Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506

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Nanostructure Research

In-situ mechanical testing of 1-D nanostructures under direct view of electron microscope: Aim is to explore new techniques for separation and mechanical testing of materials that are 10,000 times smaller than width of a human hair. The nanomanipulators and scanning electron microscope were installed last year and one undergraduate and a graduate student has received the training.

In the Spotlight

Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his student researchers are the first to demonstrate that a composite paper -- made of interleaved molybdenum disulfide and graphene nanosheets -- can be both an active material to efficiently store sodium atoms and a flexible current collector. Read More...
University engineers and designers are developing ideas from concept to prototype using some of the latest 3-D printers. The layer by layer printing process has helped professors and students explore new possibilities for creating prototypes, formula car parts, models, tools, and -- on a less conventional note -- eyeglasses, custom-made clothes and intricately designed puzzles. Read More...