Oregon State School of MIME E-Bulletin

Weekly Newsletter for the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
at Oregon State University

September 26, 2016


This Week's Features

University Day 2016 a Big Haul for School of MIME

The School of MIME won an unprecedented six awards ─ with accompanying funding totaling $29,250 ─ at the OSU University Day Faculty Senate Awards, an annual event that selects for recognition the best work and achievement of all OSU faculty. At a dinner ceremony in Reser Stadium, where OSU President Ed Ray presented a total of 22 awards, ten faculty were recognized for their contribution ranging from student success to industry partnering to international service. OSU-Cascades Assistant Professor Chris Hagen won two awards. Congratulations to all our winners, listed below:

  •          Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award, $1,000: Cindy Grimm
  •          Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award, $2,250: Chris Hagen
  •          International Service Award, $1,000: Kendra Sharp
  •          Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award, $5,000: MIME Capstone Design Team of Javier Calvo-Amodio, Robin Feuerbacher, Chris Hoyle, John Parmigiani, Tracy Ann Robinson, and Nancy Squires
  •         OSU Faculty Industry Partnering Award, $10,000: Karl Haapala
  •          OSU Faculty Innovator Award, $10,000: Chris Hagen

 Congratulations to our College of Engineering “Celebrate Excellence” Winners

Graduate students Katarina Morowsky and Nitish Kumar were recognized by the College of Engineering with 2016 “Celebrate Excellence” awards for their accomplishments involving research and teaching. Kumar, advised by Dr. David Cann, won the Graduate Research Assistant Award, and Morowsky, advised by Dr. Kenneth H. Funk, won the Graduate Teaching Assistant award. Robotics Professor Kagan Tumer won the college’s 2016 Research Award.

 Design Faculty Campbell and Hoyle Win Award from DMDII

Professor Matt Campbell and Assistant Professor Chris Hoyle of the MIME Design Engineering Lab have won the Industry Impact Award from the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) for their research project, “Automated Assembly Planning System.” DMDII is a federally-funded research and development organization of UI LABS, encourages factories across America to deploy digital manufacturing and design technologies, so those factories can become more efficient and cost-competitive.

 

Graduate student Ashley Mason Wins “Best Poster” at International Presentation

Congratulations to Materials Science graduate student Ashley Mason, who won the Best Poster Award at the 2016 International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics in Darmstadt, Germany in late August. Mason, advised by Dr. Brady Gibbons, presented the poster, “Chemical solution deposition and characterization of (Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3-(Bi0.5K0.5)TiO3-Bi(Zn0.5Ti0.5)O3 thin films.”

 

Best Paper, Top Scholar Honors for Dr. Haapala’s Graduate Students

The School of MIME received recognition for their work at the 2016 ASME Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference (DFMLC). Industrial engineering graduate student Matteo Smullin and associate professor Dr. Karl Haapala received the DFMLC Best Paper Award for their submission, “Using Industry Roundtables and Literature Review to Identify Challenges in Sustainable Assessment Theory and Practice.” The paper was co-authored with Mahesh Mani and KC Morris from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Also, recent PhD graduate Amin Mirkouei (’16) was named a DFMLC Scholar.  The award includes a monetary prize of $1000 and a recognition certificate for his paper titled "Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Sustainable Bio-Oil Production Using a Mixed Supply Chain," co-authored with his advisor, Dr. Haapala, Dr. Ganti Murthy (College of Agricultural Sciences), and Dr. John Sessions (College of Forestry).

 

Dr. Eseonu’s Undergrad/Grad Research Team Included among “Best Papers”

MIME sophomore Dustin Diep, PhD student Waleed Mirdad, and Dr. Chinweike Eseonu, assistant professor of industrial engineering, received recognition as the first-runner-up to Best Paper Award at the IISE Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference in San Antonio, Texas in mid-September. Eseonu’s Process Improvement Group (PIGroup ) earned the accolades at the Lean Division of the conference for their paper titled “State of the Art Matrix: Lean Simulation.” Notably, undergraduate researcher Diep was introduced to the PIGroup through Dr. Belinda Batten’s Honors College course (ENGR 407H). He worked closely with Mirdad and then independently presented the paper at the conference.

Santala Research Group Submits to Dalton’s “New Talent” Issue

The Santala Research Group had their paper, "Crystallization kinetics of the phase change material GeSb6Te measured with dynamic transmission electron microscopy," published by Dalton Transactions. Dr. Santala, a 2015 new hire at MIME and a former national lab researcher, received the invitation to submit to the Dalton June 2016 specially themed issue, “2016 New talent Americas across academia and the U.S. National Laboratories.” Graduate student Mark Winseck is a first co-author on the paper.

Robotics Featured in Corvallis Local Paper

The Corvallis Gazette-Times wrote an excellent article about our Robotics graduate program in their opening community coverage of the fall term. Though 2016 marks the second academic year kick-off for the graduate degree program, we are still not tired of hearing comments from students, “…pursuing a doctorate in the robotics program at OSU over a graduate program at University of California, Berkeley.” Thank you, G-T!


Mark Your Calendar

Discuss “Imposter Syndrome” with Google Speaker

What is the Impostor Syndrome? Why do so many of us feel that we are not really as bright and capable as everyone seems to think we are? Join Nadia Payet of Google, this Wednesday, Sept 25, and learn how we can deal with this very common syndrome, and get a good dose of confidence to start your term.
Imposter Syndrome  |  DATE: Wed., Sept. 28  |  TIME 5 pm  |  PLACE: KEC 1007

 

Princeton University Professor Opens Thermal-Fluid Sciences Seminar Series

Dr. Michael E. Mueller will present "Turbulent Combustion Modelling for Large Eddy Simulation: Beyond Premixed vs. Nonpremixed Modes," as part of the 2016 Thermal-Fluid Sciences Seminar Series. The seminar will focus on recent work in the physics and modeling of multi-modal turbulent combustion, including results from a series of detailed numerical simulations of lifted laminar jet flames, and a look at conventional flamelet models applied to a turbulent piloted jet flame with an inhomogeneous fuel/air mixture. Dr. Mueller is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University
Thermal-Fluids Sciences Seminar  |  DATE: Fri., Sept. 20  |  TIME: 1 pm  |  PLACE: Rogers 226

 

 

Intel Day is Oct. 12

Mark your calendar and polish up your resume! Intel Day is Wed., Oct. 12, and their tech recruiters will be on campus for an "open house" event to discuss the career opportunities for STEM students at Intel. The representatives are looking for the chance to speak to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Intel Day  |  DATE: Wed., Oct. 12  |  TIME: 11 am - 3 pm  |  PLACE: KEC 1005 & 1007

If you want to include your event, please email the MIME E-Bulletin box with the details. Requests must be received by noon on Friday for inclusion in the following Monday's e-bulletin. This is a partial listing of upcoming School and College-related events – it is NOT a comprehensive listing of everything that is happening on campus.


Announcements

Study Abroad in Mechanical Engineering: Q&A on Wednesday

An informational session this week allows students to discuss or pick up brochures about a unique opportunity for international study. The ATLANTIS Dual-degree Bachelors Program offers first-year through third-year mechanical engineering students the opportunity to travel to Germany for a year of engineering study. At the end of the ATLANTIS program, successful students will earn a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State and a BS in Materials Science from the University of the Saarland in Germany. Find more information at the ATLANTIS website or contact the program director Dr. Brady J. Gibbons directly.
ATLANTIS Drop-In Info Session  |  DATE: Wed., Sept. 29  |  TIME: 12-5 pm  |  PLACE: Dearborn 303

 

Calling all Makers – Apply for the HWeekend by Oct. 3

You are all invited to apply for the fall 2016 HWeekend event ─ an intense, weekend hardware-development competition that brings together students of all skill levels and majors with industry and faculty mentors to create something new. HWeekend is free event sponsored by Microsemi, the College of Engineering and the College of Business. Students work in teams to create a marketable project they can demonstrate and pitch to judges at the end of the weekend.  This event is free, and includes meals and snacks for the 30-hour build session. Participants also have free access to tools including 3D printers, laser cutters, electronics, tablets, and computers.

 

MPRL Opening Hours – Fall Term, Week One

Keep track of the Machining and Product Realization Lab operational hours at their web page. The schedule at the Machining and Product Realization Lab for this week is:
Sunday – closed | Monday 12 - 9 pm | Tuesday 12 – 2; 4- 9 pm | Wednesday 12 - 9 pm | Thursday 8 am - 9 pm | Friday 2 - 9 pm | | Saturday 9 am - 9 pm

 

Society of Women Engineers Fall Kickoff Meeting

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will hold its first meeting of the term on Wed., Sept. 28, at 6 pm in Johnson 221. At the meeting, SWE officers will introduce themselves and outline the activities planned for fall term. All are welcome.

 

IISE Six Sigma Green Belt Course

Registration is now open for the IISE Six Sigma Green Belt Course, a three-day long course integrating principles of business, statistics, and engineering.  This introductory course will give you a thorough understanding of Six Sigma and how to eliminate defects through fundamental process knowledge. Participants learn to quantify the critical quality issues in a company and then apply statistics to provide probabilities of success and failure. It is a good way to set yourself apart from your peers. Becoming a student member of IISE for only $37 will allow you take advantage of IISE member discount for this and future trainings. Email IISE Training and Education Chairs, Carly & Korie, at tec@oregonstateiise.org with any questions.
Student IISE Member Price: $500; Student Non-IISE Member Price: $550; Alumni/Professional Price: $900
Six Sigma Green Belt  |  DATE: Oct. 7-9  |  TIME: 8:30 am – 5 pm (Oct. 7-8); 8:30 am – 1:30 pm (Oct. 9)  |  PLACE: Furman Hall

 

Preventing Roadway Crashes in the Pacific Northwest

All Oregon State University undergraduate students are invited to submit an entry to the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium’s Safety Competition to help raise awareness of the risks of roadway departure crashes — crashes that occur after a vehicle crosses and edge or center line. Entries include one video 20 to 30 seconds in length, a series of five tweets or Instagram posts, and one poster 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions. All entries are due by Oct. 21, and must be students’ original work.

 

Visit Women and Minorities in Engineering Offices in Johnson Hall

If you haven't yet been tempted to discover the welcoming community and the networking opportunities offered by the Women and Minorities in Engineering offices, this might convince you: They have found a new home in the newly opened Johnson Hall. The Women in Engineering Lounge is Johnson Hall 220, and the LSAMP Lounge is Johnson Hall 219. Both community centers are beautiful and filled with light. They will be open each weekday from 7 am - 9 pm, and on weekends from 9 am - 6 pm.


Scholarships and Fellowships

 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Accepting Proposals

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is now accepting proposals. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education. The deadline in the category "Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Engineering; Materials Research" is Oct. 25.

 

OSU Undergrad Research Opportunity:  Systems Bio-Medicine

The laboratory of Systems Bio-Medicine at the College of Pharmacy under the direction of Dr. Andrey Morgun (http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/morgunshulzhenkolabs) is seeking several students to be members of a research team. We are seeking students for multiple openings in our lab. The experimental positions will include laboratory maintenance, basic laboratory tasks involving DNA and RNA analysis, and cell culture studies. Previous basic laboratory training or coursework and basic computer skills are required. The computational positions will include computational analysis on next generation sequencing data and network biology. Preference will be given to students proficient in one of the following: R, MySQL, MatLab, Python, C++/C, Java or Perl. This student would be expected to work 10-15 hours per week. To apply, please email Dr. Richard Rodrigues at rodrrich@oregonstate.edu. Please attach a resume including coursework, GPA, and possible hours of availability.

 

Call for Papers ASEE Annual Conference 2017

The Military and Veterans Constituent Committee (MVCC), a committee of both civilian and military academics, invites papers for the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference in all areas of engineering education that address topics of interest to active duty military and veterans in their pursuit of careers in the engineering profession. These can include Academic Reintegration; Education Pedagogy; Innovative Teaching and Learning Approaches; Models for Military Experience to Academic Recognition; Use of Big Data; Integrating Active Duty and Veteran Student Experience into the Classrooms and Programs; Course and Curriculum Assessment; Integrating Research and Education; Distance Education; Competency Based Education Models; DoD Research Exposure; Communication; and Institutional Veterans Support Programs. MVCC sponsors a Best Paper award consisting of a plaque.


 


Job and Internship Opportunities

These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver Careers postings.  Opportunities are listed in order of closing date:

  • GSE Construction Company, Inc. seeks a Project Engineer Location: Livermore, CA Job ad expires on: 9/26/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13634 
  • Columbia Forest Products seeks a Management Trainee Location: Klamath Falls, OR Job ad expires on: 9/29/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14357 
  • Parker Hannifin seeks a Manufacturing Engineer Location: Eugene, Oregon Job ad expires on: 9/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13937 
  • Cree, Inc. seeks a New Grad Process Engineer Location: Durham, NC Job ad expires on: 9/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14062 
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks a Production Manager (Locomotive or Freight Car Departments) - Operations Management Training Program Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 9/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13764 
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks an Engineering Intern/Co-op Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 9/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13765 
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks an Engineering Manager (Structures) – Operations Management Training Program Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 9/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13762 
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks a Mechanical Intern/Co-Op Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 9/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13773 
  • HR Cloud seeks a HR Enterprise Sales Location: Los Angeles, CA Job ad expires on: 10/1/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13691 
  • Deloitte seeks an Intern- Advisory, Analytics- McLean, VA & NY Location: McLean, VA & NY Job ad expires on: 10/7/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14515 
  • Deloitte seeks a Consultant – Advisory, Analytics- McLean, VA & NY Location: McLean, VA & NY Job ad expires on: 10/7/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14516 
  • Amazon seeks an Area Manager Location: Nationwide, US Job ad expires on: 10/9/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14298 
  • Nestle Purina PetCare Company seeks an Engineering Internship (Summer 2017) Location: Denver, CO; Jefferson, WI Job ad expires on: 10/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13592 
  • Nestle Purina PetCare Company seeks a Production Management Development Location: Davenport, IA; Crete, NE; Bloomfield, MO Job ad expires on: 10/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13593 
  • Nestle Purina PetCare Company seeks an Operations Performance Management Development Location: Davenport, IA; Crete, NE; Bloomfield, MO Job ad expires on: 10/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13594 
  • Nestle Purina PetCare Company seeks an R & D Engineering Management Development Location: Clinton, IA; Crete, NE Job ad expires on: 10/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13595 
  • Nestle Purina PetCare Company seeks an Engineering Management Development Location: Davenport, IA; Clinton, IA; Crete, NE; Bloomfield, MO Job ad expires on: 10/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13596 
  • J & H Automotive seeks an Auto Tech (ASE Certified or Lube Tech) Location: Tangent, OR Job ad expires on: 10/16/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13919 
  • Retronix Semiconductor seeks an Entry Level Field Service Engineer Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 10/18/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13963 
  • Tesla Motors seeks a Firmware Engineer Location: Palo Alto, CA Job ad expires on: 10/22/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14040 
  • DHL Express seeks an Operation Supervisor Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 10/23/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14059 
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto has Engineering Internships (6 months) Location: Modesto, Livingston, Fresno, CA Job ad expires on: 10/24/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14072 
  • Dassault Systemes seeks an Education Material Internship Location: Seattle Wa Job ad expires on: 10/25/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14091 
  • Hitachi Consulting seeks a Consultant Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 10/25/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 12523 
  • Nalco Water has Summer 2017 Internships Location: Vancouver, WA or Corvallis, OR Job ad expires on: 10/28/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14520 
  • Pariveda Solutions seeks a Software Development Consultant Location: Seattle, WA Job ad expires on: 10/28/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13313 
  • Pariveda Solutions seeks a Software Development Intern Location: Seattle, WA Job ad expires on: 10/28/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13314 
  • Tesla Motors seeks an Autopilot Software and UI New Grad Location: Palo Alto Job ad expires on: 10/28/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13681 
  • Barry-Wehmiller Design Group seeks a Project Engineer - Entry Level Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 10/29/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14145 
  • RuleTek seeks an Associate System Architect Location: Meridian, Idaho Job ad expires on: 10/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14167 
  • Target Corporation seeks an Executive Intern Location: Various cities in the Northwest Job ad expires on: 10/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14182 
  • Pacific Reach Advisors, Inc. seeks a Nitori International Trainee Position (based in Japan) Location: Tokyo metropolitan area Job ad expires on: 10/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14437 
  • Facebook seeks a Data Center Technician Location: Prineville, OR Job ad expires on: 10/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10524 
  • Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation seeks an Associate Engineer Location: Scoville, Idaho Job ad expires on: 10/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13089 

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions 

 

  • The IISE Board of Trustees and the American Society for Engineering Education has issued call for nominations for the position of editor-in-chief of The Engineering Economist. This position is a four-year, non-renewable term beginning January 1, 2017. Nominations should include a resume of individual qualifications with experience that includes engineering research and research administration. Self-nominations are encouraged.  Nominees will be expected to provide the selection committee with a vision statement. Please send nominations to: Donna Calvert, Chief Operating Officer | Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers | 3577 Parkway Lane, Suite 200  | Norcross, GA. 30092 or dcalvert@iienet.org.  Nominations accepted until Oct. 1.
  •  IISE Board of Trustees is calling for nominations for the position of editor-in-chief of IISE Transactions. This position is a four-year, non-renewable term beginning January 1, 2017.  Nominations should include a resume of individual qualifications with experience that includes engineering research and research administration. Self-nominations are encouraged.  Nominees will be expected to provide the selection committee with a vision statement.Please send nominations to: Donna Calvert, Chief Operating Officer | Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers | 3577 Parkway Lane, Suite 200  | Norcross, GA. 30092 or dcalvert@iienet.org.  Nominations accepted until Oct. 1.
  • The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in thermal-fluid sciences. Apply by Oct. 21.
  •  The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University is seeking candidates for four tenure-track faculty positions in multiple areas, including Energy Systems, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Heat Transfer, Dynamics and Vibrations, Mechanical Design, Solid Mechanics and Computational Engineering/HPC. Apply by Nov. 1.
  • The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia has multiple openings for Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor positions from all research areas, including advanced manufacturing, analytics, applied probability and stochastic systems, economic decision analysis, health systems, machine learning, optimization, quantitative and computational finance, simulation, statistics, supply chain and logistics, and system informatics and control. Application is now open.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Catholic University of America is actively seeking to recruit a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of mechanical engineering. Open until filled.
  •  The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University seeks 3-4 outstanding tenure-track hires, considering candidates in the areas of smart manufacturing, healthcare, supply chain management, quality/reliability, human centered design, big data analytics, and/or energy systems. Open until filled.
  •  The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has opportunities for an endowed career development chair, Chatter Chair, for exceptional candidates in the area of energy harvesting and storage, and also an open tenure/tenure-track Energy Science and Engineering position. Open until filled.
  •  The Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign invites applications for at least three full-time open-rank faculty positions in the areas of: Systems Engineering and Design (position is supported by a $2M endowment); Healthcare Systems Engineering and Cognitive Engineering - especially aging populations; Controls/Optimization/Operations Research; Internet of Things/Analytics/Big Data Physical Ergonomics/Biomechanics. Apply by Nov. 1
  •  The Department of Mechanical Engineering at California State University, Northridge has tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of mechatronics, robotics, and mechanisms of machinery. Apply by Nov. 7.
  •  The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for two full-time faculty positions in the areas of fluid mechanics (tenure-track Assistant Professor), and micro and nanoscale thermal sciences and their application to energy systems (tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor). Apply by Dec. 9.
  •  The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Delaware has a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of thermal fluids with applications in energy, environment or manufacturing. Apply by Dec. 15.
  •  The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in the areas of operations research, production and service systems, manufacturing, and human factors and ergonomics. Apply by Dec. 16.

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