Rudy Kittlitz Remembers Alma Mater through Generous Donation

Successful chemical engineer becomes major donor to School of Engineering

Since he graduated from the University of Mississippi half-a-century ago, Rudolf “Rudy” G. Kittlitz Jr. (BSChE 57) has enjoyed a long and prosperous career. Not one to forget where he came from, the retired chemical engineering alumnus has become a major donor to the School of Engineering at his beloved alma mater. “For the pastRead the story …

UM Scientists Further NASA’s Mission to Mars

ME professor Shan Jiang leads faculty-student research team in advancing space exploration

As NASA continues preparations for missions to Mars and beyond, a team of University of Mississippi scientists is conducting research that may advance deep-space exploration for decades to come. Shan Jiang, UM assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is the principal investigator for “An Integrated Computational Framework for Atomic-level Investigation of the Sintering Mechanisms during In-SpaceRead the story …

Alireza Asiaee Joins Chemical Engineering Department

Newest instructor brings professional experience, research expertise to UM students

As an undergraduate chemical engineering major at Shiraz University in Iran, Alireza Asiaee dreamed of one day earning his terminal degree and joining the faculty of a prestigious university. Since then, both dreams have come true. Asiaee is the newest instructor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Mississippi. He was hiredRead the story …

Jake McCall Finds True Calling

Electrical engineering senior succeeds in major and as C Spire intern

Jake McCall applied to the University of Mississippi as a psychology major. However, at the advice of a close family member, the Memphian decided to pursue engineering and found it to be the best fit with his interest in doing creative work. Before classes officially started, McCall chose to study electrical engineering with an emphasisRead the story …

Engineering Research Group Developing Coatings for Sturdier Packaging

10 undergraduate chemical engineering majors part of group also investigating antibacterial coatings, oil-spreading behavior over soils

Three years ago, Brenda Prager received a parcel of medications from her Australian pharmacist. As it was winter in Australia, the parcel was badly damaged because of wet weather, and the box containing the medications fell apart upon opening. “It struck me at the time that a cheap but strong, hydrophobic-coated surface over this paper-basedRead the story …

14 Freshmen Receive Prestigious Engineering Scholarships

Exceptional students from 4 states named Brevard Family, John G. Adler and Harper Johnson scholars

Fourteen University of Mississippi freshmen have been named recipients of top scholarships in the School of Engineering this fall. Representing Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas, they are this year’s Brevard Family, John G. Adler and Harper Johnson scholars. The exceptional group of students posted an average ACT score of 33.4 and an average 3.92 highRead the story …

Computer Science Staff Members Help Ignite Esports at Ole Miss

CS department chair Dawn Wilkins and administrative assistant Carrie Long see potential of gaming tourneys

On Sept. 13, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University announced the first-ever Esports Egg Bowl, an electronic matchup Oct. 13 in the Pavilion at Ole Miss between the two schools whose football rivalry stretches back to 1901. The history of Ole Miss Esports is not nearly as lengthy. The club, designed to establish a communityRead the story …

School of Engineering Welcomes New Dean David A. Puleo

Former Kentucky associate dean brings years of leadership experience, vision to position

OXFORD, Miss. – David A. Puleo, an administrator nationally respected for his activities in both academics and research, has been named the new dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Mississippi. “Thanks to its leaders over the past 120 years, the (UM) school has a strong foundation, educating generations of engineers, computerRead the story …

Chemical Engineering Junior Wades into Study at Water Security Institute

Jordan Wescovich part of two-week study of Gulf Coast's water security issues

Understanding the importance of water quality and availability, a University of Mississippi engineering student participated in the Mississippi Water Security Institute, which took place May 13-27. Jordan Wescovich, a junior chemical engineering major from Ocean Springs, was among 17 students selected for the program. Students from Mississippi State University, Jackson State University, the University ofRead the story …

Jacob Najjar Is Just Getting Started

Civil engineering chair and professor notes achievements, sets sights on new goals

Six years ago, Yacoub “Jacob” Najjar was one of two new department chairs in the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. With vision and dedication, the chair and professor of civil engineering accepted the challenge to build upon the solid foundation established by his predecessors and reach even higher levels of achievement. Najjar reflected onRead the story …