MANHATTAN — Kansas State University engineers have developed a lithium-based neutron detector that is being recognized as one of the year's Top 100 newly developed technologies.
The K-State College of Engineering Baja team placed 16th out of 100 registered schools in their recent competition. This was the second event for the team this year. The competition was held in Pittsburg KS and universities from all the US were represented as well as teams from Canada and Mexico.
Dr. Kevin Wanklyn has been selected to receive a 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He was also selected by the College of Engineering to receive the 2014 James L. Hollis Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Melanie Derby, MNE, was awarded a 2014 K-State Mentoring Fellowship, in conjunction with Steve Eckels, MNE
Engineering undergraduate students participate in the first Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum
The first Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum on April 22 in the the College of Engineering Atrium included 22 poster presentations from five different engineering departments. Research topics included advanced manufacturing and materials, energy, nuclear engineering and sensors, and systems and networks, among other topics. Twenty-six faculty, staff and graduate students were involved in judging the posters, and many others stopped by to view the research posters.
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.
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.
The American Nuclear Society has selected J. Kenneth Shultis, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, to receive the 2013 Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award.