News Archive

Nick Dudziak

Dudziak named President of Sisvel U.S.

August 6, 2020 - ​MechSE alumnus Nick Dudziak (BSME ’01) has joined Sisvel as President of Sisvel U.S. and its U.S. offices.
Mark Levenstein

MechSE postdoc wins Beckman research image competition

August 6, 2020 - Mark Levenstein, a postdoctoral researcher in Amy Wagoner Johnson's lab, won a research image contest held by the Beckman Institute.
Leon Liebenberg

CITL recognizes Liebenberg for high-impact “mini projects”

August 5, 2020 - The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at Illinois has highlighted Teaching Associate Professor Leon Liebenberg’s recent groundbreaking instruction in several MechSE courses.
MechSE News front cover

The Summer 2020 issue of MechSE News is now online

July 30, 2020 - Read about MechSE's incredible students, faculty, alumni, and more in the department's new e-magazine.
Petros Sofronis

Sofronis wins ASME award for international contributions to renewable energies

July 30, 2020 - Professor Petros Sofronis was recognized with the 2020 ASME Frank Kreith Energy Award.
Patrick O'Neill

O’Neill named U.S. president of mCloud

July 29, 2020 - Alumnus Patrick O'Neill, the new president of mCloud Technologies Corp., is an accomplished executive in high-tech industries.
Huseyin Sehitoglu

Springer recognizes Sehitoglu-run journal

July 29, 2020 - Research publisher Springer highlighted the five-year anniversary of Shape Memory and Superelasticity, which was founded by MechSE professor Huseyin Sehitoglu.
Elif Ertekin

Ertekin wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

July 28, 2020 - Elif Ertekin won one of this year's Dean's Award for Excellence in Research from The Grainger College of Engineering.
Nenad Miljkovic

Biphilic surfaces reduce defrosting times in heat exchangers

July 24, 2020 - Professor Nenad Miljkovic found that when combined with suitable large-scale manufacturing methods, biphilic surfaces have the potential to outperform homogenous surfaces in terms of heat transfer enhancements and energy requirements.
Charmaine Nieves

Undergrad venture helps underrepresented students apply to college

July 24, 2020 - Charmaine Nieves and her team's platform, Campus Ventures, aims to help optimize the college admissions process for for underrepresented students.
Ryan Gergely

Gergely receives SME honor

July 23, 2020 - ​MechSE alumnus Ryan Gergely (PhDTAM '16) was a recipient of the 2020 SME Ronald P. Harrelson Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.
Jerad Hanson

Hanson wins Department of Defense fellowship

July 23, 2020 - MechSE alumnus Alex Hanson has won a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.
Paul Fischer

Fischer assists Argonne to conduct largest-ever simulation of flow inside internal combustion engine

July 22, 2020 - MechSE and CS professor Paul Fischer consulted with the scientists on the validity of the calculations of the Nek5000, Nek5000, Argonne's fluid-thermal simulation code.
Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler

New center proposes intelligent wearables to improve quality of life

July 17, 2020 - Faculty involved in the Center for Wearable Intelligent Technologies aim to improve human health, wellness, and performance.
Kitt Peterson

Peterson publishes two high-impact studies on electromagnetic device materials

July 17, 2020 - Recent PhD graduate Kitt Peterson was recently published in Science and will be joining the Georgia Tech Research Institute Advanced Concepts Laboratory next month.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan leads seminar with robotics community

July 16, 2020 - Naira Hovakimyan presented an open-to-the-public seminar on "Safe Learning and Control with L1 Adaptation."
Saif and Elhebeary

Findings on silicon behavior could impact electronics design

July 15, 2020 - Professor Taher Saif and grad student Mohamed Elhebeary have elucidated a mechanical behavior in silicon, a material used widely in the electronics industry.
Nolan Clarke

VR mindfulness app selected as top student startup

July 14, 2020 - MechSE undergrad Nolan Clarke and his team have created vrtumind, a mobile app that utilizes personalized technology such as audio, AR (augmented reality), and VR (virtual reality) to help young adults develop mindful habits.
Moshe Matalon

Matalon wins prestigious Gold Medal from Combustion Institute

July 10, 2020 - Moshe Matalon was awarded the Ya. B. Zeldovich Gold Medal, the Combustion Institute's highest honor.
Andrew Alleyne

Alleyne addresses American Control Conference

July 10, 2020 - MechSE professor Andrew Alleyne gave the plenary talk--virtually--for the annual conference.