News Archive

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.
Courtyard infill - future instructional labs

Lu MEB progress photos: Slideshow 3

November 7, 2019 - Take an up-close look as the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building is transformed.
Leon Liebenberg and Blake Johnson.

MechSE names first four teaching faculty

November 7, 2019 - New appointments for Bruce Flachsbart, Jiajun He, Blake Johnson, and Leon Liebenberg may bring multiple benefits for the department.
Petros Sofronis

Argonne and Illinois to fuel further technology development

November 4, 2019 - MechSE professor Petros Sofronis will head the new coalition.
Joao Ramos

Human reflexes keep two-legged robot upright

October 31, 2019 - MechSE's newest professor, João Ramos, along with MIT researchers, developed a small-scale bipedal robot with quick, humanlike reflexes and which is guided by a person from a remote location who feels the same physical forces the robot is experiencing.
Joseph Bentsman

NSF/NIH Cyber-Physical Systems grants $1M+ to bring about adaptive electrosurgery

October 28, 2019 - Professor Joseph Bentsman will lead a multidisciplinary team with a $1M grant to develop a fundamental scientific basis and novel configurations for autonomous robotic electrosurgery. The team includes MechSE Professors Martin Ostoja-Starzewski and Leonardo Chamorro, among others.
Jangyup Son

Graphene surface tuning could enable wearable, stretchable technologies

October 28, 2019 - Postdoc Jangyup Son and his advisor, Arend van der Zande, have opened a world of possibilities by discovering a method of using chemical functionalization to tune and pattern graphene’s surface properties.
SungWoo Nam

Kirigami inspires new method for wearable sensors

October 28, 2019 - SungWoo Nam and his graduate student, Keong Yong, successfully applied kirigami architectures to graphene, an ultra-thin material, to create sensors suitable for wearable devices.

Distinguished Seminar explores physics-informed neural networks

October 23, 2019 - Professor George Em Karniadakis from Brown University was the guest speaker.
Petros Sofronis

Sofronis expands Illinois partnership with Kyushu University

October 21, 2019 - With a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding, Illinois on for expanding its collaboration with Japan's Kyushu University that began with I2CNER 10 years ago.
João Ramos.

Ramos’ humanoid robots push boundaries of controls

October 18, 2019 - Ramos said he was drawn to Illinois because of its strong history in controls and robotics theory.
Mattia Gazzola

JFM cover features Gazzola’s biobot work

October 17, 2019 - Research from MechSE graduate students Tejaswin Parthasarathy and Fan Kiat Chan, with Assistant Professor Mattia Gazzola, was featured on the cover of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics.
William Bahnfleth

Bahnfleth earns ASHRAE’s highest technical award

October 16, 2019 - Alumnus Bill Bahnfleth (BSME ‘79, MSME ‘80, BS Music ’88, PhDME ’89) won the 2020 F. Paul Anderson award from ASHRAE.
Harley Johnson

Johnson leading team awarded NSF Research Training (NRT) grant

October 11, 2019 - A PhD-level certificate program will prepare top-level researchers for multiple key industries.
Elif Ertekin

Ertekin named new director of nanoMFG node

October 10, 2019 - MechSE's Elif Ertekin takes over the nanoMFG node at NCSA, filling the role left vacant by former MechSE professor Kimani Toussaint.
Taher Saif

"Wired In" with Taher Saif

October 10, 2019 - Professor Taher Saif was the most recent MechSE researcher to be featured in The News-Gazette.
Huseyin Sehitoglu

Sehitoglu awarded for achievements in plasticity

October 9, 2019 - Huseyin Sehitoglu will be honored with the 2020 Khan International Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of plasticity.
MechSE's Moller helped Alma get her space helmet.

How MechSE helped Alma get her space helmet

October 7, 2019 - To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ralf Moller, manager of the Rapid Prototyping Lab in MEL, 3D printed a huge space helmet to fit on the Alma Mater statue.