July 16, 2000 - Professor John WalkerProfessor John Walker's NASA sponsored research in the area of crystal manufacturing technology is featured in Prof hopes space project crystallizes , The News-Gazette, July 17, 2000.
July 6, 2000 - M&IE Ph.D. candidate Tim Shedd's research based on a measuring technique developed by Professor Ty Newell has led to a practical method for gauging liquid-film thickness. Tim's research was featured in News & Notes; Liquid Film Measurement, Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 122, No. 7, July 2000.
March 31, 2000 - Mechancial Engineering Doctoral candidate Martin Spalding and Professors Herman Krier and Rodney Burton's research on solid rocket propellant is featured in the April 2000 issue of Photonics Technology, Spectroscopy Reveals Fluorine's Role in Rocket Propellant.
February 22, 2000 - Professor Herman KrierProfessor Herman Krier's research in the area of rocket fuel economy is featured in It IS rocket science!, The News-Gazette, February 23, 2000.
February 16, 2000 - Professor Richard E. DeVorRichard E. DeVor, Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, is elected into the National Academy of Engineering Class of 2000. NAE Press Release and Class of 2000 Profile Information, February 17, 2000.
February 1, 2000 - Mechanical & Industrial Engineering's MEMS program is featured in the University of Illinois public relations campaign focused on Technology. The "lab worker" holding the microchip in one of the ads is Associate Professor Mark Shannon. New ads tout UI triumphs in technology, The News-Gazette, February 2, 2000.
December 31, 1999 - The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering announces the following Professorship appointments: M. Quinn Brewster, Hermia G. Soo Professor; Shiv G. Kapoor, James W. Bayne Professor; Huseyin Sehitoglu, Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor; Richard E. DeVor, College of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Manufacturing.
December 31, 1999 - With a great deal of pride and respect, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awards the first James W. Bayne Professorship in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering to James E. Peters posthumously.
September 14, 1999 - A $4.5 million award from Ford Motor Co. will benefit many disciplines at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. The announcement of the award was made September 15, 1999, at the U of I campus by Bill Powers, vice president-research of Ford, and Michael Aiken, chancellor of the Urbana campus.