News Archive

MechSE Outstanding Young Alumni - Kat Svoboda

Meet MechSE’s Outstanding Young Alumni for 2018

March 16, 2018 - Andrew Hamilton and Kathryn Svoboda were named MechSE's Outstanding Young Alumni this year.

Thiessen receives top MechSE alumni honor

March 15, 2018 - Phillip W. Thiessen, a Senior Fellow for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), received the 2018 MechSE 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Gaurav Bahl

Bahl and team demonstrate existence of new form of electronic matter

March 14, 2018 - Gaurav Bahl and other researchers have produced a “human scale” demonstration of a new phase of matter called quadrupole topological insulators.
Pi Tau Sigma at the University of Illinois

Pi Tau Sigma wins national recognition

March 13, 2018 - PTS was honored with the Outstanding Performance Award and the Outstanding Service Award at the fraternity's national convention.
EOH 2018

MechSE wins Spirit of Illini Award for top department at EOH

March 12, 2018 - Throngs of visitors passed through MEL and the surrounding areas during the annual spring event.
Placid Ferreira

MechSE tackles tough manufacturing problems

March 9, 2018 - SME profiles the robust past and active current research in manufacturing that's happening in MechSE, focusing on Professors Placid Ferreira and Shiv Kapoor.
William King

Illinois researchers develop heat switch for electronics

March 8, 2018 - Professors King and Miljkovic have led a team to develop a switch for heat flows in electronics systems.
Mariana Kersh

Kersh awarded NBA grant to study tibia stress

March 7, 2018 - Professor Mariana Kersh, with funding from the NBA, aims to determine how muscle fatigue might influence fracture risk during different basketball maneuvers.
Bill Jackson

Jackson honored among College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni

March 5, 2018 - Alumnus Bill Jackson will be recognized April 7 by the College of Engineering.
Pat Calabrese

In Memoriam: Pat Calabrese, MechSE Distinguished Alumnus

February 27, 2018 - Pat Calabrese (BSME '49) passed away February 17, 2018.
Naira Hovakimyan

Illinois professor’s groundbreaking flight control system undergoes third round of testing

February 25, 2018 - Naira Hovakimyan has begun an unprecedented third round of flight tests using her L1 adaptive control system. Her team and the pilots at Edwards Air Force Base will be deploying the technology on very aggressive failures over the next several weeks.
SungWoo Nam

Nam wins Rose Award for Teaching Excellence

February 22, 2018 - SungWoo Nam has won the competitive Rose Award from the College of Engineering for his teaching innovations.
Gaurav Bahl

Bahl wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

February 21, 2018 - MechSE’s Gaurav Bahl is one of six assistant professors to be awarded the 2018 College of Engineering Dean’s Excellence in Research Award.
Randy Ewoldt

Ewoldt wins 2018 Collins Award

February 19, 2018 - Associate Professor Randy Ewoldt has won the Collins Award for Innovative Teaching from the College of Engineering.
Amy Wagoner Johnson

Wagoner Johnson wins Dean's Award for Excellence in Research

February 16, 2018 - MechSE’s Amy Wagoner Johnson is one of five associate professors to be awarded the 2018 College of Engineering Dean’s Excellence in Research Award.
Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop

MechSE students attend Silicon Valley workshop

February 14, 2018 - Undergrad Quinn Menzies and grad student Peter Jang were part of the cohort of students this year who met with Silicon Valley startups and tech company leaders.
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Ostoja-Starzewski on editorial board of Applied Sciences

February 12, 2018 - Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski edits the Acoustics section of this open-access journal.
Knights of St. Patrick

MechSE undergrads named Knights of St. Patrick

February 12, 2018 - Abby Pakeltis and Kevin Peralta were two of the 11 students in the College of Engineering named 2018 Knights of St. Patrick
Kimani Toussaint

Toussaint elected SPIE Fellow

February 9, 2018 - Kimani Toussaint was named a Fellow of the optical society, SPIE.
Steve Langer

Langer takes VP post at Modine

February 6, 2018 - MechSE alumnus Steve Langer (BSME ’86, MSME ’88) has been hired by Modine Manufacturing Company as its new vice president, information technology.