School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Magazine 2018
Kory O’Connor with race car
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
September 2018

Bone growth improved with curcumin

The work could help millions of Americans who suffer from injuries or bone diseases.
Read more about bone growth.
WSU Professor Lei Li and graduate student Yu-Chung Chang

A smart phone for quicker infection testing

The work could lead to faster and lower-cost lab results for viral and bacterial epidemics.
Read more about infection testing.
Scanning electron microscope image of tin oxide graphene hybrid materials

Improving sodium-ion batteries

Researchers used tiny tin oxide nanocrystals supported on a graphene structure.
Read more about sodium-ion batteries.
Yuehe Lin  and Shaofang Fu, a WSU Ph.D. student, in WSU Lin’s materials engineering lab.

New water-splitting method

Researchers developed a simple method to create a high-quality catalyst required for the chemical reaction to split water.
Read more about water-splitting.


Bose named fellow of MRS
In 2018, Susmita Bose was also named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and ASM International, and elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

McCloy receives Fulrath Award
John McCloy was recently named fellow of The American Ceramic Society.

Estelle earns NSF Graduate Fellowship
Kevin Estelle is conducting research on 3D-printed bio-dissolvable microneedles.

Student wins national competition
Christian Ziruk earned first place in the Mastercam Wildest Parts Competition.

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