September 16, 2019 - MechSE's Taher Saif and Mattia Gazzola are part of a team of Illinois engineers who demonstrated a new generation of two-tailed bots powered by skeletal muscle tissue stimulated by on-board motor neurons.
September 16, 2019 - Professor Gaurav Bahl and graduate student Kitt Peterson published new research that promises to halve the bandwidth needed for communications by allowing an antenna to send and receive signals on the same frequency simultaneously through a process called nonreciprocal coupling.
September 12, 2019 - Postdoc Soumyadip Sett, in Professor Nenad Miljkovic's lab, has led the development of a novel surface to promote higher efficiency of vapor-to-liquid phase change, leading to increased efficiency of the condensation and separation of fluids with low surface tension. This will significantly reduce energy and costs for companies in the crude oil industry like British Petroleum, which was also involved in the study.
September 9, 2019 - Dr. Jill Engel-Cox from the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis presented an overview of the status and potential future of renewable energy technologies.
September 6, 2019 - ME sophomore Anthony Crawley, Jr., credits his interest as a young boy in model cars and planes as a key factor in determining his major at Illinois.
September 4, 2019 - MechSE's Nenad Miljkovic collaborated with researchers at Kyushu University, Japan, developed a system that can de-ice surfaces in seconds.
September 4, 2019 - As vice president of operations, Dave Smithey (MSME '99) will provide leadership and oversee the warehousing and inventory management, global logistics and order management, as well as global sourcing and manufacturing teams.
August 21, 2019 - The Machine Shop crew finds itself on the ground floor of progress within the department, often creating novel items for the purpose of the research.
August 15, 2019 - Amy LaViers, in her RAD Lab at Illinois, has been collaborating with Kate Ladenheim from The People Movers dance company. Their newest project explores how the gendered normalisms that dominate screens and stages intersect with the diminutive status of being “cute” in the context of robotics.
August 13, 2019 - He takes on the responsibility of increasing the visibility and broadening of research collaborations with state, federal, and international agencies as well as industry.