December 31, 2001 - Prof. Emeritus Bei Tse ChaoProf. Emeritus Bei Tse Chao has been named an Honorary Member by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in recognition of his lifetime of service to engineering. Prof. Chao is internationally renowned for his pioneering research contributions in the areas of heat transfer, metal cutting and multiphase flow.
December 31, 2001 - Prof. John WalkerProf. John Walker has been elected to Phi Kappa Phi, a multidisciplinary national honor society whose purpose is to encourage and recognize excellence in scholarship throughout institutions of higher learning.
December 31, 2001 - Prof. Thomas MackinProf. Thomas Mackin has been named a White House Executive Office Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has taken a leave of absence from M&IE to serve for one year in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where his work will support state-federal technology partnership activities aimed at enhancing state-federal cooperation and technology-based economic growth.
December 31, 2001 - Prof. Emeritus Judith LiebmanProf. Emeritus Judith Liebman received the Alumni Recognition Award from the University of Colorado at Boulder for her service to the college. She has been an active member of the CU-Boulder engineering advisory council since 1992, and also serves as vice chair of the CU Foundation board.
December 31, 2001 - Prof. Clark BullardProf. Clark Bullard was elevated to the grade of Fellow at the 2002 Winter Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in January. Bullard was the founding director of the University of Illinois Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center (ACRC) in 1989, retiring as director in 2001.
November 1, 2001 - Professor Tom MackinA lecture that Prof. Tom Mackin prepared for his Mechanics of Materials Failure class in the aftermath of the September 11 events has generated an international response, as reported in "UI prof's trade center analysis gets attention" in The News-Gazette on November 2, 2001.
September 16, 2001 - Pega HrnjakPega Hrnjak, co-director of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center, was featured in an article about ammonia's potential as a refrigerant in "Ammonia may be cheaper way to cool supermarkets" in The News-Gazette on September 17, 2001.
July 10, 2001 - The late Professor James Peters has been selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Propellants and Combustion Award for 2001. The award is presented for outstanding technical contributions to aeronautical or astronautical combustion engineering. M&IE Professor Herman Krier submitted the nomination. The award will be conferred during the July 11 Awards Luncheon of the AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
July 16, 2000 - Professor John WalkerProfessor John Walker's NASA sponsored research in the area of crystal manufacturing technology is featured in Prof hopes space project crystallizes , The News-Gazette, July 17, 2000.
July 6, 2000 - M&IE Ph.D. candidate Tim Shedd's research based on a measuring technique developed by Professor Ty Newell has led to a practical method for gauging liquid-film thickness. Tim's research was featured in News & Notes; Liquid Film Measurement, Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 122, No. 7, July 2000.
March 31, 2000 - Mechancial Engineering Doctoral candidate Martin Spalding and Professors Herman Krier and Rodney Burton's research on solid rocket propellant is featured in the April 2000 issue of Photonics Technology, Spectroscopy Reveals Fluorine's Role in Rocket Propellant.
February 22, 2000 - Professor Herman KrierProfessor Herman Krier's research in the area of rocket fuel economy is featured in It IS rocket science!, The News-Gazette, February 23, 2000.
February 16, 2000 - Professor Richard E. DeVorRichard E. DeVor, Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, is elected into the National Academy of Engineering Class of 2000. NAE Press Release and Class of 2000 Profile Information, February 17, 2000.
February 1, 2000 - Mechanical & Industrial Engineering's MEMS program is featured in the University of Illinois public relations campaign focused on Technology. The "lab worker" holding the microchip in one of the ads is Associate Professor Mark Shannon. New ads tout UI triumphs in technology, The News-Gazette, February 2, 2000.
December 31, 1999 - The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering announces the following Professorship appointments: M. Quinn Brewster, Hermia G. Soo Professor; Shiv G. Kapoor, James W. Bayne Professor; Huseyin Sehitoglu, Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor; Richard E. DeVor, College of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Manufacturing.
December 31, 1999 - With a great deal of pride and respect, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awards the first James W. Bayne Professorship in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering to James E. Peters posthumously.
September 14, 1999 - A $4.5 million award from Ford Motor Co. will benefit many disciplines at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. The announcement of the award was made September 15, 1999, at the U of I campus by Bill Powers, vice president-research of Ford, and Michael Aiken, chancellor of the Urbana campus.