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2020 - August 27th

Indy Startup Develops Masks, Air Filters to Kill Coronavirus

INDIANAPOLIS - Masks are currently part of our daily lives, but these facial coverings aren’t stopping coronavirus particles from passing through, say researchers at IUPUI. The viral particles are too small for masks to capture, but the team says it has developed a solution that deploys the power of copper—at a microscopic scale—to not only trap the virus particles, but also kill them. Applicable for both masks and air filters in high demand for hospitals and schools, the technology has given birth to a startup that the team says could soon ink commercial agreements.


2019 - Sep (23–25)

ASC, Georgia Tech, Atlanta

ACSEL team gave speech on his current research in ASC conference 2019. This research aims on developing a reliable finite element framework to investigate the Specific Energy Absorption (SEA) of the rear crash attenuator of an open-wheel type Indycar vehicle. He is now doing internship in Tesla.

2018 - September (22-24)

ASC Conference

ACSEL had a great contribution for the American Society for Composites (ASC) 33rd Annual Technical Conference, the 18th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials, and the ASTM D30 in Seattle, Washington, USA. In this conference, Dr. Dalir and his student gave their talks about influences of laminated isogrid plate and stacking sequenced sandwich panel on the buckling load.

2020 - August 13th

FOX 59 - Researchers use copper to make face masks safer

INDIANAPOLIS– A team of researchers at IUPUI are hard at work making reusable masks safer.
And they’re using copper to do it, because the metal has anti-viral properties.
In fact, copper is already used in doorknobs and handles that are frequently touched for the same reason. Professors Mangilal Agarwal and Hamid Dalir with the mechanical and energy engineering department at IUPUI explain how it works.


2019 - August (20-22)

AIAA Propulsion and Energy Conference

Rolls-Royce is a Civil Aerospace, Defense, and Power Systems company with 50,000 global employees, and has been present in North America for over 100 years. Rolls-Royce hosted this conference and assign our team an exhibition booth for presentation of our recent collaborative works. We presented our posters in two different fields of research including the important role of electro/mechanical properties of carbon nano tubes (CNTs) in improving interlaminar shear strength of composites and take also advantage of sensitivity behavior of CNTs in sensor fabrications.

2018 - March 22th

SAMPE Symposium

ACSEL team attended in Student Symposium and Vendor Night, the North America Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE). Reza and John presented their ongoing research in this event and ranked among the best presentations. They were also awarded by Ben Dietsch, SAMPE North America President.

2020 - July 27

WTHR - IUPUI researchers develop reusable mask

When COVID-19 hit, they adjusted their research to a different need. They are combining nano technology and copper oxide, which is known to have anti-microbial and anti-viral properties. After essentially spraying a thin layer of copper on fabric, regular masks become as effective as N95 masks.


2019 - January (11-15)


Within the aerospace design, analysis and optimization community, there is an increasing demand for automatic generation of parametric feature tree (build recipe) attributed multidisciplinary models. ACSEL team presented their research on AIAA -2019 conference. This research paper is about the modeling of parametric aircrafts using Engineering Sketchpad (ESP).

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