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  • Health
    in Chemistry Chemical Engineering Biomedical Sciences Microbiology etc In past decade our department has grown exponentially in biomedical areas specifically in biomaterials tissue engineering and biomechanics Some of the current research project includes experimental modeling of cardiovascular system and development of novel cardiac devices finite element modeling of the human skeleton nanotechnology for implantable devices novel materials for joint replacement and tissue engineering applications microscale engineered culture models for high throughput drug screening and infectious diseases etc Faculty Dr Tammy Donahue Dr Seth Donahue Dr Susan P James Dr Arun Kota Dr Ketul C Popat Dr Christian Puttlitz Dr John Volckens Laboratories Biomaterials Research and Engineering Laboratory Biomaterials Surface Micro Nano engineering Laboratory Cardiovascular Biofluids Laboratory Microfabricated Tissue Models Laboratory Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory OBRL Featured Projects Professor Volckens R ese arches Cook Stove Pollution with 2 8M Grant Professor Volckens will study the emissions and health effects of air pollution from cook stoves This research will take place in a human exposure facility that was built by a mechanical engineering senior design team over the course of two semesters Hear with Your Tongue Mechanical engineering Associate Professor John Williams is on the verge of a major medical breakthrough that over the last few months has captured a frenzy of media attention from all over the country Professor Williams and his team are working on a revolutionary device to assist the hearing impaired allowing sound to be processed through the tongue instead of the ear Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications Surfaces that contain micro and nanoscale features in a well controlled and engineered manner have been shown to significantly affect cellular and subcellular function Within the auspices of the our research program we are developing refining and extending select fabrication routes for producing materials with controlled nanoarchitecture and bioactivity potentially moving

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  • Systems
    Todd M Bandhauer Systems Engineering and Design Director Dr Thomas H Bradley 970 491 3539 Electrical Systems Integration Director Dr Wade O Troxell 970 491 6618 Featured Projects Plug in Hybrid Vehicle Charging Behavior Modeling funded by EPRI Plug in hybrid electric vehicles are a type of hybrid electric vehicle that can use stored energy from the electric grid to propel the vehicle As such PHEVs owners must pay to fuel their vehicle with both gasoline and electricity Time of use TOU rates are a type of electricity rate structure where the cost of electricity varies with time of day The Utility industry seeks to understand how to design TOU rates that can send robust incentives to consumers directing them to minimize their fueling costs and concurrently minimize the grid impact of their PHEV CSU researchers and students have been performing these types of analyses inclusive of considerations of driving behavior charging behavior economic decision making and more This work will help Utilities to understand how their rate structures can incentivize consumers to charge inexpensively during off peak conditions see EcoCar2 Architecting of Vehicle to Grid Command and Control Systems funded by EPRI and US Department of Energy ARRA Researchers have proposed that fleets of plug in hybrid vehicles could be used to perform ancillary services for the electric grid In many of these studies the vehicles are able to accrue revenue for performing these grid stabilization services which would offset the increased purchase cost of plug in hybrid vehicles To date all such studies have simplistically assumed a vehicle command architecture that allows for a direct and deterministic communication between the grid system operator and the vehicle CSU researchers and students proposed that an aggregative vehicle command architecture could improve the function of V2G networks as measured by these networks availability reliability and the value of vehicle provided ancillary services This research incorporates a new level of detail into the modeling of vehicle to grid ancillary services by incorporating probabilistic vehicle travel models time series ancillary services pricing ancillary services reliability actuation signal energy content vehicle driving history and more Design Methods for Fuel Cell Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Sponsored by United Technologies Research Center and Air Force Research Lab Small scale electrically powered unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs are currently in use performing a variety of reconnaissance and remote sensing missions For these missions electrically powered UAVs are generally preferred to small scale internal combustion UAVs because of their low cost reliability in the field physical robustness and simple rechargability A desire for longer endurance than is available from the current generation of commercially available batteries has motivated the development of electrical UAV powerplants with higher specific energy including fuel cell powerplants The design of fuel cell powerplants specific to this application is complicated by design requirements such as high specific energy altitude tolerance that are in opposition to the requirements for more conventional automotive applications CSU researchers and students have been developing multidisciplinary optimization and design methods for

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  • Research Labs
    implantable devices that can enhance tissue integration with the biomaterial We are specifically working the areas of orthopedic vascular and neural tissue engineering A dvanced Materials Processing Lab The AMPT Lab specializes in creating functional materials using metals ceramics and polymers via sintering Creating ceramic and metal based materials that operate mechanically and functionally at high temperatures is the lab s overall goal The AMPT Lab sets itself apart from other materials labs because of new techniques and equipment giving the lab a singular ability to function strongly both theoretically and practically CFD and Propulsion Laboratory This is focused on the development and application of advanced CFD algorithms Members of the group work with powerful research software in order to tackle the most vexing engineering challenges of our time Composite Materials Manufacture and Structures Laboratory The Composite Materials Manufacture and Structures Laboratory CMMS at Colorado State University was initiated in the fall of 1989 to address research and educational issues related to composite materials Electric Propulsion Plasma Engineering Laboratory This lab is active in investigating the uses of plasma in material modification including such processes as thin film deposition self organized patterning and ion implantation Sputter deposition and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition are capable of building high quality well adhered thin film coatings and offer superior control for constructing functionally graded coatings or custom alloys Some examples of projects include the development of high efficiency thermoelectrics and hydroxyapatite deposition for biomedical implants Engine and Energy Conversion Lab EECL The EECL is now entering its second decade of delivering significant meaningful solutions to meet the global energy challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century providing our students and researchers the experience and tools for a lifetime of contribution With a focus towards market driven solutions products developed at the EECL

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  • Publications - Research - Department of Mechanical Engineering - Colorado State University
    Recent Faculty Publication Titles Name Description Type Thomas Bradley Nataf K and Bradley T H An Economic Comparison of Battery Energy Storage to Conventional Energy Efficiency Technologies in Colorado Manufacturing Facilities Applied Energy Volume 164 15 February 2016 Pages 133 139 Journal Article Ben Gadomski B C Gadomski S S Shetye B J Hindman B G Santoni M M Todd V C Traynelis R B Fontes C M Puttlitz Computational Modeling of Direct Laryngoscopy and the Effect of Cervical Spine Injury on Intervertebral Kinetics International Anesthesia Research Society San Francisco CA 2016 Conference Proceedings Christian Puttlitz K McGilvray S Telfer J Rafferty A Cox L Farr M Mendoza S Shetye C Puttlitz Comparative analysis of human lumbar and thoracic vertebrae using micro computed tomography micro CT and the fine structure analysis fineSA MRI technique American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Atlanta GA 2016 Conference Proceedings Christian Puttlitz PB Suh C Lewis CM Puttlitz KC McGilvray Determining the weighted impact of factors leading to intervertebral cage subsidence International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery ISASS 2016 Annual Meeting Las Vegas NV 2016 Conference Proceedings Christian Puttlitz BC Gadomski Y X Qin J Jiao KC McGilvray JT Easley RH Palmer

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  • Alphabetical Directory - Faculty & Staff - Department of Mechanical Engineering - Colorado State University
    edu 970 297 4046 EVANS Kirk Research Associate Engines Energy Conversion Lab kirk evans colostate edu 970 491 4792 FARNELL Casey Postdoctoral Fellow Electric Propulsion Plasma Engineering Lab casey farnell colostate edu 970 491 8737 FARNELL Cody Postdoctoral Fellow Electric Propulsion Plasma Engineering Lab cody farnell colostate edu 970 491 8737 KOSTRZEWA Michael Assistant Director Colorado Anemometer Loan Program Industrial Assessment Center michael kostrzewa colostate edu 970 491 7709 MARTINEZ Rafael Research Associate Electric Propulsion Plasma Engineering Lab rafael martinez colostate edu MCGILVRAY Kirk Research Scientist Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Lab kirk mcgilvray colostate edu 970 297 0311 McGOLDRICK Peter Mac Operations Manager Engines Energy Conversion Lab mac mcgoldrick colostate edu 970 491 4793 MIZIA John Research Associate Engines Energy Conversion Lab john mizia colostate edu 970 491 4796 PRAWEL David Research Scientist Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Lab david prawel colostate edu 970 491 4386 970 297 4032 VAUGHN Timothy Research Associate Engines Energy Conversion Lab tim vaughn colostate edu XIE Nelson Research Associate CFD Propulsion Laboratory nelson xie colostate edu 970 491 0941 ZIMMERLE Dan Research Associate Engines Energy Conversion Lab dan zimmerle colostate edu 970 581 9945 Administrative Staff GARCIA Star Undergraduate Academic Adviser star garcia colostate edu 970 491

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  • Open Positions - Faculty & Staff - Department of Mechanical Engineering - Colorado State University
    three professional references References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates Please apply at http jobs colostate edu postings 17988 Questions can be addressed to Professor Anthony J Marchese Chair Energy Faculty Search Committee Department of Mechanical Engineering Colorado State University Fort Collins CO 80523 1374 EnergyFaculty engr colostate edu Energy CSU Colorado State University has extensive academic resources and world class facilities to support academic careers in energy environment climate and health The university has a storied history of pioneering work in energy and today has more than160 faculty and thousands of graduate and undergraduate students in eight colleges developing energy technology exploring the economic environmental and sociological impacts of energy use and proposing energy policy solutions The CSU Energy Institute http energy colostate edu was established in 2012 as the central unifying hub of scholarly excellence in energy and serves as the nucleus of CSU s energy related research education and outreach The Energy Institute supports numerous multidisciplinary energy related centers including the Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory EECL the Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics the Center for Energy Development and Health the Center for the New Energy Economy and the Center for Energy and Behavior Many of these centers including the EECL are located at the newly expanded 100 000 square foot Powerhouse Energy Campus at CSU Established in 1992 the EECL is among the nation s largest academic engine research laboratories with strong ongoing research programs in advanced combustion engines biofuels natural gas systems electric power systems and energy for the developing world http www eecl colostate edu Fort Collins Colorado Located 60 miles north of Denver at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills Fort Collins is often ranked among the top places to live in the United States The City offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby More information on Fort Collins is available at www ftcollins org Condition for Employment Colorado State University CSU strives to provide a safe study work and living environment for its faculty staff volunteers and students To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations CSU conducts background checks The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include but is not limited to criminal felony and misdemeanor history sex offender registry motor vehicle history financial history and or education verification Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when in the discretion of the university it is reasonable and prudent to do so Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Reflecting departmental and institutional values candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department s commitment to diversity and inclusion Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race age creed color religion national origin or ancestry sex gender disability veteran status genetic information sexual orientation gender identity or expression or pregnancy Colorado State University is an equal opportunity equal access affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws regulations and executive orders regarding non discrimination and affirmative action The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services A ssistant Professor or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Advanced Materials College of Engineering The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for one or more tenure tenure track faculty position s at the level of assistant professor or associate professor Candidates with research and teaching expertise in advanced materials and materials manufacturing and related mechanical engineering areas are sought to synergistically strengthen current departmental research and teaching activities Candidates working in the broad application areas of energy health materials manufacturing systems combustion and design are encouraged to apply Specific areas of interest include Systems Engineering applied to materials science and the Materials Genome Materials development processing manufacturing and applications including multifunctional stimuli responsive nanomaterials biomaterials soft materials composites experimental fluid mechanics etc Materials for manufacturing Photovoltaics and other energy conversion devices Computational materials science multi scale modeling shortened development cycles systems This faculty position is a full time nine month appointment Successful candidates will be expected to build and maintain a strong internationally recognized research program supported through external funding to enhance the Department s educational programs and to provide service to the University and broader community Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in our mechanical engineering curriculum at the undergraduate M S and Ph D levels advise undergraduate and graduate students and develop advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise Further information about the Department can be found at www engr colostate edu me A Ph D or equivalent in mechanical engineering or a closely related field is required Candidates should demonstrate great promise for extraordinary scholarship and preferably have post doctoral experience in an academic government or industrial setting Candidates must exhibit ability and enthusiasm to teach courses in the Department s undergraduate and graduate curriculum and demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to diversity Applications and nominations will be considered until the position s are filled however applications should be received by October 11 2015 at 11 59pm to ensure full consideration Applicants should submit a cover letter clearly indicating how their materials research fits into the department curriculum vitae maximum one page statement of teaching interests up to two page statement of research interests and names and contact information for at least three professional references References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates Please apply at http jobs colostate edu postings 17990 For questions regarding this search please contact Professor Ketul Popat Chair Materials Faculty Search Committee Department of Mechanical Engineering Colorado State University Fort Collins CO 80523 1374 MaterialsFaculty engr colostate edu Materials Science and Engineering CSU CSU has embarked on a new initiative to launch an interdisciplinary School of Advanced Materials Discovery SAMD http vpr colostate edu SAMD initially focused on granting graduate

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  • Faculty Resources
    Series Grad Student Handbook Contact Us Research Overview Advanced Manufacturing Advanced Materials Aerospace Energy Environment Health Systems Research Labs Publications Faculty Staff Faculty Directory Staff Directory Open Positions Resources Locations Maps Overview Main Campus ERC EECL MERC Alumni Friends Overview Tell Us Your Story Industry Overview Faculty Staff Resources Resources Resources Faculty Activities Report FAR Engineering Network Services ENS Engineering Business Office EBO COE Events Calendar COE Administrative Calendar CSU

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  • Main Campus - Locations & Maps - Department of Mechanical Engineering - Colorado State University
    Get Started Financial Support Courses Requirements Important Dates Seminar Series Grad Student Handbook Contact Us Research Overview Advanced Manufacturing Advanced Materials Aerospace Energy Environment Health Systems Research Labs Publications Faculty Staff Faculty Directory Staff Directory Open Positions Resources Locations Maps Overview Main Campus ERC EECL MERC Alumni Friends Overview Tell Us Your Story Industry Overview Locations Maps Main Campus Main Campus Quick Links CSU s Official Map Main Campus Map

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