News Archive

High school student researchers in Nenad Miljkovic's lab. POETS Young Scholars program.

Young Scholars gain authentic research experience

August 16, 2018 - The POETS Center, along with the departments of Bioengineering and Phyics, provides in-depth summer research experiences for high school students in POETS-affiliated labs like that of Professor Nenad Miljkovic.
K.R. Sridhar

Sridhar takes Bloom Energy public

August 15, 2018 - MechSE alumnus K.R. Sridhar's Bloom Energy makes solid oxide fuel cells that are used in stationary power-generation servers.
SungWoo Nam

Nam earns Provost’s Distinguished Promotion Award

August 13, 2018 - SungWoo Nam earned a Provost's Distinguished Promotion Award along with his promotion to associate professor.
Prashant Mehta

Mehta receives NSF funding for feedback particle filter research

August 9, 2018 - MechSE associate professor Prashant Mehta has been awarded funding for a research project titled, “Theory and Algorithms for the Feedback Particle Filter.”
Loren Mann

Alumnus Mann joins The Chartis Group

August 2, 2018 - Alumnus Loren Mann (BSME '91) has joined The Chartis Group on its Performance Practice Leadership team.
Formula car teams

Formula teams see improvements, challenges in competition

August 1, 2018 - This summer, the Illini Motorsports and Illini Formula Electric teams competed in Nebraska and Michigan.
Chenhui Shao

Shao named among SME 30 Under 30

July 27, 2018 - Chenhui Shao was recognized by SME for his work and promising future in manufacturing.
Bruce and Linda Koe

Koe family doubles their impact through Grainger Matching Challenge

July 26, 2018 - MechSE alumnus Bruce Koe (BSME '66) and his wife Linda have made their long-time Kirkwood Scholarship for Women in Engineering even more impactful now, thanks to a matching gift through the Grainger Engineering Visionary Scholarship Matching Challenge.
Abby Pucek

Scholarship Impact: Abby Pucek

July 25, 2018 - Abby Pucek was the recipient of a 2017-18 Ford Foundation Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship.
Robert Wilhelm

Wilhelm named VC at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

July 24, 2018 - Alumnus Bob Wilhelm is the new Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Emon Bashar

Bashar named T32 Scholar of Cancer Center at Illinois

July 23, 2018 - Grad student Emon Bashar was one of just 12 selected as a T32 Scholar in the Tissue Microenvironment Training Program, part of the Cancer Center at Illinois.
Kyle Chandler

Alumnus discusses fire safety engineering on podcast

July 19, 2018 - Alumnus Kyle Chandler discusses the engineering behind modern fire equipment.
Aimy Wissa

Wissa to create new UAV wings inspired by birds’ covert feathers

July 18, 2018 - Aimy Wissa has won a Young Investigator award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for her team to create a full wing system equipped with covert feathers.
Paul Fischer

Fischer receives DOE grant to improve nuclear reactor models

July 17, 2018 - MechSE professor Paul Fischer's $800K Department of Energy grant will help engineers testing the fluid flow that is key to reactor operation.
Kyle Smith

Smith wins award for battery-based desalination work

July 16, 2018 - Kyle Smith was awarded the ISE-Elsevier Prize for Applied Electrochemistry for his significant work on saltwater desalination.
Ning Wang's cancer cell image

Wang captures startling cancer cell image

July 11, 2018 - An image captured by MechSE professor Ning Wang was recently featured as the Biomedical Picture of the Day (BPoD) by the BPoD biomedical science website.
Alison Dunn

Dunn wins CAREER award to improve mechanics of hydrogels

July 10, 2018 - Alison Dunn has won a competitive five-year CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.
Yaqing Jin

Jin wins international travel award

July 9, 2018 - MechSE PhD candidate Yaqing Jin received the highly-competitive 2018 Fluids Travel Award from the journal Fluids.
Alex Vakakis

Vakakis named Willett Professor of Engineering

July 9, 2018 - The College of Engineering has named Alex Vakakis a Donald Biggar Willett Professor.
SAE Baja

Design overhaul shows promising results for Off-Road Illini

July 6, 2018 - The Off-Road Illini - the Baja SAE team - keeps their car moving forward with a major redesign debuted at several recent competitions.

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