February 23, 2017 - Daniel Kofman. Photo courtesy of the News-Gazette.Engineering is in Daniel Kofman’s blood. He grew up hearing stories about his great-grandfather, a colonel in the Russian engineering corps during World War II.
February 22, 2017 - Barry Butler (PhDME ’84) has been named the new president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His most recent position was executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa. Butler has been active on the MechSE Alumni Board in recent years, including serving a term as president.
February 20, 2017 - New MechSE assistant professor Kathryn Matlack is expanding her fascination with acoustics and sound waves to further research and understand how waves propagate through various materials. Matlack arrived at Illinois after completing a postdoc at ETH in Zurich
February 16, 2017 - MechSE PhD candidate Jiu Xu recently received the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Grant-In-Aid Fellowship for 2016-2017 for his research in oil separation in compressors. The ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Fellowship awards up to $10,000 to a full-time graduate student of ASHRAE
February 15, 2017 - MechSE West opened officially February 2, 2017.Facilities and Operations Director Damon McFall had to do his best HGTV impression, flipping the new MechSE West facility into student instructional labs and graduate student offices.
February 12, 2017 - Image shows how controlled and dynamic surface architecturing/roughening of atomically thin MoS2 affects wettability.
February 7, 2017 - As a little girl, Samantha Moran grew up playing doctor by treating her stuffed animal patients with make-believe machines to cure their various ailments. Later in life, she decided that going into medicine was not for her, but her fascination with medical devices and technology remained. This interest led her to pursue an education in mechanical engineering with a biomechanics focus. The William T.
February 1, 2017 - Kritzer Faculty Scholar Jonathan Freund was honored February 1 at an investiture ceremony as the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering. Freund is a professor jointly appointed in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and the Department of
January 30, 2017 - Final prototype of the new glove design.Like the best coaches and athletes, mechanical engineering senior Sid Madhubalan and recent ME graduate Steven Morse spent hours studying practice film. However, the pair was not analyzing plays or game plans.
January 26, 2017 - Martin Ostoja-Starzewski, professor of mechanical science and engineering and a member of the Beckman Institute’s Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, presented the Beckman Director’s Seminar on “Traumatic Brain Injury, Waves, Fractals” on
January 24, 2017 - Receiving a scholarship helped Jill Laird make her decision to come to Illinois. She knew after being notified about her scholarship award that Illinois would be able to take care of her and offer her support throughout her academic career. She was drawn to the field of engineering while she was in middle school. Math and science were her favorite classes.