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MechSE student Kyle S. Nagy is the first recipient of the C.S. Larson Transfer Student Award for being an outstanding transfer student.

Kyle Nagy wins C.S. Larson Transfer Student Award

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.
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. The Inno...

MechSE affiliate faculty invested as first Innoventor Professor in Engineering

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.
Professor Matalon’s paper Strain Rates Effects on the Nonlinear Development of Hydrodynamically Unstable Flames was selected as the Distinguished Paper in the Laminar Flames colloquium of the 33rd ...

Combustion Institute selects Matalon paper 'Distinguished Paper' at international symposium

March 30, 2011 - Streamline patterns across a steadily propagating (downwards) corrugated flame resulting from the hydrodynamic instability.
A 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 ...

Mechanistic basis of otolith formation during inner ear development

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.
MechSE Professor Dimitrios Kyritsis wins the 2011 College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award.

Professor Dimitrios Kyritsis wins the 2011 College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award

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.
Professor Harley Johnson wins the 2011 Xerox Award for Faculty Research for his accomplishments in research in the last five years.

Professor Harley Johnson wins 2011 Xerox Award for Faculty Research

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.
Dean of the Graduate College and MechSE Professor Deba Dutta was recently named director of the Lifelong Learning Imperative.

Deba Dutta named Director of Lifelong Learning Imperative

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.
Emeritus Professor Bei Tse Chao passed away on March 2, 2011 at the age of 92.

In Memoriam: Bei Tse Chao (1918-2011)

March 2, 2011 - Bei Tse ChaoEmeritus Professor Bei-Tse Chao passed away on March 2, 2011 at the age of 92.
Tom Castino (mechanical engineering 1960), who spent his career making everyday products safer while at Underwriters Laboratories, received the 2011 Chicago Illini of the Year Award on February 15.

Underwriters Laboratories CEO wins Chicago Alumni Award

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.
MechSE Professor Harry Dankowicz and Assistant Professor and Director of Scandinavian Studies Anna Stenport work to develop educational and research relationships between Illinois and KTH Royal Ins...

Illinois works together with KTH Royal Institute of Technology

February 11, 2011 - Prefessor Harry Dankowicz
You’re invited to attend the Sixth Annual CSL Student Conference which will be held at the Coordinated Science Laboratory on January 27 – 28, 2011.There is no cost to attend.

CSL Student Conference

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.
Professor Emeritus Will Stoecker died September 5, 2010 at age 84. Friends and colleagues are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, December 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 313 ...

Memorial for Professor Emeritus Will Stoecker (1925-2010)

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.
Amy White credits her UIUC professors with providing her with the foundation that has made her achievements at Northrop Grumman possible.

TAM alum Amy White to receive Northrop Grumman's most prestigious award

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.
University friends and colleagues of Professor Emeritus John C. 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 Satu...

Memorial service for MechSE emeritus professor John Chato to be held on Nov. 20

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.
The 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,...

2010 MechSE Scholarship & Fellowship Banquet

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.
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-Thermome...

MechSE student won Best Paper Award at IEEE Sensors Conference

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.
Ryan Reinke was honored recently at the Deere & Company North American Innovation and Collaboration Recognition event held in Moline, IL on June 30, 2010.

Innovation Award goes to MechSE grad Ryan Reinke

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.
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 po...

Harley Johnson receives Beckman Grant

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.
Professors Kenneth Christensen and Dimitrios Kyritsis have been elected to the grade of Associate Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Christensen, Kyritsis elected AIAA Associate Fellows

October 17, 2010 - Dimitrios Kyritsis and Kenneth Christensen

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