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Tactile feedback adds 'muscle sense' to prosthetic hand
June 5, 2017
Engineers working to add "muscle sense" to prosthetic limbs found that tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern the size of objects grasped with a prosthetic hand. The results  more...

Fregly to join MECH faculty
May 18, 2017
Bone cancer patients facing difficult pelvic surgeries at the Texas Medical Center could soon benefit from Rice University research that will use personalized computer models to predict surgical outcomes for patients.  more...

Wagner, Bucki, Kann, Yang win NSF Graduate Fellowships
March 29, 2017
Four of the 15 Rice engineers who won NSF Graduate Fellowships are MECHEs.  more...

Salemi develops skills with EPMP
September 15, 2016
Second-year graduate student Orlando Salemi talks about how the Engineering Professional Master's Program in Mechanical Engineering has enhanced his education and given him an edge for his future career.  more...

Faculty search in molecular nanotechnology
August 12, 2016
Rice University is seeking new faculty members at all ranks, starting as early as July 1, 2017, in the broad area of molecular nanotechnology.  more...

Three new faculty to join department
June 17, 2016
Assistant Professors Pedram Hassanzadeh and Matthew Brake and John and Ann Doerr Professor of Mechanical Engineering Fred C. Higgs III will be joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering July 1.  more...

Device grills rib-eyes right
May 16, 2016
Mechanical engineers' sensor promises error-free grilling.  more...

Powerful magnet gives pediatric patients a break
May 3, 2016
Powerful magnet gives pediatric patients a break A simple device created by Rice University engineering students may shield young children from much of the pain of having a stent removed after a urinary tract procedure. Their invention, the  more...

Pol Spanos profile
April 14, 2016
Pol Spanos: Profile of a 'generalist' On the blackboard in his book-filled office, Pol D. Spanos, one of the world’s experts on the dynamics and vibrations of structural and mechanical systems, has written a column of seemingly  more...

MECHs ready for Shell EcoMarathon
April 14, 2016
MECHs ready for Shell EcoMarathon Eight mechanical engineering students have been working this spring to ready Rice’s entry for the Shell Eco Marathon, to be held in Detroit April 22 - 24. Sophomore team captain Josh Cohen and  more...

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