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