News Archive

Narayana Aluru

Aluru part of newest Beckman research group

September 29, 2017 - MechSE professor Narayana Aluru is one of the faculty members comprising the new Computational Molecular Science (CMS) Group.
click beetle

Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robots

September 27, 2017 - Professors Aimy Wissa and Alison Dunn are part of a team looking at how click beetles' ability to jump without the aid of their limbs can inform robotic design.

Robotics in MechSE: Hae-Won Park

September 22, 2017 - MechSE assistant professor Hae-Won Park has been awarded funding from DARPA to design a hybrid robot that can glide, land, and walk.
Kimani Toussaint

Toussaint named OSA Fellow

September 22, 2017 - MechSE associate professor Kimani Toussaint has been elected to be a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.
Mavis Future Faculty Fellows

Four MechSE students selected for Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship

September 22, 2017 - Four graduate students were selected as 2017-18 Mavis Future Faculty Fellows by the College of Engineering. They represented four of the 24 awarded from all the engineering departments.
Naira Hovakimyan

Robotics in MechSE: Naira Hovakimyan

September 15, 2017 - Naira Hovakimyan, Wilkins Professor in MechSE, is utilizing machine learning in agricultural analytics.
Corporate After Hours Fall 2017

Corporate After Hours: A Gallery

September 14, 2017 - A gallery of photos and quotes from the Fall 2017 MechSE/ISE Corporate After Hours
Matt Robertson

Robertson wins competitive DoD fellowship

September 12, 2017 - Matt Robertson, PhD candidate in Prof. Sam Tawfick's research group, was awarded a SMART fellowship from the Department of Defense.
John W. Sanders

Sanders joins Cal State Fullerton faculty

September 11, 2017 - John W. Sanders, who received his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) from Illinois this year, has  joined Cal State Fullerton this fall semester as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
Kimani Toussaint and Amy Wagoner Johnson

MechSE researchers to study preterm birth

September 6, 2017 - MechSE associate professors Kimani Toussaint and Amy Wagoner Johnson have been awarded a 4-year, $600K grant by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
MechSE Professor Jonathan Freund

XPACC funding extended into sixth year

August 31, 2017 - The Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-coupled Combustion at Illinois was funded for an additional $4M for its work on plasma technology for combustion.
Karen Thole

Thole receives ABET diversity award

August 31, 2017 - MechSE alumna Karen Thole (BSME ’82, MSME ’84) has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 ABET Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity.
Chulhee Chase Cho

Cho named NASA Space Technology Research Fellow

August 28, 2017 - Thanks to a NASA fellowship, PhD candidate Chulhee Cho will continue his research in SungWoo Nam's lab on a new type of energy harvester based on crumpled structures of 2D materials, meant to extend the limit of power production in space.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has recognized MechSE Professor Andrew Alleyne for his impact on the engineering community with Advocating Women in Engineering Award.

Alleyne honored for advocating for women engineers

August 24, 2017 - Andrew Alleyne was the only recipient from academia to receive SWE's Advocating Women in Engineering Award. He was honored for his unprecedented work to recruit top women faculty and students to MechSE.
Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic to collaborate with UK researchers on nanoengineered coatings

August 23, 2017 - Thanks to a visiting fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering, Nenad Miljkovic will work on durable nanostructured surfaces to potentially benefit power generation, thermally driven water desalination, building energy, and electronics cooling.
MechSE researchers have been awarded a 5-year, $4M grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop nanomanufacturing simulation tools.

Illinois launches first U.S. nanomanufacturing node

August 23, 2017 - MechSE researchers have been awarded a 5-year, $4M grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop nanomanufacturing simulation tools.

Matalon honored for lifetime achievements in combustion physics

August 22, 2017 - Professor Moshe Matalon was awarded the Numa Manson Medal from the Institute for the Dynamics of Explosions and Reacting Systems.

McIntyre leading the tech behind the Cubs

August 22, 2017 - MechSE alumnus Andrew McIntyre (BSME '96) has excelled as the VP of technology for the World Series champion Chicago Cubs.
Bill Anderson

Anderson named engineering VP at Ameda

August 21, 2017 - MechSE alumnus Bill Anderson (BSME ’86) has joined Ameda as vice president of engineering.

Faculty-student team develops origami-inspired robot

August 17, 2017 - Sam Tawfick and Aimy Wissa used origami paper folding principles to construct and actuate mechanisms and machines for possible integration with small, scalable, and cheap robots as deployable adaptive structures.