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Arend van der Zande

van der Zande wins CAREER Award to explore mechanics of 2D material heterostructures

December 21, 2018 - The driving vision in Assistant Professor Arend van der Zande’s work is to push mechanics to its ultimate limits in size to bring the unique capabilities of soft materials to electronic systems.
Brian Thomas and Joseph Bentsman

Bentsman, Thomas win 2018 AIST award for work on continuous caster control

December 19, 2018 - Professors Joseph Bentsman and Brian Thomas, along with MechSE PhD candidate Zhelin Chen, won the 2018 Best Paper Award from the Association for Iron and Steel Technology.
Katie Matlack

More researchers support outreach with Paper 2 Tree

December 18, 2018 - Professors Katie Matlack and Alison Dunn, donated trees to be planted during this fall's Paper 2 Tree event. Chenhui Shao, Aimy Wissa, and Mattia Gazzola also led outreach activities at area schools.
Gaurav Bahl

Bahl research selected as top development of 2018

December 17, 2018 - Gaurav Bahl's research on "time-reversal symmetry breaking with acoustic pumping of nanophotonic circuits" was named a top 30 development in 2018 in the field of optical science.
Geir Dullerud

MechSE faculty lead new Center for Autonomy

December 5, 2018 - Professor Geir Dullerud to direct new group developing research, education in emerging field.
Arend van der Zande

van der Zande named Highly Cited Researcher

December 5, 2018 - The list is based on papers indexed in the Web of Science. Highly cited papers are defined as those that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for field and publication year.
Katie Matlack

Matlack wins grant to improve lab instrumentation

December 4, 2018 - Professor Katie Matlack was awarded the Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grant to fund an expansion of her laser vibrometer measurement system to operate at higher frequencies.
Narayan Aluru

Aluru named AAAS Fellow

December 3, 2018 - Professor Nayaran Aluru was elected as a 2018 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Alexander Vakakis

Vakakis receives Willett Professorship

November 30, 2018 - The College of Engineering has invested Alex Vakakis as a Donald Biggar Willett Professor.
Dr. Michael Terry

Chicago Blackhawks physician credits success to foundation in ME

November 29, 2018 - Dr. Michael Terry: "I went to medical school with an engineer's mind and orthopedics was a very clear draw for me because of all the mechanics involved."
Davis McGregor

Lattice materials approach production readiness

November 29, 2018 - MechSE professor William King and graduate student Davis McGregor report on the possibilities for additively manufactured lattice components in consumer products, industrial equipment, automotive, and aerospace.
Sameh Tawfick

Tawfick learns from hair to develop reconfigurable, self-healing surfaces

November 21, 2018 - Professor Sam Tawfick has won a competitive grant from the Young Investigator Program of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study the mechanics of hair as a novel way to develop transformable surfaces.
Seid Koric

Koric, NSCA team win two international awards

November 20, 2018 - Seid Koric and a team from NCSA won two competitive awards at the annual high-performance computing conference.
Adhithya Bhaskar

Undergraduate wins NCSA fellowship

November 20, 2018 - Adhithya Bhaskar aims to evaluate and improve code replicability in the field of computational physics. She hopes to make it possible to execute the code provided in a journal article and get the same results without much knowledge of the specific topic or time spent editing the code.
Tad Addy

In Memoriam: Alva “Tad” Addy, former Department Head

November 19, 2018 - Addy led the department from 1987 to 1998; received his PhDME from Illinois in 1963.
Zachary Berent

Berent awarded ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship

November 15, 2018 - PhD candidate Zachary Berent received the ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship to prepare him for a variety of roles in teaching and administration.
Arend van der Zande - NSF MRSEC

van der Zande, colleagues create best known graphene transistor

November 14, 2018 - Arend van der Zande, his postdoctoral researcher Jangyup Son, and colleagues in the Illinois Materials Research Science and Engineering Center have developed the best performing graphene transistor as demonstrated in the literature. Their work was published in Nature Communications.
Harley Johnson

Johnson recognized for leadership in diversity and inclusion

November 9, 2018 - Professor Harley Johnson was awarded the campus' 2018 Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award for Leadership in Diversity.
SWE award winners

MechSE women collect national awards at SWE conference

November 9, 2018 - Professor Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, undergraduate Abby Pakeltis, and alumna Ann Peedikayil all won competitive awards at this year's national SWE conference.
Mariana Kersh

Kersh studies what influences the mechanical and structural properties of bone

November 7, 2018 - MechSE professor Mariana Kersh has studied athletes, animals, aging women, and many other groups as part of her research on the mechanical and structural properties of bone, cartilage, and connective tissue.

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