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.
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.