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Formula One Comes to UNC Charlotte

July 25, 2014

Formula One racing came to the Lee College of Engineering last night, as Sauber F1 driver Simona de Silvestro and her car visited the Motorsports Research Building on the UNC Charlotte campus.

An IndyCar driver since 2010, De Silvestro joined Sauber as an affiliated driver in 2014. The 25-year-old Swiss racer is now undergoing a F1 preparation program with the team, including on-track testing, simulator work, as well as mental and physical training, with the goal of gaining the FIA Super License required for F1 competition and racing in 2015.

Engineering Professor Creates Artwork to Inspire Students

July 24, 2014

Recently a painting of an SR-71 Mach 3 jet was added to the stairwell in Duke Centennial Hall. It is the latest creation by Dr. Peter Tkacik, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and engineering science in The William States Lee College of Engineering. Click here for more ...

ECE Student Wins Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

July 23, 2014

Yi Song, a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2008 to 2013, has won the UNC Charlotte Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award for students who graduated between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2014.

New Research Awards Listing

July 21, 2014

Congratulations to the Lee College of Engineering professors who received new research and additional funding awards for April, May and June 2014. A list of the new awards follows:

Herminso Villaraga-Gómez Wins the 2014 Carl Zeiss Scholarship

July 15, 2014

Herminso Villaraga-Gómez has been named the winner of the 2014 Carl Zeiss Student Scholarship. Mr. Villaraga-Gómez is an Optical Science and Engineering doctoral student, advised by Dr. Stuart Smith, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science.

Applying Science to Improve Manufacturing

July 8, 2014

Through their research in developing advanced machining analytical models, Dr. Tony Schmitz and his students are bringing science to the art of high-speed manufacturing.

“We’re making manufacturing more efficient by applying a physics-based understanding of the processes involved,” said Dr. Schmitz, an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering and associate of the Center for Precision Metrology. “This is smart machining for use in intelligent manufacturing.”

Dr. Bob Hocken Retires

June 30, 2014

Dr. Bob Hocken, one of the founding fathers of engineering and scientific research at UNC Charlotte, a distinguished professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, the director of the Center for Precision Metrology, and an award-winning teacher, retires today, June 30, 2014.

ECE Shows Support for Community at Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies

April 30, 2014

Picture #8 of this album Two children of ECE student Ryan McCall hold a specially made sign, signed by the ECE Department, for their brother participating in the 2014 Special Olympics opening ceremonies on April 22nd.