April 4, 2011 - MechSE Student Kyle NagyMechSE student Kyle S. Nagy is the first recipient of the C.S. Larson Transfer Student Award for being an outstanding transfer student. The C.S. Larson Transfer Student Award was established last year at the Knights of St. Patrick Ball in honor of Carl Larson, who was a previous transfer student at the University that went on to be an Illinois alumnus, long-time professor, and assistant dean.
April 4, 2011 - Illinois Professor Yuanhui Zhang (left) is pictured with Carole and Kent Schien, who endowed the Innoventor Professorship in Engineering.Agricultural and Biological Engineering Professor Yuanhui Zhang—a MechSE faculty affiliate—was invested as the first Innoventor Professor in Engineering at a campus ceremony March 4, 2011.
March 30, 2011 - Streamline patterns across a steadily propagating (downwards) corrugated flame resulting from the hydrodynamic instability.
March 27, 2011 - Developmental Cell, February 15, 2011A study on processes related to the development of balance sensors in the inner ear, which was done by Professor Jonathan Freund and colleagues at Caltech, is featured in a recent cover article in the journal Developmental Cell.
March 8, 2011 - MechSE professor Dimitrios Kyritsis was selected to receive the 2011 College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award. In the past few years he has been named on the campus List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Intermediate Thermodynamics, Fundamental of Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. The College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award honors his extensive knowledge in energy systems and power generation. He shares with students his specialty in research for combustion, laser diagnostics, autonomous power generation and reactive fluid flow.
March 8, 2011 - Professor Harley JohnsonMechSE professor Harley Johnson is honored with the Xerox Award for Faculty Research for the accomplishments of his micro- and nanomechanics of electronic materials, mechanics of nanostructures, materials behavior in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and the mechanics of photonic materials in the last five years.
March 7, 2011 - Dean of the Graduate College and MechSE Professor Deba DuttaDean of the Graduate College and MechSE Professor Deba Dutta was recently named director of the Lifelong Learning Imperative. He will lead a nine-member steering committee that will assess the practices for educating engineering professionals and outline strategies for engaging universities and professional societies.
February 27, 2011 - G. Thomas CastinoYou may not know Tom Castino, but his work touches your life every day. The mechanical engineering alumnus spent his career making everyday products safer for more than four decades while at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), where he eventually became president and CEO.
December 16, 2010 - The CSL Conference was started in 2006 when ECE Professor Bruce Hajek, and other CSL faculty encouraged students to organize an event that would deliver information about the research being done by researchers at the laboratory through a series of short talks and presentations.
December 15, 2010 - Wilbert F. Stoecker, 1997Memorial to Wilbert F. Stoecker (1925–2010) Wilbert Frederick Stoecker, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, died peacefully on September 5, 2010, at age 84.
December 2, 2010 - Barry Rhine (VP and General Manager of Information System's Defense Systems Division); C-RAM Team: Kim Shleton, Cheryl Davis, Scott Adkins, Dave Cranmer, Amy White; and Linda Mills (Corporate VP and President of Information Systems Sector)Amy White credits her UIUC professors with providing her with the foundation that has made her achievements at Northrop Grumman possible.
November 18, 2010 - John C. Chato University friends and colleagues of Professor Emeritus John Chato, will be saddened to learn that he passed away at his home on November 16. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the First Presbyterian Church, 602 W. Green, in Urbana.
November 8, 2010 - MechSE Scholarship & Fellowship Banquet was conducted on 24th September, 2010 to recognize scholarship and fellowship recipients of this academic year. The attendees included the award winners, their parents and the faculty of MechSE. Prof. Placid Ferreira and Associate Dean Charles Tucker opened the banquet with words of encouragement and recognition of students and their parents. Prof. James Phillips presented the scholarships, while Prof. Anthony Jacobi was the host for the fellowships award presentation.
November 3, 2010 - Elise Corbin MechSE PhD student Elise Corbin won Best Paper Award at the 2010 IEEE Sensors Conference. Ms. Corbin’s paper was “Electrical Noise Characteristics of a Doped Silicon Microcantilever Heater-Thermometer” which was co-authored with her advisor, Professor William King.
November 1, 2010 - Ryan Reinke Ryan Reinke was honored recently at the Deere & Company North American Innovation and Collaboration Recognition event held in Moline, IL on June 30, 2010.
October 21, 2010 - MechSE professor Harley Johnson, along with Professors Paul Braun, Shen Dillon and Nancy Sottos of MatSE, has received a Beckman Institute Seed Grant for developing materials for high energy and power density batteries. These batteries are aimed towards transportation, consumer electronics and military applications and could be another step away from fossil fuels.