Every day, engineering students and faculty at the University of Rhode Island turn big ideas into reality. Meet some of our Big Thinkers and explore how their transformative ideas shape our world.
“The Digital Dog Nose,” created by Otto Gregory, chemical engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island, could be placed at subway stations, train stations, airports and ports to detect bombs. URI photo by Michael Salerno.
Engineering students from URI and UConn recently visited the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport. The students, along with a few of their professors and advisors, toured NUWC’s facilities and interacted with a panel of NUWC engineers and scientists.
Three experts from national, state and local water agencies gave their perspectives on clean drinking water at the ninth annual Rhode Island Clean Drinking Water Symposium. The event was hosted by the Rhode Island Water Resources Center (RIWRC).
Joanne Compton, an instructor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at URI, has been elected as a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals.
Paul DePace, a member of the URI College of Engineering Advisory Council and 1968 graduate of the University, was recently featured on Quadangles Online. The article chronicles his academic, athletic and professional career.
Harold “Bud” Vincent, associate professor of ocean engineering at URI, is working with researchers from eight other institutions to develop a system of sensors that will measure for chemicals which are rich food sources for potentially harmful algae and phytoplankton.
Three URI biomedical engineering students have created a silicone wrist that simulates the 28 pulse patterns used in traditional Chinese medicine to diagnose various diseases. From left, Mackenzie Mitchell, Jake Morris, Ian Kanterman and URI engineering professor Ying Sun.
According to Nasser Zawia, dean of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School, graduate enrollment in engineering programs at URI rose this year by 8.5 percent. International enrollment grew to 13 percent.
Channel 6 recently asked URI College of Engineering Professor George Tsiatas for his thoughts on the Miami bridge collapse. The professor’s research focuses on civil infrastructure, including bridge engineering.
The URI Brain Fair is a free, family-friendly event featuring creative, hands-on demonstrations and activities that are meant to entertain, inspire and educate the public about brain health and brain science. The fair will be held on March 18, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Avedesian Hall. Professors and students from the engineering labs listed below […]