December 4, 2016 - MechSE senior lecturer and adjunct associate professor Stephen Downing has worked in the mechanical engineering field for 46 years, for numerous companies and in a variety of positions— and there isn’t a single one he hasn’t loved. Downing grew
December 1, 2016 - In late November, Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski gave three inaugural lectures of the 2016-17 graduate program in the Department of Continuum Mechanics and Theory of Structures at the University of Seville, Spain.
November 29, 2016 - Members of the Ewoldt Research Group, exploring how air bubbles rise within a complex fluid, like those found while processing wet concrete, wondered if they could actually get them to sink instead by shaking the mixture in the right way.
November 20, 2016 - Nicole Reifman, Bobby Reifman, and Bryan Lammers.It runs in the family: MechSE alumni Robert (Bobby) Reifman, Nicole Reifman and Bryan Lammers have more than just their alma mater in common. They are family.
November 17, 2016 - As with most high-ranking academic departments, the MechSE Department’s faculty are outstanding by almost any measure. They are recognized as such in engineering circles around the world. Behind the scenes, another segment of MechSE personnel are here to ensure the faculty’s impact is leveraged to its full potential. They are the department’s support personnel.
November 16, 2016 - Weisensee, right, in the lab with fellow grad student Tianyu Yang.When Patricia Weisensee was a child growing up in Germany, she used to spend the summer days with her grandfather in his wood workshop. “We would go down to the basement and just build stuff,” she said. She credits that experience, at least in part, to her future love of engineering.
November 15, 2016 - MechSE graduate student Ritu Raman won first place at this year’s campus-wide Research Live! competition at the Krannert Center on Tuesday. This year, four of the event’s 14 finalists were from MechSE: Arif Abdullah, Kamalika Chatterjee, William Davies, and Raman.
November 14, 2016 - Paul Fischer, a professor of computer science and of mechanical science and engineering, and his research colleague Misun Min at the U.S.
November 10, 2016 - Professor Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, MechSE's associate head for undergraduate programs, was invited to be the keynote speaker at the 12th Annual ASME Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium in Dayton, Ohio. Her talk was titled, "Bio-mechatronics: Using Technology to Improve Movement of People with Disabilities."
November 8, 2016 - MechSE graduate student Lydia Bakalova has had a lifelong interest in math and science. However, she has more than just her schoolwork to thank for that passion. Bakalova grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria. As a child, she enjoyed puzzles and construction sets, rather than dolls and playing dress up.
November 3, 2016 - Arzt stands with co-host Professor Petros Sofronis, Department Head Tony Jacobi, co-host Professor Taher Saif, and Shirley A. Soo and Dr. David D. Soo, children of Shao Lee and Hermia Soo. Prof. Dr.
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.