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, 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.
December 31, 2002 - Six faculty members have received named professorships in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engieering and the College of Engineering. Endowed professorships are given to individuals who are leaders in their field and who have an outstanding record of professional accomplishment.
December 31, 2002 - Seven faculty members have received Faculty Scholar appointments from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the College of Engineering. Faculty Scholar awards recognize outstanding assistant, associate, and recently promoted full professors.
December 31, 2002 - EnergyPlus, a computer program that models expected energy use in commercial and residential buildings, has received an R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine. The awards, which have been called the "Oscars of Invention," honor the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year.
December 31, 2002 - M&IE professors have received a number of prestigious awards over the past year. Many are listed on page 10 of the M&IE Observer, Spring 2003 issue. Since press time, M&IE has learned that Richard Buckius, professor and head of mechanical and industrial engineering, has received the 2003 Ralph Coats Roe Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. The award recognizes a mechanical engineering educator who is an outstanding teacher and who has made notable professional contributions.
August 14, 2002 - Seichi KonzoThe August 15, 2002, issue of Inside Illinois features an article on late M&IE professor Seichi Konzo's role in the early history of home cooling.
August 13, 2002 - M&IE professors John Georgiadis and Mark Shannon are among the principal investigators mentioned in the article "Funding gushes in for UI center," published in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette on August 14, 2002.
June 21, 2002 - Prof. Emeritus Will StoeckerProf. Emeritus Will Stoecker received the Distinguished Fifty-Year Member Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers at the group's 2002 Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 22, 2002.
May 31, 2002 - Professor Sheldon JacobsonProf. Sheldon Jacobson's recent work on the pricing of combination pediatric vaccines was profiled in the June 2002 issue of IIE Solutions, the monthly professional journal of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (see p. 10).
May 3, 2002 - Professor Herman KrierProf. Herman Krier talked about the combustion properties of hydrogen in the article ADM plant back online after blast, published in the Decatur Herald & Review on Saturday, May 4, 2002.
March 31, 2002 - Professor Herman KrierProf. Herman Krier was awarded a Certificate for Outstanding Sustained Contribution to Combustion Technology and Dedicated Service to JANNAF by the Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force Interagency Propulsion Committee. The award was presented in recognition of Prof. Krier's work toward advancing the state of the art of chemical rocket propulsion science and technology, and his efforts to further the goals and objectives of JANNAF.
December 31, 2001 - Professor Andrew AlleyneProf. Andrew Alleyne has been selected as one of the first two Ralph M. and Catherine V. Fisher Professors in the College of Engineering. The professorship recognizes outstanding faculty members in the early stages of their careers. Prof. Alleyne was also selected for a Fulbright Scholar Award in the Netherlands for the 2002-03 academic year.
December 31, 2001 - Prof. Armand Beaudoin, Prof. Geir Dullerud and Prof. Sheldon Jacobson have been named Willett Faculty Scholars by the College of Engineering. The award targets faculty members in the early stages of their careers who excel in their contributions to the University of Illinois.