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Judith Liebman

Liebman recognized among 150 women for Illinois sesquicentennial

April 16, 2018 - Judith Liebman, MechSE's first female tenured professor, was named among Illinois' "150 for 150: Celebrating the Accomplishments of Women."
Sameh Tawfick

Strong carbon fiber artificial muscles can lift 12,600 times their own weight

April 13, 2018 - MechSE's Sameh Tawfick and postdoctoral fellow Caterina Lamuta have designed super-strong artificial muscles.
MechSE Staff Award for Exemplary Service

Moxley, Muskin named exemplary MechSE staff in 2018

April 12, 2018 - Paula Moxley and Joe Muskin were recognized by their peers for the MechSE Staff Award for Exemplary Service.
Tonghun Lee

Lee, army researchers conduct first-ever combustion experiment with X-rays

April 12, 2018 - Working with U.S. Army researchers, MechSE associate professor Tonghun Lee made an historic first with an experiment in a gas turbine combustor using X-rays.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan offers keynote at cyber-physical systems workshop

April 11, 2018 - Professor Naira Hovakimyan was invited to present a keynote lecture at the National Science Foundation's conference to advance research and development in cyber-physical systems.

Schmidt advancing street sweeper engine tech

April 10, 2018 - Alumnus Ron Schmidt (BSME ’82), VP of technology development at Elgin Sweeper, has spearheaded an engineering breakthrough in the street sweeper industry.
Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler

Hsiao-Wecksler named among 150 accomplished women in Illinois history

April 9, 2018 - "150 for 150: Celebrating the Accomplishments of Women," part of the campus sesquicentennial celebrations, includes MechSE professor Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler.
Nagendra Palle

Palle named COO at VaaS

April 6, 2018 - Global leader in image recognition, data, and analytical technology, hires MechSE alumnus Nagendra Palle (PhDME ’93).
Missy Biehl, Gehr Dullerud, Stephanie Ott-Monsivais, Sanjiv Sinha

Four from MechSE named Outstanding Advisors

April 5, 2018 - Missy Biehl, Geir Dullerud, Stephanie Ott-Monsivais, and Sanjiv Sinha were named 2018 Engineering Council Outstanding Advisors.
Harley Johnson

Johnson’s leadership, service has impact across UI system

April 4, 2018 - In the last several years, Professor Harley Johnson has been appointed to serve on college, campus, and university system-level committees that impact faculty research, diversity, and other major topics.
Kevin Wise

Alumnus Wise elected NAE member

April 3, 2018 - Three-time MechSE alumnus Kevin Wise has been named to the National Academy of Engineering.
Thiago Marinho

Graduate student earns coveted internship at X

April 2, 2018 - PhD candidate Thiago Marinho has been selected as an intern at X (the company previously known as Google X).
Leonardo Chamorro

Chamorro team’s advances on passive flow control published in PNAS

March 29, 2018 - MechSE's Leonardo Chamorro's group and collaborators from Purdue are using a bio-inspired coating to control separated flows.
Lallit Anand

Anand discusses gel mechanics at 2018 Soo Lecture

March 28, 2018 - MIT mechanical engineering professor Lallit Anand visited Illinois for the MechSE distinguished lecture.
The Future of Assistive Co-robots

Three MechSE finalists in Image of Research competition

March 27, 2018 - MechSE graduate students boast finalist entries in this year's Image of Research competition, which highlights the research images from students across campus.
Jodi Gritten

Gritten wins Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award

March 26, 2018 - POETS staff member Jodi Gritten has won the competitive campus award.
top grad student publication activity

Jacobi honors graduate students with top publication activity

March 23, 2018 - Sixteen graduate students were recognized for their high-achieving publication activities in 2017.
Nemanja Kuzmanovic

MechSE undergrad wins CS Larson Transfer Student Award

March 22, 2018 - Nemanja Kuzmanovic, a senior in mechanical engineering, won the College of Engineering CS Larson Transfer Student Award.
Bharat Gaurav Award

MechSE alumnus receives India’s prestigious Bharat Gaurav Award

March 21, 2018 - An alumnus of MechSE has been awarded a Bharat Guarav Award from the India International Friendship Society.
MechSE Outstanding Young Alumni - Kat Svoboda

Meet MechSE’s Outstanding Young Alumni for 2018

March 16, 2018 - Andrew Hamilton and Kathryn Svoboda were named MechSE's Outstanding Young Alumni this year.

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