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Kimani Toussaint, Jr. was recently elevated to Senior Member status in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Toussaint Becomes Senior Member of IEEE

September 22, 2010 - Kimani Toussaint, Jr.Kimani Toussaint, Jr. was recently elevated to Senior Member status in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Only 8% of the approximately 388,000 members of IEEE hold this membership grade.
James L. Leach, Sr., retired professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Mechanical Engineering Foundry Laboratory for many years, is remembered fondly by colleagues and former students...

In Memoriam: James L. Leach Sr. (1918 - 2010)

August 24, 2010 - James L. Leach, 92, of Champaign passed away on Aug. 4, 2010, after a brief illness.
Colleagues and former students of Donald E. Carlson, a longtime member of the Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Department, will be saddened to learn that he passed away on August 21. Professor Car...

In Memoriam: Donald E. Carlson (1938 - 2010)

August 22, 2010 - Donald Earl Carlson passed away August 21, 2010, of pancreatic cancer at age 72. Born March 8, 1938, Don grew up in the small town of Tampico, Ill., and was valedictorian of his high school class. He began in Mechanical Engineering at UIUC but switched to the new program in Engineering Mechanics in 1958, graduating with Bronze Tablet honors in the first Engineering Mechanics class (1960). After receiving a master’sdegree under Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) Prof.Marvin C. Stippes in 1961, he began doctoral studies in applied mathematics at Brown University.
MechSE graduate students Shrenik Kothari and Surya Mishra have recently been named as recipients of FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowships. Each will receive $10,000 for the 2010-2011 academic year. The...

MechSE graduate students Kothari and Mishra awarded fellowships from FMC Technologies

July 1, 2010 - Shrenik Kothari and Surya Mishra MechSE graduate students Shrenik Kothari and Surya Mishra have recently been named as recipients of FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowships. Each will receive $10,000 for the 2010-2011 academic year. They were selected by a committee representing FMC, the University of Illinois, and the University of Illinois Foundation.
MechSE professor Kimani Toussaint is one of approximately 150 individuals who have been selected to participate in the 8th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI): Seeing the Futu...

Toussaint invited to attend National Academies conference on imaging

June 29, 2010 - Kimani Toussaint MechSE professor Kimani Toussaint is one of approximately 150 individuals who have been selected to participate in the 8th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI): Seeing the Future with Imaging Science.
MechSE professor Nicholas Fang is one of eighty-seven of the nation's brightest young engineers who have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 16th annual U.S. F...

Fang selected to take part in NAE U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

June 27, 2010 - Nicholas FangMechSE professor Nicholas Fang is one of eighty-seven of the nation's brightest young engineers who have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 16th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.
Alum Bob Bruce appointed vice president of Aruba Networks, Inc.

Alum Bob Bruce appointed vice president of Aruba Networks, Inc.

June 27, 2010 - MechSE alumnus Bob Bruce (BSME 1970) has been appointed vice president of worldwide channel sales by Aruba Networks, Inc., a global leader in 802.11n wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions.
Robert “Keith” Parrish, research laboratory shop supervisor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, was one of eight staff employees on the UIUC campus to be honored for exceptiona...

Keith Parrish receives the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award

May 25, 2010 - Keith Parrish Robert “Keith” Parrish, research laboratory shop supervisor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, was one of eight staff employees on the UIUC campus to be honored for exceptional performance with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet held April 13.
Marcus B. Crotts (MSME ’56) was elected an honorary member of the American Machine Tool Distributors’Association (AMTDA) at its annual meeting in Orlando, FL on April 21, 2010. Honorary member is t...

Mark Crotts Named AMTDA Honorary Member

May 24, 2010 - Marcus B. Crotts
Professors Richard DeVor and Shiv Kapoor have been selected to be co-recipients of the 2010 S. M. Wu Research Implementation Award. The award is in recognition of their innovative research on the d...

2010 NAMRI/SME Wu Award goes to DeVor and Kapoor

May 19, 2010 - Shiv Kapoor and Richard DeVorProfessors Richard DeVor and Shiv Kapoor have been selected to be co-recipients of the 2010 S. M. Wu Research Implementation Award. The award is in recognition of their innovative research on the development of mechanistic simulation models for machining processes, which they began in the early 1980’s.
Professors Dimitrios Kyritsis and Nick Glumac are the recipients of the 2010 Mechanical Science and Engineering Alumni Effective Teaching Awards. They were honored recently at the department’s annu...

MechSE Alumni Effective Teaching Awards Go to Kyritsis and Glumac

May 3, 2010 - Dimitros Kyritsis and Nick GlumacProfessors Dimitrios Kyritsis and Nick Glumac are the recipients of the 2010 Mechanical Science and Engineering Alumni Effective Teaching Awards.
John Nowicki (BSME 1948) and Alan R. Parkinson, (MSME 1979 and PhD ME 1982) were both honored recently with Distinguished Alumni Awards at the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department annual A...

Alumni Parkinson and Nowicki Honored at 2010 MechSE Awards Banquet

May 3, 2010 - John Nowicki (BSME 1948)and Alan R. Parkinson,(MSME 1979 and PhD ME 1982) were both honored recently with Distinguished Alumni Awards at the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department annual Awards Banquet on April 30, 2010.
The Engineering Council recently recognized MechSE professors Dimitrios Kyritsis, Chia-fon Lee, Prashant Mehta and Michael Philpott for their excellence in advising students. Each received a 2010 O...

Four MechSE faculty rank in top 10% of Engineering College student advisors

May 3, 2010 - The Engineering Council recently recognized MechSE professors Dimitrios Kyritsis, Chia-fon Lee, Prashant Mehta and
On April 20, 2010, Professor King delivered the keynote lecture at the Exxon-Asylum Workshop on Nanomechanical Characterization of Soft Materials with Scanning Probe Microscopy. The title of his ta...

Professor King gives Keynote Lecture

April 26, 2010 - Professor William KingOn April 20, 2010, Professor King delivered the keynote lecture at the Exxon-Asylum Workshop on Nanomechanical Characterization of Soft Materials with Scanning Probe Microscopy. The title of his talk was “Nanometer-Scale Thermal Processing for Materials Characterization and Nano-Manufacturing.”
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.

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