November 2, 2016 - Former Chicago Bears head coach and new Fighting Illini football coach Lovie Smith made a surprise announcement to his team in late August. He announced he was putting walk-on Michael Martin (BSME ’15), the team’s long snapper and a student in MechSE’s Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering program, on scholarship for his final season.
November 1, 2016 - When graduate student Dani Harkins (BSME ’16) isn’t studying, she’s most likely playing rugby. Harkins has played on the Illinois Women’s Rugby team for four years. She is the current team captain and also served as captain and treasurer two years prior. Her current position is 8-man, which is similar to a quarterback.
October 31, 2016 - Miljkovic with Hyeongyun Cha, who was first author on the paper.Research led by MechSE Assistant Professor Nenad Miljkovic and published in the American Chemical Society’s journal ACS Nano
October 30, 2016 - Chamorro, front, with his Renewable Energy and Turbulent Environment Group.Assistant Professor Leonardo Chamorro recently received a National Science Foundation grant for a research proposal in collaboration with ECE Professor Hao Zhu and Professor Sven Schmitz at Penn State.
October 23, 2016 - Sofronis, Dalhaus, and Dadfarnia. Administering a research center is a complex task with a number of moving parts that must run smoothly to ensure success.
October 19, 2016 - Every year, many people perform research on Blue Waters, the massive supercomputer hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
October 18, 2016 - MechSE assistant professors Yuhang Hu and Kelly Stephani were among just five researchers from Illinois to be awarded grants from th
October 17, 2016 - Associate Professor Kimani Toussaint, Jr. was recently invited to join the editorial board of the Electronics, Photonics and Device Physics theme of the journal Scientific Reports
October 16, 2016 - New MechSE assistant professor Chenhui Shao didn’t always plan on going into mechanical engineering. Shao grew up in a small town in China where he spent most of his childhood in a rigorous school system. “There wa
October 13, 2016 - W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor Naira Hovakimyan was featured Wednesday on CNBC's Nightly Business Report. The segment focused on the use of new technologies to benefit seniors and an aging population, which is expected to grow 50 percent over the next 15 years.
October 9, 2016 - Two MechSE alumni received Central Illinois Business magazine’s Forty Under 40 Awards, which recognize young professionals for their achievements, experience, innovation, leadership and community involvement.
October 5, 2016 - Several members of the large, multidisciplinary Illini Solar Car team. In a quiet industrial space north of campus off of Lincoln Avenue, the Illini Solar Car team works on their large polyurethane foam molds, which will be used to make their car out of carbon fiber.
October 3, 2016 - It’s been done in athletics for years—using a freshman year as a “redshirt year” to allow a student-athlete to grow without using a year of eligibility. Starting in the fall of 2017, a similar concept will be applied to a select group of students enrolling in Engineering at Illinois. MechSE associate professor and co-PI on the grant, Kimani Toussaint.
September 28, 2016 - Gaglio, Hsiao-Wecksler, and graduate student Jaihui (Carrie) Liang in the Human Dynamics and Controls Lab.In 2014, IntelliWheels, Inc.