May 16, 2018 - The IRISE outreach program, co-directed by Professor Elif Ertekin and assisted by Education Coordinator Joe Muskin, works with high school students in the community to challenge them with hands-on engineering projects.
May 14, 2018 - MechSE professor Ning Wang's team is using tiny elastic balls filled with fluorescent nanoparticles to understand the mechanical forces between cells.
May 10, 2018 - In his role as Director of Football Operations, alumnus D.J. Podgorny (BSME '15) helps startup The Growth of a Game create a community for football advocates across Europe.
May 8, 2018 - SungWoo Nam was awarded a DURIP grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to acquire a dual mode nanoscale infrared spectroscopy/imaging platform. He will use the specialized equipment to image deformed 2D materials such as graphene.
May 3, 2018 - An overhaul of how a required physics course is taught will impact the experience of learning physics for all MechSE undergraduate students.
May 3, 2018 - MechSE's Joe Muskin and Arend van der Zande helped make math concepts exciting through the development of a "homemade" laser light show machine. They have used the machine as an outreach tool at area schools.
May 2, 2018 - Chi Zhang was one of just four students from across campus to win an undergraduate fellowship from the Beckman Institute to conduct research under Professor Narayana Aluru.
May 1, 2018 - Anasys Instruments Corp., a company that has collaborated heavily with MechSE professor William King, has been acquired by Bruker Corporation.
April 30, 2018 - Hae-Won Park has won the competitive CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to design and optimize the trajectory of dynamic legged robots.
April 25, 2018 - SungWoo Nam continues his discovery of the benefits of graphene - this time by folding it origami-style and mechanically tuning it to allow soldiers to better detect chemicals in the field.
April 24, 2018 - MechSE professors Joseph Bentsman, Leonardo Chamorro, and Martin Ostoja-Starzewski are breaking ground on innovative technology that combines robotics and electrosurgery.
April 23, 2018 - MechSE freshman Mark Van den Avont has developed a safer, cheaper mat that aims to dramatically improve the safety of gymnasts and other athletes.
April 20, 2018 - Grad students Jonghyun Choi and Michael Cai Wang were two winners of Materials Research Society's GSA award, for which over 5,000 students submit abstracts for consideration.
April 16, 2018 - Judith Liebman, MechSE's first female tenured professor, was named among Illinois' "150 for 150: Celebrating the Accomplishments of Women."
April 13, 2018 - MechSE's Sameh Tawfick and postdoctoral fellow Caterina Lamuta have designed super-strong artificial muscles.