Wind turbines as inspiration for ships

The principle of a wind turbine and that of a ship’s propeller don’t differ all that much. In both cases, an optimal efficiency needs to be extracted from a number of rotating blades. Yet there is surprisingly little synergy between the two areas. That was […]

A small volume of liquid is a big deal

Their offices at the Dept. of Precision and Microsystems Engineering are located only a few metres from each other, yet Dr. Murali Ghatkesar and Dr. Hassan HosseinNia work in vastly different areas of mechanical engineering. Ghatkesar is an expert in micro/nano-engineering, building for example innovative […]