News Archive

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.
Leon Liebenberg

Liebenberg’s ME 270 introduces redesign into the curriculum

February 12, 2019 - Dr. Leon Liebenberg gave ME 270 an exciting overhaul last semester with the integration of 10 mini projects and a new focus on sustainability and redesign.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan kicks off NSF project to test package delivery via drones, ride-sharing vehicles

February 11, 2019 - Naira Hovakimyan's "SYNergetic DROne delivery network in MEtropolis" study will examine the feasibility of using a combination of drones and ride-sharing vehicles to deliver packages to consumers.
Mattia Gazzola

Gazzola, colleagues develop ag robots in response to labor shortage

February 6, 2019 - A diverse group of Illinois researchers are working together to develop robots capable of reducing the agricultural industry’s reliance on manual labor.
Richard Keane

Keane retirement wraps 20+ years of teaching

February 5, 2019 - After 24 years in the department, Dr. Richard Keane celebrates his retirement.
Chenhui Shao

First course of its kind prepares students for big data in manufacturing

February 1, 2019 - Chenhui Shao has created a new course, Manufacturing Data and Quality Systems, that is one of the first of its kind in the country, aiming to prepare students to tackle the big data analytics that are becoming more prevalent in manufacturing.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan: Drones, AI can help farmers grow more food

January 31, 2019 - MechSE Professor Naira Hovakimyan discusses how technology such as drones and artificial intelligence can help farmers grow more food.
james pikul

King, alumnus Pikul, colleagues develop “metallic wood”

January 30, 2019 - MechSE alumnus James Pikul (now at the University of Pennsylvania), MechSE professor Bill King, MatSE faculty, and other colleagues have developed a sheet of nickel with nanoscale pores that make it as strong as titanium but four to five times lighter.