News Archive

Photo gallery from Winter Baja

Off-Road Illini compete at Winter Baja

February 27, 2020 - The team and its cars hit the snowy banks of Houghton, Michigan over Valentine's Day weekend.
Chenhui Shao

Shao will advance smart ultrasonic metal welding with NSF CAREER award

February 24, 2020 - Assistant Professor Chenhui Shao was awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to work on smart ultrasonic metal welding.
Brian Dardon

ME undergrad named a 2020 Knight of St. Patrick

February 21, 2020 - Senior Brian Dardón is one of this year's 11 recipients of the honor of being named a Knight of St. Patrick.
Seok Kim

New research from Kim combines smart composite materials and digital microfluidics

February 19, 2020 - Associate Professor Seok Kim aims to provide a straightforward pathway to a new digital microfluidic platform without electrowetting-related limitations.
Michael Sutton

Sutton elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 17, 2020 - Professor Michael Sutton (PhDTAM '81) has received one of the highest engineering honors in the U.S.
Formula Electric car from 2019 EOH

Car teams prepping for busy spring and summer

February 14, 2020 - Updates and schedules for the six car teams.
Additive manufacturing image

MechSE researchers demonstrate new capability for electronics cooling using additive manufacturing

February 13, 2020 - MechSE Professors King and Miljkovic have demonstrated a new type of air jet cooler that overcomes previous barriers to jet cooling systems. Using additive manufacturing, they created an air jet cooling system in a single component that can direct high-speed air onto multiple electronics hot spots.
Narayan Aluru

Aluru selected as IACM Fellow

February 9, 2020 - Professor Narayana Aluru has been honored by the International Association of Computational Mechanics for his distinguished record of research and accomplishment.
SungWoo Nam

Nam named an Associate of the Center for Advanced Study

February 5, 2020 - “Our idea is to use strain induced by elastic deformation based on the principles of mechanics that we know well. The question is, how do we do it well, and how do we do it so that it’s scalable? How do we control it to a degree that's pure or better than conventional approaches? That will be my focus during this time," said SungWoo Nam.
Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler

Hsiao-Wecksler to lead new Jump ARCHES-funded project

January 31, 2020 - Professor Hsiao-Wecksler's project is "Autonomous Morphing Bed Mattress for ALS patients with Limited Movement Ability."
Jonathan Freund

Freund named AE department head

January 31, 2020 - “I am eager to help the department stay at the forefront, with effort directed toward both aerospace applications and the academic disciplines that support them,” said MechSE and Aerospace Engineering Professor Jonathan Freund.
Moises Reyes

Scholarship Impact: Moises Reyes

January 30, 2020 - "With the proper support and inspiration, I hope to help underprivileged students become world class engineers.”
Nenad Miljkovic

New understanding of condensation could lead to better power plant condenser, de-icing materials

January 24, 2020 - Nenad Miljkovic and colleagues show the necessity of water repellency is unclear and that the slipperiness between the droplets and solid surface appears to be more critical to the clearing of condensation. This has implications for the costs associated with power generation and technologies like de-icing surfaces for power lines and aircraft.
Daniel Weinacht

Weinacht named Senior VP at S&L

January 24, 2020 - Sargent & Lundy has appointed Daniel Weinacht (MSME '86, PhDME '92) as a senior vice president and senior project director.
Online programs

MechSE sits high in new U.S. News online programs rankings

January 23, 2020 - U.S. News and World Report has ranked MechSE’s online mechanical engineering master’s degree programs as #3 in the nation.
Narayana Aluru

Aluru wins ASME Ted Belytschko Award

January 17, 2020 - Narayana Aluru won for “outstanding contributions to nanomechanics by developing advanced computational techniques and multiscale approaches, revealing novel mechanics at small scales, and providing leadership to the computational mechanics community.”
ME 370

ME 370: Chopped!

January 16, 2020 - The Fall 2019 semester's assignment for ME 370 (Mechanical Design I)? Build a fruit and vegetable chopper!
Sehitoglu and Koric

MechSE faculty featured at international conference

January 10, 2020 - Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu and Research Associate Professor Seid Koric both presented at the International Conference on Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture 2020.
Jin-Won Kim

Kim wins best paper award at IEEE conference

January 10, 2020 - A recent publication from MechSE PhD student Jin-Won Kim's and his advisor Prashant Mehta won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.
William Jackson

Alumnus Jackson to head Discovery Partners Institute

January 8, 2020 - William Jackson (BSME '82, MSME '83) to assume leadership position of the world-class center for research and innovation led by the U of I System.