October 7, 2019 - To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ralf Moller, manager of the Rapid Prototyping Lab in MEL, 3D printed a huge space helmet to fit on the Alma Mater statue.
October 2, 2019 - Naira Hovakimyan is part of a team of researchers at Illinois and Georgia Tech who are working on an advanced flight autopilot, which will autonomously evaluate unforeseen circumstances, take the best course of action, and land the plane safely.
September 25, 2019 - A 2016 paper from Stefan Elbel and former doctoral student Neal Lawrence was named the top paper of that year. The award was given by the International Congress of Refrigeration this year, in a celebration honoring top papers in each of the previous five years.
September 16, 2019 - MechSE's Taher Saif and Mattia Gazzola are part of a team of Illinois engineers who demonstrated a new generation of two-tailed bots powered by skeletal muscle tissue stimulated by on-board motor neurons.
September 16, 2019 - Professor Gaurav Bahl and graduate student Kitt Peterson published new research that promises to halve the bandwidth needed for communications by allowing an antenna to send and receive signals on the same frequency simultaneously through a process called nonreciprocal coupling.
September 12, 2019 - Postdoc Soumyadip Sett, in Professor Nenad Miljkovic's lab, has led the development of a novel surface to promote higher efficiency of vapor-to-liquid phase change, leading to increased efficiency of the condensation and separation of fluids with low surface tension. This will significantly reduce energy and costs for companies in the crude oil industry like British Petroleum, which was also involved in the study.
September 9, 2019 - Dr. Jill Engel-Cox from the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis presented an overview of the status and potential future of renewable energy technologies.
September 6, 2019 - ME sophomore Anthony Crawley, Jr., credits his interest as a young boy in model cars and planes as a key factor in determining his major at Illinois.
September 4, 2019 - MechSE's Nenad Miljkovic collaborated with researchers at Kyushu University, Japan, developed a system that can de-ice surfaces in seconds.
September 4, 2019 - As vice president of operations, Dave Smithey (MSME '99) will provide leadership and oversee the warehousing and inventory management, global logistics and order management, as well as global sourcing and manufacturing teams.