Computer Lab Availability for Commuting Students

The College of Engineering and Computing has made several computer labs available to students who may not be able to commute between classes for virtual instruction. The location and availability of the computer labs can be found in the table below.

Day of the WeekBuildingRoomAvailabilityCapacity
MondayIT33028:00 AM – 10:00 AM
11:15 AM – 1:15 PM
2:30 – 4:45 PM
TuesdayIT12019:30 AM – 5:00 PM15
WednesdayIT33028:00 AM – 10:00 AM
11:15 AM – 1:15 PM
2:30 – 3:45 PM
ThursdayIT331410:00 AM – 12:15 PM
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
FridayIT12038:00 AM – 5:00 PM15

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Dr. Cesmeci Awarded DOE Grant

Dr. Sevki Cesmeci, Assistant Professor, received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Department of Energy (DOE) totaling $199,943. Dr. Cesmeci, the Principle Investigator, will be collaborating with Ultool, LLC located in Daluth, GA.

The research objective is to develop and experimentally and computationally examine the performance of elasto-hydrodynamic seals for supercritical CO2 (sCO2) applications. Supercritical CO2 power cycles hold great potential for nuclear power production because they are more efficient than traditional water-based, air-breathing, direct-fired, open Brayton cycles or indirect-fired, closed Rankine cycles.

The project will support both undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Interested students should contact Dr. Cesmeci directly.

For more information about the award, please search for award number DE-SC0020851 via the DOE’s Portfolio Analysis and Management System.

Dr. M. Xu Receives Faculty Award from AIST

Dr. Mingzhi Xu, Assistant Professor, received the 2020 Kent D. Peaslee Junior Faculty Award from the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST). The monetary award, for $35,000, is intended to give junior faculty who are vested in the iron and steel industry an opportunity to build their research and professional service activities.

The award is named in memory of Kent D. Peaslee for his unequaled passion for teaching and promoting the steel industry to students, faculty members, and steel industry personnel.

ME Faculty Awarded NSF REU Grant

Dr. Valentin Soloiu (PI) and Dr. Mosfequr Rahman (Co-PI) received a $405k grant from the National Science Foundation to host an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) site at Georgia Southern. The research experience will take place over a 10 week period for three consecutive summers.

The project team will recruit ten students per year from freshman to seniors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), community colleges, and four-year colleges where research opportunities are limited.

The REU site will prepare a new generation of scientific leaders from diverse populations while promoting exciting undergraduate research that will advance the fundamental body of knowledge in Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Materials, and Controls of Aerial Vehicles.

Specific research thrusts include aerodynamic performance of fixed and rotary aircraft wings, cool flame combustion of synthetic kerosene in jet engines; UAV control via signals from the human brain, formulation of biofuels from biomass, and damage accrued during ballistic impacts.

For more information about this grant, visit the NSF award site.

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