April 24, 2017 - Flex-N-Gate owner and businessman Shahid Khan (L), greets Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan before a groundbreaking ceremony for a Flex-N-Gate manufacturing facility in the I-94 Industrial Park in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Brittany Greeson
April 23, 2017 - Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at Illinois have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles, that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics. “The structural robustness of thin metal films has significant importance for the re
April 20, 2017 - Zaynab Salehpour is a recipient of the 2016-2017 Kirkwood Scholarship for Women in Engineering. A senior in mechanical engineering from Houston, Texas, Zaynab plans to pursue a master’s degree in bioinstrumentation after graduating this May. For now, she is concentrating on her research in “coral reef restoration that lies at the intersection of my major in mechanical engineering and my minor in bioengineering.”
April 19, 2017 - Dr. Gavin Horn, Director of Research at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, is a recipient of the 2017 Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence Award. Horn is among seven honorees for this prestigious award.
April 18, 2017 - The Illini Hyperloop team will be competing in its second SpaceX competition this August after designing their second pod, a new mode of transportation that will potentially revolutionize the way people commute.
April 17, 2017 - Department Head Tony Jacobi with Miljkovic, Bahl, Hutchens, Ewoldt, Nam, Hu, and Stephani. Each year, the MechSE department recognizes the outstanding achievements of its junior faculty.
April 16, 2017 - Associate Professor Kimani Toussaint delivered a webinar on April 6, “Table-Top Fabrication of Plasmonics-Based Ultrathin Optical Components,” for th
April 12, 2017 - Last semester, engineering mechanics senior Marco Nunez did research for MechSE Professor and Department Head Anthony Jacobi’s Microchannel Heat Exchanger Research Group, which supplemented the efforts of the Hyperloop team at Illinois. “I used computational fluid dynamics software to create meshes and analyze the thermal activity of the heat exchanger,” Nunez said. Kinetic Materials Research Group outside MEL.
April 10, 2017 - An impressive nine of MechSE's outstanding faculty and staff were honored this year with the Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising.
April 5, 2017 - Professor J.N. ReddyHeld on April 4, the Spring 2017 Arthur Newell Talbot Distinguished Lecture featured Professor J.N. Reddy, the Oscar S.
April 4, 2017 - Assistant Professor Shelby Hutchens has been awarded a CAREER grant for her proposal, “Measurement and analysis of osmosis-mediated, closed-cell poroelastic dynamics” from the National Science Foundation.
April 3, 2017 - Ewoldt, left, with representatives from Anton Paar.MechSE Assistant Professor Randy Ewoldt and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor
April 2, 2017 - A longtime supporter of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Grainger Foundation, has issued a generous challenge grant in support of Engineering at Illinois.
April 2, 2017 - Dr. Fazlur R. Khan, who received a Master of Science degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Illinois, would have been 88 years old today.
March 30, 2017 - It’s not easy giving up something you’re passionate about—especially after honing your craft for twelve years. But for MechSE graduate student Ashley Armstrong, moving to another chapter in life didn’t mean sacrificing her love of golf for her studies.
March 29, 2017 - SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering, and planning firms, has hired MechSE alumnus Larry Wilson, PE, LEED AP at its Chicago office.