Two UM Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Arunachalam Rajendran and Ron Rychlak honored for research, teaching excellence, service

OXFORD, Miss. – An engineering professor and a law professor are the two newest Distinguished Professors appointed by the University of Mississippi. The two honorees are Arunachalam Rajendran, chair and professor of mechanical engineering, and Ron Rychlak, professor of law and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government. The Distinguished Professor appointment is an honorific titleRead the story …

Virtual Reality Courses Offer Immersion into Remote Instruction

Interactive VR instructor and classroom both educational and entertaining for students

OXFORD, Miss. – With all University of Mississippi classes being delivered online during the COVID-19 outbreak, professors have had to get creative. While many are streaming live or playing pre-recorded videos, one professor is using a virtual reality version of himself and getting surprising results in return. Adam Jones has been using VR to deliverRead the story …

UM Manufacturing Face Shield Headbands for Health Care Workers

Center for Manufacturing Excellence, IDEAlab producing physical protection equipment for hospital

OXFORD, Miss. – In an effort to support local health care workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, two University of Mississippi units are using 3D printers to produce personal protective gear that is in short supply. The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence and the IDEAlab in the J.D. Williams Library are printing face shieldsRead the story …

3D-Printing Lab Bringing New Dimension to UM Mechanical Engineering

Assistant professor Yiwei Han brings expertise in cutting-edge technology

OXFORD, Miss. – Skilled at 3D and 4D printing, Yiwei Han, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is bringing that expertise to the University of Mississippi to establish a new 3D-printing laboratory. Han’s research interests are micro/nano fabrication, additive manufacturing, advanced manufacturing and printing electronics. The mechanical engineering department is looking for a space for the lab, and heRead the story …