Open Assistant Professor Position, Search 67645

The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. This position is located on the Armstrong campus but may require teaching on the other campuses.

A PDF copy of the position advertisement can be found here: Search 67645 Ad

Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Priya Goeser, Search Chair
Search #67645
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: pgoeser@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: (912) 344-2874

ME Undergraduate Awarded Scholarship from Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals

Sophia Fleri, an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student, was awarded a scholarship from the John Scarano Memorial Scholarship Program by the Georgia Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP).  The scholarship was awarded for her research entitled “Environmental Energy Sustainability Evaluation by Simulation and Experiment” as well as her exceptional potential and interest in the field of energy and environmental sustainability. Sophia is currently conducting her honors thesis research under the supervision of Dr. Valentin Soloiu, Professor and Allen E. Paulson Distinguished Chair. The scholarship was awarded in Atlanta, GA by the Outreach Committee Chair of the Georgia Chapter of AHMP, Mr. Keith Cole, PE.

Dr. Valentin Soloiu (left), Sophia Fleri (center), and Mr. Keith Cole (right)

Georgia Southern Research Focus Prompts R2 Carnegie Designation

Georgia Southern University is now ranked as an “R2” high research institution, placing it in the top 6% of all institutions ranked by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The “R2” designation, the second-highest classification for research institutions, was unveiled this week.

Carnegie ranked 4,424 universities and colleges — public and private, both for profit and not for profit. Of those, 120 were classified as “R1” or Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity, and 139 — including Georgia Southern — were designated as “R2” or Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity.

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Governor Breaks Ground on New Engineering and Research Building

Georgia Southern University hosted Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and many other key partners today for the groundbreaking of a new, 135,000-square-foot engineering and research building designed to inspire engineering innovation through education and strategic partnerships.

“The Engineering and Research building allows greater opportunities for Georgia Southern to collaborate with area companies on groundbreaking research,” said Georgia Southern President Shelley C. Nickel. Nickel recognized Gov. Nathan Deal and local industry partners for leading those efforts that reinforce the University’s commitment to ensuring students excel not only in the classroom but also in their preparation for the workforce with practical learning in laboratories, co-ops and internships.

“Our new Engineering and Research building will be a showcase for these efforts,” said Nickel. “We expect the result of the work here will strengthen existing companies in the area, help attract new industry and add to the reputation of a state that is ready, willing and able to be business-friendly.”

Intended for the University’s manufacturing, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering programs, the new building will house conference center/seminar, configurable, meeting and highly sophisticated learning spaces, including 21 instructional research labs and 25 academic learning spaces. The research facilities in the Engineering and Research Building are designed to support the manufacturing infrastructure in Georgia.

“Bridging theory and practice, this new state-of-the-art facility will provide access to advanced technologies that will prepare students to meet the changing needs of the industry and the training to meet the demands of the workforce of today and tomorrow,” said Mohammad S. Davoud, Ph.D., P.E., dean of the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing.

The Engineering and Research building will be situated on the Statesboro Campus on the corner of Forest Drive and Akins Boulevard.

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ME Faculty Member Helps Plan REU Symposium in Alexandria

Dr. Valentin Soloiu, Professor and Allen E. Paulson Distinguished Chair of Renewable Energy, was a member of the Planning Committee for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates  (REU) Symposium that was held in Alexandria, VA on October 28-29. The Symposium was hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research centered in Washington, DC. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), founded in 1978, is an organization of individual, institutional, and affiliate members from around the world. CUR members share a focus on providing high-quality and collaborative undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity opportunities for faculty and students.

Department of Mechanical Engineering • P.O. Box 8046 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-5761