News Archive

Sameh Tawfick

Students select Tawfick for Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence

February 22, 2019 - Fro the third time in four years, a MechSE faculty wins the Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence. For 2019, that winner is Assistant Professor Sameh Tawfick.
Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

February 22, 2019 - Nenad Miljkovic was honored as one of this year's recipients of the competitive College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Research.
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Ostoja-Starzewski publishes book in prestigious monograph series

February 19, 2019 - Martin Ostoja-Starzewski new book addresses a specific challenge posed by many areas of continuum physics and mechanics.
Harry Dankowicz

Dankowicz honored with Rose Award for Teaching Excellence

February 15, 2019 - Harry Dankowicz wins the College of Engineering Rose Award for Teaching Excellence for 2019.
Aimy Wissa

Illinois researchers first to show importance of hinge morphology of click beetle’s latch mechanism

February 14, 2019 - A team of Illinois mechanical engineers and entomologists continue their first-of-its-kind work on the click beetle, this time presenting novel synchrotron X-ray footage that shows the hinge morphology of the beetle's latch mechanism.
Leon Liebenberg

Liebenberg’s ME 270 introduces redesign into the curriculum

February 12, 2019 - Dr. Leon Liebenberg gave ME 270 an exciting overhaul last semester with the integration of 10 mini projects and a new focus on sustainability and redesign.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan kicks off NSF project to test package delivery via drones, ride-sharing vehicles

February 11, 2019 - Naira Hovakimyan's "SYNergetic DROne delivery network in MEtropolis" study will examine the feasibility of using a combination of drones and ride-sharing vehicles to deliver packages to consumers.
Mattia Gazzola

Gazzola, colleagues develop ag robots in response to labor shortage

February 6, 2019 - A diverse group of Illinois researchers are working together to develop robots capable of reducing the agricultural industry’s reliance on manual labor.
Richard Keane

Keane retirement wraps 20+ years of teaching

February 5, 2019 - After 24 years in the department, Dr. Richard Keane celebrates his retirement.
Chenhui Shao

First course of its kind prepares students for big data in manufacturing

February 1, 2019 - Chenhui Shao has created a new course, Manufacturing Data and Quality Systems, that is one of the first of its kind in the country, aiming to prepare students to tackle the big data analytics that are becoming more prevalent in manufacturing.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan: Drones, AI can help farmers grow more food

January 31, 2019 - MechSE Professor Naira Hovakimyan discusses how technology such as drones and artificial intelligence can help farmers grow more food.
james pikul

King, alumnus Pikul, colleagues develop “metallic wood”

January 30, 2019 - MechSE alumnus James Pikul (now at the University of Pennsylvania), MechSE professor Bill King, MatSE faculty, and other colleagues have developed a sheet of nickel with nanoscale pores that make it as strong as titanium but four to five times lighter.
Anna Alvarez

Alvarez receives NBT manufacturing scholarship

January 28, 2019 - Undergrad Anna Alvarez won a scholarship from Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs to support her education.
Gaurav Chaudhary and Randy Ewoldt

MechSE team helping to unravel the mysteries of the hagfish's slimy defense

January 28, 2019 - Research from Gaurav Chaudhary and Randy Ewoldt has gained widespread attention since publication.
Seok Kim

Groundbreaking new reusable adhesive works underwater

January 26, 2019 - Professor Seok Kim has developed a ground-breaking adhesive that's strong, reversible, and works when submerged in water.
Joseph Bentsman

Mold oscillator control research impacts steel industry, transitions to academia

January 22, 2019 - Research and development on a mold oscillator control, from Joseph Bentsman and Brian Thomas, is providing real-time results for Nucor Steel Decator and other companies in the steel industry.
Kevin Wise

Wise presents inaugural Distinguished Alumnus Seminar

January 21, 2019 - Kevin Wise presented the department's first MechSE Distinguished Alumnus Seminar on January 15, 2019.
Naira Hovakimyan

AIAA features Hovakimyan as plenary lecturer

January 18, 2019 - MechSE professor Naira Hovakimyan was honored at the AIAA's 2019 Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Conference on January 10.
MechSE Illinois

Alumnus Najjar named ASME Fellow

January 15, 2019 - ME alumnus Fady Najjar was named a 2018 ASME Fellow.
Mohamed Elhebeary

Elhebeary wins MRS graduate student award

January 11, 2019 - PhD candidate Mohamed Elhebeary was one of just 24 students internationally to win the Silver Award from the Materials Research Society in the fall.