May 4, 2017 - A paper – “Critical Stress for Twinning, Slip, and Transformation in Ti-Based Shape Memory Alloys” – written by Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu and his graduate student Avinesh Ojha received the Best Paper Award from the journal
May 3, 2017 - Edgar Mejia, a junior in mechanical engineering, is committed to making a difference in the world. Edgar studied abroad in Stockholm, Sweden, where he learned about engineering’s role in environmental sustainability. He is excited by the opportunities a degree from the College of Engineering will offer. “I have always been attracted to the development of technology.
April 30, 2017 - Seid Koric, Research Associate Professor in MechSE, was named the Technical Assistant Director at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He will deliver strategic directions and manage the technical and professional activities of
April 27, 2017 - MechSE Professor and Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering Jonathan Freund was honored at a university-wide banquet Tuesday night with the Campus Excellence in Faculty Mentoring
April 25, 2017 - Five MechSE undergraduate students were on four of the 18 final teams that competed in the 2017 Cozad New Venture Competition, a Technology Entrepreneur Center program that encourages students to create new businesses based on a topic of their choice. This year’s team finalists included the following (MechSE students are identified in parentheses).
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.