News Archive

Bruce and Linda Koe

Koe family doubles their impact through Grainger Matching Challenge

July 26, 2018 - MechSE alumnus Bruce Koe (BSME '66) and his wife Linda have made their long-time Kirkwood Scholarship for Women in Engineering even more impactful now, thanks to a matching gift through the Grainger Engineering Visionary Scholarship Matching Challenge.
Abby Pucek

Scholarship Impact: Abby Pucek

July 25, 2018 - Abby Pucek was the recipient of a 2017-18 Ford Foundation Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship.
Robert Wilhelm

Wilhelm named VC at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

July 24, 2018 - Alumnus Bob Wilhelm is the new Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Emon Bashar

Bashar named T32 Scholar of Cancer Center at Illinois

July 23, 2018 - Grad student Emon Bashar was one of just 12 selected as a T32 Scholar in the Tissue Microenvironment Training Program, part of the Cancer Center at Illinois.
MechSE Illinois

Alumnus discusses fire safety engineering on podcast

July 19, 2018 - Alumnus Kyle Chandler discusses the engineering behind modern fire equipment.
Aimy Wissa

Wissa to create new UAV wings inspired by birds’ covert feathers

July 18, 2018 - Aimy Wissa has won a Young Investigator award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for her team to create a full wing system equipped with covert feathers.
Paul Fischer

Fischer receives DOE grant to improve nuclear reactor models

July 17, 2018 - MechSE professor Paul Fischer's $800K Department of Energy grant will help engineers testing the fluid flow that is key to reactor operation.
Kyle Smith

Smith wins award for battery-based desalination work

July 16, 2018 - Kyle Smith was awarded the ISE-Elsevier Prize for Applied Electrochemistry for his significant work on saltwater desalination.
Ning Wang's cancer cell image

Wang captures startling cancer cell image

July 11, 2018 - An image captured by MechSE professor Ning Wang was recently featured as the Biomedical Picture of the Day (BPoD) by the BPoD biomedical science website.
Alison Dunn

Dunn wins CAREER award to improve mechanics of hydrogels

July 10, 2018 - Alison Dunn has won a competitive five-year CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.
Yaqing Jin

Jin wins international travel award

July 9, 2018 - MechSE PhD candidate Yaqing Jin received the highly-competitive 2018 Fluids Travel Award from the journal Fluids.
SAE Baja

Design overhaul shows promising results for Off-Road Illini

July 6, 2018 - The Off-Road Illini - the Baja SAE team - keeps their car moving forward with a major redesign debuted at several recent competitions.
Andrew Alleyne

Alleyne wins prestigious AACC award for advancement of control practice

July 6, 2018 - Andrew Alleyne is honored with the highest "practitioner" award, from AACC, given to the U.S. to researchers in the controls field.
Srinivasa Salapaka

Salapaka gives plenary lecture at world congress on aerospace, mathematics

July 3, 2018 - Professor Srinivasa Salapaka presented on "“Combinatorial Optimization Problems on Networks: A Maximum-Entropy-Principle Based Framework" at the ICNPAA Congress in Armenia.
Edgar Mejia

Young alumnus to study in UAE under prestigious Fulbright grant

July 2, 2018 - May 2018 graduate Edgar Mejia was one of just 11 Illinois students and alumni to be offered a Fulbright grant.
MechSE Illinois

NRC names Childs resident inspector

June 29, 2018 - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected MechSE alumna Natasha Childs (BSME ’99) as resident inspector at the Sequoyah nuclear power plant.
The Vavriks

Alumnus Vavrik paying it forward

June 28, 2018 - A gift from Bill Vavrik (BSME ’57) has established the William and Marie Vavrik MechSE Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund.
Amy Wagoner Johnson

MechSE launches pre-med track, names Wagoner Johnson first advisor

June 25, 2018 - MechSE undergrads will soon be able to follow a prescribed track of courses to qualify for medical school.
Dave Wright

Sargent & Lundy joins the Campaign to Transform MEB

June 22, 2018 - Nine S&L executives recently joined together to give a $500,000 gift toward MechSE’s Transform MEB campaign.
Ricardo Robles

Scholarship Impact: Ricardo Robles

June 22, 2018 - Ricardo Robles was the recipient of the 2017-2018 Edward E. & Lillian Hussemann Memorial Scholarship.