News Archive

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.
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.
Andrew Alleyne

Alleyne wins prestigious AACC award for advancement of control practice

July 6, 2018 - Andrew Alleyne is honored with the highest "practitioner" award, from AACC, given to the U.S. to researchers in the controls field.
Srinivasa Salapaka

Salapaka gives plenary lecture at world congress on aerospace, mathematics

July 3, 2018 - Professor Srinivasa Salapaka presented on "“Combinatorial Optimization Problems on Networks: A Maximum-Entropy-Principle Based Framework" at the ICNPAA Congress in Armenia.
Edgar Mejia

Young alumnus to study in UAE under prestigious Fulbright grant

July 2, 2018 - May 2018 graduate Edgar Mejia was one of just 11 Illinois students and alumni to be offered a Fulbright grant.
Natasha Childs

NRC names Childs resident inspector

June 29, 2018 - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected MechSE alumna Natasha Childs (BSME ’99) as resident inspector at the Sequoyah nuclear power plant.
The Vavriks

Alumnus Vavrik paying it forward

June 28, 2018 - A gift from Bill Vavrik (BSME ’57) has established the William and Marie Vavrik MechSE Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund.
Amy Wagoner Johnson

MechSE launches pre-med track, names Wagoner Johnson first advisor

June 25, 2018 - MechSE undergrads will soon be able to follow a prescribed track of courses to qualify for medical school.
Dave Wright

Sargent & Lundy joins the Campaign to Transform MEB

June 22, 2018 - Nine S&L executives recently joined together to give a $500,000 gift toward MechSE’s Transform MEB campaign.
Ricardo Robles

Scholarship Impact: Ricardo Robles

June 22, 2018 - Ricardo Robles was the recipient of the 2017-2018 Edward E. & Lillian Hussemann Memorial Scholarship.
Anthony Jacobi and Xiaofei Wang

Jacobi, Wang receive Department of Energy funding for solar desalination

June 20, 2018 - MechSE faculty members Anthony Jacobi and Xiaofei Wang will receive $1.6 million in funding from the Department of Energy.
Pouyan Karimi

Karimi awarded competitive CSE fellowship

June 13, 2018 - TAM doctoral student Pouyan Karimi earns a second year as a Computational Science and Engineering Fellow, for 2018-2019.
Randal Lewis

Lewis named consumer products president at Spectrum

June 12, 2018 - MechSE alumnus Randal D. Lewis (BSME ’88) has been named to the position of President of a new Consumer Products group at Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
Mohamed Radwan

Scholarship Impact: Mohamed Radwan

June 12, 2018 - Mohamed Radwan was the recipient of the 2017-2018 Helen McDonnell Memorial Scholarship.
Orpheum Senior Design exhibits

Student-created museum exhibits first of their kind for Senior Capstone Design Program

June 8, 2018 - Champaign's Orpheum Children's Science Museum, along with the campus and community, celebrated the grand opening of two new MechSE undergraduate-designed-and-built interactive exhibits.
Rube Goldberg Society

Rube Goldberg Society second in nation for pouring a bowl of cereal the hard way

June 5, 2018 - Illinois was one of six university teams to compete in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, challenged with the task of pouring a bowl of cereal in the most complicated way possible.