good condition.
This article was originally published in the spring 2017 issue of Momentum: Research & Innovation, the magazine of URI’s Division of Research and Economic Development. Written by Todd McLeish Yi Zheng, University of Rhode Island (URI) assistant professor of mechanical, industrial, and systems engineering, may soon improve the detection of lung cancer, make solar cells more efficient, […]
The University of Rhode Island and the University of Connecticut are teaming up with the U.S. Navy to provide a new opportunity for engineering undergraduates considering careers in the Navy and undersea engineering.
Tim Pheland, who graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in 2012 and a master’s degree in 2016 in Industrial and Systems Engineering, was recently named to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) “30 Under 30” list.
University of Rhode Island engineering student Cherish Prickett has won a $7,500 Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate national scholarship for students in the fields of mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences.
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 […]
A team of University of Rhode Island engineers led by Professor Mohammad Faghri has created a new paper-based platform for conducting a wide range of complex medical diagnostics.