Engineering and Applied Science Year in Review 2019
The University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), already known for its popular experiential learning program and world-class research, had quite a year in 2019.
Everything from enrollment and curriculum to co-ops and careers begins and ends with students. And CEAS students accomplished a lot in 2019.
CEAS students did the following in the past year.
- Engineered a flying car.
- Planned drone use for hurricane response.
- Learned from the mousetrap challenge.
- Engineered water solutions in East Africa.
- Created a heating device for people with spinal cord injuries.
- Presented a way to convert plastics to fuel.
- Won an international software competition.
- Placed in international SAE competitions.
- Got their start in the Summer Bridge program.
- Created a prosthetic hand for a 5-year-old.
- Earned recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Designed and manufactured a butt-brake to help veterans with disabilities return to bike riding.
- Used computer science to see past a disability.
- Touted UC’s co-op program and construction management program on FOX Business.
- Innovated new space management technology.
- Presented research to NASA.
- Won a national award for designing a net-zero energy school.
- Designed and built a winch for a veteran’s scooter.
Faculty in CEAS were busy in laboratories and classrooms, getting plenty of recognition for innovation and excellence.
CEAS faculty accomplished the following in 2019:
- Were named a highly-cited researcher in water treatment.
- Used technology to help people with speech impediments.
- Published a revolutionary design for power plants.
- Safeguarded buildings in post-earthquake fires.
- Helped nations plan for climate change.
- Developed a water demand calculator to drive efficiency.
- Had their sweat research touted by the National Science Foundation.
- Brought a novel approach to quantum mechanics.
- Used wireless technology to heal wounds.
- Received an award to lab-on-a-chip work.
- Inspected additive-manufactured parts with ultrasound waves by freezing them in ice.
- Used visible light to destroy contaminates in water.
- Elected president of the American Society of Engineering Education.
- Created a device that can measure your level of stress.
- Helped roll out the Ohio Cyber Range to advance cybersecurity.
- Won an outstanding paper award to additive manufacturing.
- Discovered that bats bounce sound off leaves to find prey.
- Named department head for chemical and environmental engineering.
- Named department head for civil and architectural engineering and construction management.
- Earned the U.S. Department of Energy’s early career award.
- Further innovated first-year engineering education.
- Used robots to engage area students in science.
- Received the most prestigious mid-career award from the Electrochemical Society.
- Helped the U.S. Navy prepare students for high-tech careers.
- Received a $3.2 million investment in a tech spinoff.
- Launched a national cybersecurity initiative.
- Discovered new applications in medicine and textiles for coaxial electrospinning.
- Were named one of Cincinnati’s 40 under 40.
- Ranked among most-cited researchers by Web of Science.
- Developed satellites that fix other satellites.
- Received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation for preventing flood disasters.
- Pioneered a new brain cancer treatment.
- Used jet-engine expertise to develop technology to unblock congested airways in patients.
- Created low-cost 3D printed skull implants.
In addition to student and faculty accomplishments in 2019, CEAS accomplished or was recognized in other ways. UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science:
- Named a national diversity champion.
- Welcomed a new dean.
- Recognized for partnership with GE Aviation.
- Remembered former faculty Neil Armstrong on the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing.
- Helped UC rank No. 3 nationally for cooperative education.
- Named a new director of Women in Engineering.
This review is just a partial list. To read about more CEAS accomplishments in 2019, visit the college’s news page.
Featured image at top: A student in UC's chapter of Engineers without Borders talks with children at a local school in Tanzania. In Roche, the chapter recently built several water distribution lines for a school, serving 1,400 people. Photo/Provided