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Chen, Erin

Chen, Erin

Associate Director, Research Administration
Mechanical Engineering
2181D Glenn L. Martin Hall

UMD Staff Are the Students in a “Cool” New CEEE-Led Training

CEEE director trains UMD facilities management staff on air conditioning principles and applications

University of Maryland Has Strong Presence at ICRA 2024

Researchers detail advancements in navigation, trajectory planning.

Six Clark School Faculty Receive 2024 DURIP Awards

DURIP awards support university research in technical areas of interest to the Department of Defense.

Celebrating Native and Indigenous Voices in Engineering

The Clark School joins UMD's celebration of Native and Indigenous Heritage Month 2023.

Maryland Engineers Awarded Grants to Address Humanity's Grand Challenges

Twelve projects led by or involving Maryland Engineering faculty have been awarded funding through the Grand Challenges Grants Program, the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind ever introduced at the University of Maryland.

Three UMD Faculty Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Three University of Maryland professors are among the 124 engineers newly elected to the 2023 Class of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Celebrating Two Decades of Partnership in Energy Education

Campus energy provider ENGIE concludes its 20th year of support for UMD engineering students.

New Work by Graham, Colleagues Aids Design of Cooler Electronics

Study identifies gaps in current theories on interfacial heat transfer.

You Can Make It at Maryland

Eight campus makerspaces where Terps turn out the next big thing

Wood That Can Cut Like Steel, Be Molded Like Plastic or Build Batteries?

Maryland engineers discover more new dimensions of an ancient material.

Cutting Edge

UMD researchers make hardened wooden knives that can slice through steak.

Mechanical Engineering Celebrates Graduate Students’ Achievement

Annual awards ceremony recognizes outstanding graduate student achievements.

Maryland Graduate Engineering Ranked #10 Public in the Nation

From extreme batteries to windows made from wood, Clark School’s trendsetting work ranks it among the country’s Top 10 public engineering schools for the 3rd consecutive year.

Standing with our Asian-American Community

The Clark School community stands united with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders colleagues.

Doyenne Reliability Engineering Program

A fellowship for Mozambican women to pursue graduate education in Reliability Engineering at UMD

New, superfast method for ceramic manufacturing could open door to AI-driven materials discovery

UMD engineers have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials.

Building a Better, Eco-Friendlier Straw

Newly-published UMD research details a potential breakthrough

Clark School Engineers Create Solutions for a Crisis

Engineering labs pivot to produce and distribute hand sanitizer and surgical masks.

Thin Wood Film Amplifies Speaker Technology

UMD study published in Nature Communications.

University of Maryland Launches Quantum Technology Center

The new research center will catalyze the development of high-impact quantum technologies.

Li Member of UMD Invention of the Year Award Winning Team

Awards honor inventions with potential for transformative impact on science, society, and the free market.

Wood-based Technology Creates Electricity from Heat

Briber, Das and Hu make novel heat-conversion membrane

The App that Fights Congestion, Emissions

UMD transportation engineers develop incenTrip to nudge users toward greener, more efficient travel decisions.

MTI and Battelle to Build Database for Public-Private Partnerships

The database will help state and local governments know when and how to best engage in P3s.

Study validates face recognition experts, but shows humans perform best with an AI partner

New research combines computer vision research, forensic science, and psychology.

Student Teams Win $5,000 In Scholarship Funding

Radar systems featured in Northrop Grumman Sensing for Autonomous Vehicles Challenge.

Wood filter removes toxic dye from water

Hu, Das flow water through wood in new use of natural materials

UMD's Technica Expected to Be Largest All-Women Hackathon in U.S.

This weekend, the University of Maryland will host an anticipated 800 women for Technica.

Five Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students Selected for Clark School Future Faculty Program

Graduate students selected for program designed to produce next great engineering professors.

Chen Awarded Northrop Grumman Graduate Fellowship in Engineering Education

Graduate student Guang Chen selected for a 2015-2016 Northrop Grumman fellowship.

University of Maryland Flies High with Milestone 50th High-Altitude Balloon Launch

University of Maryland Celebrates 50th Launch of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium Balloon Payload Program

Mechanical Engineering Clinches 2015 Alumni Cup Title

Student teams conquer light bulb challenge at 4th annual competition.

UMD Researchers Use Artificially Engineered Materials to Create Breakthrough for Sound Sensors

"Enhanced Acoustic Sensing through Wave Compression and Pressure Amplification in Anisotropic Metamaterials" published in Nature Communications 

Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Approves 18 Technology Development Projects

Worth $4.7 million, the projects team Maryland faculty and companies to bring products closer to market.

Fourney and Sanford Recognized at Annual SEM Meeting

Associate Dean William Fourney and Professor Emeritus R. J. Sanford receive awards at annual SEM meeting.

Clark School Faculty Promotions Announced

Faculty promoted to full professor, associate professor with tenure.

Mechanical Engineering Design Day Spring 2014

The Department of Mechanical Engineering celebrates innovation in the Spring 2014 Design Day.

Design Day Fall 2013

Mechanical Engineering held its fall 2013 Capstone Design Day on December 12, 2013

Fischell Department of Bioengineering to Host 7th Fischell Festival

Annual event invites everyone to learn more about biomedical engineering.

UMD Team Wins First Place in MaxTech Competition

Team UMD Dryer wins the first place gold medal for their energy saving heat pump dryer.

Pecht and Gu Awarded New Patent

Professor Michael Pecht and alumnus Jie Gu awarded a patent that provides healthy baseline for electronic products.

A Battery Made of Wood?

Wood fibers help nano-scale batteries keep their structure

Pecht Awarded Two New Patents

ME Professor and CALCE Director awarded patents for new innovative technologies.

UMD Scientists and Engineers Present Papers at American Chemical Society Meeting

Exploring “the chemistry of energy and food” … and more

Flexible Nanopaper Featured in Chemical & Engineering News

ACS Newsmagazine reports innovation in nanoscale technology

NIH awards $2M grant to Desai, Gullapalli and Simard for surgical robot

MINIR project could improve outcomes for brain cancer patients.

New NIH Grant to Advance Brain Surgery Robot Development

Research a part of MPowering the State collaboration between UMD, UMB.  

Mechanical Engineering Alumna Westmoreland Becomes Assistant Research Professor at US Naval Academy

Sophoria Westmoreland (Ph.D. ’12) will teach a senior design course at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Students Construct Water System for Burkina Faso Health Clinic

Engineers Without Borders chapter installs solar-powered filtration and distribution system for clean water.

Pradeep Sharma (Ph.D '00) Appointed Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston

ME Alumnus takes over as head of Mechanical Engineering at Houston

Raghavan, DeVoe Introduce New Micromanufacturing Approach in Small

Lab-on-a-chip produces, assembles microparticles in customized order; could be used for drug discovery.

Hoyer Honors UM Solar Decathlon Team

Praise for team entered into the Congressional Record.

UMD Attends the 2011 EWB-USA International Conference

Five undergraduates recently attended the 2011 EWB-USA International Conference in Louisville, KY.

Michael Pecht, UM Establish Relationship with the Chinese Research Community

CALCE director establishes collaboration to create international research park near Shanghai.

ExxonMobil Donates to Engineering Societies

Corporate Partner provides funding to assist student groups affected by University budget cuts.

Spring 2006 Minorities in Science and Engineering Student Recognition and Alumni Banquet

Congratulations to these outstanding students who have contributed to the overall excellence of the department.

Spring 2006 Graduation Awards in Mechanical Engineering

Congratulations to these outstanding students who have contributed to the overall excellence of the department.

Associate Professor Don DeVoe Issued Patents

Patents address technology designed which allows complex protein samples to be analyzed faster.

NIH Proteomics Award to Benefit Cancer Research, Drug Development

The project is awarded by NIGMS through the interdisciplinary Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRP) program.

Chennai IIT-ian in US to Commercialise Invention

The invention of Balachandran was declared the 'physical science invention of the year' by UMD.

The Solar Decathlon

The Solar Decathlon, was dreamed up by Richard King, who works for the Energy Department's Office of Solar Energy Technologies.

Bright Idea: Solar 'Village' Lights Up Mall

Called the Solar Decathlon, the temporary village is the brainchild of a dedicated bureaucrat at the Department of Energy.

It Takes a Solar Village

On the National Mall, 14 college and university teams have squared off to build a solar powered home.

Solar Decathlon House Moves to the Mall

A team of more than 50 Solar Decathletes moved their house today from the UMD campus to the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Congratulations Graduates!

May 23, 2002 marked Commencement Exercises at the University of Maryland.

ME Students Make it into Hinman CEOs Business Plan Competition Semifinals

16 proposals have been selected as semifinalists, four of which include Mechanical Engineering students and faculty.