February 2, 2006 - M&IE students Ian Peterson and Robert Wille have been named to the 2005-2006 class of the Knights of St. Patrick , two of only seven students in the College of Engineering so honored. The Knight of St. Patrick is an annual award given by the College of Engineering to students who represent leadership, excellence in character, and exceptional contribution to the College of Engineering. The award is one of the highest honors given to students by the College.
December 19, 2005 - Andrew AlleyneAndrew Alleyne has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Fellow grade recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.
December 18, 2005 - Young Huang will receive the 2006 Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal. The award is given to scholars within 15 years of their terminal degree whose work has already had high impact on the engineering sciences.
November 9, 2005 - A recording of this year's Soo Lecture on October 6th is now available online. The topic of this year's lecture was "Geometric Fluid Mechanics: Lagrangian Coherent Structures and Swimmers " by Prof. Jerrold Marsden. This video is compatible only with Microsoft Internet Explorer. The video is available at the following web address: http://online.engr.uiuc.edu/webcourses/me_soo/soo_2005/
October 27, 2005 - Orange and Blue team member Aaron Foege explains the bike's design to judges in the Parker Chainless ChallengeA hydraulically powered bicycle designed by M&IE students took first place in the first Parker Chainless Challenge human-hydraulic powered bicycle race, sponsored by the Parker Hannifin Corporation. The Orange and Blue team took first place in three of seven categories judged, including Manufacturability, Marketability and Cost.
December 31, 2003 - Elizabeth Hsiao-WeckslerThe Center for Advanced Study has named Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler a Fellow and Taher Saif an Associate for 2004-2005.
December 31, 2003 - Profs. Brian Thomas and Pratap Vanka and graduate student Quan Yuan received the 2004 Robert W. Hunt Silver Medal for the best original paper on iron and steel from the Association for Iron and Steel Technology.
December 31, 2003 - Professor Emeritus Clark BullardAt the 2004 Winter Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Professor Emeritus Clark Bullard received the F. Paul Anderson Award, the organization's highest technical honor. Tony Jacobi received the E. K. Campbell Award, and Professor Emeritus John Chato was elected to the grade of Fellow.
December 31, 2003 - Narayana Aluru and Srinivasa Salapaka joined M&IE in January. Aluru, who completed his PhD in civil and electrical engineering at Stanford University in 1995, had been a faculty member in the Department of General Engineering. His research focuses on the comuptational analysis and design aspects of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), micro/nano-fluidics, bio-MEMS and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS).
December 31, 2003 - Young Huang will receive the Melville Medal at the Winter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in November. He and co-authors Peng Zhang of the University of Connecticut, Huajian Gao of the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Germany, and K. C. Hwang of Tsinghua University in China were honored for their paper "Fracture nucleation in single-wall carbon nanotubes under tension: A continuum analysis incorporating interatomic potentials," which appeared in Journal of Applied Mechanics.
December 31, 2003 - Jon DantzigJon Dantzig has been chosen to be the recipient of the 2005 Bruce Chalmers Award by The Materials Society. The award recognizes Prof. Dantzig's impressive record of research and publications in the field of solidification processing.
December 31, 2003 - Professors Richard Buckius, Anthony Jacobi, Norman Miller, Ty Newell, and Charles Tucker were named to the Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Fall 2003.
December 31, 2003 - Mark Shannon and Xudong Zhang received 2004 Xerox Awards for Faculty Research from the College of Engineering. Prof. Shannon was among four associate professors and Prof. Zhang was among four assistant professors to be honored.
December 31, 2002 - The Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS), directed by Placid Ferreira, was established by the National Science Foundation.
December 31, 2002 - Darrell SocieDarrell Socie was made an honorary member of Deutscher Verband fur Materialforschung and -prufung, Germany's equivalent of the American Society for Testing and Materials.
December 31, 2002 - Andrew AlleyneAndrew Alleyne received the 2003 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
December 31, 2002 - Professor Emeritus Judith LiebmanProfessor Emeritus Judith Liebman gave the Omega Rho Distinguished Lecture at the national meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.
December 31, 2002 - In the photo, Nichols is flanked by Milt Davis (l), a member of the Board of Directors of the Dads Association, and Professor Ty Newell (r).Donna Nichols, Academic Advisor for Undergraduate Students, has received an Outstanding Staff Member Award from the Dads Association of the University of Illinois. Nichols has been advising undergraduate students in the department since 1993. Before joining M&IE, she was an executive recruiter for engineers and physicians.