News Archive

Karen Thole

Thole receives AIAA honor

August 29, 2019 - MechSE alumna Karen Thole (BSME ’82, MSME ’84) has been awarded the 2019 Air Breathing Propulsion Award.
Gaurav Bahl

How scattering light could power a microchip revolution

August 22, 2019 - MechSE's Gaurav Bahl is in the center of a research renaissance into chip-based control of light-sound interactions.
MechSE Machine Shop

MechSE Department powered by its machine shop

August 21, 2019 - The Machine Shop crew finds itself on the ground floor of progress within the department, often creating novel items for the purpose of the research.
Robert Janek

Janek named VP at CTB, Inc

August 20, 2019 - MechSE alumnus Robert Janek (BSME ’84) has been named a Vice President and the Chief Information Officer of CTB, Inc.
Amy LaViers

LaViers, artist-in-residence collaborate to combine art and science

August 15, 2019 - Amy LaViers, in her RAD Lab at Illinois, has been collaborating with Kate Ladenheim from The People Movers dance company. Their newest project explores how the gendered normalisms that dominate screens and stages intersect with the diminutive status of being “cute” in the context of robotics.
Harley Johnson

Johnson named Associate Dean for Research

August 13, 2019 - He takes on the responsibility of increasing the visibility and broadening of research collaborations with state, federal, and international agencies as well as industry. 
Gaurav Bahl

Researchers turn off backscattering, aim to improve optical data transmission

August 12, 2019 - MechSE's Gaurav Bahl led the study.
James Carpenter

Two MechSE grads win PPG-MRL research assistantships

August 9, 2019 - Graduate students James Carpenter and Dhawal Thakare were two of the five winners of this year's PPG-MRL Graduate Research Assistantships at Illinois.
Kelsey Biscocho

Biscocho reflects on impact of scholarship

August 9, 2019 - Senior Kelsey Biscocho was honored to be the 2018-19 recipient of the Robert K. Baetzmann Scholarship.
Zach Kaplan

Kaplan, Inventables revolutionizing digital fabrication for small businesses

August 6, 2019 - Alum Zach Kaplan (BSME ’01), CEO of Inventables, joins The Grainger College of Eningeering’s Illinois Innovators Podcast to discuss the Inventables’ unique technology, the business model, and his active role within the Chicago venture capital community.
Lu MEB under construction

Lu MEB Progress Photos: Slideshow 2

August 2, 2019 - Take an up-close look as the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building is transformed.
Stefan Elbel and Min Che

Elbel, Che win best paper award for novel heat transfer work

August 1, 2019 - MechSE's Stefan Elbel and doctoral student Min Che won the Best Paper Award at the HEFAT Conference for their work to quantify local air-side heat transfer coefficients for realistic heat transfer surfaces and geometries.
William Bahnfleth

Bahnfleth honored with ASHRAE award

July 31, 2019 - Alumnus William Bahnfleth received ASHRAE's 2019 Donald Bahnfleth Environmental Health Award, named in honor of his late father, also a MechSE alumnus.
Xiao Yan

Exchange student-turned-postdoc boasts productive year in published research

July 30, 2019 - Dr. Xiao Yan has worked under the mentorship of Professor Nenad Miljkovic impactful research that has been published in ACS Nano.
ASEE Bronze award Diversity Recognition Program

Grainger College of Engineering receives ASEE Bronze Award for Diversity

July 29, 2019 - ASEE awarded The Grainger College of Engineering a Bronze Award in its Diversity Recognition program.
Professor Robert Miller

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Robert E. (Bob) Miller

July 25, 2019 - Robert Miller, a beloved figure in the department for decades, passed away on Wednesday, July 24.
Joe Muskin

MechSE groups host local students for research program

July 24, 2019 - MechSE's Joe Muskin is leading the Young Scholars Program with the support of several MechSE faculty members.
Lu MEB - Slideshow 1

Lu MEB progress photos: Slideshow 1

July 22, 2019 - Take an up-close look as the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building is transformed.
Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic validates antimicrobial properties of Illinois company’s cutting boards

July 17, 2019 - Nenad Miljkovic and Effingham, Illinois-based John Boos & Co. recently collaborated to prove the antimicrobial and hydrophobic qualities of their hardwood cutting boards.
Placid Ferreira and Bruno Azeredo

Ferreira, Azeredo co-publish in PNAS

July 17, 2019 - MechSE professor Placid Ferreira and three-time alumnus Bruno Azeredo introduce electrochemical nanoimprinting.