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Students Design New Scoliosis Back Brace

University of Rhode Island engineering students designed a new scoliosis brace and printed a 1/25-scale model prototype on a 3-D printer.

Cherish Prickett

URI Engineering Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

University of Rhode Island engineering student Cherish Prickett has won a $7,500 Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate national scholarship for students in the fields of mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences.

Chengzhi Yuan

New Faculty: Chengzhi Yuan

Robots are frequently used to perform tasks faster and more efficiently than humans or to help keep humans out of harm’s way. What if robots could also work in teams to accomplish more complicated jobs? Chengzhi Yuan, an assistant professor in URI’s Department of Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering, wishes to develop the technology that […]

Yi Zheng

New Faculty: Yi Zheng

The subjects of solar energy, lung cancer prevention and water contamination may seem unrelated, but the research College of Engineering Assistant Professor Yi Zheng is conducting in his Micro and Nanoscale Energy Laboratory could lead to advances in all three areas. “My research focuses on the enhanced thermal and optical properties of nanostructured materials, which can […]


New Faculty: Gretchen Macht

Gretchen Macht has had an appreciation for how much sustainability impacts the world around us for a long time. So, after learning that the URI College of Engineering would be increasing the theme of sustainability in its curriculum, it was an easy sell for Macht to join the Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering faculty in […]

Lab-on-paper offers rapid, inexpensive medical diagnostics

Lab-on-paper offers rapid, inexpensive medical diagnostics

A team of University of Rhode Island engineers led by Professor Mohammad Faghri has created a new paper-based platform for conducting a wide range of complex medical diagnostics.

Ahmed Fadl

Ahmed Fadl: Preventing Disaster at NASA

To keep its rockets and the public safe, NASA turns to URI mechanical engineering graduate Ahmed Fadl (’05 & ’10) who garnered one of the agency’s top employee recognition awards for preventing a disaster.

Adam Camillo

Adam Camillo: Relentless on and off the field

Mechanical engineering student Adam Camillo (’16) is silencing critics who questioned pairing engineering with Division I soccer.

Hicham Benjelloun

Hicham Benjelloun: From Morocco to URI

Mechanical engineering student Hicham Benjelloun (’15) traveled 3,500 miles from Morocco to study at URI and found a global education he never imagined.

Eli Lamothe

Eli Lamothe: Inventing the Cars of Tomorrow

Mechanical engineering student Eli Lamothe spent six months in Audi’s research and development lab seeing the next generation of cars take shape.

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