January 19, 2009 - Professor Dimitros KyritsisThe Society of Automotive Engineers has selected Associate Professor Dimitrios Kyritsis to receive the 2009 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. The award recognizes younger educators who are successfully preparing engineers to successfully meet the challenges that face society.
January 19, 2009 - Professor Nicholas FangAssistant Professor Nicholas Fang has received a National Science Foundation Career Program award to integrate research and education in the area of nano ionic manufacturing. The NSF Career Program supports early career development activities of teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education activities.
January 13, 2009 - Professor Ning WangProfessor Ning Wang has been named as a member of the Cell Structure Function Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (NIH).
January 11, 2009 - The new micro fuel cell is just 3 mm by 3 mmResearchers at Illinois have created the world's smallest fuel cell. The hydrogen-fueled microfuel cell, which measures just 3 millimeters across, generates power without consuming it and could be used in place of batteries in portable gadgets.
January 6, 2009 - Professor Iwona JasiukProfessor Iwona Jasiuk and two professors from the Department of Aerospace Engineering (Eric Loth and Ilker Bayer) were recently selected to receive funding from the Grainger Program in Emerging Technologies, a program created by the Grainger Foundation to promote the translation of new academic engineering developments into commercially viable products and services.
December 15, 2008 - Twenty-five teams of MechSE seniors made final presentations of their fall design projects in mid-December. The wide range of projects included the design of a net zero energy house that produces as much energy as it consumes as well as systems for reducing energy consumption in MechSE's Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (MEL).
December 14, 2008 - Professor Andrew AlleyneProfessor Andrew Alleyne received the 2008 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Gustus L. Larson Award during the ASME International Mechanical Congress and Exposition last November in Boston.
December 9, 2008 - Two MechSE alumni, Drs. Edward Caulfield and Donald Gall, have been chosen to receive the University of Illinois College of Engineering's highest honor for alumni in 2009: the Alumni Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering. The award, which will be presented to the two alumni during a special convocation in May, recognizes outstanding leadership in the planning and direction of engineering or contributions to knowledge in the field of engineering.
December 7, 2008 - Huseyin Sehitoglu, Department Head and John, Alice, and Sarah Nyquist Endowed Chair, applauds a speaker during his investiture on November 10.MechSE's Department Head, Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu, was invested as the first John, Alice, and Sarah Nyquist Endowed Chair in Mechanical Science and Engineering during a formal ceremony on November 10.
December 1, 2008 - Professor Martin Ostoja-StarzewskiProfessor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski has joined the Editorial Board of Archive of Applied Mechanics, formerly called Ingenieur-Archiv, one of the oldest mechanics journals worldwide.
November 30, 2008 - On Monday, December 8, Pi Tau Sigma will host a MechSE forum in which students, faculty and staff can ask questions, express opinions and make suggestions about coursework, credit, laboratories, facilities, technology and other topics related to the department. All MechSE faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the forum, which will be held at 5 p.m. in 2005 MEL.
November 25, 2008 - Andrew AlleyneAndrew Alleyne, the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor in Mechanical Science and Engineering, has been named the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. The Associate Dean for Research is a 50%-time position that will be replacing the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives position.
November 23, 2008 - ME senior Kirk Strebel was one of seven Illinois students to attend the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Boston. The four day conference, which was held October 30 through November 2, gave students from the Illinois chapter a chance to interact with other society sections and learn what goes on at a national level. During the student section committee meeting, they discussed the national organization of student section activities.
November 20, 2008 - SHPE UIUC at the SHPE National ConferenceThe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers has received the SHPE National Chapter of the Year Award, the most prestigious form of student recognition awarded by the national SHPE executive board.
November 19, 2008 - Students on the winning team included (from left to right) Chun Y. (Peter) Ho, Samantha G. Knoll, Gwang T. Kim and Stuart Hanmer.This November, a dozen student teams put their knowledge of engineering mechanics to the test by putting the projects they'd worked so hard on during the semester into the jaws of a 3-million-pound Southward Emery testing machine.
November 9, 2008 - Professor Albert P. PisanoProfessor Albert P. Pisano, Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) and Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkley, was the guest speaker at the Alwin Schaller Distinguished Lecture Thursday, October 16.
November 8, 2008 - Professor Jonathan FreundProfessor Jonathan Freund has been selected to receive the 2008 François Frenkiel Award from the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics. The award recognizes significant contributions by investigators under the age of 40 that have been published in the society's journal, Physics of Fluids.
October 30, 2008 - Robert F. SawyerRobert F. Sawyer, Class of 1935 Professor of Energy Emeritus from the University of California at Berkeley, was guest lecturer at the 12th Yunchuan Aisinjioro-Soo Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, November 30, 2008.
October 30, 2008 - The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has teamed up with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University to form the Illinois Center for Advanced Tribology (ICAT). The new center will focus on developing solutions to technical issues related to transportation and health, as well as systems that operate in extreme environments.
October 27, 2008 - Jonathan DantzigEmeritus Professor Jonathan Dantzig has been selected to receive the 2009 Educator Award from The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). The award recognizes Dantzig's outstanding contributions to materials processing education through award-winning classroom teaching and industrial short courses, development of innovative undergraduate and graduate classes, and textbook writing.