News Archive

Zachary Berent

Berent awarded ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship

November 15, 2018 - PhD candidate Zachary Berent received the ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship to prepare him for a variety of roles in teaching and administration.
Arend van der Zande - NSF MRSEC

van der Zande, colleagues create best known graphene transistor

November 14, 2018 - Arend van der Zande, his postdoctoral researcher Jangyup Son, and colleagues in the Illinois Materials Research Science and Engineering Center have developed the best performing graphene transistor as demonstrated in the literature. Their work was published in Nature Communications.
Harley Johnson

Johnson recognized for leadership in diversity and inclusion

November 9, 2018 - Professor Harley Johnson was awarded the campus' 2018 Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award for Leadership in Diversity.
SWE award winners

MechSE women collect national awards at SWE conference

November 9, 2018 - Professor Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, undergraduate Abby Pakeltis, and alumna Ann Peedikayil all won competitive awards at this year's national SWE conference.
Mariana Kersh

Kersh studies what influences the mechanical and structural properties of bone

November 7, 2018 - MechSE professor Mariana Kersh has studied athletes, animals, aging women, and many other groups as part of her research on the mechanical and structural properties of bone, cartilage, and connective tissue.
Professor Tonghun Lee

Center for UAS Propulsion launched at Illinois

November 5, 2018 - MechSE professor Tonghun Lee will lead CUP, funded by the Army Research Laboratory.
Ophelia Bolmin

Travel grant for Bolmin accelerates work on click beetle-inspired robots

November 2, 2018 - Thanks to a campus travel grant, PhD candidate Ophelia Bolmin spent time at Argonne National Lab and in Atlanta to further her robotic work inspired by click beetles.
Dhawal Thakare

Thakare places third in Research Live! for self-healing coatings

October 31, 2018 - Graduate student Dhawal Thakare wins third place for showcasing his research on self-healing coatings at the campus-wide Research Live! competition on October 23.
Mavis Future Faculty Fellows

Four from MechSE selected as Mavis Fellows

October 30, 2018 - Grad students Jun Li, Umer Huzaifa, Chinnappamudaliar Rajagopal, and Kaihao Zhang were named 2018-19 Mavis Future Faculty Fellows through the College of Engineering.
Harley Johnson and Sameh Tawfick

Johnson, Tawfick advance moire pattern research

October 29, 2018 - A greater understanding could affect the development of new lubricants and coatings and in creating impact-resistant materials.

Faculty awarded NSF grant to develop bio-hybrid soft architectures

October 26, 2018 - MechSE professors Mattia Gazzola, Taher Saif, and other colleagues recently won a major, $2M grant from the National Science Foundation for their project.
Leon Liebenberg

Liebenberg mixes conventional learning and play

October 25, 2018 - MechSE's Leon Liebenberg is using play-in-learning teaching methods as a method of enhancing classroom learning.
young faculty recognition

MechSE celebrates junior faculty achievements

October 23, 2018 - Six of MechSE’s young faculty were recognized yesterday for their outstanding achievements in their early careers.
Amy Wagoner Johnson and Gabriel Juarez

MechSE researchers explore new field of coral reef engineering

October 22, 2018 - With a new grant to work on coral reef recovery and propagation, Amy Wagoner Johnson and Gabriel Juarez hope to give researchers everywhere the foundation to invest in reversing our coral populations and even lead to solving problems in several other fields.
Aimy Wissa Katie Matlack

Matlack, Wissa collaborate with researchers at Wright-Patterson

October 16, 2018 - Professors Katie Matlack and Aimy Wissa completed independent summer fellowships at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Sanjiv Sinha

Sinha leading study to improve low-temperature heat exchanger performance

October 16, 2018 - Professors Sinha, Salapaka, Ferreira, Shao, and Miljkovic are working to make economically viable heat exchangers that have better thermal and thermomechanical performance.
Sidney Lu

Groundbreaking marks transformational moment in department history

October 15, 2018 - The Transform MEB groundbreaking celebration was attended by several hundred from the campus community.
Professor Morteza Gharib

Gharib covers Saint Elmo’s fire and more at Talbot

October 10, 2018 - Dr. Morteza (Mory) Gharib presented “Toroidal plasmoid generation via extreme hydrodynamic shear” in the NCSA auditorium on October 9.

Hsiao-Wecksler and ISE colleagues improve crutch with flexible robotics

October 9, 2018 - Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler and ISE colleagues have created a game-changing crutch design.
Transform MEB

New MEB will transform MechSE education and innovation

October 8, 2018 - On October 12, 2018, MechSE will celebrate its largest undertaking ever, with the groundbreaking celebration for the Mechanical Engineering Building.