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UC professor awarded for lifetime achievement in photocatalysis

July 19, 2024

Panagiotis (Peter) Smirniotis has been at the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science since 1994. He is known for impactful, interdisciplinary research focusing on various environmental and energy problems. Recently, he was honored with the inaugural David F. Ollis Award for lifelong achievements from the International Scientific Society of Semiconductor Photocatalysis and Solar Energy Conversion. The award is named after the influential professor and pioneer in the field.


UC computer science engineer works to improve AI explainability

July 12, 2024

Inspired by the desire to improve and advance the world of artificial intelligence, Nkechi Jennifer Akinwale has taken advantage of every available opportunity at the University of Cincinnati. Along with a dedication to her field, Akinwale has a deep-rooted dedication to the mentorship of young girls in STEM. She has mentored numerous undergraduate and K-12 students in various programs to share her knowledge and experience as a PhD student. Recently, she was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.


Environmental engineer researches water treatment solutions

June 21, 2024

Katelin “Katie” Weitzel was first drawn to the University of Cincinnati by the esteemed College of Engineering and Applied Science, but her decision was solidified by the groundbreaking work of Dr. Dionysios Dionysiou in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Weitzel’s interest in water treatment came from growing up in Michigan and witnessing firsthand the impact of a water crisis. During her time at UC she has been awarded the Rindsberg Fellowship, a Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, and recently was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by CEAS.


UC engineering students compete in aero design competition

June 12, 2024

The University of Cincinnati has hundreds of student organizations, dozens of which are majority engineering students. This spring, the UC Aerocats flew two aircraft iin the annual Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Aero Design competition.


UC awarded $3M to research carbon emissions in Cincinnati

June 12, 2024

The Cincinnati Business Courier highlighted University of Cincinnati Architectural Engineering Professor Amanda Webb and her recent awards to fund projects to reduce carbon emissions. Webb has been awarded more than $3M from the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy to fund multiple projects.


UC engineering faculty awarded more than $3M to reduce carbon emissions

June 4, 2024

The city of Cincinnati has a goal of being carbon neutral by the year 2050. Amanda Webb, assistant professor of architectural engineering at the University of Cincinnati, is making strides to bring this to fruition. She has received three major awards from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy to reduce carbon emissions.


Engineering students learn importance of global connections

May 29, 2024

At the University of Cincinnati, students can enroll in the Global Technical Workforce course to gain professional skills that complement their technical engineering skills. Through the course, students are equipped with tools to contribute to the increasingly global and diverse work environment. Students are taught how to work in global teams and communicate interculturally and at the end of the course get the opportunity to put these skills to practice through a short study abroad trip. This year, along with faculty Eric Payton and Aimee Frame, two groups of students went to Germany and Ghana.


Engineering student works to improve water infrastructure

May 20, 2024

After earning her bachelor's degree in civil engineering at a premier university in Nigeria, Tolulope Odunola became fascinated by the world of hydrology and water systems and set off to continue her education in environmental engineering. She came to the University of Cincinnati for her master's degree, and the experience left such an impact she stayed for her PhD, working under the guidance of Patrick Ray, associate professor of environmental engineering. Odunola was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.


UC engineering students can co-op in research labs around the world

May 7, 2024

More than 100 years ago, cooperative education (co-op) was invented at the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science. Since then, UC has spent the last century fine-tuning and improving the program. The Global Research Labs Program is one of the most recent advancements in co-op opportunities for students.


Engineering student studying flight physics of birds

April 24, 2024

After earning a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in Nepal, Sameer Pokhrel came to the United States to further his education. From an early age, he had a lifelong fascination with aviation. As an adult, he transformed this fascination into a career, pursuing a doctoral degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati's historic program. Here, he has succeeded in research, instruction, and was recently named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.