November 2, 2017 - Amy LaViers' startup AE Machines was named Product Design of the Year among companies and individuals forging innovations in manufacturing in the Chicago region.
October 26, 2017 - The phenomenon that forms interference patterns on television displays when a camera focuses on a pattern like a person wearing stripes has inspired a new way to conceptualize electronic devices.
October 20, 2017 - MechSE alumnus Stephen Blakely has studied the Egyptian Pyramids construction extensively and has formed a theory: the use of an Egyptian pulley. He's featured on the podcast Illinois Innovators, from the College of Engineering.
October 20, 2017 - Professors Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, Iwona Jasiuk, and Amy Wagoner Johnson will work on teams developing curricula and case studies for courses in the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine.
October 16, 2017 - MechSE's Arend van der Zande, Narayana Aluru, Elif Ertekin, and SungWoo Nam are among an interdisciplinary team leading materials research at the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Illinois.
October 12, 2017 - MechSE's Gaurav Bahl and Sam Tawfick, with ECE's Jennifer Bernard, are developing a mechanical antenna that could open previously impossible communication channels for use in civilian and defense operations.
October 12, 2017 - “This award encourages me to explore wearable and low-power health-monitoring devices with direct and real-time sensing capability of the biomolecules from human sweat.”
October 11, 2017 - MechSE alumna Ritu Raman (MSME ’13, PhDME ’16) has been named one of only five recipients of the 2017 For Women in Science Fellowship.
October 10, 2017 - MechSE assistant professor SungWoo Nam has received an NSF Division of Materials Research (DMR) Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM) grant.
October 6, 2017 - MechSE associate professor Elif Ertekin has received an NSF Division of Materials Research grant to develop an experimentally validated, computational prediction engine for the dopability of thermoelectric materials.
October 4, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding MechSE professor Harry Dankowicz to develop an autonomous robotic vehicle that will streamline the refilling of seed tanks in the field.
October 4, 2017 - Nenad Miljkvoc is one of a small number of young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals from the U.S. and 22 countries of the Arab League selected to participate in the fifth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium.
September 27, 2017 - Professors Aimy Wissa and Alison Dunn are part of a team looking at how click beetles' ability to jump without the aid of their limbs can inform robotic design.