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In an investiture ceremony held April 3, Mark Shannon was honored as the third James W. Bayne Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

Shannon Named Bayne Professor

April 4, 2006 - Professor Mark ShannonIn an investiture ceremony held April 3, Mark Shannon was honored as the third James W. Bayne Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Shannon has brought his expertise in nanoscale, microscale and mesoscale science to bear on problems related to homeland security, manufacturing, water purity and other areas. He is the director of the Center of Advanced Materials for Purification of Water with Systems (WaterCAMPWS).
The Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS) held its third annual Industry Advisory Board Meeting on Thursday, March 16th. Representatives from 24 com...

Nano-CEMMS Holds 3rd Annual IAB Meeting

April 2, 2006 - The Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS) held its third annual Industry Advisory Board Meeting on Thursday, March 16th. Representatives from 24 companies heard presentations about nanomanufacturing challenges and opportunities from Hewlett Packard, Motorola and Lockheed Martin. Nano-CEMMS researchers gave presentations describing some exciting recent technology developments.
WaterCLEAR, a two-year program for high school science teachers, got underway on March 17 in a meeting that introduced participants to water purification issues.

The WaterCAMPWS Kicks Off New Initiative

March 29, 2006 - Lynn Burdick of the University of Illinois Office of Educational Technology leads a session on webquests during the first WaterCLEAR workshop on March 17.In collaboration with the Illinois Math and Science Academy, The WaterCAMPWS will assist high school science teachers in developing teaching modules related to water purification, including desalination and reuse, decontamination and disinfection.
Kent Schien has been selected as the 2006 Region VII Subcontractor of the Year by the U. S. Small Business Adminstration.

Alumnus Named Subcontractor of the Year

March 15, 2006 - Kent SchienKent Schien (BSME 1981) has been chosen a 2006 Subcontractor of the Year by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognition of his "hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to [his] community." Schien will represent Region VII during National Small Business Week events to be held in Washington, DC, April 12 and 13. He is the President and CEO of Innoventor, Inc., an engineering technology solutions company based in Maryland Heights, MO.
Recent graduates Andrew Honegger and Andy Phillip, co-founders of Microlocution, Inc., took top honors in the V. Dale Cozad Business Plan Competition.

M&IE Alums Win Business Competition

March 8, 2006 - From left to right, Microlution Inc. founders Andrew Honegger and Andy Phillip in their lab.Andrew Honegger and Andy Phillip, who completed master's degrees in mechanical engineering in December 2005, won the open division of the V. Dale Cozad Business Plan Competition for their plan to market a micromanufacturing machine tool.
The Communication-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center's CO2 Cooling Development Team, which includes Professor Pega Hrnjak, has received the US Army's 2004-05 Environmental Exce...

Prof. Hrnjak Receives Environmental Award from US Army

February 28, 2006 - Prof. Pega Hrnjak
Professor Ning Wang, formerly of the Harvard School of Public Health, and Associate Professor Jon Freund, formerly of the U of I Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, have joined the dep...

M&IE Adds Two to Faculty

February 28, 2006 - Professor Ning Wang was an Associate Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology in the Harvard School of Public Health, where his research explored the mechanisms that control how living cells and tissues respond to mechanical forces, as well as the role of pre-stress in the cytoskeleton on mechanotransduction and other cell functions.
Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski was named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of the Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in January 2006.

Dr. Martin Ostoja Starzewski Named Associate Fellow of the AIAA

February 4, 2006 - Prof. Martin Ostoja-StarzewskiProfessor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski was named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of the Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in January 2006. The AIAA Associate Fellows are individuals of distinction who made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.
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.

Two M&IE Students Named Knights of St. Patrick

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.
Andrew Alleyne has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Dr. Alleyne Elected ASME Fellow

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.
Young Huang will receive the 2006 Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal

Dr. Huang to Receive 2006 Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal

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.
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...

Soo Lecture Video

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/
A 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.

Chainless Challenge Winners

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.
Donna Nichols received the 2004 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

Donna Nichols Awarded

December 31, 2003 - Donna Nichols received the 2004 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
Jon Dantzig has been chosen to be the recipient of the 2005 Bruce Chalmers Award by The Materials Society.

Professor Dantzig Chosen

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.
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.

Professors Buckius, Jacobi, Miller, Newell, and Tucker Ranked Excellent

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.
Mark Shannon and Xudong Zhang received 2004 Xerox Awards for Faculty Research from the College of Engineering.

Professors Shannon and Zhang Receive Awards

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.
The Center for Advanced Study has named Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler a Fellow and Taher Saif an Associate for 2004-2005.

Professor Hsiao-Wecksler Named a Fellow

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.
Profs. Brian Thomas and Pratap Vanka and graduate student Quan Yuan received the 2004 Robert W. Hunt Silver Medal.

Profs. Thomas and Vanka and graduate student Yuan Receive Silver Medal

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.
At 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 organ...

Professor Emeritus Clark Bullard Honored

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.

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