August 17, 2017 - Sam Tawfick and Aimy Wissa used origami paper folding principles to construct and actuate mechanisms and machines for possible integration with small, scalable, and cheap robots as deployable adaptive structures.
August 16, 2017 - Using only soda water (carbonic acid) as the electrolyte, chemical vapor deposition synthesized graphene is easily transferred via under-etching delamination, allowing for multiple reuse of the metal catalyst substrate, SungWoo Nam and his group has found.
August 8, 2017 - Chenhui Shao's award-winning paper focuses on development of a novel dynamic sampling design algorithm to cost-effectively characterize spatiotemporal processes in manufacturing.
August 8, 2017 - Gaurav Bahl and colleagues have revealed an opto-mechanical technique that can suppress on demand the scattering of sound waves from disorder in a material. The technique is achieved by illuminating with the appropriate color of laser light, and the results could have wide-ranging impact on sensors and communication systems.
August 3, 2017 - Leon Liebenberg, who has served as a senior research scientist in MechSE since January, will assume the role of senior lecturer beginning in Fall 2017. After teaching ME 300 (Thermodynamics) this summer, he will instruct ME 310 (Introductory Fluid Mechanics) in the fall semester. He also will assist with teaching ME 270 (Design for Manufacturability) and TAM 210 (Introductory Statics).
August 2, 2017 - Researchers are looking to insects – specifically cicadas – for insight into the design of artificial surfaces with de-icing, self-cleaning and anti-fogging abilities. Their wings allow cicadas to fly, of course, but they also are good at repelling water – a condition that humans can appreciate, too.
July 31, 2017 - TraceGains, the leading compliance software solution, revolutionizing information exchange across the supply chain for Food, Beverage, and CPG companies has hired MechSE alumnus Gary Walters (BSME ’84) as Vice President of Customer Success.
July 31, 2017 - A Computational Materials Workshop will be held August 14-15 at NCSA. The themes of the workshop will be data science and multiscale modeling, from electronic structure to the continuum.
July 25, 2017 - Assistant Professor Sam Tawfick received ASME's Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award--the second time in three years that a MechSE at Illinois faculty has won this award.
July 19, 2017 - Professor Harry Dankowicz was recently honored by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Mechanics Division with the 2017 Archie Higdon Distinguished Mechanics Educator Award, for his distinguished and outstanding contribut
July 18, 2017 - Caterpillar Distinguished Professor Moshe Matalon was invited for the third time to deliver the combustion theory course at the 2017 Summer School on Combustion held at Princeton University, June 25-30.
July 17, 2017 - MechSE alumnus Michael Kessler (MSTAM ’98, PhDTAM ’02) joined the North Dakota State University College of Engineering as its new dean on July 1. Kessler previously was Berry Family Director and Professor of the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University.
July 12, 2017 - Americans are constantly on the go. Oftentimes because of a long workday and perhaps activities in the evening, eating right takes a back seat. Answering the quest for healthy food made quickly are the makers of the Tovala Smart Oven.
July 10, 2017 - There are perhaps two groups of staff that everyone in MechSE—faculty, staff, students—interacts with on a regular basis: the department’s Business Office and Human Resources.
June 28, 2017 - MechSE alumnus Eric N. Brown (BSME ’98, MSTAM ’01, PhDTAM ‘03) won the 2017 A.J. Durelli Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM). He was also inducted as a Fellow of SEM.