News Archive

Morgan Hawker

Hawker named industrial design studio project manager

August 26, 2020 - MechSE alumna Morgan Hawker (MSTAM '05) has been named senior project manager at Luckett & Farley in Louisville.
Victoria Arias

Arias awarded NASA fellowship

August 21, 2020 - Graduate student Victoria Arias won a NASA Space Tech Graduate Research Opportunity Fellowship.

Women and Manufacturing recognizes White

August 20, 2020 - MechSE alumna Dawn White (PhDME ’85) was recently a guest on the Women and Manufacturing (WAM) podcast.
Jigar Shah

Shah still a thought leader on the business of renewable energies

August 20, 2020 - For decades, alumnus Jigar Shah (BSME '96) has combined his business acumen and his career expertise in renewable energy technologies.
Sean Cronin (Progressive Railroading photo)

Cronin named railroading rising star

August 19, 2020 - MechSE alumnus Sean Cronin (BSME ’02) has been recognized by Progressive Railroading as one of its 2020 Rising Stars.
Naira Hovakimyan

IntelinAir makes 2020 Inc. 5000 list

August 14, 2020 - Naira Hovakimyan's IntelinAir is ranked 714 of this year's top 5,000 fastest-growing companies.
Peter Chien

NEW RSO elevates student entrepreneurship

August 13, 2020 - Zero2One is a rapidly growing community of student entrepreneurs collectively pursuing their dream projects and startup ideas.
Matt Jun

Jun named Red Dot VP

August 13, 2020 - MechSE alumnus Matt Jun (BSME ’92) has joined Red Dot Corporation as its new vice president of engineering.
Martin Parisot

In Memoriam: Martin Parisot

August 12, 2020 - World War II hero and MechSE alumnus Martin L. Parisot (BSME ’49) passed away on July 24.
Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler

Hsiao-Wecksler is new President-Elect of ASB

August 10, 2020 - Professor Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler will serve on the Executive Board of the American Society of Biomechanics for three years.
Nick Dudziak

Dudziak named President of Sisvel U.S.

August 6, 2020 - ​MechSE alumnus Nick Dudziak (BSME ’01) has joined Sisvel as President of Sisvel U.S. and its U.S. offices.
Mark Levenstein

MechSE postdoc wins Beckman research image competition

August 6, 2020 - Mark Levenstein, a postdoctoral researcher in Amy Wagoner Johnson's lab, won a research image contest held by the Beckman Institute.
Leon Liebenberg

CITL recognizes Liebenberg for high-impact “mini projects”

August 5, 2020 - The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at Illinois has highlighted Teaching Associate Professor Leon Liebenberg’s recent groundbreaking instruction in several MechSE courses.
MechSE News front cover

The Summer 2020 issue of MechSE News is now online

July 30, 2020 - Read about MechSE's incredible students, faculty, alumni, and more in the department's new e-magazine.
Petros Sofronis

Sofronis wins ASME award for international contributions to renewable energies

July 30, 2020 - Professor Petros Sofronis was recognized with the 2020 ASME Frank Kreith Energy Award.
Patrick O'Neill

O’Neill named U.S. president of mCloud

July 29, 2020 - Alumnus Patrick O'Neill, the new president of mCloud Technologies Corp., is an accomplished executive in high-tech industries.
Huseyin Sehitoglu

Springer recognizes Sehitoglu-run journal

July 29, 2020 - Research publisher Springer highlighted the five-year anniversary of Shape Memory and Superelasticity, which was founded by MechSE professor Huseyin Sehitoglu.
Elif Ertekin

Ertekin wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

July 28, 2020 - Elif Ertekin won one of this year's Dean's Award for Excellence in Research from The Grainger College of Engineering.
Nenad Miljkovic

Biphilic surfaces reduce defrosting times in heat exchangers

July 24, 2020 - Professor Nenad Miljkovic found that when combined with suitable large-scale manufacturing methods, biphilic surfaces have the potential to outperform homogenous surfaces in terms of heat transfer enhancements and energy requirements.
Charmaine Nieves

Undergrad venture helps underrepresented students apply to college

July 24, 2020 - Charmaine Nieves and her team's platform, Campus Ventures, aims to help optimize the college admissions process for for underrepresented students.