DALLAS (SMU) - Three Lyle faculty members have been awarded 2018 Sam Taylor Fellowships, which provide up to $2,000 in funding toward research projects for full-time faculty at United Methodist-related colleges and universities in Texas. Ali Heydari, MinJun Kim, and Jaewook Myung join 22 other distinguished SMU faculty members who were also awarded Fellowships this [...]

2017-12-15T23:45:50+00:00 December 12th, 2017|


DALLAS (SMU) – Bruce Gnade, executive director of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership and clinical professor within SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced Tuesday. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed solely to academic [...]

2017-12-12T17:41:49+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Student Spotlight: Undergraduate Amber Long, B.S. Environmental Engineering, Global Development Minor

For most of Amber Long’s life, she has carried two passions: international travel and making a difference in the world. Both helped guide Long’s decision to major in Environmental Engineering and minor in Global Development at SMU Lyle. Long is pursuing a 4+1 degree in Environmental Engineering, focusing on water resources and international development. She’s [...]

2017-11-15T16:45:35+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Happening Now: Electrical Engineering, Momentum in Telecommunications & Network Engineering

A discussion with Dr. Dinesh Rajan, Chair, Electrical Engineering, Cecil and Ida Green Endowed Professor of Engineering, and Scott Kingsley, Program Director and Senior Lecturer in Telecommunications and Network Engineering For decades, SMU Lyle electrical engineering has been a pipeline for talent both nationally and internationally in the telecom field. With the resurgence of the [...]

2017-11-15T16:48:35+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Student Spotlight: Graduate Student Gavin Maestas, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, SMU Milvets, Hilltop Motorsports

Before coming to SMU Lyle on the G.I. Bill, Gavin Maestas spent five years in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Bragg. He sharpened his mechanical skills by identifying and addressing key design issues for a prototype weapons system, developing communication infrastructure and maintaining over $100,000 in intelligence-sensitive equipment.  He was drawn to SMU Lyle [...]

2017-11-15T16:46:17+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Faculty Focus: Stakeholder-Driven Innovation for Resilient Cities

Dr. Barbara Minsker, Civil and Environmental Engineering Chair, brings the perfect alignment of leadership, sustainability and Big Data expertise to change the landscape of Dallas Over half of the world’s population currently lives in an urban area, a number predicted to expand to 60 percent by 2030. Urban areas face unprecedented and growing challenges that [...]

2017-11-15T16:44:09+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Feature Story: Biologically Inspired Nano/Micro Engineering

Dr. MinJun Kim and his BAST Lab Team are an interdisciplinary research group developing new classes of Microbiorobotics, Nano/Microfluidics, and Nanopore Technologies for practical medical and biomedical applications Imagine an army of microscopic robots entering a patient’s bloodstream and performing highly specialized tasks, such as localized drug delivery, minimally invasive surgical procedures, and enhanced medical [...]

2017-12-13T22:06:43+00:00 October 17th, 2017|