December 1, 2017 - The New York Times reports that MechSE alumnus K.R. Sridhar’s company, Bloom Energy, plans to greatly expand after the announcement of a deal with Equinix.
November 30, 2017 - MechSE PhD candidate Manjunath Rajagopal earned first place in the presentation competition at the 2017 MRL Fall Conference, an annual two-day event held in November.
November 29, 2017 - MechSE assistant professor Mariana Kersh was one of eight identified as a spotlight “young investigator” by the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering for her work in pioneering future study within biomechanics.
November 17, 2017 - Mattia Gazzola has launched a new program aimed at connecting the research at the university to the planting of trees in the Champaign-Urbana community.
November 14, 2017 - MechSE research associate professor Seid Koric has won Top Supercomputing Achievement in the annual HPCwire Editors’ Choice Awards.
November 10, 2017 - Ag Funder has featured IntelinAir, Inc.—co-founded by W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor Naira Hovakimyan—among other agricultural companies leading the way in utilizing remote sensing.
November 6, 2017 - Late Professor Emeritus and alumnus Seichi "Bud" Konzo was recognized for his definitive research on residential air conditioning, among other lifelong research achievements.
November 2, 2017 - Amy LaViers' startup AE Machines was named Product Design of the Year among companies and individuals forging innovations in manufacturing in the Chicago region.
October 26, 2017 - The phenomenon that forms interference patterns on television displays when a camera focuses on a pattern like a person wearing stripes has inspired a new way to conceptualize electronic devices.
October 20, 2017 - MechSE alumnus Stephen Blakely has studied the Egyptian Pyramids construction extensively and has formed a theory: the use of an Egyptian pulley. He's featured on the podcast Illinois Innovators, from the College of Engineering.