November 18, 2016   

The College of Engineering eCane is a digest of recent engineering news stories. For a complete listing of news and events, visit the College of Engineering website.

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
In August, the College of Engineering launched a mobile-friendly website that brings attention to our research, student and faculty achievements, and vibrant college life. 

This week, we are pleased to launch our eCane email newsletter, which will feature original content from the College each month. We plan to reach out to you once a month to ensure that we do not overwhelm you and stay relevant. 

 
We are excited to find out how you feel about eCane. Thus, we welcome any feedback and will seek to continually improve with each issue.
 
Go Canes! Read eCane!
 
Jean-Pierre Bardet, PhD
Dean and Professor
SPOTLIGHT
Students Design Projects for the ‘Living Laboratory’ of Miami Beach
With the city of Miami Beach as their client, students in the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering are developing sustainable designs for three properties: Maurice Gibb Memorial Park, the current site of Fire Station No. 1 and the Byron Carlyle Theater.
RESEARCH AND FACULTY

Bridging the Gap: UM’s College of Engineering Brings Innovation to Bridge Design

Steel reinforcement for concrete has traditionally dominated bridge building and design. But now, a group of forward-thinking students and faculty members at the College of Engineering are helping examine ways to eliminate corrosion from bridges by using composite materials instead.
Manufacturing Flexible Composites Using Smaller Fibers
Dr. Ryan Karkkainen, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Dr. Qingda Yang, also with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received a research grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to assess the stiffness, strength and failure mechanisms of aligned low-aspect chopped fiber composite materials.
Taking Water Off the Grid
A College of Engineering research team demonstrated that wastewater can be successfully and efficiently converted to drinking water and reused, through a “closed loop” in a University Village Residence Hall apartment. The research was part of the UM Net-Zero Water project.
STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
International Education Week 2016: Isabel Perez Rios Bravo ’18
Isabel Perez Rios Bravo ’18, an international student from Mexico, epitomizes international education. She represents the integration of ideas and information across countries and the rich cultural exchange that takes place.
Engineering Student Named Inaugural University Innovation Fellow
Biomedical engineering student Fred Etingen has been named a University Innovation Fellow run by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). Etingen, a junior, is the first-ever Fellow at the University of Miami to receive this recognition.
Engineer. Runner. Musician. Humanitarian. Meet Michelle Stanley '17
Meet Michelle Stanley ’17, an environmental engineering major and future M.S. civil engineering graduate, president of UM Engineers Without Borders (EWB), president of UM’s Running Club and captain of the Frost School of Music Band of the Hour.
Dr. Alexander Suma ’10
I am now the CEO of IBIS Power, a commercial company that provides effective, innovative renewable energy solutions, including PowerNEST, PowerVIBES and PowerRESPONSE.
UPCOMING EVENTS
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