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August 26, 2021
A burst of energy that lasted 100 trillionths of a second has reverberated far and near– and w ...
August 2, 2021
The project utilizes a somewhat novel ‘coarse-graining’ approach to analyze multiscale i ...
Professor Dias Wins NSF CAREER Award for Warm Quantum Materials: Harnessing Exotic Quantum Properties at High Temperatures
March 1, 2021
The primary goal of this project is to synthesize novel hydrogen rich, room temperature or above roo ...
August 28, 2019
Advancements in computational power over the past fifty years have mostly relied on shrinking the si ...
Grant supports Rochester professor’s quest for superconductivity
The Moore Foundation award will also help Ranga Dias recruit other US scientists to join the quest to create viable superconducting materials.Continue Reading
Exciting news at LLE
A burst of energy that lasted 100 trillionths of a second has reverberated far and near—and was especially good news for our scientists at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.
On August 8, 2021, an experiment at the National Ignition Facility put researchers at the threshold of fusion ignition, achieving a yield of more than 1.3 megajoules—an 8X improvement over experiments conducted in spring 2021 and a 25X increase over NIF’s 2018 record yield. (Photo Credit: John Jett, LLNL)Read More
The department was ranked 14th in publications per faculty and 8th in citations per publication, according to a 2010 study by the National Research Council.
There are approximately 200 undergraduate students (50 per graduating class) and 22 faculty members in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Rochester.
All of our mechanical engineering students apply the latest software to problems in the mechanics of solids and fluids, materials science, mechanical systems, and advanced power applications. They also have broad hands-on laboratory and design experience. We offer research opportunities to both graduate and undergraduate students.Learn More
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