News Archive

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.

Thiessen receives top MechSE alumni honor

March 15, 2018 - Phillip W. Thiessen, a Senior Fellow for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), received the 2018 MechSE 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Gaurav Bahl

Bahl and team demonstrate existence of new form of electronic matter

March 14, 2018 - Gaurav Bahl and other researchers have produced a “human scale” demonstration of a new phase of matter called quadrupole topological insulators.
Pi Tau Sigma at the University of Illinois

Pi Tau Sigma wins national recognition

March 13, 2018 - PTS was honored with the Outstanding Performance Award and the Outstanding Service Award at the fraternity's national convention.
EOH 2018

MechSE wins Spirit of Illini Award for top department at EOH

March 12, 2018 - Throngs of visitors passed through MEL and the surrounding areas during the annual spring event.
Placid Ferreira

MechSE tackles tough manufacturing problems

March 9, 2018 - SME profiles the robust past and active current research in manufacturing that's happening in MechSE, focusing on Professors Placid Ferreira and Shiv Kapoor.
William King

Illinois researchers develop heat switch for electronics

March 8, 2018 - Professors King and Miljkovic have led a team to develop a switch for heat flows in electronics systems.
Mariana Kersh

Kersh awarded NBA grant to study tibia stress

March 7, 2018 - Professor Mariana Kersh, with funding from the NBA, aims to determine how muscle fatigue might influence fracture risk during different basketball maneuvers.
Bill Jackson

Jackson honored among College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni

March 5, 2018 - Alumnus Bill Jackson will be recognized April 7 by the College of Engineering.
Pat Calabrese

In Memoriam: Pat Calabrese, MechSE Distinguished Alumnus

February 27, 2018 - Pat Calabrese (BSME '49) passed away February 17, 2018.
Naira Hovakimyan

Illinois professor’s groundbreaking flight control system undergoes third round of testing

February 25, 2018 - Naira Hovakimyan has begun an unprecedented third round of flight tests using her L1 adaptive control system. Her team and the pilots at Edwards Air Force Base will be deploying the technology on very aggressive failures over the next several weeks.
SungWoo Nam

Nam wins Rose Award for Teaching Excellence

February 22, 2018 - SungWoo Nam has won the competitive Rose Award from the College of Engineering for his teaching innovations.
Gaurav Bahl

Bahl wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

February 21, 2018 - MechSE’s Gaurav Bahl is one of six assistant professors to be awarded the 2018 College of Engineering Dean’s Excellence in Research Award.