News and announcements from FRIL

    Alumna Meghan Kaminski featured in AIP

    January 19, 2021

    Image of Meghan Kaminski with the AIP logo

    Meghan Kaminski was the lead author of a journal paper featured on the cover of Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy and featured as a “science highlight” by the American Institute of Physics.

    Full article on AIP

    Research Associate Edem Tetteh Invited to Talk on National Webcast

    January 19, 2021



    In December, UVA alumnus and research associate Edem Tetteh was invited by the mechanical engineering department chairs at Cal Tech, Georgia Tech, Princeton, and Stanford in conjunction with the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) to give a national webcast invited talk “Ice Adhesion on Various Surfaces & Flow Conditions" focusing on his research at the University of Virginia with Eric Loth and Rolls-Royce. This talk was part of the new series Future Leaders in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Celebrating Diversity and Innovation.

    Wind turbine blades bend under heavy winds in UVA prototype

    November 23, 2019

    "Virginia universities are pushing the envelope in technology and design. A group of reporters recently toured their labs, and FierceElectronics was invited along for a glimpse of the future."

    Read on FierceElectronics

    Two-blade wind turbine

    SUMR Wind Turbine Featured on Scientific American

    October 05, 2019


    Loth’s team wants to design a 50-megawatt system with blades 200 meters long, much larger than today’s wind turbines. If the researchers succeed, they believe the turbine would be 10 times more powerful than existing equipment. But the scientists do not intend to simply supersize conventional designs; they are fundamentally changing the turbine structure. Full article on Scientific American