The University of Utah’s College of Engineering continues to grow, and this year’s new faculty represents some of the brightest minds in their respective fields. Mechanical Engineering is proud to announce that two of the nine new faculty are in ME! Both Dr.’s Claire Acevedo and Yong Lin Kong have a start date of January 1, 2018. Forthcoming closer to their arrival will be a more detailed introduction.

CLAIRE ACEVEDO | Assistant Professor

Research interests: Stress and fatigue fracture, skeletal biomechanics, bone quality and bone fragility, multiscale approach – X-ray synchrotron, collagen and mineral deformation


YONG LIN KONG | Assistant Professor

Research interests: Advanced manufacturing of nanomaterials-based biomedical devices, specifically the intersection of additive manufacturing, nanomaterials and biomedical engineering