Kenneth E. Lulay
Margaret and Vincent Aquino Endowed Associate Professor in Engineering
Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering

The University of Portland
Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering
5000 North Willamette Boulevard, MSC145
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

Professional Interests: Failure analysis, mechanics of materials, manufacturing processes, engineering design, design of experiments.

Night hides the world, but reveals a universe.
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Persian proverb

Milky Way and Planets Near Opposition 
Image Credit & CopyrightTunç Tezel (TWAN)

Explanation: In this early May night skyscape, a mountain road near Bursa, Turkey seems to lead toward bright planets Mars and Saturn and the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, a direction nearly opposite the Sun in planet Earth's sky. The brightest celestial beacon on the scene, Mars, reaches its opposition tonight and Saturn in early June. Both will remain nearly opposite the Sun, up all night and close to Earth for the coming weeks, so the time is right for good telescopic viewing. Mars and Saturn form the tight celestial triangle with red giant star Antares just right of the Milky Way's central bulge. But tonight the Moon is also at opposition. Easy to see near bright Mars and Saturn, the Full Moon's light will wash out the central Milky Way's fainter starlight though, even in dark mountain skies.

Astronomy photo's:  Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Google - Apollo 11 landing
Google Earth/Moon side-by-side

Check current phase of moon

Contact Information
Office:  Shiley Hall 236
Phone: (503) 943-7432
Fax: (503) 943-7316
e-mail:  lulay@up.edu
Curriculum Vita 


  “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” ― Oscar Wilde

Fall 2015 Spring 2016
Fall 2015 Schedule
Spring 2016 Schedule
EGR 221 - Materials Science
EGR 270 - materials lab
*details for first 8 weeks
*Post-spring break details, EGR270
ME481 - Senior Project
ME 328 - machine design
ME521

  (archive: me421)
Mechanical Engineering Student Reference Materials (including problem solving format) Mechanical Engineering Student Reference Materials


Information for Students:
Online library: ASM Handbooks, Knovel
What is Mechanical Engineering?

Student NSF Summer Opportunities
Past Senior Reports
ASME Code of Ethic for Seniors to read for ME Exam, ME481
Engineering Ethics Information

Capstone Project Requirements for ME's

ME Comprehensive Exam I - practice questions
ME Comprehensive Exam II - practice questions

ME 481/482 Project Reports, see "Design/Project Reports" link in: ME Student Ref Materials


Links of Interest:
University of  Portland Portland Area Other  Links
Univ. of Portland Home Page Google Traffic, UP to the Couv
ODOT Traffic Cams
Favorite Links
Shiley School of Engineering Weather My 12.5" string telescope - no secondary ring
Library Catalog   Observing Table (converted voting booth)
Engineering Database (EI) Maps What time is it?
U of P Alumni News Bridges of Portland
Pilot Portal
 
School News and Events

  Oregon SAE


Oregon ASME

 

Shiley Hall
Theology and Spirituality