Mechanical and Aerospace News


  • Celebrating the Engineering Profession During E-Week

    Making your own lip balm and stacking cups so they don’t fall—that’s engineering? Indeed, it is—as more than 200 high school girls discovered on Thursday at the Society of Women Engineers’ National Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at the University of Miami....
  • Methane as a Fuel Source

    Dr. Swain is retooling engines to use methane gas from landfills, helping to reduce gas emissions harmful to the environment. Michael Swain, B.S. ’71, M.S. ’73, Ph.D. ’79, spent years researching hydrogen as an alternative to gasoline for internal combustion engines....
  • Mission: NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition

    After a two-year absence, the College of Engineering will be participating in NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition. Inspired by recent discoveries during missions to Mars, such as with the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover named “Curiosity,” NASA’s Robotic Mining...
  • New Center for Green Aviation

    The University of Miami College of Engineering (CoE) has established a new Center for Green Aviation, funded in part with a grant from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust. This center will allow the College to further develop green, zero-direct-emission electric aircraft –...
  • Reaching for the Stars (with Rockets)

    The University of Miami (UM) is set to compete in the 2017 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) for the first time in school history! IREC is an annual event held near Green River, Utah, where several teams from colleges around the world compete in launching...
  • Manufacturing Flexible Composites Using Smaller Fibers

    Dr. Ryan Karkkainen, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Dr. Qingda Yang, also with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received a research grant from the Defense Advanced Research...