January 23, 2017 - Cast21, the startup co-founded by recent University of Illinois engineering alumni, has raised $800k in funds for additional research and continuation of its product.
January 22, 2017 - As one of only 30 groups traveling to California for the Space-X competition next week, the Illlini Hyperloop team has been putting in long hours in the lab preparing its pod.
January 19, 2017 - MechSE professor Naira Hovakimyan was recently named a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAIA) “for pioneering development of technical knowledge in robust adaptive control and
January 17, 2017 - A paper authored by MechSE professor Moshe Matalon, “Stabilization and extinction of diffusion flames in an inert porous medium,” was selected by the Combustion Institute as the
January 16, 2017 - MechSE research associate professor Seid Koric continues to gain accolades through his research enabled by the Blue Waters supercomputer at Illinois.
December 21, 2016 - On December 12, MechSE professor Andrew Alleyne presented one of two opening plenary talks at IEEE’s 55th Conference on Decision and Control.
December 20, 2016 - Disease. Weeds. Nutrient deficiency. Weather damage. These are just a few issues that can arise in agricultural fields, but thanks to IntelinAir, a start-up co-founded by W. Grafton and Lillian B.
December 19, 2016 - When a capsule holding a rover is moving through the Mars atmosphere, it must decelerate considerably before making landfall. There are multiple methods to do this—one of which is a parachute that deploys when the capsule is seven miles from the ground. However, as the capsules and similar devices NASA develops get larger, the chance that these parachutes will break upon deployment increases.
December 15, 2016 - Randy EwoldtAn article on Assistant Professor Randy Ewoldt’s research exploring the structural properties and performance of a shark&
December 14, 2016 - MechSE’s Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor Andrew Alleyne gave the keynote remarks at the university’s doctoral hooding ceremon
December 13, 2016 - Professor Iwona Jasiuk has been named the recipient of the 2016 American Advanced Materials Award from the International Association of Advanced Materials.
December 8, 2016 - In recent years, startup companies have become common entry on the resumes of MechSE faculty and students. From Cast21 to IntelliWheels, MechSE-based startups have put their founders’ specialties to the test.
December 7, 2016 - Ritu RamanThe daughter of engineers, Ritu Raman moved around a lot, attending 10 schools on three continents. That included a stop in Nairobi, Kenya.
December 4, 2016 - MechSE senior lecturer and adjunct associate professor Stephen Downing has worked in the mechanical engineering field for 46 years, for numerous companies and in a variety of positions— and there isn’t a single one he hasn’t loved. Downing grew
December 1, 2016 - In late November, Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski gave three inaugural lectures of the 2016-17 graduate program in the Department of Continuum Mechanics and Theory of Structures at the University of Seville, Spain.
November 29, 2016 - Members of the Ewoldt Research Group, exploring how air bubbles rise within a complex fluid, like those found while processing wet concrete, wondered if they could actually get them to sink instead by shaking the mixture in the right way.