News Archive

Pat Calabrese

In Memoriam: Pat Calabrese, MechSE Distinguished Alumnus

February 27, 2018 - Pat Calabrese (BSME '49) passed away February 17, 2018.
Naira Hovakimyan

Illinois professor’s groundbreaking flight control system undergoes third round of testing

February 25, 2018 - Naira Hovakimyan has begun an unprecedented third round of flight tests using her L1 adaptive control system. Her team and the pilots at Edwards Air Force Base will be deploying the technology on very aggressive failures over the next several weeks.
SungWoo Nam

Nam wins Rose Award for Teaching Excellence

February 22, 2018 - SungWoo Nam has won the competitive Rose Award from the College of Engineering for his teaching innovations.
Gaurav Bahl

Bahl wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

February 21, 2018 - MechSE’s Gaurav Bahl is one of six assistant professors to be awarded the 2018 College of Engineering Dean’s Excellence in Research Award.
Randy Ewoldt

Ewoldt wins 2018 Collins Award

February 19, 2018 - Associate Professor Randy Ewoldt has won the Collins Award for Innovative Teaching from the College of Engineering.
Amy Wagoner Johnson

Wagoner Johnson wins Dean's Award for Excellence in Research

February 16, 2018 - MechSE’s Amy Wagoner Johnson is one of five associate professors to be awarded the 2018 College of Engineering Dean’s Excellence in Research Award.
Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop

MechSE students attend Silicon Valley workshop

February 14, 2018 - Undergrad Quinn Menzies and grad student Peter Jang were part of the cohort of students this year who met with Silicon Valley startups and tech company leaders.
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Ostoja-Starzewski on editorial board of Applied Sciences

February 12, 2018 - Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski edits the Acoustics section of this open-access journal.
Knights of St. Patrick

MechSE undergrads named Knights of St. Patrick

February 12, 2018 - Abby Pakeltis and Kevin Peralta were two of the 11 students in the College of Engineering named 2018 Knights of St. Patrick
Kimani Toussaint

Toussaint elected SPIE Fellow

February 9, 2018 - Kimani Toussaint was named a Fellow of the optical society, SPIE.
Steve Langer

Langer takes VP post at Modine

February 6, 2018 - MechSE alumnus Steve Langer (BSME ’86, MSME ’88) has been hired by Modine Manufacturing Company as its new vice president, information technology.
Moshe Matalon, Scott Stewart

Matalon, Stewart honored in first class of Combustion Institute Fellows

February 2, 2018 - Moshe Matalon and Scott Stewart were elected to the inaugural class of Fellows of the Combustion Institute.

In memoriam: Jack Levy, MechSE Distinguished Alumnus

February 2, 2018 - Professor Jack Levy (MSTAM ’54), who received a Distinguished Alumni Award from MechSE in 2013, passed away on October 27, 2017.
Seok Kim

Kim develops new surface design inspired by snake skin

February 1, 2018 - Seok Kim and his grad students have developed a design construct inspired in part by the surface of butterflies and snake skin.
PTS new members

Pi Tau Sigma initiates 21 new members

January 30, 2018 - Pi Tau Sigma welcomed 21 new MechSE undergraduates into the 103-year old honor society.
Aimy Wissa

Wired In: Aimy Wissa

January 29, 2018 - Aimy Wissa is the most recent MechSE professor to be featured in the News-Gazette's column, Wired In.
ME 370 ME 371

Mechanical Design course projects inspire and engage

January 26, 2018 - The department's ME 370 and ME 371 drive undergraduate students to consider design solutions from more diverse perspectives.
Robert W. Lally

In memoriam: Robert W. Lally, PCB Piezotronics founder

January 26, 2018 - Mr. Lally, who died January 22 at age 93, created a number of sensing devices at Bell to measure impact on materials during testing.
Professor David Weitz

Weitz discusses 'magic of microfluidics' at Schaller Lecture

January 24, 2018 - Harvard University professor David Weitz explained his research group's microfluidics breakthroughs for the Spring 2018 Alwin Schaller Distinguished Lecture.
Solar Car World Challenge

Argo just getting started after finishing World Solar Challenge

January 23, 2018 - The Illini Solar Car team made a return to competition after a 20-year hiatus.