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Professor Emeritus, Basil 'Bill' Ohnysty Jr., passed away from natural causes on December 30, 2017 at the age of 87. Bill was born in Chicago, Illinois but in 1961, Bill and his wife, Lois, moved to San Diego, where he taught Mechanical and Ceramic Engineering at San Diego State University for 30 years.
Dr. Olvesky

Dr. Olevsky along with postdoctoral fellow Charles Maniere and Ph.D. student Geuntak Lee designed the sintering technique to create a unique conductive/non-conductive interface that channels electric current in narrowly focused areas in the material being sintered.

Newsletter updates readers with what is new within the ME Department

Smart Health Institute

ME Professor, Dr.Kee Moon is one of the PIs on a $10M NIH award entitled "Building Capacity and Infrastructue for Population Health and Health Disparities Research at San Diego State University".

George Craig
Faculty Emeriti, George T. Craig passed away on October 29, 2017. His career at SDSU spanned 38 years. Dr. Craig's served as Department Chair for Mechanical Engineering and 12 years as the Dean of the College of Engineering. Dr. Craig retired from SDSU in 2006.
This conceptual schematic shows a small particle solar receiver.

Dr. Fletcher Miller is the PI on a $3.8M DoE grant for developing a Small-Particle Solar Receiver for High-Temperature Brayton Power Cycles.

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Mechanical Engineering faculty Dr. Samuel Kassegne (Deputy Director, since 2015), Dr. Kee Moon (Founding Deputy Director, 2011-2015), Dr. Karen May-Newman (Education Co-Director), and Dr. Parag Katira are Principal Investigators in the NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. Partner universities are the University of Washington and MIT.



Dr. Eugene Olevsky has received a $630K NSF award to conduct a multi-scale fundamental investigation of sintering anisotropy.


job opportunities

Department of Mechanical Engineering Job Opportunities

- Part-Time Faculty (Lecturer)

- Full-Time Lecturer Position In Mechanical Engineering At SDSU

- Faculty Position in Multiscale Modeling of Multiphase Flows

- Faculty Position in Energy Storage

- Faculty Position in Biomedical Sensors and Nanotechnology


Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, E-326

San Diego State University

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San Diego, CA 92182-1323