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NSF-REU Research Program in ME/CEIT has started under prodigious auspices

NSF-REU Research Program in ME/CEIT has started under prodigious auspices

Dr. Soloiu, the Allen E. Paulson Distinguished Chair, has been awarded $360,000 by the NSF for his research in advanced combustion and emissions technologies. Under the framework of this program, “REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Green-Engineered New Transportation Technologies (URGENTT)” the brightest students from 25 universities from across the country will be selected to do research in hybrid combustion technologies, in Mechanical Engineering Dept. / College of Engineering and IT.

The Allen E. Paulson Research Laboratory for Renewable Energy and Engines Combustion in ME offers summer-term interdisciplinary research experiences for engineering undergraduate students thus becoming the research hub of the United States in advanced combustion technologies for the next three years. The program aims to increase students’ interest in conducting fundamental research along with interdisciplinary concepts through hands-on-learning; STEM problem-solving skills and ability to apply them to research; independence as well as ability to collaborate effectively as part of a highly diverse team; and communication competence at both the interpersonal and presentational level.

The research problem is immediately significant and requires multidisciplinary strategies coordinated by Dr. Soloiu and contributed by 8 faculty from 5 departments in 3 colleges of the university. The program provides stipends to 10 students for 10 weeks each summer from 2014 to 2016. They develop an individual research and project, delineating their expected contribution to the assigned team. All participants attend lectures, seminars, workshops & labs and industrial visits to develop their knowledge of, and skills in energy, research methods, and technical writing.

NSF_REU announcement

NSF-REU-GSU team greeted by Mr. Masahiko Kayama the President of Honda Manufacturing in Tallapoosa, GA (from Left to Right: Human Resources Manager, 2nd from left, President Masahiko Kayama, Department Manager Christopher Cates, Administrator of Human Resources Rashauna Pettis, Sherwin Davoud, Thomas Falloon, India Oakley, Dr. Frank Goforth, Julia Heimberger, Stephanie Cheng, Anthony Wolliston, Tyler Naes, Emerald Simons, Martin Muinos, Jaimie Pate, Remi Gaubert, Dr. Valentin Soloiu Distinguished Energy Chair, Channing Watson, Vice- President Michael Jett).


Automotive and Engines Laboratories Openings and Recruitment

Automotive and Engines Laboratories

Openings and Recruitment

for the Federal Agencies: EPA, NSF projects

(Design & Development, Instrumentation & Data Acquisition, Combustion and Emissions)

EXCELLENT RESUME BUILDER

Spring 2014 Meeting – Wed. Jan. 22nd

where: Room 2116,

 when: 5:30-6:30pm

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Accepting Applications for National Science Foundation: Research Experience for Undergraduates

National Science Foundation: Research Experience for Undergraduates

“Undergraduate Research in Green Engineered New Transportation Technologies (URGENTT)”

The Allen E. Paulson Research Laboratory for Renewable Energy and Engines at Georgia Southern University will offer summer-term interdisciplinary research experiences for engineering undergraduate students in the field of Renewable Energy and Biofuels Combustion in Internal Combustion Engines (ICE). REU students will be trained to use the AEP Laboratory’s state-of-the-art equipment. A ~$1.5M investment in applied equipment (high-speed data acquisition and gas analysis systems, engines, dynamometers) secured with NSF, DOE, EPA, and ORNL research grants.

Features of the program: The research problem requires multidisciplinary strategies contributed by 8 faculty from 5 departments & 3 colleges of the university. The program will provide stipends to 10 students from various universities, for 10 weeks each summer from 2014 to 2016. In consultation with a faculty mentor, they will develop an individual research project, delineating their expected contribution to their as-signed team. Participants will attend lectures, seminars, work-shops, and labs to develop their knowledge in, renewable energy, engines, research methods, and technical writing. Read More…

Selection process :

if you are a ME student in GSU please contact:   Dr. Soloiu– vsoloiu@georgiasouthern.edu  the NSF-REU PI

1. Applicants must meet the US citizenship or permanent resi-dent and undergraduate student status criteria set forth in the NSF-09-598 solicitation

2. Minimum GPA: 3.5 in major; 3.0 overall

3. Students will receive stipend of $400/week and $200 /week subsistence allowance

4. All students may receive up to $1000 for round trip economy air ticket from their university to GSU if no driving possible

5. Application deadline January 15

6. June 1st: Program start for 10 weeks


Scientific Seminar Series: Combustion CFD Analysis Led Design at Cummins by Florin Mocanu, PhD

Georgia Southern University Scientific Seminar Series
Combustion CFD Analysis Led Design at Cummins Inc.
Invited speaker: Florin Mocanu, PhD
Senior Engineer, Engine Combustion Research Group, Cummins Inc.,
Oct. 7th 9:00AM-10:00 AM / ENGR 1104
Organized by the Engine Combustion Laboratory / ME Dept.

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Georgia Southern Receives $360,000 National Science Foundation Grant

STATESBORO, Ga. – June 18, 2013 – The Allen E. Paulson Chair of Renewable Energy at Georgia Southern University – Dr. Valentin Soloiu, has been awarded a $360,000 Research for Undergraduates (REU) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The University program, under his direction, will start next summer and be available to students across the country to explore solutions to energy problems.

“This puts us in an extraordinary position to reach out to undergraduate engineering students nationally and help boost their interest in research with hands-on learning,” said Soloiu. “The program that I have designed will allow students to perform research on our campus, and they will work on formulating new biofuels, hybrid combustion technologies, renewable energy, automotive engineering and many other areas.”

Georgia Southern will collaborate with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) to recruit participants for the program. Ten students will be selected to spend ten weeks on campus every summer for the next three years. They will rotate through work stations in the Renewable Energy and Engines Lab while broadening their horizons about engineering careers.


Renewable Energy and Engines Laboratory • (912) 478-2293 • vsoloiu@georgiasouthern.edu