News Archive


Hsiao-Wecksler and ISE colleagues improve crutch with flexible robotics

October 9, 2018 - Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler and ISE colleagues have created a game-changing crutch design.
Transform MEB

New MEB will transform MechSE education and innovation

October 8, 2018 - On October 12, 2018, MechSE will celebrate its largest undertaking ever, with the groundbreaking celebration for the Mechanical Engineering Building.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan earns prestigious AIAA honor for pioneering book

October 6, 2018 - MechSE professor Naira Hovakimyan was selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Pendray Aerospace Literature Award for 2019.
Matt West

West’s PrairieLearn making waves of change across campus

October 6, 2018 - Matt West's efforts to computerize the testing process has actually re-humanized the learning process.
Jun Li

Li receives prestigious ASHRAE fellowship

October 1, 2018 - MechSE PhD candidate Jun Li was recently given a Grant-in-Aid award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Baja SAE's Drive Day

Baja students, alumni unite for Drive Day

September 25, 2018 - Drive Day is an annual Baja SAE event in which the team goes off-roading at South Fork Dirt Riders in Taylorville, Illinois.
Sameh Tawfick

Tawfick’s fiber research contributes to sustainable paper products

September 24, 2018 - Fresh Press produces and sells paper stock and greeting cards from various fibers such as rye, soy, hemp, corn, and ash. MechSE's Sam Tawfick conducts research into the behavioral properties of the fibers.
Stefan Elbel

Elbel paper tops list of most cited

September 21, 2018 - Stefan Elbel's limited review submission paper, with 70 citations so far, tops the list for the International Journal of Refrigeration.
Mark Van den Avont

Undergrad entrepreneur reaches new heights through iVenture Accelerator

September 20, 2018 - Sophomore Mark Van den Avont, who was profiled by MechSE earlier this year, is moving full steam ahead with his safer gymnastics mat product, thanks to the assistance of the campus' iVenture Accelerator at the Gies College of Business.
Seid Koric

Koric, NSCA collaborations with industry result in computational breakthroughs

September 19, 2018 - MechSE's Seid Koric and NCSA collaborators worked with Rolls Royce, Cray, and Livermore Software Technology Coporation to scale up implicit finite element analysis.
Seid Koric

Koric keynote speaker at international supercomputing conference

September 13, 2018 - MechSE's Seid Koric presented a keynote lecture about NCSA breakthroughs at the International Supercomputing Conference in June.
Alison Dunn

Dunn discusses hydrogels on engineering podcast

September 13, 2018 - Professor Alison Dunn talks about her hydrogel work as part of her NSF CAREER Award, on the College of Engineering podcast.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan wants drones to team with ride sharing vehicles for package delivery

September 11, 2018 - Naira Hovakimyan's new research aims to enable drones carrying packages to descend on a ride-sharing vehicle and magnetically dock a package to the roof of the vehicle.
Sameh Tawfick

Illinois engineers protect artifacts by graphene gilding

September 10, 2018 - Professor Sameh Tawfick has discovered a way to use the 2D material graphene to double the protective quality of gilding.

King's company only "Lighthouse" honoree in U.S.

September 7, 2018 - Fast Radius is one of only nine companies worldwide named a Manufacturing Lighthouse by the World Economic Forum.
Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler

Hsiao-Wecksler named Fellow of American Society of Biomechanics

September 6, 2018 - Professor Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler joins the 2018 class of Fellows of the American Society of Biomechanics.
Illini Solar Car

Illini Solar Car makes first appearance in American Solar Challenge

September 4, 2018 - The team participated in the eight-day event that totaled 1,774 miles across five states.
Jon and Anne Dantzig Graduate Scholarship Fund

Dantzig gives back to support student research in biological concentrations

August 31, 2018 - Professor Emeritus Jon Dantzig and his wife Anne give back to MechSE with the generosity of a new graduate student scholarship.
Pratap Vanka

Vanka named visiting professor at IIT

August 29, 2018 - Pratap Vanka will serve as a visiting professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic earns early career award from ASME ICNMM

August 29, 2018 - Nenad Miljkovic has won the ASME International Conference On Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (ICNMM) Outstanding Early Career Award.