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Nelms 4
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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(904) 256-7325

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Current Projects

Mobile Water Quality Monitoring System

Funded by EPIC 2015-2016, collaborating with Dr. Quinton White (Marine Science) and Dr. Ashley Johnson (GIS), one undergraduate student from each major working with us.

   

Hands-Free Manipulation of Virtual Structures

Members: Dr. Maria Javaid and Trenton Hasty

Abstract: This research work involves the survey of existing technology utilizing which an application to monitor hand movements can be developed. Our aim is to sense the motion and rotation of hand in 3-D. The motivation for this research is to improve the realism and ease in the use of interactive 3-D educational game (ToothPIC) developed by the faculty mentor of this research. Many educational and recreational games require manipulation of virtual structures. Such manipulations involve mouse movement and mouse clicks of control panel buttons we aim to replace that with natural hand movements.

 Proof of concept launching of fire extinguisher ball using table tennis ball

ME-413/414
SENIOR DESIGN I/II
Design Problem
Provide a more efficient aide to firefighting and first aid response to the victims by using drones.
Credits: Nicole Buczkowski, Christian Carter, Harrison Clark, Kyle Crews, Michelle Espinal

Completed Projects

Self tuning parts in an Erhu instrument using shape memory alloys

Project member: Stephen Cowan, class of 2014 worked on this project for his BS thesis

Presentation/publish : work presented at the International Conference on SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring (SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2015), March 8-12, 2015, San Diego, CA.

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 Optimization of Fabrication of An Ionic Polymer Metallic Composition 

Funded by JU Research Grant 2015-2016, collaborating with Dr. Zhaoyang Huang (Chemistry Department), three undergraduate students (one from engineering department and two from Chemistry department working with us). Thanks to people from Xi’an Jiaotong University China for providing us with samples for preliminary study.

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CLASS PROJECTS

  • 3D printed products for outreach activities like One Spark and Science Fair 2015 as well as JU open house

  • 3D printed products for outreach activities like One Spark and Science Fair 2015 as well as JU open house

  • Presentation/Publish: “A 3D printed Ukulele” presented at 29th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 16 - 18, 2015, Eastern Washington University and JU symposium 2015. Group members: Jon Maywood, Weston Miller (class of 2017, ME)

  • ME-101 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN Design Problem: Design a tool that could be used in your daily life, model it by SolidWorks, and use a 3D printer to build it. Hook to use in dorm room Credits: Kyle Crews, Nicholas Ohlwein, Jonathan Treco

  • ME-101 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN Design Problem: Design a tool that could be used in your daily life, model it by SolidWorks, and use a 3D printer to build it. Cup lid and snack holder in one Credits: Joseph DeYoung, Alexander Mansfield, Patrick Taylor

  • ME-101 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN Design Problem: Design a tool that could be used in your daily life, model it by SolidWorks, and use a 3D printer to build it. Japanese sandals Credits: Weston Miller and Jon Maywood

  • Senior Design Problem: Create a prosthetic for a duck with a missing foot using 3D printer. Credits: Yanni Cacho

 

  • ME-100 ENGINERING ORIENTATION Design Problem: Design and build a bridge by using popsicle sticks that would satisfy the given criteria and carry the maximum amount of load. Credits: Joseph DeYoung, Alexander Mansfield, Christopher Morgan

  • ME-102 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Design Problem: Create and build a puzzle from wood by drawing contours in AutoCAD, creating a g-code, and cutting pieces in a CNC router. 3D maze Credits: Sergio Aponte, Diego Diaz Sanchez, Cameron Larsson

  • ME-102 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Design Problem: Create and build a puzzle from wood by drawing contours in AutoCAD, creating a g-code, and cutting pieces in a CNC router. Wood airplane Credits: Donroy Hall, Theophilus Ominabo, Johnny Villegas

  • ME-102 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Design Problem: Create and build a puzzle from wood by drawing contours in AutoCAD, creating a g-code, and cutting pieces in a CNC router. Planets puzzle Credits: David Moreno, Christopher Morgan, Josh Pruitt

  • ME-211 DYNAMICS Design Problem: Design and build a launcher that would use the angle calculated by a MATLAB code and throw a ping-pong ball to a randomly selected target. Credits: Sergio Aponte, Diego Diaz Sanchez

  • ME-211 DYNAMICS Design Problem: Design and build a launcher that would use the angle calculated by a MATLAB code and throw a ping-pong ball to a randomly selected target. Credits: Michael Smith, Julie Summers

  • ME-405 FLUID MECHANICS Design Problem: Design and build a simple tool that would be used to measure an open channel flow. Credits: Christian Carter, Ted Clark

  • ME-410 MECHANICAL DESIGN & MANUFACTURING Design Problem: Design and build a system that would ease the use of a 3D scanner and have a better scan quality. Credits: Chinh Do, Kristopher Lyles