May 30, 2006 - Dr. Herman KrierProfessor Herman Krier has been selected to receive the 2006 Propellants and Combustion Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The award honors Krier for outstanding contributions to the study of propellants, energetic materials, solid- and liquid-fuel rockets, shock hydrodynamics, viscous gas dynamics and plasma dynamics.
May 29, 2006 - Discovering ways to reduce fuel consumption, developing devices for people with mobility impairments and designing state-of-the-art rescue robots are just three of the goals of a new multimillion dollar research center involving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
May 4, 2006 - Professor Martin Ostoja-StarzewskiProfessor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski is joining the Editorial Board of Modern Mechanics and Mathematics (MMM), a book series published by Chapman & Hall/CRC/Taylor & Francis.
April 20, 2006 - Seniors working on Formula SAE, Parker-Hannifin Chainless Challenge and ASHRAE competitions for the capstone design course shared pizza and their work with members of M&IE's Alumni Board on Thursday, April 20.
April 16, 2006 - Dr. Clyde Briant. Photo by Corley Photography.About 50 faculty and graduate students attended the first Schaller Seminar lecture on April 12. Dr. Clyde Briant, professor and dean of engineering at Brown University in Rhode Island, discussed his experimental and modeling study of deformation in aluminum-magnesium alloys at elevated temperatures. Briant worked in the General Electric Company Research and Development Center for 18 years before joining Brown in 1994.
April 6, 2006 - Fishbone's was the place to be for engineering alumni on April 4. Nearly 50 alumni and University of Illinois faculty and administrators met for lively conversation and reminiscences during a two-hour reception, which was held in connection with the Society of Automotive Engineers meeting in Detroit. Among those in attendance were M&IE Department Head Huseyin Sehitoglu, Materials Science and Engineering Department Head Ian Robertson, and M&IE faculty Dimitrios Kyritsis, Chia-Fon Lee, Norman Miller, Andreas Polycarpou and Daryl Socie.
April 4, 2006 - Professor Mark ShannonIn an investiture ceremony held April 3, Mark Shannon was honored as the third James W. Bayne Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Shannon has brought his expertise in nanoscale, microscale and mesoscale science to bear on problems related to homeland security, manufacturing, water purity and other areas. He is the director of the Center of Advanced Materials for Purification of Water with Systems (WaterCAMPWS).
April 2, 2006 - The Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS) held its third annual Industry Advisory Board Meeting on Thursday, March 16th. Representatives from 24 companies heard presentations about nanomanufacturing challenges and opportunities from Hewlett Packard, Motorola and Lockheed Martin. Nano-CEMMS researchers gave presentations describing some exciting recent technology developments.
March 29, 2006 - Lynn Burdick of the University of Illinois Office of Educational Technology leads a session on webquests during the first WaterCLEAR workshop on March 17.In collaboration with the Illinois Math and Science Academy, The WaterCAMPWS will assist high school science teachers in developing teaching modules related to water purification, including desalination and reuse, decontamination and disinfection.
March 15, 2006 - Kent SchienKent Schien (BSME 1981) has been chosen a 2006 Subcontractor of the Year by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognition of his "hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to [his] community." Schien will represent Region VII during National Small Business Week events to be held in Washington, DC, April 12 and 13. He is the President and CEO of Innoventor, Inc., an engineering technology solutions company based in Maryland Heights, MO.
March 8, 2006 - From left to right, Microlution Inc. founders Andrew Honegger and Andy Phillip in their lab.Andrew Honegger and Andy Phillip, who completed master's degrees in mechanical engineering in December 2005, won the open division of the V. Dale Cozad Business Plan Competition for their plan to market a micromanufacturing machine tool.
February 28, 2006 - Professor Ning Wang was an Associate Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology in the Harvard School of Public Health, where his research explored the mechanisms that control how living cells and tissues respond to mechanical forces, as well as the role of pre-stress in the cytoskeleton on mechanotransduction and other cell functions.
February 4, 2006 - Prof. Martin Ostoja-StarzewskiProfessor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski was named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of the Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in January 2006. The AIAA Associate Fellows are individuals of distinction who made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.
February 2, 2006 - M&IE students Ian Peterson and Robert Wille have been named to the 2005-2006 class of the Knights of St. Patrick , two of only seven students in the College of Engineering so honored. The Knight of St. Patrick is an annual award given by the College of Engineering to students who represent leadership, excellence in character, and exceptional contribution to the College of Engineering. The award is one of the highest honors given to students by the College.
December 19, 2005 - Andrew AlleyneAndrew Alleyne has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Fellow grade recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.
December 18, 2005 - Young Huang will receive the 2006 Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal. The award is given to scholars within 15 years of their terminal degree whose work has already had high impact on the engineering sciences.
November 9, 2005 - A recording of this year's Soo Lecture on October 6th is now available online. The topic of this year's lecture was "Geometric Fluid Mechanics: Lagrangian Coherent Structures and Swimmers " by Prof. Jerrold Marsden. This video is compatible only with Microsoft Internet Explorer. The video is available at the following web address: http://online.engr.uiuc.edu/webcourses/me_soo/soo_2005/
October 27, 2005 - Orange and Blue team member Aaron Foege explains the bike's design to judges in the Parker Chainless ChallengeA hydraulically powered bicycle designed by M&IE students took first place in the first Parker Chainless Challenge human-hydraulic powered bicycle race, sponsored by the Parker Hannifin Corporation. The Orange and Blue team took first place in three of seven categories judged, including Manufacturability, Marketability and Cost.