ROMAC Announcements

    Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

    January 29, 2019

    Director of ROMAC, Houston Wood announced that Edgar J. Gunter, a founding member of UVA’s rotating machinery program and an expert in the field of rotordynamics and fluid film bearings will be the keynote speaker at the ROMAC Annual Meeting in Charlottesville, VA in June.

    MAE Spring Banquet

    January 29, 2019

    The Mechanical and Aerospace Department of the University of Virginia School of Engineering held a spring banquet to recognize and honor deserving faculty and students. Among those honored were ROMAC graduate students Long Di and Neal Morgan. Both students received an Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

    Long Di, (Dee)  (photo left) plans to finish his studies later this year to earn his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Neal Morgan, (photo below) plans to complete his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering next year.

    Houston Wood proudly presented both student scholars their awards.



    photo credit Emma Bross, UVA

    Alumni Database

    January 29, 2019

    The creation of our Alumni Database is underway!

    Are you graduate of ROMAC? We are putting together a database of ROMAC Alumni. If you would like to be included in the newly created alumni database, please click to complete the registration form. This is a developing program. Information will be shared as it becomes available.

    Tribology and Lubrication Technology Paper

    January 29, 2019

    Tribology and Lubrication Technology publication featured a 2013 ROMAC paper as the Editor’s Choice Peer-Reviewed Paper in their February 2016 issue: Properties and Performance of Gas-Expanded Lubricants in Tilting Pad Journal Bearings. Lead author Brian Weaver, ROMAC ’15 and currently ROMAC’s software engineer, came across the article while flipping through the publication online. Read it here!


    Professor Di Award

    January 24, 2019

    Long Di (Dee)a 2017  MAE Ph.D. graduate and his advisor, Professor Zongli Lin received the 2016 Control Theory and Technology Best Paper Award for “Control of a Flexible Rotor Active Magnetic Bearing Test Rig: A Characteristic Model Based All-Coefficient Adaptive Control Approach”

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