News Archive

Andrew Alleyne

Alleyne wins prestigious AACC award for advancement of control practice

July 6, 2018 - Andrew Alleyne is honored with the highest "practitioner" award, from AACC, given to the U.S. to researchers in the controls field.
Srinivasa Salapaka

Salapaka gives plenary lecture at world congress on aerospace, mathematics

July 3, 2018 - Professor Srinivasa Salapaka presented on "“Combinatorial Optimization Problems on Networks: A Maximum-Entropy-Principle Based Framework" at the ICNPAA Congress in Armenia.
Edgar Mejia

Young alumnus to study in UAE under prestigious Fulbright grant

July 2, 2018 - May 2018 graduate Edgar Mejia was one of just 11 Illinois students and alumni to be offered a Fulbright grant.
Natasha Childs

NRC names Childs resident inspector

June 29, 2018 - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected MechSE alumna Natasha Childs (BSME ’99) as resident inspector at the Sequoyah nuclear power plant.
The Vavriks

Alumnus Vavrik paying it forward

June 28, 2018 - A gift from Bill Vavrik (BSME ’57) has established the William and Marie Vavrik MechSE Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund.
Amy Wagoner Johnson

MechSE launches pre-med track, names Wagoner Johnson first advisor

June 25, 2018 - MechSE undergrads will soon be able to follow a prescribed track of courses to qualify for medical school.
Dave Wright

Sargent & Lundy joins the Campaign to Transform MEB

June 22, 2018 - Nine S&L executives recently joined together to give a $500,000 gift toward MechSE’s Transform MEB campaign.
Ricardo Robles

Scholarship Impact: Ricardo Robles

June 22, 2018 - Ricardo Robles was the recipient of the 2017-2018 Edward E. & Lillian Hussemann Memorial Scholarship.
Anthony Jacobi and Xiaofei Wang

Jacobi, Wang receive Department of Energy funding for solar desalination

June 20, 2018 - MechSE faculty members Anthony Jacobi and Xiaofei Wang will receive $1.6 million in funding from the Department of Energy.
Pouyan Karimi

Karimi awarded competitive CSE fellowship

June 13, 2018 - TAM doctoral student Pouyan Karimi earns a second year as a Computational Science and Engineering Fellow, for 2018-2019.
Randal Lewis

Lewis named consumer products president at Spectrum

June 12, 2018 - MechSE alumnus Randal D. Lewis (BSME ’88) has been named to the position of President of a new Consumer Products group at Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
Mohamed Radwan

Scholarship Impact: Mohamed Radwan

June 12, 2018 - Mohamed Radwan was the recipient of the 2017-2018 Helen McDonnell Memorial Scholarship.
Orpheum Senior Design exhibits

Student-created museum exhibits first of their kind for Senior Capstone Design Program

June 8, 2018 - Champaign's Orpheum Children's Science Museum, along with the campus and community, celebrated the grand opening of two new MechSE undergraduate-designed-and-built interactive exhibits.
Rube Goldberg Society

Rube Goldberg Society second in nation for pouring a bowl of cereal the hard way

June 5, 2018 - Illinois was one of six university teams to compete in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, challenged with the task of pouring a bowl of cereal in the most complicated way possible.
Professor Taher Saif

Saif first Koiter Medal winner from Illinois

June 4, 2018 - ​MechSE professor Taher Saif has been named the 2018 recipient of the Warner T. Koiter Medal from ASME.
ME 370 robot design

ME 370 robots race again

June 1, 2018 - In May, ME 370 students' robots competed in a race on the Bardeen Quad to determine which team had built the fastest robot.
M. Quinn Brewster

Brewster returns to roots in new research

May 31, 2018 - MechSE professor M. Quinn Brewster is trying to answer environmental questions surrounding global warming and climate change.

Marshall named Earthway president, CEO

May 30, 2018 - MechSE alumnus John Marshall (BSME ’95) has been named President and CEO for Earthway Products Incorporated.
Sharanya Subramaniam

Grad student Subramaniam to present her research at Women in Aerospace Symposium

May 24, 2018 - PhD candidate Sharanya Subramaniam, a researcher in Kelly Stephani's Computational Kinetics Group, was chosen to present her work at the Women in Aerospace Symposium at the end of this month.
Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic awarded ASME/PTS Gold Medal for work in phase change heat transfer

May 24, 2018 - Nenad Miljkovic was awarded the ASME/Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, a competitive honor among young investigators.

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