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Metamorphosing Metals

Somayeh Pasebani, assistant professor of advanced manufacturing, leads cutting-edge research in additive manufacturing.

Seismic Fuses Designed to Save Buildings from Earthquakes

By Gregg Kleiner An electric fuse is a well-known safety device designed to prevent damage when an electrical panel, wiring, or circuit is overloaded. What if there were a way to “wire” entire buildings with something akin to massive fuses that would deform and dissipate seismic energy during an earthquake and thereby limit structural damage? […]

Beyond 40 Hours

Joshua Gess, Coach of the Rolling Beavers and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Win-Win

The Benefits of a Long-term Industry Relationship

A Storied Building Earns a Well-deserved Makeover

By Steve Frandzel Since 1920, Graf Hall — originally Engineering Hall — has endured as a stalwart of the College of Engineering. Over the decades, its cavernous high bay has housed materials labs, hydraulics labs, and steam and gas engine labs, all served by a 5-ton overhead crane. Using a monstrous, two-story machine nicknamed “the […]

Engineering the American Dream

By Michael Gentilucci When Jai Kim (’59 B.S. and ’60 M.S., Civil Engineering) got on a cargo ship from South Korea to San Francisco in 1955, he had $150 in his pocket (the equivalent of about $1,400 today) and barely spoke English. He’d been admitted to a school in Texas, where he planned to study […]

A Broader Mission

An Understanding of Anthropology has Informed Dick Evans’ Engineering Career, Photography, and More

Managing Your Own Mental Health

By Rachel Robertson Many students experience some rough adjustments during their freshman year, but for Alison Bowden it was more than a typical transition from home to college life. “I live with a mental illness, and the last year and a half was really hard for me,” said Bowden, an undergraduate in electrical and computer […]