Features & Announcements

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Dr. Keidar elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors announced on December 8 that it has elected MAE professor Dr. Michael Keidar to the rank of NAI Fellow.

Interesting ways we apply mechanical engineering at GW

Listen as Dr. Megan Leftwich discusses some of the very interesting ways that she applies mechanical engineering to biological systems.

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GW Today features Dr. Keidar’s cold plasma research

The GW Today article describes the ongoing corporate research partnership between Dr. Keidar and the biotech company US Patent Innovations, LLC, which employs engineering and translational molecular sciences to develop new medical devices.

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Journal of Biomedical Semantics article ranks Dr. Zhang among most influential bioprinting authors

The article ranks Dr. Zhang 7th worldwide and ranks GW 10th for producing bioprinting articles

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NSF video highlights Dr. Keidar’s plasma brush research

The National Science Foundation has produced a video highlighting the plasma brush research that Dr. Michael Keidar is conducting to sterilize medical and personal protective equipment. Dr. Keidar has received an NSF RAPID grant for this project.

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SEAS celebrates 2020 Commencement

If you missed the live stream of the May 15 SEAS Graduation Celebration ceremonies, you can still watch them—and see photo albums and the faculty and staff congratulatory video—on the 2020 SEAS Virtual Graduation ceremonies page.


Fall 2020 Special Topics Course: Thin Film Technology

Learn more about the MAE’s Thin Film Technology course. Registration deadline is August 15, 2020.


MAE summer schedule of classes

Summer classes begin online May 18. Please see the list of undergraduate and graduate summer classes offered by the MAE department.

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Dr. Keidar receives NSF RAPID grant for cold plasma tech for COVID-19 decontamination

Michael Keidar and his team have several projects based on cold plasma for dry surfaces decontamination and airborne virus decontamination.

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Admitted Students: SEAS announces Flex-Start program

In Fall 2020, SEAS began to offer select admitted master’s degree students the ability to start their MS degree program online through our Flex-Start program. The program is ideal for admitted students who may be impacted by travel restrictions or visa delays.Learn more

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Dr. LeBlanc wins NSF CAREER award

Saniya LeBlanc's award will support her goal of manufacturing devices that convert waste heat to usable energy.

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The view from above: SEAS Rocket Team preps for competition

Fresh from a First Place finish in last year’s SpacePort America Cup intercollegiate rocket competition, the SEAS Rocket Team is preparing for the 2020 competition. See some neat aerial footage in this video of the team’s rocket staging test.

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Allegra Farrar receives USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Award

The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) recently selected MAE senior Allegra Farrar as a USRA Distinguished Undergraduate and awarded her its John R. Sevier Memorial Scholarship Award.

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Faculty Opening:

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position as an associate or assistant professor.

Sea lions may inspire 'strokes' of genius

Strokes of genius

This National Science Foundation video captures the research that Dr. Megan Leftwich and her lab are doing with sea lions at the Smithsonian National Zoo, studying the flow of water around their flippers in order to improve propulsion for ships, underwater drones, and other submerged objects.