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2021 Magazine

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Recent News

The J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering improved to seventh among public undergraduate engineering programs, according to the recently released 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings, and third overall internationally for the 2021 ShankhaiRankings.

Dr. Vinayak Krishnamurthy was presented the 2021 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Young Engineer Award from the Computers and Information in Engineering division. This award recognizes researchers making significant contributions to computers and information in engineering.

In conjunction with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Dr. Jaime Grunlan and a team of international researchers are developing nanocoatings for military clothing. Each tailored nanocoating will add protective properties to the clothing, including chemical recognition, UV-light protection and flame retardancy.


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#7 among public institution undergraduate programs
1,490 enrolled undergraduate students
567 enrolled graduate students