News Archive

Jonathan Freund

Freund named AE department head

January 31, 2020 - “I am eager to help the department stay at the forefront, with effort directed toward both aerospace applications and the academic disciplines that support them,” said MechSE and Aerospace Engineering Professor Jonathan Freund.
Moises Reyes

Scholarship Impact: Moises Reyes

January 30, 2020 - "With the proper support and inspiration, I hope to help underprivileged students become world class engineers.”
Nenad Miljkovic

New understanding of condensation could lead to better power plant condenser, de-icing materials

January 24, 2020 - Nenad Miljkovic and colleagues show the necessity of water repellency is unclear and that the slipperiness between the droplets and solid surface appears to be more critical to the clearing of condensation. This has implications for the costs associated with power generation and technologies like de-icing surfaces for power lines and aircraft.
Daniel Weinacht

Weinacht named Senior VP at S&L

January 24, 2020 - Sargent & Lundy has appointed Daniel Weinacht (MSME '86, PhDME '92) as a senior vice president and senior project director.
Online programs

MechSE sits high in new U.S. News online programs rankings

January 23, 2020 - U.S. News and World Report has ranked MechSE’s online mechanical engineering master’s degree programs as #3 in the nation.
Narayana Aluru

Aluru wins ASME Ted Belytschko Award

January 17, 2020 - Narayana Aluru won for “outstanding contributions to nanomechanics by developing advanced computational techniques and multiscale approaches, revealing novel mechanics at small scales, and providing leadership to the computational mechanics community.”
ME 370

ME 370: Chopped!

January 16, 2020 - The Fall 2019 semester's assignment for ME 370 (Mechanical Design I)? Build a fruit and vegetable chopper!
Sehitoglu and Koric

MechSE faculty featured at international conference

January 10, 2020 - Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu and Research Associate Professor Seid Koric both presented at the International Conference on Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture 2020.
Jin-Won Kim

Kim wins best paper award at IEEE conference

January 10, 2020 - A recent publication from MechSE PhD student Jin-Won Kim's and his advisor Prashant Mehta won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.
William Jackson

Alumnus Jackson to head Discovery Partners Institute

January 8, 2020 - William Jackson (BSME '82, MSME '83) to assume leadership position of the world-class center for research and innovation led by the U of I System.
ME 371 Fall 2019 Mechanical Design II

Inside the Classroom: ME 371

January 6, 2020 - ME senior Stef Anderson talks about her team's design project for ME 371 (Mechanical Design II) that culminated at the end of the fall semester.
ASME summit

Illinois ASME chapter holds Midwestern Summit

December 20, 2019 - The mechanical engineering student society is expanding its reach by conferencing with other Big Ten and Midwest universities.
Alexander Vakakis

Vakakis wins Humboldt Research Award

December 19, 2019 - Willett Professor Alexander Vakakis has been named the winner of a 2020 Humboldt Foundation Research Award.
Juyoung Leem

Leem receives MRS honors, Stanford fellowship

December 18, 2019 - PhD student Juyoung Leem has won two MRS awards and a Stanford TomKat Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Jie Feng

Feng wins campus funding for work on drug delivery optimization with nanoparticles

December 18, 2019 - Professor Jie Feng hopes nanoparticle engineering could significantly increase the solubility of orally ingested drugs and enhance their absorption in the body. He aims to make the production of nanomedicines more efficient for controlled release, as well as reduce the number of pills necessary to ensure a full dosage, targeting the infectious diseases prevalent in developing countries where medicine is not always easily obtained.
Harley Johnson

Johnson selected as SES Fellow

December 16, 2019 - The Society of Engineering Sciences has recognized Harley Johnson, MechSE professor and Grainger Engineering associate dean for research.
Peter Davis

Davis wins campus-wide photo competition

December 13, 2019 - MechSE undergraduate Peter Davis has won the “This Learning Life” photo contest.
Kelly Stephani and Gaurav Bahl

Bahl, Stephani reflect on PECASE awards

December 13, 2019 - MechSE's Gaurav Bahl and Kelly Stephani have built nationally recognized research programs.
Lu MEB construction

Lu MEB progress photos: Slideshow 4

December 13, 2019 - Take an up-close look as the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building is transformed.
Jasmine Brown

C-U resident benefits from ‘perfect’ MechSE project

December 11, 2019 - A local woman received a gait trainer engineered by one of the department's Fall 2019 Senior Capstone Design teams.

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