News Archive


Faculty awarded NSF grant to develop bio-hybrid soft architectures

October 26, 2018 - MechSE professors Mattia Gazzola, Taher Saif, and other colleagues recently won a major, $2M grant from the National Science Foundation for their project.
Leon Liebenberg

Liebenberg mixes conventional learning and play

October 25, 2018 - MechSE's Leon Liebenberg is using play-in-learning teaching methods as a method of enhancing classroom learning.
young faculty recognition

MechSE celebrates junior faculty achievements

October 23, 2018 - Six of MechSE’s young faculty were recognized yesterday for their outstanding achievements in their early careers.
Amy Wagoner Johnson and Gabriel Juarez

MechSE researchers explore new field of coral reef engineering

October 22, 2018 - With a new grant to work on coral reef recovery and propagation, Amy Wagoner Johnson and Gabriel Juarez hope to give researchers everywhere the foundation to invest in reversing our coral populations and even lead to solving problems in several other fields.
Aimy Wissa Katie Matlack

Matlack, Wissa collaborate with researchers at Wright-Patterson

October 16, 2018 - Professors Katie Matlack and Aimy Wissa completed independent summer fellowships at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Sanjiv Sinha

Sinha leading study to improve low-temperature heat exchanger performance

October 16, 2018 - Professors Sinha, Salapaka, Ferreira, Shao, and Miljkovic are working to make economically viable heat exchangers that have better thermal and thermomechanical performance.
Sidney Lu

Groundbreaking marks transformational moment in department history

October 15, 2018 - The Transform MEB groundbreaking celebration was attended by several hundred from the campus community.
Professor Morteza Gharib

Gharib covers Saint Elmo’s fire and more at Talbot

October 10, 2018 - Dr. Morteza (Mory) Gharib presented “Toroidal plasmoid generation via extreme hydrodynamic shear” in the NCSA auditorium on October 9.

Hsiao-Wecksler and ISE colleagues improve crutch with flexible robotics

October 9, 2018 - Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler and ISE colleagues have created a game-changing crutch design.
Transform MEB

New MEB will transform MechSE education and innovation

October 8, 2018 - On October 12, 2018, MechSE will celebrate its largest undertaking ever, with the groundbreaking celebration for the Mechanical Engineering Building.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan earns prestigious AIAA honor for pioneering book

October 6, 2018 - MechSE professor Naira Hovakimyan was selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Pendray Aerospace Literature Award for 2019.
Matt West

West’s PrairieLearn making waves of change across campus

October 6, 2018 - Matt West's efforts to computerize the testing process has actually re-humanized the learning process.
Jun Li

Li receives prestigious ASHRAE fellowship

October 1, 2018 - MechSE PhD candidate Jun Li was recently given a Grant-in-Aid award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Baja SAE's Drive Day

Baja students, alumni unite for Drive Day

September 25, 2018 - Drive Day is an annual Baja SAE event in which the team goes off-roading at South Fork Dirt Riders in Taylorville, Illinois.
Sameh Tawfick

Tawfick’s fiber research contributes to sustainable paper products

September 24, 2018 - Fresh Press produces and sells paper stock and greeting cards from various fibers such as rye, soy, hemp, corn, and ash. MechSE's Sam Tawfick conducts research into the behavioral properties of the fibers.
Stefan Elbel

Elbel paper tops list of most cited

September 21, 2018 - Stefan Elbel's limited review submission paper, with 70 citations so far, tops the list for the International Journal of Refrigeration.
Mark Van den Avont

Undergrad entrepreneur reaches new heights through iVenture Accelerator

September 20, 2018 - Sophomore Mark Van den Avont, who was profiled by MechSE earlier this year, is moving full steam ahead with his safer gymnastics mat product, thanks to the assistance of the campus' iVenture Accelerator at the Gies College of Business.
Seid Koric

Koric, NSCA collaborations with industry result in computational breakthroughs

September 19, 2018 - MechSE's Seid Koric and NCSA collaborators worked with Rolls Royce, Cray, and Livermore Software Technology Coporation to scale up implicit finite element analysis.
Seid Koric

Koric keynote speaker at international supercomputing conference

September 13, 2018 - MechSE's Seid Koric presented a keynote lecture about NCSA breakthroughs at the International Supercomputing Conference in June.
Alison Dunn

Dunn discusses hydrogels on engineering podcast

September 13, 2018 - Professor Alison Dunn talks about her hydrogel work as part of her NSF CAREER Award, on the College of Engineering podcast.