March 23, 2020 - In the 2021 graduate school rankings from U.S. News and World Report, the MechSE Department improved to No. 5 in mechanical engineering.
March 12, 2020 - Michael Cai Wang (MSME ‘14, PhD ME ’18) won an NSF CAREER award, which will support his group’s work on scalable advanced manufacturing of atomically thin 2D layered materials.
March 11, 2020 - MechSE undergrad Mark Van den Avont (BSME ’21) joined the Grainger College of Engineering podcast “Engineering Is” to discuss his experiences in founding a startup as a college freshman.
March 6, 2020 - Illinois researchers including Naira Hovakimyan, along with the University of Oregon, worked with Hovakimyan's Intelinair to develop new computer vision techniques that solve complex pattern recognition problems through deep learning methods.
March 6, 2020 - Forbes profiles MechSE alumna Melonee Wise (BSME '04, MSME '06), whose startup Fetch Robotics is debuting its fully autonomous cart, called CartConnect500, for warehouses. It can lift and transport 1,100 lbs of freight.
February 24, 2020 - Assistant Professor Chenhui Shao was awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to work on smart ultrasonic metal welding.
February 19, 2020 - Associate Professor Seok Kim aims to provide a straightforward pathway to a new digital microfluidic platform without electrowetting-related limitations.
February 13, 2020 - MechSE Professors King and Miljkovic have demonstrated a new type of air jet cooler that overcomes previous barriers to jet cooling systems. Using additive manufacturing, they created an air jet cooling system in a single component that can direct high-speed air onto multiple electronics hot spots.
February 9, 2020 - Professor Narayana Aluru has been honored by the International Association of Computational Mechanics for his distinguished record of research and accomplishment.
February 5, 2020 - “Our idea is to use strain induced by elastic deformation based on the principles of mechanics that we know well. The question is, how do we do it well, and how do we do it so that it’s scalable? How do we control it to a degree that's pure or better than conventional approaches? That will be my focus during this time," said SungWoo Nam.
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.