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 Interim Dean Eugene Eckstein

Announcing the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering

Dr. Eugene Eckstein has agreed to serve as the Interim Dean of the Herff College of Engineering. Dr. Eckstein has served as Professor/Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering since January of 2001. His leadership and active scholarship have resulted in a growing topic of research that encompasses many areas related to improving human health. Dr. Eckstein holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has held faculty positions at Harvard University, the University of Miami and the University Tennessee Health Sciences Center.Click here to meet Dr. Eckstein.


Video Highlight: Department of Biomedical Engineering

Students and researchers partner with area health care providers to improve the life of one special needs child who needed an orthosis to be able to feed herself. Click here to watch video.


Dr. Chrysanthe Preza Interviewed by Prestigious Journal

Dr. Chrysanthe Preza, associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis, leads research in the Computational Imaging Research Laboratory (CIRL). She was interviewed by Minorities & Women in OSA earlier this year. The series of interviews include conversations with individuals who have devoted their careers to optics and photonics. Read Dr. Preza’s interview.


U of M Electrical & Computer Engineering Students Win National Competition

Five students from the University of Memphis’ Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering out competed universities from across the nation and won a $10,000 competition sponsored by DRS Technologies. The final judging of the Student Infrared Imaging Competition took place on June 30, 2012 in Melbourne, Florida. The contest focused on developing non-military, commercially viable applications for DRS’ new miniature infrared camera. Read More…


The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute Coordinates the Appalachia Regional Conference

IFTI welcomed 40 members of the Appalachian Regional Commission to the U of M for their 2012 Global Appalachia Summer Meeting. Hosted by Will Alexander, assistant commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and representative to the Tennessee Export Trade Advisory Council, the event was a success with record-breaking attendance. Memphis is a meaningful location for the meeting as it serves as a key Appalachian highway and intermodal rail gateway to the west and then on to and from key Asian markets. Read More...

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Dr. Gladius Lewis

Dr. Gladius Lewis, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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