Monthly Archives: June 2015

Talk at ACS Colloids

Prof. Borden will be presenting on “Design Rules for Acoustic Phase Change Agents” at the 89th ACS Colloids meeting next week in Pittsburgh, PA.

http://www.colloids2015.org/Colloids2015/Home.html

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Mechanical Engineering Hero: JW Gibbs

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Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839-1903): “an American scientist who made important theoretical contributions to physics, chemistry, and mathematics. His work on the applications of thermodynamics¬†was instrumental in transforming physical chemistry¬†into a rigorous deductive science.”

He earned the first American PhD in engineering; his dissertation was entitled “On the Form of the Teeth of Wheels in Spur Gearing”…that’s right folks, classical component design!

Einstein called him: “the greatest mind in American history”

Among his many contributions: chemical thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, vector calculus and physical optics.

So, don’t ever let anyone tell you that mechanical engineers don’t do chemistry!

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