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Bill King

Aequs, Illinois collaborate to support India's fight against COVID-19

September 24, 2020 - India's leading aerospace precision engineering company has collaborated with Illinois researchers to develop AQovent.
CODA board members

Student group hopes product redesigns prove more accessible

September 24, 2020 - CODA was inspired by their Design for Manufacturability course, ME 270, where the final project was to redesign and simplify an existing product at a lower cost. They use this design model for their projects, conducting extensive research to see what solutions already exist and then modifying them to be simpler and easy to manufacture.
Ken Christensen

Christensen named engineering dean at IIT

September 23, 2020 - MechSE alumnus and former faculty member Ken Christensen has been named Armour College Dean of Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Tonghun Lee

Lee’s $8M Army-funded research will reduce wide drone failures

September 21, 2020 - Professor Tonghun Lee aims to increase unmanned vehicle performance and reliability and reduce complete drone failures, thanks to a new $8M grant from the U.S. Army.
Taher Saif

Most homemade masks are doing a great job, study finds

September 17, 2020 - Studies indicate that homemade masks help combat the spread of viruses like COVID-19 when combined with frequent hand-washing and physical distancing.
Seid Koric

Koric: AI successfully learns and predicts complex material behavior

September 16, 2020 - New research from Seid Koric demonstrates how the innovative sequence of deep learning methods can learn from modeling data and correctly reproduce the complex history. This is the first time it's been proven that artificial intelligence can learn and reproduce material behavior successfully.
Nikon Small World in Motion competition

MechSE researchers win global Nikon video competition

September 16, 2020 - A video of coalescing micro-droplets, shot by Kazi Fazle Rabbi and Dr. Xiao Yan, won first place in the Nikon Photo Contest.
Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic will help transform Li-ion battery manufacturing

September 14, 2020 - Nenad Miljkovic is part of a team that won an NSF grant to develop transformative manufacturing processes for reliable, energy dense, and easily recyclable next generation Lithium-ion batteries.
Khee Lim Low

Low’s solar decathlon work complements M.Eng.ME courses

September 11, 2020 - M.Eng.ME graduate student Khee Lim Low's interest in sustainable energy systems led him to enroll in the master's degree program and to the Illinois Solar Decathlon team.
Nick Glumac

Glumac explains Beirut blast in The New York Times

September 10, 2020 - MechSE Professor Nick Glumac explained the factors behind the "accident waiting to happen."
Bill King

King talks thermal engineering in Scientific American

September 10, 2020 - MechSE Professor Bill King says thermal management is a major limitation for all types of electronics, especially power electronic devices such as those used in hybrid and electric vehicles, the electric grid, and communications.
Nenad Miljkovic

Enhancing condensation heat transfer using transient condensation of ethanol

September 9, 2020 - Using transient condensation of ethanol, Nenad Miljkovic and his team attain up to eight times higher condensation heat transfer, which can lead to more compact condensers for any application where mass and volume is important.
Amy Wagoner Johnson

Wagoner Johnson wins SWE teaching award

September 7, 2020 - Professor Amy Wagoner Johnson won the competitive Distinguished Engineering Educator, and was one of just three winners from around the country.
Nenad Miljkovic

The call of the cicada

September 4, 2020 - Nenad Miljkovic, along with chemists and other engineers, works with entomologists to understand the many lessons of a quirky, cyclical bug.
Amir Moghaddam

Moghaddam selected for Cancer Center TiMe program

September 4, 2020 - Grad student Amir Ostadi Moghaddam was chosen as one of nine students for the two-year program, which is supported by a grant from the NIH.
Bill King

Portable, point-of-care COVID-19 test could bypass the lab

September 1, 2020 - MechSE Professor Bill King is co-leading a research team has demonstrated a prototype of a groundbreaking, rapid COVID-19 molecular test.
Petros Sofronis

Sofronis to lead MechSE grad programs

August 31, 2020 - ​Petros Sofronis, the James W. Bayne Professor in MechSE, has been named the department’s new Associate Head for Graduate Programs.

Ertekin to lead department's mechanics programs

August 31, 2020 - Associate Professor and Andersen Faculty Scholar Elif Ertekin has been named MechSE’s new Director of Mechanics Programs.
Rakesh Sachdev

Sachdev named to Axalta board

August 27, 2020 - MechSE alumnus Rakesh Sachdev (MSME ’81) has been appointed to the board of directors for Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
corporate after hours

What exactly is a co-op, one might ask

August 26, 2020 - Participating in a co-op as an undergraduate can offer invaluable insight into careers after college.