Tag Archives: College of Engineering

Research may contribute to manufacturing and medical industry improvements

Joseph Brown. The position of the notebooks illustrates how the cantilevers described in his paper work.

A paper on the mechanics of interlocking structures by a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa assistant professor highlights a discovery that could have far-reaching effects in the manufacturing and medical industries. The paper, Nonlinear Mechanics of Interlocking Cantilevers, by Joseph J. Brown, assistant professor in mechanical engineering, was published in the Journal of Applied Mechanics. The research explored the mechanical behavior and design of simple interlocking structures …

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Power up with water drops

A water drop illuminating 15 green LEDs

Frustrated trying to charge your phone on the go? A newly developed energy harvesting method may soon lead to technologies that will allow you to keep your phone charged, without external chargers. A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa research team led by Tianwei “David” Ma, interim associate dean and professor in civil engineering in the College of Engineering, has developed a new method of generating electricity …

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Magdy F. Iskander honored for electromagnetic research and education

A new book The World of Applied Electromagnetics—In Appreciation of Magdy Fahmy Iskander, published by Springer, commemorates four decades of Iskander’s research in electromagnetic and wireless communications technologies and contributions to engineering education. Iskander is an electrical engineering professor and director of the Hawaiʻi Center for Advanced Communications in the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Two of Iskanderʻs former graduate students, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, who serves …

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Prestigious physics journal publishes professor’s fluid dynamics paper

Sangwoo Shin

One of the most prominent publications in physics, Physical Review X, accepted an article by Sangwoo Shin, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa assistant professor in mechanical engineering. The article is titled Accumulation of Colloidal Particles in Flow Junctions Induced by Fluid Flow and Diffusiophoresis. Shin examines how underground aquifers, hydraulic fractures, coastal habitats and water filtration systems all deal with the flow of water that contains …

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$3.9M for Native Hawaiian education at UH

In support of its goal to become a model indigenous serving institution, the University of Hawaiʻi has been awarded almost $3.9 million in grants by the U.S. Department of Education’s Native Hawaiian Education Program. “These grants will develop innovative education programs to assist Native Hawaiians and to supplement and expand existing programs and authorities,” said UH President David Lassner. “We credit and thank our hard working, committed …

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Engineering students win UH innovation challenge

Accuity Consulting Services President Julia Okinaka, Goog Egg team members Arif Rahman and Kainalu Matthews; and PACE Executive Director Peter Rowan.

A duo of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering students took top honors in the UH Mānoa Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) Breakthrough Innovation Challenge for their idea that provides a solution to hunger in developing countries. Arif Rahman and Kainalu Matthews of team Good Egg received $1,000 for developing a noninvasive test for embryo health-check during in vitro fertilization of bovine cattle. Their technology of an automated washing and grading …

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John S. Allen elected Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa mechanical engineering Professor John S. Allen has been elected into the Acoustical Society of America’s (ASA) College of Fellows for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of ultrasound contrast agents. Ultrasound contrast agents are encapsulated microbubbles used in diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound. Allen has been involved in their research since his post-doctoral studies in the U.S. and Japan. Since joining UH, he …

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Breakthrough Innovation Challenge seeks food, energy and water solutions

Students presenting

The contest that birthed one of the founding members of Volta, the largest free electric car charging network in the nation, is calling for more entrepreneurial breakthroughs. The University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa’s Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) is inviting entrepreneurs to enter the UHBreakthrough Innovation Challenge to help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. This year’s UH Breakthrough Innovation Challenge, in partnership with …

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Tsunami expert honored for excellence in teaching, research and service

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering Professor Ian Robertson has been selected as the inaugural Arthur N.L. Chiu Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The endowment is in the memory of Chiu, a legendary leader in the Hawaiʻi engineering community. He began his lifelong service to the engineering community in 1953 as an instructor at UH Mānoa and went on to serve in multiple leadership positions at …

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New biological identity of inhaled nanoparticles revealed

Nano-enabled consumer products surround people everyday, from personal care, cosmetics, clothing and electronics, to food and beverage. The Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory maintained by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has listed 1,814 nano-enabled consumer products, many of which have a potential safety hazard if inhaled. However, their potential biological risks are still largely unknown. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering Professor Yi Zuo has developed a …

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