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