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Engineering technology and management student wins national honorary society research award

Marissa McDaid | Apr 15, 2019
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Ashley Stottlemyer

Engineering technology and management student wins national honorary society research award

Marissa McDaid | Apr 15, 2019

Ashley Stottlemyer

A Russ College engineering and technology management (ETM) student has received a national research award from Epsilon Pi Tau, the leading international honors society for technology.

Senior Dillon Bossell won the 2019 Warner Undergraduate Student Research Award, which carries a $500 cash award and a certificate, for undergraduate excellence in research and writing. His essay, “Implementing PID Control in an Electrohydraulic System,” showed the industrial advantages of electrohydraulic devices and components over traditional hydraulic systems.

“The bulk of my research is centered around implementing and optimizing automated control systems – more specifically, hydraulic and electromechanical motion control devices,” Bossell said. “Recently, I've been working with Parker Hannifin's PAC controller to operate multiple mechanical drivers simultaneously, with the eventual goal of being able to manage strictly fluid-powered systems.”

Bossell has worked as a student electrohydraulic system engineer in the Department of ETM’s Parker Hannifin Lab with Associate Professor of ETM Yuqiu You.

“He’s a very dedicated and self-motivated learner, and has spent many hours, including many Saturdays, working in the lab with the new Parker equipment,” said You.

Bossell said he was drawn to ETM shortly after joining the Russ College because of the hands-on, application-based curriculum, and the variety of courses. He presented two research projects, “The Development of a Remote Real-Time HMI for an Automated Manufacturing System” and “Offline Robotic Simulation,” at the OHIO Student Research and Creative Activity Expo last week.

Currently vice president of Epsilon Pi Tau, Bossell was invited to join fall semester of his junior year. He also has been involved with the Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME), American Society for Quality (ASQ), and Theta Tau.

“Each group has in some way contributed toward my overall success,” Bossell said. “In addition, faculty within my department have also been extremely supportive, especially Dr. You, without whom I could not have earned this award.”

Upon graduation next month, Bossell will become an associate engineer at steel manufacturing company ArcelorMittal in Cleveland. He plans to continue his education by pursuing a master’s degree in engineering.

Colleen Carow contributed to this story.