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Image of Research

Four MechSE finalists in Image of Research competition

March 29, 2019 - Graduate students Kiat Chan, Matt Milner, Dhawal Thakare, and Giridar Vishwanathan are finalists in the Grad College's Image of Research campus-wide competition.
Professor Howard Stone

Boundaries in Multiphase Flows presented at Talbot Lecture

March 28, 2019 - Princeton Professor Howard A. Stone gave MechSE’s Arthur Newell Talbot Distinguished Lecture on March 26.
Jiajun He

He brings expertise in petroleum engineering to Illinois

March 26, 2019 - New Teaching Assistant Professor Jiajun He's research experience is focused on carbon dioxide capture, relevant for environmental applications such as treating side products from traditional power plants that are created during the energy cycle.
Chenhui Shao

Shao finds perfect fit with NCSA industry

March 26, 2019 - Since his arrival at Illinois, Chenhui Shao has found awesome collaborations at NCSA for his work in big data.
Nikhil Chandra Admal

Admal aims to predict material behavior

March 22, 2019 - New assistant professor Nikhil Chandra Admal hopes his work modeling grain boundaries in small-scale crystalline materials can better predict material failures.
Leonardo P. Chamorro

Chamorro helps envision energy park at US-Mexico border

March 20, 2019 - Leo Chamorro is on a team of scientists proposing a groundbreaking energy park concept as an alternative to a border wall.
Engineering Open House 2019

The Best of EOH 2019

March 11, 2019 - Exhibits at Engineering Open House 2019 were as exciting and varied as ever.
Jian Cao MechSE Distinguished Seminar

Digital manufacturing focus of inaugural Distinguished Seminar

March 8, 2019 - Professor Jian Cao presented the inaugural MechSE Distinguished Seminar on March 5, 2019.
Hyung-Jin Yoon

Grad student named outstanding journal reviewer

March 8, 2019 - Hyung-Jin Yoon was recognized as an outstanding reviewer for AIAA's Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.
Robert Hubbard

In Memoriam: MechSE alumnus and inventor of HANS device

March 5, 2019 - Robert Hubbard invented the life-saving Head And Neck Support device that revolutionized motorsports safety and has been called the most important safety advance since the seatbelt.
Kimani Toussaint

Toussaint leads inaugural nanoMFG workshop at NCSA

March 5, 2019 - Kimani Toussaint and MechSE colleagues led the first workshop on data-science enabled advances in nanomanufacturing.
Missy Biehl

Biehl selected as best advisor at Illinois

March 4, 2019 - Missy Biehl was named the top advisor on campus, receiving the highly competitive Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising for 2019.
Zack Berent

Berent named a top teacher on campus

March 1, 2019 - MechSE undergraduate advisor Zachary Berent won the 2019 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the Office of the Provost.
Andrew Alleyne

Alleyne featured presenter at Indian Control Conference

February 27, 2019 - In his plenary lecture at the Indian Control Conference, Andrew Alleyne spoke about the electrification of mobility and transport as a global trend, and what the key challenges are in working with the multiple modes of power flow.
Amy LaViers

LaViers argues for more human-like robotic motion

February 26, 2019 - In an article in Nature, Amy LaViers discusses the changes necessary for robots to achieve more human-like motion.
Sameh Tawfick

Students select Tawfick for Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence

February 22, 2019 - Fro the third time in four years, a MechSE faculty wins the Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence. For 2019, that winner is Assistant Professor Sameh Tawfick.
Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

February 22, 2019 - Nenad Miljkovic was honored as one of this year's recipients of the competitive College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Research.
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Ostoja-Starzewski publishes book in prestigious monograph series

February 19, 2019 - Martin Ostoja-Starzewski new book addresses a specific challenge posed by many areas of continuum physics and mechanics.
Harry Dankowicz

Dankowicz honored with Rose Award for Teaching Excellence

February 15, 2019 - Harry Dankowicz wins the College of Engineering Rose Award for Teaching Excellence for 2019.
Aimy Wissa

Illinois researchers first to show importance of hinge morphology of click beetle’s latch mechanism

February 14, 2019 - A team of Illinois mechanical engineers and entomologists continue their first-of-its-kind work on the click beetle, this time presenting novel synchrotron X-ray footage that shows the hinge morphology of the beetle's latch mechanism.