January 2, 2018 - MechSE professor emeritus and alumnus Charles Edwin Taylor, an illustrious former TAM faculty member, has passed away.
December 20, 2017 - Through a new NSF grant, Amy LaViers and Hae-Won Park, along with researchers from the University of Tulsa, will work to enable expressive movement, inspired by athletes and dancers, in humanoid robots.
December 19, 2017 - Kimani Toussaint and Harry Dankowicz were selected to attend the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, the last conference of its kind.
December 15, 2017 - Seok Kim has developed a reusable, removable, non-tacky dry adhesive that can be both highly adhesive or non-adhesive when you want it to be.
December 13, 2017 - MechSE professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski has become editor of Acta Mechanica. Since 1965, this journal has been among the leading journals in the field of theoretical and applied mechanics.
December 12, 2017 - Yanran Ding, a researcher in Hae-Won Park's lab, was a finalist at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.
December 8, 2017 - A new NSF grant awarded to Amy Wagoner Johnson will allow her to formulate and validate the first computational framework for the design of scaffolds with spatially varying architecture.
December 7, 2017 - PhD candidate Hyeongyun Cha, a researcher in Professor Nenad Miljkovic's lab, won an assistantship to continue his studies on hydrophobic polymers.
December 5, 2017 - Professor Naira Hovakimyan was named a Fellow of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) “for contributions to control with applications to aerospace and robotic systems.”
December 1, 2017 - The New York Times reports that MechSE alumnus K.R. Sridhar’s company, Bloom Energy, plans to greatly expand after the announcement of a deal with Equinix.
November 30, 2017 - MechSE PhD candidate Manjunath Rajagopal earned first place in the presentation competition at the 2017 MRL Fall Conference, an annual two-day event held in November.
November 29, 2017 - MechSE assistant professor Mariana Kersh was one of eight identified as a spotlight “young investigator” by the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering for her work in pioneering future study within biomechanics.
November 17, 2017 - Mattia Gazzola has launched a new program aimed at connecting the research at the university to the planting of trees in the Champaign-Urbana community.
November 14, 2017 - MechSE research associate professor Seid Koric has won Top Supercomputing Achievement in the annual HPCwire Editors’ Choice Awards.