News Archive

Mark Kaufman

Kaufman outlines Ford’s vision for the future of electric vehicles

December 1, 2020 - Alumnus Mark Kaufman says the future of electric vehicles appears bright. “We’ve actually got a great increase in flexibility on how to create products and plans beyond what we would traditionally have within conventionally powered vehicles.”
Bill King

King discusses Illinois RapidVent

December 1, 2020 - MechSE professor Bill King was a featured guest on the "Rising to the Challenge" podcast on WILL.
Seid Koric

Koric, NSCA team receive 2020 HPC Innovation Excellence Award

November 25, 2020 - Seid Koric won the award for their work bringing together artificial intelligence and structural and meta-material design optimization.
Randy Ewoldt

Ewoldt and team offer new insight into design of responsive soft materials

November 20, 2020 - Their advancement could impact responsive soft material systems in soft robotics, vibrational energy harvesting, and biomedical research.
Matt West

West's PrairieLearn featured on Vice

November 19, 2020 - profiles MechSE's Matt West and the PrairieLearn program he developed, an adaptable testing ecosystem. He said it has grown in importance on campus, especially since the pandemic.
Joel Greenstein

Greenstein wins esteemed education award

November 18, 2020 - MechSE alumnus Joel Greenstein (PhDME '79) has won the Paul M. Fitts Education Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Ritu Raman

An interview with alumna Ritu Raman

November 18, 2020 - MechSE alumna Ritu Raman answered a few questions from HMNTL.
Sergio Rodriguez-Lopez

An interview with undergrad Sergio Rodriguez-Lopez

November 16, 2020 - Transfer student Sergio Rodriquez-Lopez talks about his experiences in MechSE.
Evelyn Wang

Wang presents MechSE Distinguished Seminar

November 13, 2020 - MIT Professor Evelyn N. Wang spoke about “Nanoengineered Materials and Thermal Engineering for Advanced Energy and Water Technologies.”
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Ostoja-Starzewski co-authors new book

November 12, 2020 - Random Fields of Piezoelectricity and Piezomagnetism provides a complete description of piezoelectricity and piezomagnetism of random media in terms of second-order wide-sense homogeneous and isotropic tensor-valued random fields.
Andrew Alleyne

Alleyne honored with Air Force public service award

November 11, 2020 - Andrew Alleyne has won the 2020 Chief of Staff of the Air Force Exceptional Public Service Award.
Sahar Ramahi

Ramahi’s interstellar internship

November 10, 2020 - ME undergrad Sahar Ramahi's experiences after transferring to Illinois are varied and inspiring.
Aimy Wissa

Wissa to investigate flow control devices, interdisciplinary teams with new NSF grants

November 9, 2020 - In a new research project, Professor Aimy Wissa will study passive control flow devices inspired by bird feathers, and with another NSF-funded study she is part of a team that will develop a curriculum that uses bioinspired design as a case study to train interdisciplinary teams.
Leon Liebenberg

Liebenberg exciting students into deep learning

November 9, 2020 - MechSE teaching associate professor Leon Liebenberg kicked off CITL's new Art of Teaching: Lunctime Seminar Series.
Dalila Argaez Wendlandt

MechSE alumna to be first Latina on Massachusetts high court

November 6, 2020 - Judge Dalila Argaez Wendlandt (BSME '91), if confirmed to the post by the Governor's Council, would be the first Latina to serve on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Peter Chien

Illinois researchers develop autonomous robot to kill COVID-19

November 5, 2020 - MechSE junior Peter Chien worked on the project’s hardware and mobile app.
Andrew Alleyne

Alleyne honored with ASME Thurston Lecture Award

November 4, 2020 - As the 2020 recipient of the ASME Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award, Andrew Alleyne will give the Thurston Lecture on November 18.
Maya D'Souza

Recent alumna shares post-college lessons

October 30, 2020 - MechSE alumna Maya D’Souza (BSME ‘19) now works as a design engineer for 3M. Thursday night, she gave a presentation “Life After College,” talking about her experiences since graduating. 
Ann-Perry Witmer

Watch Witmer's lecture on contextual engineering

October 30, 2020 - On October 28, Dr. Ann-Perry Witmer presented “Contextual Engineering” as a Zoom lecture hosted by the MechSE Department and Associate Teaching Professor Leon Liebenberg.
Kelly Stephani

Department of Defense awards $100M University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics

October 28, 2020 - MechSE Professor Kelly Stephani and other members of the UIUC-based CHESS Center will play pivotal roles in a $100M program awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense.