News Archive

Pega Hrnjak

Hrnjak honored by ASHRAE for outstanding achievements

July 12, 2019 - Pega Hrnjak won the 2019 Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Professor William King

King's company lauded by Economist Magazine

July 12, 2019 - Professor William King's Fast Radius was described as a digital disrupter.
Gaurav Chaudhary

Chaudhary named Acta award winner

July 10, 2019 - PhD candidate Gaurav Chaudhary has been selected to receive an Acta Student Award.
Reginald Hamilton (IMAGE: Penn State)

Alumnus Hamilton receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

July 10, 2019 - MechSE Illinois alumnus Reginald Hamilton (MSME ’03, PhDME ’08) has received a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA).
Mariana Kersh

Kersh hopes to spark interest in engineering at athletic camps

July 8, 2019 - Young girls attending basketball camp at Illinois are also learning about the diverse applications of mechanical engineering thanks to outreach activities organized by MechSE professor Mariana Kersh.
Gaurav Bahl and Kelly Stephani

Bahl, Stephani receive Presidential Early Career Awards

July 3, 2019 - Gaurav Bahl and Kelly Stephani are among six total awardees from Illinois.
Chenhui Shao

Shao named top young manufacturing engineer by SME

July 2, 2019 - Chenhui Shao is a 2019 recipient of SME's Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.
Mehmet Kurt

Alumnus Kurt joins Xenith inaugural advisory board

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Sarah Osman

Engineering Visionary Scholarship profile: Sarah Osman

July 1, 2019 - Sarah Osman, now a graduate student in mechanical engineering, talks about how an Engineering Visionary Scholarship helped her move closer to a career in biomechanical engineering.

Mehta, Gazzola part of cyberoctopus team

June 28, 2019 - A “cyberoctopus” may sound like a superhero, but it is actually the focus of the recently announced multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) award led by CSL’s Girish Chowdhary.
Ritu Raman

Alumna Raman named top 35 global innovator

June 27, 2019 - Ritu Raman has been named to MIT Technology Review's 2019 35 Under 35 list.
Rakesh Sachdev

Alumnus Sachdev named Aceto chairman

June 26, 2019 - Rakesh Sachdev (MSME '81) recently retired as the CEO of Platform Specialty Products.
Mike Philpott

Philpott’s aPriori reaches new milestone

June 25, 2019 - Award-winning multinational software company Autodesk has announced aPriori as a new add-on for its Fusion 360 3D-modeling software.
Ping-Ju Chen

MechSE researchers recognized at preeminent manufacturing conference

June 21, 2019 - Last week, faculty and grad students were recognized for their entries in several competitions at the premier manufacturing research conference, NAMRC.
Taher Saif

Saif, researchers receive $400K to explore how exercise may aid cognition

June 20, 2019 - MechSE's Taher Saif, along with Justin Rhodes from the Department of Psychology and Jonathan Sweedler from the Department of Chemistry, will aim to identify the chemicals released from muscles when they contract. The chemicals enhance neuron communication.
Marcus Bowman Crotts

In Memoriam: Distinguished Alumnus Marcus Bowman Crotts

June 20, 2019 - Alumnus Marcus Bowman Crotts (MSME '56) was recognized as one of the MechSE Distinguished Alumni in 1980. He passed away June 8, 2019.
Professor Tonghun Lee

Army focuses on power, propulsion for future unmanned aircraft systems

June 14, 2019 - MechSE professor Tonghun Lee hosted the Center for UAS Propulsion, or CUP program, review on April 30 and Industry-Academia Connection Days May 1-2.
Kimani Toussaint

Toussaint earns Provost’s Distinguished Promotion Award

June 10, 2019 - Kimani Toussaint earned a Provost's Distinguished Promotion Award along with his promotion to professor.
Clark Bullard

Bullard recognized for nature conservation

June 10, 2019 - Professor Emeritus Clark Bullard has been named a recipient of the National Wildlife Federation's National Conservation Special Achievement Award.
Lt. Daniel Meaney

Strong ties endure between Grainger Engineering and ROTC at Illinois

June 7, 2019 - Among those featured are MechSE undergraduate and ROTC cadet Ryan Nixon and MechSE graduate student Lt. Daniel Meaney.