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Mechanical Science and Engineering Professors Min-Feng Yu and Alexander Vakakis, and Ph.D. Student Hanna Cho, along with Aerospace Engineering Professors Lawrence Bergman and Michael McFarland, hav...

Intentional Nonlinearity Design Extends to Nanoscale

April 14, 2010 - Mechanical Science and Engineering Professors Min-Feng Yu and Alexander Vakakis, and Ph.D. Student Hanna Cho, along with Aerospace Engineering Professors Lawrence Bergman and Michael McFarland, have designed and demonstrated a conceptually new nonlinear nanomechanical resonator that offers significantly expanded resonance bandwidth and high sensitivity sensing performance. They describe their work in a paper accepted for publication and posted online this week in the journal Nano Letters.
The College of Engineering has awarded 2010 Xerox Awards for Faculty Research to Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering Professors Jonathan Freund and Nicholas Fang.

Freund and Fang Selected to Receive 2010 Xerox Awards for Faculty Research

April 8, 2010 - Nicholas Fang and Jonathan FreundJonathan Freund Mechanical Science and Engineering associate professor Jonathan Freund has been selected by the College of Engineering to receive the 2010 Xerox Award for Faculty Research. The award is given annually to four associate professors in recognition of outstanding research during the past five years.
Roger L. Plummer has been chosen to receive the 2010 University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award, which is the highest honor bestowed upon alumni of the University of Illinois.

Alum Roger Plummer Chosen to Receive Alumni Achievement Award

April 5, 2010 - Roger L. PlummerRoger L. Plummer will be honored by the UIAA on Commencement Weekend with the 2010 University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award. Established in 1957, the University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award is the highest honor the University may bestow on a graduate, and is presented to those alumni who have attained outstanding success and national or international distinction in their chosen profession or field.
The College of Engineering has named Daniel Tortorelli as the latest recipient of the Collins Award for Innovative Teaching. Professor Tortorelli is being recognized for the innovative teaching met...

Tortorelli receives Collins Award for Innovative Teaching

March 30, 2010 - Professor Daniel TortorelliThe College of Engineering has named Daniel Tortorelli as the latest recipient of the Collins Award for Innovative Teaching. Professor Tortorelli is being recognized for the innovative teaching methods he has developed for a large introductory dynamics class (TAM 212).
Mechanical Science and Engineering professor Nicholas Fang and Ph.D. student Pratik Chaturvedi, in collaboration with researchers at Hewlett-Packard Laboratory and the University of California, Dav...

A new record for an optical superlens

March 17, 2010 - Object viewed through superlens, with an array of 30 nm linesMechanical Science and Engineering professor Nicholas Fang and Ph.D. student Pratik Chaturvedi, in collaboration with researchers at Hewlett-Packard Laboratory and the University of California, Davis, report that they have refined optical resolution to a new record of 30 nanometers.
Harley T. Johnson has been selected to receive the 2010 Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award.

Johnson receives ASME Award

March 1, 2010 - Harley T. JohnsonHarley T. Johnson has been selected to receive the 2010 Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award. The Young Investigator Award was established in 1998 and renamed the Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award in 2008. The award recognizes special achievements in applied mechanics by researchers under the age of 40.
Two MechSE grad students among four finalists chosen for the $30,000 Lemelson MIT-Illinois Student Prize

MechSE Grad Students Chosen as Finalists for Lemelson MIT-Illinois Student Prize

February 7, 2010 - MechSE graduate students Kira Barton and Scott Daigle represent two of the four finalists chosen by a panel of faculty members from across the Urbana-Champaign campus for the Lemelson MIT-Illinois Student Prize. The Lemelson-MIT Illinois Student Prize is an extension of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, which has recognized outstanding, creative and innovative student inventors at MIT since 1995.
MechSE graduate student, Kun Deng, received the Best Student Paper Award at the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Shanghai, China in December, 2009.

MechSE Student Kun Deng Receives IEEE Best Student Paper Award

January 28, 2010 - Kun DengMechSE graduate student, Kun Deng, received the Best Student Paper Award at the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Shanghai, China in December, 2009.
College of Engineering Caterpillar Professor Moshe Matalon was selected to receive an Associate appointment by the Center of Advanced Study (CAS) Committee. The CAS appointment will be for the 2010...

Moshe Matalon Selected by Center of Advanced Study

January 24, 2010 - Professor Moshe MatalonCollege of Engineering Caterpillar Professor Moshe Matalon was selected to receive an Associate appointment by the Center of Advanced Study (CAS) Committee. The CAS appointment will be for the 2010-2011 academic year.
MechSE Alumnus John Menees (BSME ’52) has been honored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association with the Lou Liay Spirit Award for Extraordinary Alumni Service.

Alumnus John Menees Received Alumni Award

January 17, 2010 - Loren Taylor, Richard Herman and John MeneesMechSE Alumnus John Menees (BSME ’52) has been honored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association with the Lou Liay Spirit Award for Extraordinary Alumni Service.
William King is one of six faculty to be selected as a Willett Faculty Scholar by the College of Engineering. The four-year appointment is to recognize and stimulate intellectual leadership and out...

William King named Willett Faculty Scholar

January 10, 2010 - Professor William KingWilliam King is one of six faculty to be selected as a Willett Faculty Scholar by the College of Engineering. The four-year appointment is to recognize and stimulate intellectual leadership and outstanding research.
The University of Illinois' Pi Tau Sigma chapter received a 1st Place Outstanding Service Award during the society's national convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Pi Tau Sigma is an honorary society ...

Pi Tau Sigma Chapter Wins Service Award

December 8, 2009 - The University of Illinois' Pi Tau Sigma chapter received a 1st Place Outstanding Service Award during the society's national convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Pi Tau Sigma is an honorary society for mechanical engineering students that works to foster the high ideals of the engineering profession, promote the professional well being of its members, and encourage the development of leadership skills and civic responsibility.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked third in engineering/technology and computer sciences in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities, which was compiled and published...

University of Illinois Ranked Near the Top of World’s Best Universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences

December 8, 2009 - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked third in engineering/technology and computer sciences in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities, which was compiled and published by researchers in the Graduate School of Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It was released in November at an international education conference in Shanghai. This is the seventh annual ranking by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Over a 1,000 schools were evaluated. Some of the criteria used to evaluate the schools were
MechSE researchers’ work on nanoscale thermo-chemical processing appears in the December 9 issue of Advanced Functional Materials.

Nanoscale Thermo-Chemical Processing

December 6, 2009 - This image, rendered by the Beckman Institute's Visualization Laboratory, depicts the nanoscale chemical patterning of different chemical species (amine, thiol, aldehyde, and biotin) in independent nanopatterns.In the December 9 issue of Advanced Functional Materials, Wang et al.
UIUC Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering Alumnus Dr. Chengyin Yuan (Ph.D. ME, 2005) is one of nine researchers selected to receive an SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award...

Alumnus Chengyin Yuan to Receive the 2010 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

December 1, 2009 - Dr. Chengyin YuanUIUC Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering Alumnus Dr. Chengyin Yuan (Ph.D. ME, 2005) is one of nine researchers selected to receive an SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 2010. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers confers this award on young engineers, age 35 or younger, who have made significant achievements and have shown leadership in the field of manufacturing engineering. Dr.
UIUC Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering alumnus Stefan Elbel (MSME ’03, Ph.D. ME ’07) is one of three recipients to be awarded the Natural Refrigeration Award by Eurammon, the Europea...

Eurammon Natural Refrigeration Award Goes to Alumnus Stefan Elbel

November 29, 2009 - Stefan ElbelUIUC Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering alumnus Stefan Elbel (MSME ’03, Ph.D. ME ’07) is one of three recipients to be awarded the Natural Refrigeration Award by Eurammon, the European initiative for natural refrigerants. The award is given in recognition of the best scientific theses in the field of natural refrigerants. Dr.
Professor Emeritus Robert E. Miller (BSAAE 1954, UIUC; MSTAM 1955, UIUC; Ph.D., TAM 1959, UIUC) has been chosen to receive the 2010 University of Illinois College of Engineering Alumni Honor Award ...

Robert E. Miller to Receive College of Engineering Alumni Award

November 19, 2009 - Robert E. MillerProfessor Emeritus Robert E. Miller (BSAAE 1954, UIUC; MSTAM 1955, UIUC; Ph.D., TAM 1959, UIUC) has been chosen to receive the 2010 University of Illinois College of Engineering Alumni Honor Award for Distinguished Service. It will be presented during the 46th Annual Awards Convocation on April 30, 2010.
This award is given annually by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to the top researcher in heat transfer under the age of 36. The award was given “for substantial contributions to the fi...

William P. King has received the 2009 Bergles-Roshenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer

November 18, 2009 - William P. KingWilliam P. King has received the 2009 Bergles-Roshenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer. This award is given annually by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to the top researcher in heat transfer under the age of 36.
Mechanical Science and Engineering professor Andreas Polycarpou, who served as chairperson of the organizing committee, reports that this year’s international conference was attended by participant...

2009 ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference

November 11, 2009 - Professor Polycarpou addressing awards luncheonMechanical Science and Engineering professor Andreas Polycarpou, who served as chairperson of the organizing committee, reports that this year’s international conference was attended by participants from over 29 countries—representing the tribology community’s top researchers from academia, industry, research laboratories and government.
Two MechSE emeritus professors have received top awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Wilbert F. Stoecker received the 2009 Louise and...

ASHRAE Honors Emeritus Professors

November 8, 2009 - Wilbert F. Stoecker and John C. ChatoTwo MechSE emeritus professors have received top awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Wilbert F. Stoecker received the 2009 Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award for continuous preeminence in home heating and cooling research. John C. Chato received the 2009 Distinguished 50-Year Member Award for outstanding service during the more than 50 years he has been a member.

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