News Archive

Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan honored for pioneering work in adaptive control

January 18, 2018 - Professor Naira Hovakimyan was recently recognized with the IEEE Control Systems Society's Award for Technical Excellence in Aerospace Control.
Katie Matlack

Matlack develops design method to impact ultrasound, optical imaging, more

January 16, 2018 - MechSE's Katie Matlack, and colleagues, have created a method to design metamaterials that control waves in complex and advanced ways.
Iwona Jasiuk

Wired In: Iwona Jasiuk

January 16, 2018 - Professor Iwona Jasiuk was the featured "high-tech entrepreneur" for The News-Gazette's weekly Wired In feature.
Bobby Reifman

Reifman named managing director at Lincoln International

January 10, 2018 - ​MechSE alumnus Bobby Reifman (BSME ’03) has been promoted to managing director at Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank.
MechSE Art of Science competition

MechSE competition celebrates art in research

January 9, 2018 - MechSE's Art of Science image competition recognized four winners for their artistic research images.
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Ostoja-Starzewski joins Fractal and Fractional

January 8, 2018 - Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski has joined the editorial board of Fractal and Fractional, a new, online, peer-reviewed and open access journal.
Charles Taylor

In memoriam: Charles Taylor, professor emeritus and renowned photomechanics researcher

January 2, 2018 - MechSE professor emeritus and alumnus Charles Edwin Taylor, an illustrious former TAM faculty member, has passed away.
Amy LaViers and Hae-Won Park

LaViers, Park aim to make bipedal robot movement more expressive

December 20, 2017 - Through a new NSF grant, Amy LaViers and Hae-Won Park, along with researchers from the University of Tulsa, will work to enable expressive movement, inspired by athletes and dancers, in humanoid robots.
Kimani Toussaint and Harry Dankowicz

Illinois faculty attend final National Academies interdisciplinary conference

December 19, 2017 - Kimani Toussaint and Harry Dankowicz were selected to attend the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, the last conference of its kind.
Seok Kim

New adaptable adhesive could be consumer product game-changer

December 15, 2017 - Seok Kim has developed a reusable, removable, non-tacky dry adhesive that can be both highly adhesive or non-adhesive when you want it to be.
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Ostoja-Starzewski named journal editor

December 13, 2017 - MechSE professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski has become editor of Acta Mechanica. Since 1965, this journal has been among the leading journals in the field of theoretical and applied mechanics.
Yanran Ding

Grad student recognized with top paper at major robotics conference

December 12, 2017 - Yanran Ding, a researcher in Hae-Won Park's lab, was a finalist at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.
Ravi Bhadauria

Publication by grad student named top article

December 11, 2017 - Recent PhD graduate Ravi Bhadauria earned accolades for a paper named a "top article" by the Journal of Chemical Physics.
Amy Wagoner Johnson

Wagoner Johnson aims to improve scaffold design for bone regeneration

December 8, 2017 - A new NSF grant awarded to Amy Wagoner Johnson will allow her to formulate and validate the first computational framework for the design of scaffolds with spatially varying architecture.
Hyeongyun Cha

Grad student wins PPG-MRL assistantship

December 7, 2017 - PhD candidate Hyeongyun Cha, a researcher in Professor Nenad Miljkovic's lab, won an assistantship to continue his studies on hydrophobic polymers.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan named IEEE Fellow

December 5, 2017 - ​Professor Naira Hovakimyan was named a Fellow of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) “for contributions to control with applications to aerospace and robotic systems.”
Pat Basu (photo from Crain's Chicago Business)

Basu makes Crain's 40 Under 40

December 4, 2017 - ​MechSE alumnus Pat Basu (BSME ’00) has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40” for 2017.
K. R. Sridhar

Sridhar plans Bloom Energy expansion

December 1, 2017 - The New York Times reports that MechSE alumnus K.R. Sridhar’s company, Bloom Energy, plans to greatly expand after the announcement of a deal with Equinix.
Manjunath Rajagopal

Rajagopal places first at MRL Fall Conference

November 30, 2017 - MechSE PhD candidate Manjunath Rajagopal earned first place in the presentation competition at the 2017 MRL Fall Conference, an annual two-day event held in November.

Kersh recognized for musculoskeletal engineering work

November 29, 2017 - MechSE assistant professor Mariana Kersh was one of eight identified as a spotlight “young investigator” by the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering for her work in pioneering future study within biomechanics.