News Archive

Rube Goldberg Society

Rube Goldberg Society second in nation for pouring a bowl of cereal the hard way

June 5, 2018 - Illinois was one of six university teams to compete in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, challenged with the task of pouring a bowl of cereal in the most complicated way possible.
Professor Taher Saif

Saif first Koiter Medal winner from Illinois

June 4, 2018 - ​MechSE professor Taher Saif has been named the 2018 recipient of the Warner T. Koiter Medal from ASME.
ME 370 robot design

ME 370 robots race again

June 1, 2018 - In May, ME 370 students' robots competed in a race on the Bardeen Quad to determine which team had built the fastest robot.
M. Quinn Brewster

Brewster returns to roots in new research

May 31, 2018 - MechSE professor M. Quinn Brewster is trying to answer environmental questions surrounding global warming and climate change.
MechSE Illinois

Marshall named Earthway president, CEO

May 30, 2018 - MechSE alumnus John Marshall (BSME ’95) has been named President and CEO for Earthway Products Incorporated.
Sharanya Subramaniam

Grad student Subramaniam to present her research at Women in Aerospace Symposium

May 24, 2018 - PhD candidate Sharanya Subramaniam, a researcher in Kelly Stephani's Computational Kinetics Group, was chosen to present her work at the Women in Aerospace Symposium at the end of this month.
Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic awarded ASME/PTS Gold Medal for work in phase change heat transfer

May 24, 2018 - Nenad Miljkovic was awarded the ASME/Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, a competitive honor among young investigators.
Dylan Harmon

Scholarship Impact: Dylan Harmon

May 24, 2018 - Dylan Harmon was the recipient of the 2017-2018 LyondellBasell Futures in the Chemisphere Scholarship.
Huseyin Sehitoglu

Sehitoglu honored by Finnish university

May 22, 2018 - Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu will receive an honorary doctorate from the Aalto University schools of technology.
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Ostoja-Starzewski awarded ASME Worcester Reed Warner Medal

May 17, 2018 - Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski was honored for his book, "Microstructural Randomness and Scaling in Mechanics of Materials."
IRISE Elif Ertekin

Scholars in Ertekin’s IRISE program offer engineering design ideas for wheelchair users

May 16, 2018 - The IRISE outreach program, co-directed by Professor Elif Ertekin and assisted by Education Coordinator Joe Muskin, works with high school students in the community to challenge them with hands-on engineering projects.
Illinois mechanical sciences and engineering professor Ning Wang, left, graduate students Erfan Mohagheghian and Gaurav Chaudhary, and postdoctoral researchers Junwei Chen and Jian Sun are measuring mechanical forces within cells to help unlock some of the mysteries of embryonic development and cancer.  Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Elastic microspheres expand understanding of embryonic development and cancer cells

May 14, 2018 - MechSE professor Ning Wang's team is using tiny elastic balls filled with fluorescent nanoparticles to understand the mechanical forces between cells.
D.J. Podgorny

Podgorny goes deep (into Europe), joins football start-up

May 10, 2018 - In his role as Director of Football Operations, alumnus D.J. Podgorny (BSME '15) helps startup The Growth of a Game create a community for football advocates across Europe.
SungWoo Nam

Nam wins DURIP award to image corrugated 2D materials using nano-infrared technology

May 8, 2018 - SungWoo Nam was awarded a DURIP grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to acquire a dual mode nanoscale infrared spectroscopy/imaging platform. He will use the specialized equipment to image deformed 2D materials such as graphene.
Shell Eco-marathon competition

Shell Eco-marathon pushes teams to design cars for the future

May 7, 2018 - The Illini Eco Supermileage and Electric Vehicle Concept teams competed in the Shell Eco-marathon last month.
IOLab physics courses

IOLab revitalizes physics experience for MechSE undergrads

May 3, 2018 - An overhaul of how a required physics course is taught will impact the experience of learning physics for all MechSE undergraduate students.
Joe Muskin, Arend van der Zande, laser light show machine

Laser light show machine teaches students math, computer programming

May 3, 2018 - MechSE's Joe Muskin and Arend van der Zande helped make math concepts exciting through the development of a "homemade" laser light show machine. They have used the machine as an outreach tool at area schools.
Chi Zhang

EM undergraduate wins Beckman fellowship

May 2, 2018 - Chi Zhang was one of just four students from across campus to win an undergraduate fellowship from the Beckman Institute to conduct research under Professor Narayana Aluru.
Professor William King

Bruker acquires King technology in Anasys buy

May 1, 2018 - Anasys Instruments Corp., a company that has collaborated heavily with MechSE professor William King, has been acquired by Bruker Corporation.
Hae-Won Park

Park wins CAREER award to optimize trajectory of dynamic legged robots

April 30, 2018 - Hae-Won Park has won the competitive CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to design and optimize the trajectory of dynamic legged robots.