News Archive

Harley Johnson

Let's do the twist: rotation-tunable 2D electronics

May 31, 2019 - Professor Harley Johnson has discovered for a small flake of crystalline material that is weakly bonded to a crystalline substrate, it is possible to induce rotation of the flake by applying strain to the substrate. This may make it possible to achieve the particular relative rotation between flake and substrate required for the recently discovered 'magic' angle effect in bilayer graphene, at which unconventional superconductivity can be found.
Michael Rutkowski

Alumnus Rutkowski named SVP at GTI

May 24, 2019 - Alumnus Michael Rutkowski (BSME '89) joined Gas Technology Institute as the senior vice president for research and technology development.
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Ostoja-Starzewski gives talk at Los Alamos

May 22, 2019 - Martin Ostoja-Starzewski presented a lecture titled, "Stochastic Partial Differential Equations Why? How? What?" at Los Alamos National Lab.
Leon Liebenberg

Student tours of Abbott Power Plant provide opportunity for self-directed learning

May 17, 2019 - Collaborations between Professor Leon Liebenberg in MechSE and the Abbott Power Plant on campus have resulted in more self-directed learning for undergrads.
Mr. Sidney Lu

Introducing the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building at Illinois

May 16, 2019 - The building renaming honors Illinois alumnus Sidney Lu, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1981.
James Klausner

Two-time alumnus named Fellow of ASTFE

May 16, 2019 - MS and PhD alumnus James Klausner was named a Fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers.
Dan Caruso

MechSE alum Caruso is Engineering convocation speaker

May 10, 2019 - Zayo Group Holdings CEO Dan Caruso (BSME '86) will present the keynote speech at this weekend's College of Engineering graduation ceremony.
Brian Mercer

Q&A with lecturer Brian Mercer

May 10, 2019 - Get to know lecturer Dr. Brian Mercer, who started his teaching faculty career with MechSE in fall 2018.
Amy LaViers

LaViers introduces novel perspective in robotic capability

May 8, 2019 - Amy LaViers introduces a novel point of view from which to observe robotic capabilities, and the groundbreaking aspect of her work is her particular counting model that has not been used before in robotics.
Valeria Laguna

Laguna honored as outstanding alumna

May 7, 2019 - Valeria Laguna (BSME '13) was named one of this year's MechSE Outstanding Young Alumni.
Jie Feng

From ocean bubbles to life-saving nanomedicines: Feng manipulates soft materials via interfacial dynamics

May 3, 2019 - New MechSE professor Jie Feng's research aims to impact the environment, medicine, manufacturing, and more.
ME 370 finals

ME 370 students launch mini-cubes on the quad

May 2, 2019 - ME 370 students were challenged to build compact devices that could launch for distance and accuracy.
Alison Dunn

Dunn wins STLE Early Career Award

May 2, 2019 - Professor Alison Dunn won the Early Career Award from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers for her work on hydrogel interface slip.
Andrew Alleyne

Alleyne works to improve maritime efficiency

May 1, 2019 - Alleyne looks at how making the layout of ships more flexible can help improve the ship’s energy efficiency.
Ken Gall

Gall earns MechSE Distinguished Alumni Award

May 1, 2019 - Three-time alumnus Ken Gall (BSME '95, MSME '96, PhDME '98) was one of three recipients this year of MechSE's Distinguished Alumni Award.
Mattia Gazzola NSF CAREER

With CAREER award, Gazzola dives deeper into biohybrid robots

April 26, 2019 - Mattia Gazzola recently won a competitive Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Pat Basu

Alumnus Basu to head Cancer Treatment Centers of America

April 24, 2019 - He also returned to the Illinois campus recently to receive a College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award.
Heather Camden

Camden named MechSE Distinguished Alumna

April 22, 2019 - Heather Camden (BSME '95), the Managing Principal and Project Manager at E&C Engineers & Consultants, was named one of the 2019 MechSE Distinguished Alumni.
Outstanding Advising

Five named among top engineering advisers

April 19, 2019 - Missy Biehl, Randy Ewoldt, Emad Jassim, Harley Johnson, and Stephanie Ott-Monsivais won this year's honor.
Professor Arun Majumdar

Majumdar discusses mentorship and more at Soo Lecture

April 19, 2019 - Stanford Professor Arun Majumdar gave the Spring 2019 Yunchuan Aisinjioro-Soo Distinguished Lecture on April 18.