AME Open House 2020 Highlights

Every Spring, Innovation Park bustles with local community members who are curious to explore the research laboratories of the area's leading experimental and theoretical thinkers. On February 22nd, the AME building showcased fan favorites such as the infrared imaging of ice cream ingestion, smoke vortex target practice, and another afternoon with AME's favorite humanoid, CASSIE. Check out some of the highlights and images from the event, and be sure to make it out next year!

Faculty Highlight: Kourosh Shoele, Ph.D.

AME is very excited to now house the Computational and Theoretical Multiphysics Laboratory of Dr. Kourosh Shoele! Kourosh has been very busy lately, applying mathematical and computational tools to assist in the missions of the center. Dr. Shoele has recently been awarded grants from NSF (CAREER Award) as well as NASA--not to mention, his DARPA young faculty award! He's even collaborating with our Mechatronics researchers to assist in problems of biomechanics. With the recent renovation of AME's computational physics lab, Kourosh and his team will be collaborating even closer to other computational and mechanical engineering researchers. Kudos Kourosh!

Introducing: Dr. Unnikrishnan & Dr. Krick

AME is proud to welcome to the center two new faculty this semester, Dr. S. Unnikrishnan (Unni) & Dr. Brandon Krick! Unni comes to us from The Ohio State University and brings years of experience in the field of aerospace engineering with an emphasis on computation & simulation. Brandon comes to us from Lehigh University and has interests at the intersection of mechanical engineering, materials science, and surface physics. We are very excited to host two extremely talented, multidisciplinary researchers and to see what innovative collaborations arise!

Hot Topic: Multidisciplinary Investigations into Controlled Burns

AME is happy to announce that its multidisciplinary investigations will now extend into the forest! Dr. Neda Yaghoobian, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will be teaming up with the Department of Scientific Computing at FSU, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservatory to study smoke plumes from prescribed fire. This $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense will help assist land managers in better understanding when and how to best use the technique.

Prestigious DARPA Award: Dr. Kourosh Shoele

AME is proud to announce that Dr. Kourosh Shoele is a recent recipient of DARPA's Young Faculty Award! The long-term goal of DARPA’s Young Faculty Award program is to develop the next generation of academic scientists, engineers and mathematicians who will focus significant portions of their careers on Department of Defense and national security issues. Congratulations, Dr. Shoele!

Welcome New REU MASS Students!

The AME Center has some new faces this summer as it welcomes undergraduate students in engineering for an educational enhancement program that will involve them directly in advanced research activities including the development of micro air vehicles, multi-modal robots, active flow control, aeroacoustics, sensors & actuators, smart materials, energy harvesting and storage, and much more. Take a look at their projects!