November 20, 2019 - Kyle Smith published the sole paper from an Illinois researcher in a focus issue of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society in honor of Illinois' Richard Alkire, professor emeritus of the ChBE Department.
November 15, 2019 - Dunn won the 2019 Burt L. Newkirk Award for “first-of-their-kind contributions to the understanding of soft-soft interface lubrication by interpreting the slip interface through poroelastic mechanics and complex fluid mechanics.”
November 14, 2019 - New research by engineers at Illinois combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene – a question that has eluded scientists since graphene was first isolated. The findings are reported in the journal Nature Materials.
November 13, 2019 - Katie Matlack was the only winner from Illinois this year of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's competitive Young Investigator Program award.
October 31, 2019 - MechSE's newest professor, João Ramos, along with MIT researchers, developed a small-scale bipedal robot with quick, humanlike reflexes and which is guided by a person from a remote location who feels the same physical forces the robot is experiencing.
October 28, 2019 - Professor Joseph Bentsman will lead a multidisciplinary team with a $1M grant to develop a fundamental scientific basis and novel configurations for autonomous robotic electrosurgery. The team includes MechSE Professors Martin Ostoja-Starzewski and Leonardo Chamorro, among others.
October 28, 2019 - Postdoc Jangyup Son and his advisor, Arend van der Zande, have opened a world of possibilities by discovering a method of using chemical functionalization to tune and pattern graphene’s surface properties.
October 28, 2019 - SungWoo Nam and his graduate student, Keong Yong, successfully applied kirigami architectures to graphene, an ultra-thin material, to create sensors suitable for wearable devices.
October 21, 2019 - With a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding, Illinois on for expanding its collaboration with Japan's Kyushu University that began with I2CNER 10 years ago.
October 17, 2019 - Research from MechSE graduate students Tejaswin Parthasarathy and Fan Kiat Chan, with Assistant Professor Mattia Gazzola, was featured on the cover of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics.