News Archive

Alexander Vakakis

Vakakis wins Humboldt Research Award

December 19, 2019 - Willett Professor Alexander Vakakis has been named the winner of a 2020 Humboldt Foundation Research Award.
Juyoung Leem

Leem receives MRS honors, Stanford fellowship

December 18, 2019 - PhD student Juyoung Leem has won two MRS awards and a Stanford TomKat Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Jie Feng

Feng wins campus funding for work on drug delivery optimization with nanoparticles

December 18, 2019 - Professor Jie Feng hopes nanoparticle engineering could significantly increase the solubility of orally ingested drugs and enhance their absorption in the body. He aims to make the production of nanomedicines more efficient for controlled release, as well as reduce the number of pills necessary to ensure a full dosage, targeting the infectious diseases prevalent in developing countries where medicine is not always easily obtained.
Harley Johnson

Johnson selected as SES Fellow

December 16, 2019 - The Society of Engineering Sciences has recognized Harley Johnson, MechSE professor and Grainger Engineering associate dean for research.
Peter Davis

Davis wins campus-wide photo competition

December 13, 2019 - MechSE undergraduate Peter Davis has won the “This Learning Life” photo contest.
Kelly Stephani and Gaurav Bahl

Bahl, Stephani reflect on PECASE awards

December 13, 2019 - MechSE's Gaurav Bahl and Kelly Stephani have built nationally recognized research programs.
Lu MEB construction

Lu MEB progress photos: Slideshow 4

December 13, 2019 - Take an up-close look as the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building is transformed.
Jasmine Brown

C-U resident benefits from ‘perfect’ MechSE project

December 11, 2019 - A local woman received a gait trainer engineered by one of the department's Fall 2019 Senior Capstone Design teams.
Amy Wagoner Johnson

Wagoner Johnson named Department Head in CIMED

December 9, 2019 - MechSE professor Amy Wagoner Johnson will lead the Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences.
Andrew Alleyne

Alleyne elected AAAS Fellow

December 8, 2019 - MechSE’s Andrew Alleyne is one of just eight professors at Illinois elected 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Jason Troutner

Troutner makes Forbes list

December 6, 2019 - ​MechSE alumnus Jason Troutner (BSME ’16) has made the Forbes "30 Under 30" list for 2020.
Fan Kiat Chan

Water from air? Researchers look to the beetle

December 4, 2019 - MechSE graduate student Fan Kiat Chan discusses this ambitious advance in Science magazine.
Arend van der Zande

van der Zande one of eight Illinois researchers ranked among world’s most influential

November 22, 2019 - For the second year in a row, Arend van der Zande made Clarivate's list of Highly Cited Researchers, a global list of the world's researchers who produced the most influential papers.
Seid Koric

AI could have electricity-level impact

November 21, 2019 - MechSE research associate professor Seid Koric says artificial intelligence will touch "every corner of life."
Kyle Smith

Smith’s theory of pore-scale transport to enable improved flow batteries

November 20, 2019 - Kyle Smith published the sole paper from an Illinois researcher in a focus issue of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society in honor of Illinois' Richard Alkire, professor emeritus of the ChBE Department.
Alison Dunn

Dunn awarded by ASME for contributions to field of tribology

November 15, 2019 - Dunn won the 2019 Burt L. Newkirk Award for “first-of-their-kind contributions to the understanding of soft-soft interface lubrication by interpreting the slip interface through poroelastic mechanics and complex fluid mechanics.”
Elif Ertekin and Arend van der Zande

Graphene: The more you bend it, the softer it gets

November 14, 2019 - New research by engineers at Illinois combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene – a question that has eluded scientists since graphene was first isolated. The findings are reported in the journal Nature Materials.
João Ramos

"Wired In" with João Ramos

November 13, 2019 - João Ramos is the latest MechSE researcher to be featured in the News-Gazette's "Wired In" tech and science column.
Katie Matlack

Matlack named sole Illinois recipient of Air Force young investigator award

November 13, 2019 - Katie Matlack was the only winner from Illinois this year of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's competitive Young Investigator Program award.
ME 598 finals

M.Eng.ME program names faculty director, enhances curriculum

November 10, 2019 - The M.Eng.ME program now has its own dedicated faculty director in Teaching Assistant Professor Jiajun He.

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