News Archive

Haley Tholen

Campus award helps undergrad continue work on coral reef restoration

May 27, 2020 - Haley Tholen, an undergrad researcher in Professor Amy Wagoner Johnson's group, was named a Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar for the 2020-21 school year.
Eric Brown

Brown challenges new graduates to rise to the occasion

May 26, 2020 - Eric Brown, congratulating the new MS, PhD, and M.Eng.ME graduates: "You are now an alum of one of the most esteemed engineering programs in the world.”
Valeria Laguna

Laguna virtually celebrates 2020 graduating seniors

May 26, 2020 - Val Laguna, a Material Process Delivery Leader and an Operating Department Leader at Proctor & Gamble, offered words of advice for MechSE's new undergraduate alumni.
Gaurav Bahl

Researchers demonstrate transport of mechanical energy, even through damaged pathways

May 22, 2020 - MechSE associate professor Gaurav Bahl's findings were recently published in Nature Communications.
Matlack and Shao

Matlack, Shao featured at Reman Day Festival

May 21, 2020 - The presentation by the MechSE faculty members was part of World Remanufacturing Day.
Sara Moshage

Moshage named 2020 Beckman Graduate Fellow

May 20, 2020 - PhD student Sara Moshage, working with MechSE professor Mariana Kersh, was one of just seven from campus to be awarded a Beckman Institute Fellowship.
William King

Belkin moves toward manufacture of Illinois RapidVent design

May 18, 2020 - The global consumer electronics leader is collaborating with Illinois researchers including project leader William King from MechSE.
Sam Tawfick

Ewoldt, Flachsbart, Tawfick earn teaching recognitions

May 14, 2020 - Professors Ewoldt, Flachsbart, and Tawfick were named as several of the most impactful teachers.
Madeleine Gandawidjaja

MechSE senior bound for PepsiCo after diverse college career

May 13, 2020 - Madeleine Gandawidjaja (BSME ’20) is the only graduating senior on the Illinois women’s tennis team, having walked on during her junior year. She will go on to a job at PepsiCo after graduation.
Leon Liebenberg

From trash to treasure: Liebenberg teaches design for repurposing in ME 270

May 13, 2020 - In the ME 270 “Design-for-Repurposing” final project, students were asked to design a prototype for emergency medical equipment, such as a ventilator or face mask, using repurposed materials and products.
Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic named a top young engineer in manufacturing

May 11, 2020 - Nenad Miljkovic was one of the 2020 winnners of the Barbara M. Fossum Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from SME.
Taher Saif

Saif receives SES honor

May 10, 2020 - MechSE Professor Taher Saif has been named 2020 Engineering Science Medalist by the Society of Engineering Science.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan student uses AI to tackle overuse of fertilizer on crops

May 5, 2020 - To tackle the agricultural issues caused by excess fertilization, Alexandre Barbosa started developing four different convolutional neural network (CNN) architectures for predicting yield.
Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic, UAE collaborators uncover phenomenon to enhance heat transfer performance

May 1, 2020 - "This work throws considerable light on cloaked condensate droplet dynamics, and how it can affect heat transfer performance, suggesting promising guidelines for enhancing the efficiency of such operations,” said Nenad Miljkovic.
Taher Saif.

Saif team identifies T-shirts as potential mask material

May 1, 2020 - Making a homemade COVID mask? MechSE Professor Taher Saif explains best fabric choices.
Ken Gall

Gall re-purposing surgical helmets in COVID-19 battle

May 1, 2020 - MechSE alumnus and Duke University professor Ken Gall's team is creating a powered air-purifying respirator.

Chamorro, colleagues engineering novel protective mask

April 28, 2020 - The novel, highly-efficient, virus-preventive respirator mask was inspired by nasal structures of animals with enhanced olfactory sensitivity.
Covalence student movement

Illinois undergrads lead global student movement to fight COVID-19

April 27, 2020 - Covalence, a nearly 2,000-strong group of students from around the world, is making demonstrating the impact students can have through virtual collaboration.

Hommema at center of massive mask-cleaning breakthrough

April 27, 2020 - NBC News reports that MechSE alumnus Kevin Hommema's idea spurred $415M in funding for new decontamination systems.
Face shield

MechSE team vital to face shield production

April 26, 2020 - MechSE's Machine Shop and Rapid Prototyping Lab are helping produce face shields for health professionals responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.