News Archive

Jun Li

Li receives prestigious ASHRAE fellowship

October 1, 2018 - MechSE PhD candidate Jun Li was recently given a Grant-in-Aid award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Baja SAE's Drive Day

Baja students, alumni unite for Drive Day

September 25, 2018 - Drive Day is an annual Baja SAE event in which the team goes off-roading at South Fork Dirt Riders in Taylorville, Illinois.
Sameh Tawfick

Tawfick’s fiber research contributes to sustainable paper products

September 24, 2018 - Fresh Press produces and sells paper stock and greeting cards from various fibers such as rye, soy, hemp, corn, and ash. MechSE's Sam Tawfick conducts research into the behavioral properties of the fibers.
Stefan Elbel

Elbel paper tops list of most cited

September 21, 2018 - Stefan Elbel's limited review submission paper, with 70 citations so far, tops the list for the International Journal of Refrigeration.
Mark Van den Avont

Undergrad entrepreneur reaches new heights through iVenture Accelerator

September 20, 2018 - Sophomore Mark Van den Avont, who was profiled by MechSE earlier thsi year, is moving full steam ahead with his safer gymnastics mat product, thanks to the assistance of the campus' iVenture Accelerator at the Gies College of Business.
Seid Koric

Koric, NSCA collaborations with industry result in computational breakthroughs

September 19, 2018 - MechSE's Seid Koric and NCSA collaborators worked with Rolls Royce, Cray, and Livermore Software Technology Coporation to scale up implicit finite element analysis.
Seid Koric

Koric keynote speaker at international supercomputing conference

September 13, 2018 - MechSE's Seid Koric presented a keynote lecture about NCSA breakthroughs at the International Supercomputing Conference in June.
Alison Dunn

Dunn discusses hydrogels on engineering podcast

September 13, 2018 - Professor Alison Dunn talks about her hydrogel work as part of her NSF CAREER Award, on the College of Engineering podcast.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan wants drones to team with ride sharing vehicles for package delivery

September 11, 2018 - Naira Hovakimyan's new research aims to enable drones carrying packages to descend on a ride-sharing vehicle and magnetically dock a package to the roof of the vehicle.
Sameh Tawfick

Illinois engineers protect artifacts by graphene gilding

September 10, 2018 - Professor Sameh Tawfick has discovered a way to use the 2D material graphene to double the protective quality of gilding.

King's company only "Lighthouse" honoree in U.S.

September 7, 2018 - Fast Radius is one of only nine companies worldwide named a Manufacturing Lighthouse by the World Economic Forum.
Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler

Hsiao-Wecksler named Fellow of American Society of Biomechanics

September 6, 2018 - Professor Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler joins the 2018 class of Fellows of the American Society of Biomechanics.
Illini Solar Car

Illini Solar Car makes first appearance in American Solar Challenge

September 4, 2018 - The team participated in the eight-day event that totaled 1,774 miles across five states.
Jon and Anne Dantzig Graduate Scholarship Fund

Dantzig gives back to support student research in biological concentrations

August 31, 2018 - Professor Emeritus Jon Dantzig and his wife Anne give back to MechSE with the generosity of a new graduate student scholarship.
Pratap Vanka

Vanka named visiting professor at IIT

August 29, 2018 - Pratap Vanka will serve as a visiting professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic earns early career award from ASME ICNMM

August 29, 2018 - Nenad Miljkovic has won the ASME International Conference On Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (ICNMM) Outstanding Early Career Award.
Past, current, and future leaders of ACRC.

ACRC celebrates 30 years of societal impact

August 27, 2018 - This year - 2018 - marks 30 years for the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center at Illinois.
Pratap Vanka

Thomas, Vanka win ASME Knapp award for best paper

August 24, 2018 - Brian Thomas, Surya Pratap Vanka, and PhD student Hyunjin Yang won the 2018 Robert T. Knapp Award from ASME.
Bill King

King directing the tech for Fast Radius

August 23, 2018 - MechSE professor Bill King is the chief scientist for the Chicago-based startup.
Harry Dankowicz

Dankowicz wins award for COCO software

August 20, 2018 - Professor Harry Dankowicz won the DSWeb 2018 Software award for COCO.