News Archive

Pat Basu (photo from Crain's Chicago Business)

Basu makes Crain's 40 Under 40

December 4, 2017 - ​MechSE alumnus Pat Basu (BSME ’00) has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40” for 2017.
K. R. Sridhar

Sridhar plans Bloom Energy expansion

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.
Manjunath Rajagopal

Rajagopal places first at MRL Fall Conference

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.

Kersh recognized for musculoskeletal engineering work

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.
Sarah Garrow SWE

Grad student Garrow finalist in SWE competition

November 28, 2017 - Sarah Garrow presented her research to win third place at the SWE WE17 conference in October.
Ritu Raman Forbes 30 Under 30

Alumna named to Forbes 30 Under 30

November 20, 2017 - MechSE's notable young alumna Ritu Raman (MSME '13, PhDME '16) was named one of Forbes' "30 Under 30."
Mattia Gazzola

Gazzola’s Paper 2 Tree program connects university, community, environment

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.
Eric Brown

Alumnus Brown honored for contributions to materials science

November 15, 2017 - MechSE alumnus Eric Brown was honored by TMS with the Brimacombe Medal.
Seid Koric

Koric research named Top Supercomputing Achievement

November 14, 2017 - MechSE research associate professor Seid Koric has won Top Supercomputing Achievement in the annual HPCwire Editors’ Choice Awards.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan works to improve cyber-physical security

November 13, 2017 - Professor Naira Hovakimyan and colleagues won a grant from NSF to address the problem of coordinated cyber-physical attacks.
SungWoo Nam

Nam named TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow

November 10, 2017 - Assistant Professor SungWoo Nam was recognized by The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society for his research accomplishments.
Naira Hovakimyan

IntelinAir featured as prominent remote sensing company

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.
Clay Nesler

Alumnus Nesler honored as leader in green building movement

November 8, 2017 - MechSE alumnus and Alumni Board member Clay Nesler received the Leadership Award from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Seichi Konzo

Konzo inducted into ASHRAE Hall of Fame

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.
Andrew Alleyne

Alleyne wins ASME award for contributions to education

November 3, 2017 - Andrew Alleyne was recognized by ASME for his sustained contributions to engineering education.
Amy LaViers

LaViers' startup wins Chicago award for manufacturing innovation

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.
Harley Johnson

Johnson research could lead to new engineering field

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.
Kelly Stephani

Stephani named AIAA Associate Fellow

October 25, 2017 - Assistant Professor Kelly Stephani was elected as an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Surya Pratap Vanka

Vanka elected APS Fellow

October 25, 2017 - Professor Pratap Vanka was named a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Stephen Blakely

Alumnus Blakely talks Egyptian pulleys on podcast

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.