Spring 2010

  • PFTL PhD student Jeremiah Mpagazehe was awarded the Carnegie Mellon mechanical engineering department's "Best TA" award for the Fall 2009 & Spring 2010 semesters
  • PFTL welcomes a new PhD student Gagan Srivastava to the lab with a focus on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), multiphase CFD, and with extensive consulting experience involving some use of ANSYS FEM.
  • Nine PFTL undergraduate researchers will graduate on May 15.
  • Prof. C. Fred Higgs III has been selected to receive the 2010 ASME Burt L. Newkirk Award, which is for an individual under the age of 40 "who made a notable contribution to the field of tribology in research or development as evidenced by important tribology publications."
  • Sean Coleman , a PFTL undergraduate researcher, was a finalist in the “Meeting of the Minds” which is a school-wide research fair for Carnegie Mellon undergraduates. He won for his work entitled “Analysis and Modeling of Granular Particle Flows – A GPU-Based Approach“, which is a parallel approach to digital particle tracking velocimetry.
  • Ryan Comes, a PFTL undergraduate alumnus, the first students to publish a first author journal article based on his PFTL undergraduate research, has won the NDSEG Fellowship.
  • Martin Marinack Jr., a PFTL PhD student, was awarded the NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship.
  • Prof. C. Fred Higgs III was named The Clarence H. Adamson Career Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering.

Fall 2009

  • Prof. C. Fred Higgs III and his wife Terese welcome their 1st child Taylor into the world.

Spring 2009

  • Jeremiah Mpagazehe, a PFTL PhD student, was awarded the NASA GSRP Fellowship with the NASA Glenn Research Center.
  • The PFTL welcomes a new member of the family, Dr. Hojjat Nasr, who is a new postdoctoral research associate. He received his PhD from Clarkson University under Dr. Ahmadi

Fall 2008

  • Former PFTL PhD student, Emmanuel Wornyoh, starts his new faculty position at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in the mechanical engineering department.
  • Former PFTL PhD student, Elon Terrell, starts his new faculty position at Columbia University in the mechanical engineering department