News Archive

Harley Johnson

Johnson leading team awarded NSF Research Training (NRT) grant

October 11, 2019 - A PhD-level certificate program will prepare top-level researchers for multiple key industries.
Elif Ertekin

Ertekin named new director of nanoMFG node

October 10, 2019 - MechSE's Elif Ertekin takes over the nanoMFG node at NCSA, filling the role left vacant by former MechSE professor Kimani Toussaint.
Taher Saif

"Wired In" with Taher Saif

October 10, 2019 - Professor Taher Saif was the most recent MechSE researcher to be featured in The News-Gazette.
Huseyin Sehitoglu

Sehitoglu awarded for achievements in plasticity

October 9, 2019 - Huseyin Sehitoglu will be honored with the 2020 Khan International Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of plasticity.
MechSE's Moller helped Alma get her space helmet.

How MechSE helped Alma get her space helmet

October 7, 2019 - To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ralf Moller, manager of the Rapid Prototyping Lab in MEL, 3D printed a huge space helmet to fit on the Alma Mater statue.
Professor Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler

ME 470 team making a difference for local citizen

October 5, 2019 - One of the Fall 2019 senior capstone design teams is designing a custom walker for a local resident with cerebral palsy.
Placid Ferreira

$100M C-NICE Center launched at Illinois

October 2, 2019 - Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments to drive smart, reconfigurable technologies.
Naira Hovakimyan

Through NSF grant, researchers creating advanced autopilot to mimic the “Sully Factor”

October 2, 2019 - Naira Hovakimyan is part of a team of researchers at Illinois and Georgia Tech who are working on an advanced flight autopilot, which will autonomously evaluate unforeseen circumstances, take the best course of action, and land the plane safely.
Melonee Wise

Wise’s startup raises another $46M in funding

October 2, 2019 - Fetch Robotics, the startup of MechSE alumna Melonee Wise (BSME ’04, MSME ’06) raised $46 million in venture capital in July.
Nenad Miljkovic, Kritzer Faculty Scholar

Miljkovic honored as Kritzer Faculty Scholar

September 27, 2019 - Nenad Miljkovic recently earned tenure as an Associate Professor, and received the named appointment of a Kritzer Faculty Scholar.
Stefan Elbel

Elbel paper named one of best in refrigeration

September 25, 2019 - A 2016 paper from Stefan Elbel and former doctoral student Neal Lawrence was named the top paper of that year. The award was given by the International Congress of Refrigeration this year, in a celebration honoring top papers in each of the previous five years.
Nam and Snapp

Snapp, Nam make advances in optical strain sensors

September 23, 2019 - The research from associate professor Sungwoo Nam and PhD student Peter Snapp was published in Advanced Functional Materials.
Sanjiv Sinha

Sinha named new Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs

September 18, 2019 - Sanjiv Sinha takes over the post after four years of service from Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler.
Elif Ertekin

Ertekin wins competitive SWE award

September 17, 2019 - Elif Ertekin was recognized with a 2019 Emerging Leader Award from the Society of Women Engineers.
Taher Saif

Researchers build microscopic biohybrid robots propelled by muscles, nerves

September 16, 2019 - MechSE's Taher Saif and Mattia Gazzola are part of a team of Illinois engineers who demonstrated a new generation of two-tailed bots powered by skeletal muscle tissue stimulated by on-board motor neurons.
Gaurav Bahl

Researchers produce synthetic Hall effect to achieve one-way radio transmission

September 16, 2019 - Professor Gaurav Bahl and graduate student Kitt Peterson published new research that promises to halve the bandwidth needed for communications by allowing an antenna to send and receive signals on the same frequency simultaneously through a process called nonreciprocal coupling.
Soumyadip Sett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MechSE, BP scientists identify next-generation condenser surfaces for greater energy efficiency

September 12, 2019 - Postdoc Soumyadip Sett, in Professor Nenad Miljkovic's lab, has led the development of a novel surface to promote higher efficiency of vapor-to-liquid phase change, leading to increased efficiency of the condensation and separation of fluids with low surface tension. This will significantly reduce energy and costs for companies in the crude oil industry like British Petroleum, which was also involved in the study.
Timothy Duitsman

Alumnus Duitsman named new CEO of Westell Technologies

September 11, 2019 - MechSE alum Timothy Duitsman is the new CEO of the company that provides high-performance network infrastructure solutions.

Renewable energy technologies examined at MechSE Distinguished Seminar

September 9, 2019 - Dr. Jill Engel-Cox from the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis presented an overview of the status and potential future of renewable energy technologies.
Anthony Crawley, Jr.

Crawley reflects on impact of scholarship

September 6, 2019 - ME sophomore Anthony Crawley, Jr., credits his interest as a young boy in model cars and planes as a key factor in determining his major at Illinois.

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