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About 150 faculty, students, alumni and other guests heard about the latest research on "the influence of mechanical and biologic stimuli on bone formation, repair and regeneration" during MechSE's...

Distinguished Lecture Focuses on Bone

October 14, 2007 - Guest lecturer Professor Steven A. Goldstein receives a warm welcome from Mrs. Soo at the annual lecture named for her mother-in-law.About 150 faculty, students, alumni and other guests heard about the latest research on "the influence of mechanical and biologic stimuli on bone formation, repair and regeneration" during MechSE's annual Yunchuan Aisinjioro-Soo Distinguished Lecture held October 11 at the Materials Science and Engineering Building.
Twenty-six MechSE Alumni Board Members traveled to MechSE this fall for the annual Alumni Board meeting on September 20 and 21. The two-day meeting offered the board members a chance to share pizza...

MechSE Hosts Alumni Board Meeting

September 23, 2007 - Alumni Board members Jay Althof (right) and Joe Powers (in jacket) get a sneak preview of the solar-powered house before it heads for the Solar Decathlon competition in Washington D.C.Twenty-six MechSE Alumni Board Members traveled to MechSE this fall for the annual Alumni Board meeting on September 20 and 21. The two-day meeting offered the board members a chance to share pizza and conduct practice interviews with undergraduate students.
Practicing engineers, designers, graduate students and teaching faculty can refine their knowledge of fatigue and fracture during a two-day advanced course offered this September by the Fracture Co...

Short Course Offers Practicing Engineers and Scholars a Deep Dive into Fatigue and Fracture

September 6, 2007 - Practicing engineers, designers, graduate students and teaching faculty can refine their knowledge of fatigue and fracture during a two-day advanced course offered this September by the Fracture Control Program. The course, which will be held September 25 and 26 in conjunction with the Fracture and Control Program's Advisory Committee Meeting, will feature the latest in:
Faculty, staff and friends toasted Charles Tucker, Alexander Rankin Professor, during a MechSE luncheon held Wednesday, August 29, to recognize Tucker's four years of service as Associate Head for ...

MechSE Thanks Tucker

September 3, 2007 - Huseyin Sehitoglu, C.J. Gauthier Professor and Department Head (left), thanks Charles Tucker, Alexander Rankin Professor, for four years of dedicated service as Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs.Faculty, staff and friends toasted Charles Tucker, Alexander Rankin Professor, during a MechSE luncheon held Wednesday, August 29, to recognize Tucker’s four years of service as Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs.
MechSE faculty and staff joined 157 graduate students for a barbeque feast of pulled pork sandwiches, corn-on-the-cob and other cookout fare during the department's annual Graduate Student Cookout ...

MechSE Welcomes Graduate Students

September 3, 2007 - Graduate students, faculty and staff get acquainted at the annual Graduate Student Cookout. MechSE faculty and staff joined 157 graduate students for a barbeque feast of pulled pork sandwiches, corn-on-the-cob and other cookout fare during the department’s annual Graduate Student Cookout held Friday, August 31. The annual welcoming event provides an informal venue for new students to get acquainted with the department’s returning students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Kimani Toussaint, formerly an NSF Minority Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology at the University of Chicago, has joined MechSE as an Assistant Professor.

Toussaint Joins MechSE

August 8, 2007 - Assistant Professor Kimani ToussaintDr. Kimani Toussaint, formerly an NSF Minority Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology at the University of Chicago, has joined MechSE as an Assistant Professor. Toussaint earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University in 2004.
A revolutionary product based on a nanoscale thermal analysis technique developed by MechSE Professor William King has been selected to receive a 2007 R&D100 award from R&D Magazine, the magazine o...

King Wins 2007 R&D100 Award

July 16, 2007 - William KingA revolutionary product based on a nanoscale thermal analysis technique developed by MechSE Professor William King has been selected to receive a 2007 R&D100 award from R&D Magazine, the magazine of research and development.
Richard DeVor, College of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Manufacturing, has received the 2007 Honorary Member Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

DeVor Named ASME Honorary Member

July 10, 2007 - Professor Richard DeVorProfessor Richard DeVor has received the 2007 Honorary Member Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.The College of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Manufacturing, Professor DeVor was honored for distinguished leadership in and longstanding contributions to the field of manufacturing engineering education and research through technical publications, graduate student mentoring, and the development of programs and activities to promote industry, u
Two projects by MechSE faculty were recently selected by the College of Engineering to receive funding from the Grainger Program in Emerging Technologies.

MechSE Faculty Receive Grainger Funding

July 4, 2007 - Two projects by MechSE faculty were recently selected by the College of Engineering to receive funding from the Grainger Program in Emerging Technologies.
The University of Illinois car finished 8th in competition at the California Speedway in Fontana, CA.

Formula SAE Scores Top 10 Finish

June 20, 2007 - The Formula SAE team in California.A formula-style racing car designed and built by student members of the Society of Automotive Engineers finished in the top ten during a recent competition in California. The University of Illinois Formula SAE team, headed by MechSE professor emeritus Norman Miller, had top four finishes in presentation, acceleration and autocross. Combined with scores in design, skid pad and endurance/economy, the team accumulated enough points to finish 8th.
Professor Richard Buckius has received the Charles Russ Richards Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Buckius Receives ASME Richards Award

May 20, 2007 - Richard BuckiusRichard Buckius, currently serving the National Science Foundation as Assistant Director of the Directorate of Engineering, has received the Charles Russ Richards Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The award recognizes outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within 10 to 20 years following graduation.
C. J.Gauthier Professor and Department Head Huseyin Sehitoglu has received the 2007 Nadai Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Sehitoglu Receives Nadai Medal

May 9, 2007 - Huseyin SehitogluHuseyin Sehitoglu, C. J. Gauthier Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, has received the 2007 Nadai Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Established in 1975, the Nadai Medal recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of engineering materials.
During an energy panel discussion at the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering's spring Alumni Board meeting April 20, Mark Shannon, J. W. Bayne Professor, emphasized the need for a comp...

MechSE Faculty and Alumni Discuss Need for National Energy Policy

April 30, 2007 - As policy makers seek new ways to reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil, concerns about global warming are causing many to pin their hopes on "clean" energy sources, such as hydrogen fuel and ethanol from cellulose, that would reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. But did you know that:
Doctoral student Nagarajan Kalyanasundaram has been awarded the Materials Research Society Silver Award for his research on the atomistic origins of surface evolution and electronic structure modif...

MechSE Student Receives MRS Award

April 11, 2007 - Nagarajan Kalyanasundaram is among a select group of graduate students from around the world who received a Silver Award from the Materials Research Society at the organization's recent spring meeting. Through its graduate student awards program, the society honors and encourages students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and research achievement, and who show potential for significant future achievement. Kalyanasundaram is pursuing a PhD in mechanical engineering under the guidance of MechSE professors Harley Johnson and Jonathan Freund.
Doctoral student Fernando Stump has been selected to receive the ISSMO/Springer Prize 2005 for a Young Scientist.

MechSE Student Wins Young Scientist Award

April 3, 2007 - Fernando Stump, who is pursuing a PhD in theoretical and applied mechanics, has been selected to receive the ISSMO/Springer Prize 2005 for a Young Scientist.
MechSE researchers showed, for the first time, that plastic deformation in nanocrystalline metal films can be highly reversible. This surpising finding challenges the widely accepted view that plas...

Researchers Show that Metals Can Recover after Plastic Deformation

March 29, 2007 - This 200-nanometer-thick, freestanding aluminum specimen with an average grain size of 65 nanometers showed substantial strain recovery after unloading. This recovery was time-dependent and thermally activated.MechSE researchers showed, for the first time, that plastic deformation in nanocrystalline metal films can be highly reversible.
The March-April issue of American Scientist featured an article by distinguished alumnus Henry Petroski (M.S. TAM 1964, Ph.D. TAM 1968) that looks back on his experiences as a graduate student in t...

American Scientist Article Sheds Light on TAM/ME History

March 27, 2007 - Henry PetroskiThe March-April issue of American Scientist featured an article by distinguished alumnus Henry Petroski (M.S. TAM 1964, Ph.D. TAM 1968) that looks back on his experiences as a graduate student in the former Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. The Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and professor of history at Duke University has written a dozen books, most notably: To Engineer is Human.
Dr. Moshe Matalon, formerly a professor of engineering sciences and applied mathematics and mechanical engineering at Northwestern University, has joined MechSE as the College of Engineering Caterp...

Matalon Joins MechSE

March 22, 2007 - Dr. Moshe MatalonDr. Moshe Matalon, formerly a professor of engineering sciences and applied mathematics and mechanical engineering at Northwestern University, has joined MechSE as the College of Engineering Caterpillar Professor. Matalon is internationally recognized for his fundamental contributions to combustion theory and reacting flows.
Moshe Matalon, College of Engineering Caterpillar Professor, is an invited speaker at the 5th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, March 25-28 in San Diego, California.

Matalon Addresses National Combustion Meeting

March 22, 2007 - Moshe MatalonMoshe Matalon, College of Engineering Caterpillar Professor, is an invited speaker at the 5th U.S. National Combustion Meeting. Sponsored by the Western States Section of The Combustion Institute, the meeting takes place March 25-28 in San Diego, California.
Associate Professor and Kritzer Faculty Scholar William King received a 2007 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research.

King Receives ONR Young Investigator Award

March 22, 2007 - Associate Professor William KingAssociate Professor and Kritzer Faculty Scholar William King received a 2007 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research.

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