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

Dr. Mingzhi Xu Awarded at American Foundry Society’s CastExpo 2019

Dr. Mingzhi Xu, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the Best Paper Award in the Steel Division at the American Foundry Society’s CastExpo 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The paper entitled “Efficiency of Solid Inclusion Removal from the Steel Melt by Ceramic Foam Filter: Design and Experimental Validation” can be found online at Missouri S&T’s Scholars’ Mine. In addition, he received the Best Presentation Award from the Molding Methods and Materials Division for his paper entitled “Effect of Firing Temperature and Duration on Fused Silica Investment Shell Strength at Room Temperature” which is now published in the International Journal of Metalcasting.

Photo of Dr. Mingzhi Xu with award plaques from American Foundry Society CastExpo 2019

Dr. Mingzhi Xu, Assistant Professor, with Awards

Dr. Yunus Çengel Guest Lecture on Thermodynamics Education

Dr. Yunus Çengel, Emeritus Professor, and world-renowned textbook author delivered a guest lecture to students, faculty, and staff in the College of Engineering and Computing at Georgia Southern University. His lecture entitled “Thermodynamics Education: Rediscovering the Power of Simplicity” was well received and his visit to the college was a great honor. Dr. Çengel, was an advisor of Dr. Mitra, a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, during his graduate studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Pictured: Dr. Mitra (left) and Dr. Çengel (right)

Esteemed Professor Emeritus Yunus Çengel to Guest Lecture at Georgia Southern

Yunus Çengel, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nevada, Reno, and author of several widely adopted textbooks published by McGraw-Hill, will host a guest lecture on Thermodynamics Education on Tuesday, February 19th from 4:00 – 5:15 PM in IT Building Room 1004. Dr. Çengel is a world-renowned expert and it is a great honor for the College of Engineering and Computing to host him. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend at no cost.

Yunus Çengel is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA and the founding dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Adnan Menderes University in Aydin, Turkey. He received his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in USA. Before joining ADU in 2012, he held the position of the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Yildiz Technical University YTU and as Advisor to President at Scientific and Technological Research Council on international cooperation. He also served as an advisor to several government organizations and private companies.  An engineer by training with the inborn traits of critical thinking and inquiring mind, he has a special interest in the pursuit of reality in the light of logical consistency, experiential conformity, and compliance with confirmed scientific findings.

STEM Career Fair to be held on February 6th

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)

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