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美国留学 | Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting students

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The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting M.S. and Ph.D. students for Fall 2020 in a wide range of areas, including:

—Dynamics, Controls, and Robotics
—Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Science, and Energy
—Solid Mechanics, Materials, and Manufacturing

A partial list of our faculty who are actively seeking new students may be found below. Fellowships and assistantships are available for many of our incoming students.   Application fees can be waived for highly qualified applicants.

Information about our program and the application process is here: www.unr.edu/me/graduate-program and questions can be asked here:  nevada.formstack.com/forms/mechanical_engineering_grad

Information about our research is here: www.unr.edu/me/research

Information about our faculty is here: www.unr.edu/me/people

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List of UNR Mechanical Engineering Faculty Recruiting for Fall 2020
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Matteo Aureli — Multiphysics Laboratory

Our group conducts fundamental theoretical, computational, and experimental research in the areas of vibrations, dynamics, and smart and multifunctional materials and structures. We are interested in understanding, modeling, and harnessing nonlinear aspects of multiphysics coupling at different scales for relevant engineering applications. Our current research projects include the study of unsteady fluid-structure-control interactions in underwater bioinspired morphing robots and chemo-electro-mechanics modeling and characterization of novel smart materials for wearable cyber-physical applications.

matteoaureli.com/

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Feifei Fan — Multiscale Mechanics of Materials

The Fan Research Group investigates the mechanical behavior of a variety of complex material systems from nano- to macro-scale via modeling, simulations, and experiments. Our research focuses on the mechanical behavior and deformation mechanisms in energy materials, engineering materials, and architected materials. The goal of our research is to facilitate the design and development of high-performance materials with drastically improved and even unprecedented strength, ductility, durability, and damage tolerance.

Dr. Feifei Fan’s group has Ph.D. openings (Spring and Fall 2020) in solid mechanics and mechanical behavior of materials:
•        Atomistic simulations of deformation and failure mechanisms.
•        Coarse-grained modeling of micromechanics.
•        Design, fabrication, and testing of architected materials.

feifei-fan-group.org/

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James Hanna — Classical Mechanics and Applied Geometry

Our group engages in theory and experiment, and has a particular interest in applications of geometry in classical mechanics.  We are interested in many areas: continuum mechanics (materials, solids, fluids, fluid-structure interaction, structures), dynamics, nonlinear science, soft condensed matter, and materials processing.  Specific topics of current activity include elasticity and mechanics of thin structures, including manufacturing-inspired problems involving sheets.  

cmag.neocities.org/

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Yanyao Jiang — Mechanical Behavior Laboratory (MBL)

MBL houses a state-of-the-art facility for experimental and theoretical investigation of mechanical properties of materials and structures.  It is equipped with servohydraulic material testing systems with computer control and data acquisition, extensometry, metallurgical optical microscopes, furnaces for material processing, and specimen cutting and polishing facilities. Research includes micromechanics of deformation and failure, multiple-length scale modeling, elastic-plastic finite element analysis, fatigue and fracture of materials and structures, inelastic constitutive relations, rolling contact analysis, multiaxial deformation and fatigue, thermo-mechanical behavior, fatigue cracking behavior, and durability of material systems.

www.unr.edu/me/people/yanyao-jiang

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Yifei Jin — Soft Material 3D Printing Lab (SM3DPL)

At the Soft Material 3D Printing Lab, we are engaged in research to develop innovative 3D printing approaches for freeform fabrication of soft materials. Our primary research interests mainly involve 3D bioprinting of living tissue constructs, 3D printing of hydrophobic functional materials, yield-stress fluids, stimuli-responsive materials for 4D printing applications, and fabrication of multi-layered capsules. We welcome interested Ph.D. students to join our team.

www.unr.edu/me/people/yifei-jin

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Yiliang Liao — Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Processing Lab

Our research interests include: a) Laser materials processing, laser-assisted advanced manufacturing; b) Modeling of laser-matter interaction; c) Micro/nanoscale manufacturing, additive manufacturing (3D printing); and d) Advanced materials processing towards applications in soft robotics, energy storage, biomedical engineering, etc.

www.yiliangliao.com

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Ryan Tung

Dr. Tung is currently looking for bright students with an interest in vibrations, dynamics, and fluid-structure interactions.  The Tung research group studies interesting problems in microsystems including: FSI in atomic force microscopy, novel microsensor design, and enhanced modeling techniques for microsensor-based measurements.  

www.unr.edu/me/people/ryan-tung

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Floris van Breugel — Flies, Data, and Robots Lab

The van Breugel lab studies multi-sensory integration in insects and robots. We develop novel engineering tools to study the behavior and neural basis of how flying flies combine information from visual, olfactory, and mechanosensory systems to efficiently find food, and apply these principles to robotics. Three current projects include developing new methods for reverse engineering complex systems, single-camera dynamic distance estimation, and odor source localization in turbulent environments using a custom built fan-array wind tunnel.

www.florisvanbreugel.com

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Yan Wang — Nano-Thermal-Mechanical Engineering Lab

The Nano-Thermal-Mechanical Engineering Lab led by Dr. Yan Wang strives to understand thermal/mechanical processes and energy transport and conversion processes over a wide spectrum of time and length scales; design micro/nanomaterials and structures for various thermal and mechanical applications, for instance, thermal interface materials, thermal barrier coatings, and thermoelectric materials; develop theoretical and computational approaches to model and simulate complex thermal and mechanical processes for energy applications and advanced manufacturing.

www.unr.edu/me/people/yan-wang

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Jun Zhang — Smart Robotics Lab

The Smart Robotics Lab's research is mainly focused on design, modeling, and control of artificial muscles with applications to soft robots, assistive robots and microelectromechanical systems. In particular, we have been studying how we can realize and mimick biological muscle motion generation capabilities using smart materials, and how to use them to create more natural robotic motions and to augment human capabilities.
  
packpages.unr.edu/jun/