News Archive

Jerad Hanson

Hanson wins Department of Defense fellowship

July 23, 2020 - MechSE alumnus Alex Hanson has won a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.
Paul Fischer

Fischer assists Argonne to conduct largest-ever simulation of flow inside internal combustion engine

July 22, 2020 - MechSE and CS professor Paul Fischer consulted with the scientists on the validity of the calculations of the Nek5000, Nek5000, Argonne's fluid-thermal simulation code.
Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler

New center proposes intelligent wearables to improve quality of life

July 17, 2020 - Faculty involved in the Center for Wearable Intelligent Technologies aim to improve human health, wellness, and performance.
Kitt Peterson

Peterson publishes two high-impact studies on electromagnetic device materials

July 17, 2020 - Recent PhD graduate Kitt Peterson was recently published in Science and will be joining the Georgia Tech Research Institute Advanced Concepts Laboratory next month.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan leads seminar with robotics community

July 16, 2020 - Naira Hovakimyan presented an open-to-the-public seminar on "Safe Learning and Control with L1 Adaptation."
Saif and Elhebeary

Findings on silicon behavior could impact electronics design

July 15, 2020 - Professor Taher Saif and grad student Mohamed Elhebeary have elucidated a mechanical behavior in silicon, a material used widely in the electronics industry.
Nolan Clarke

VR mindfulness app selected as top student startup

July 14, 2020 - MechSE undergrad Nolan Clarke and his team have created vrtumind, a mobile app that utilizes personalized technology such as audio, AR (augmented reality), and VR (virtual reality) to help young adults develop mindful habits.
Moshe Matalon

Matalon wins prestigious Gold Medal from Combustion Institute

July 10, 2020 - Moshe Matalon was awarded the Ya. B. Zeldovich Gold Medal, the Combustion Institute's highest honor.
Andrew Alleyne

Alleyne addresses American Control Conference

July 10, 2020 - MechSE professor Andrew Alleyne gave the plenary talk--virtually--for the annual conference.
King in BTN feature

King, RapidVent featured on Big Ten Network

July 9, 2020 - The Illinois RapidVent and MechSE Professor William King have been airplay on BTN recently.
Randy Ewoldt

Ewoldt, Motif FoodWorks to improve sensory experience of plant-based foods

July 7, 2020 - Motif, with Professor Randy Ewoldt and engineers from the University of Illinois at Chicago, will explore how rheological research and principals from mechanical and chemical engineering can be applied to design better plant-based foods.
Seth Kenkel

Grad student helps develop new techniques to improve atomic force microscopy

July 7, 2020 - Researchers have developed a new method to improve the noise associated with nanoscale chemical imaging using atomic force microscopy. The improvements will increase the versatility and the precision of the instrument.
Katie Matlack

Matlack wins Army grant for new materials design

July 1, 2020 - Katie Matlack's new materials could be used for protective equipment, such as armor or components of vehicles or aircrafts. Instead of adding extra elements or active mechanisms to give a desired property, they could be designed into the material itself.
Amy Wagoner Johnson

Wagoner Johnson speaks out on mixed messaging in academe

July 1, 2020 - In this time of converging crises, as task forces and committees form to address the incredibly important and timely issues of racial justice and health-care inequities, the same underrepresented faculty members will undoubtedly be asked to do more and more. They will be asked to spend time helping advance the very system that, when it comes to tenure and promotion, does not value the work they are asked to do.
Juyoung Leem

Elsevier awards recent MechSE graduate

June 30, 2020 - Dr. Juyoung Leem (PhDME ’20) won second place in the company's Carbon Journal Prizes for 2020.
Haley Tholen and Arielle Pfeil

Two undergrad researchers awarded at campus symposium

June 29, 2020 - Arielle Pfeil and Haley Tholen, both research assistants in Amy Wagoner Johnson's lab, won Outstanding Poster Presentation awards at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the spring.
Gabriel Juarez

Juarez study of bacterial growth on oil droplets could improve oil spill mitigation

June 29, 2020 - Gabriel Juarez and grad student Vincent Hickl hope to gain a better understanding of the impact of bacterial growth on oil droplet size and morphology, which would help guide oil spill mitigation strategies by informing decision-makers with fundamental and sound scientific results.
Lili Cai

Cai recognized as top 35 early-career global pioneer

June 26, 2020 - Assistant Professor Lili Cai was named to MIT Technology Review's 35 Under 35 list for her development of energy-efficient textiles.
Mehta and West

Mehta, West receive DTI award

June 24, 2020 - MechSE professors among recients of the Digital Transformation Institute's COVID-19 Awards.
Kyle Smith

Smith, Liu review modeling processes to inform future water desalination efforts

June 24, 2020 - Kyle Smith and Sizhe Liu say that new modeling processes can be used to inform electrode material/microstructure design, to assign energy losses to electrode-scale mass and charge transport mechanisms, to bridge length scales, and to capture kinetic and diffusion processes when battery-like electrode materials are used in water desalination applications.