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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 3, 2010 - The Engineering Council recently recognized MechSE professors Dimitrios Kyritsis, Chia-fon Lee, Prashant Mehta and
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.