November 22, 2019 - For the second year in a row, Arend van der Zande made Clarivate's list of Highly Cited Researchers, a global list of the world's researchers who produced the most influential papers.
November 20, 2019 - Kyle Smith published the sole paper from an Illinois researcher in a focus issue of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society in honor of Illinois' Richard Alkire, professor emeritus of the ChBE Department.
November 15, 2019 - Dunn won the 2019 Burt L. Newkirk Award for “first-of-their-kind contributions to the understanding of soft-soft interface lubrication by interpreting the slip interface through poroelastic mechanics and complex fluid mechanics.”
November 14, 2019 - New research by engineers at Illinois combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene – a question that has eluded scientists since graphene was first isolated. The findings are reported in the journal Nature Materials.
November 13, 2019 - Katie Matlack was the only winner from Illinois this year of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's competitive Young Investigator Program award.
October 31, 2019 - MechSE's newest professor, João Ramos, along with MIT researchers, developed a small-scale bipedal robot with quick, humanlike reflexes and which is guided by a person from a remote location who feels the same physical forces the robot is experiencing.
October 28, 2019 - Professor Joseph Bentsman will lead a multidisciplinary team with a $1M grant to develop a fundamental scientific basis and novel configurations for autonomous robotic electrosurgery. The team includes MechSE Professors Martin Ostoja-Starzewski and Leonardo Chamorro, among others.
October 28, 2019 - Postdoc Jangyup Son and his advisor, Arend van der Zande, have opened a world of possibilities by discovering a method of using chemical functionalization to tune and pattern graphene’s surface properties.
October 28, 2019 - SungWoo Nam and his graduate student, Keong Yong, successfully applied kirigami architectures to graphene, an ultra-thin material, to create sensors suitable for wearable devices.