News Archive

Shell Eco Marathon Americas

Eco Illini team takes first, sets school record

April 18, 2019 - With an efficiency of 5,123-mile-per-gallon equivalent, the Eco Illini set a new school record and came in first in the 2019 Shell Eco Marathon Americas competition.
Amy Cates Allison Mette

Cates, Mette recipients of 2019 MechSE Staff Award

April 17, 2019 - The 2019 winners of MechSE's Staff Award for Exemplary Service were Amy Cates and Allison Mette.
Grainger College of Engineering

Coming soon...The Grainger College of Engineering

April 17, 2019 - The Grainger Foundation’s total support represents the largest amount ever given to a public university to name a college of engineering.
Carol Regalbuto

Regalbuto honored as Outstanding Young Alumna

April 12, 2019 - Carol Regalbuto (BSME '11) was honored for her career accomplishments as a young alumnus of MechSE.

HexNest lands second place at 2019 Cozad

April 11, 2019 - MechSE sophomore Mark van den Avont’s company, HexNest, captured second place out of 56 finalist teams.
Michael S. Strano

Chemical engineer discusses materials at MechSE Distinguished Seminar

April 10, 2019 - MIT professor Michael S. Strano presented “New Materials Enabled by 1D and 2D Nanomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications.”
Lili Cai

Cai develops scalable nanomanufacturing and better smart clothing

April 5, 2019 - New professor Lili Cai aims to create smart wearables that can sense changes in various parameters such as temperature and adjust to accommodate these changes.
William King

$48M raised by MechSE prof’s tech startup

April 4, 2019 - Professor William King's Fast Radius announced significant series B investment this week.
Dr. Kevin Wise

Wise honored as MechSE Distinguished Alumnus

April 3, 2019 - Three-time MechSE alumnus and NAE member Dr. Kevin Wise was honored last week with a MechSE Distinguished Alumni Award.
Geir Dullerud

Center for Autonomy inaugural lecture a “smashing success”

April 2, 2019 - Geir Dullerud, Director of the Center for Autonomy, hosted industry leaders from Uber for the center's first Distinguished Lecture series.
Image of Research

Four MechSE finalists in Image of Research competition

March 29, 2019 - Graduate students Kiat Chan, Matt Milner, Dhawal Thakare, and Giridar Vishwanathan are finalists in the Grad College's Image of Research campus-wide competition.
Professor Howard Stone

Boundaries in Multiphase Flows presented at Talbot Lecture

March 28, 2019 - Princeton Professor Howard A. Stone gave MechSE’s Arthur Newell Talbot Distinguished Lecture on March 26.
Jiajun He

He brings expertise in petroleum engineering to Illinois

March 26, 2019 - New Teaching Assistant Professor Jiajun He's research experience is focused on carbon dioxide capture, relevant for environmental applications such as treating side products from traditional power plants that are created during the energy cycle.
Chenhui Shao

Shao finds perfect fit with NCSA industry

March 26, 2019 - Since his arrival at Illinois, Chenhui Shao has found awesome collaborations at NCSA for his work in big data.
Nikhil Chandra Admal

Admal aims to predict material behavior

March 22, 2019 - New assistant professor Nikhil Chandra Admal hopes his work modeling grain boundaries in small-scale crystalline materials can better predict material failures.
Leonardo P. Chamorro

Chamorro helps envision energy park at US-Mexico border

March 20, 2019 - Leo Chamorro is on a team of scientists proposing a groundbreaking energy park concept as an alternative to a border wall.
Engineering Open House 2019

The Best of EOH 2019

March 11, 2019 - Exhibits at Engineering Open House 2019 were as exciting and varied as ever.
Jian Cao MechSE Distinguished Seminar

Digital manufacturing focus of inaugural Distinguished Seminar

March 8, 2019 - Professor Jian Cao presented the inaugural MechSE Distinguished Seminar on March 5, 2019.
Hyung-Jin Yoon

Grad student named outstanding journal reviewer

March 8, 2019 - Hyung-Jin Yoon was recognized as an outstanding reviewer for AIAA's Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.
Robert Hubbard

In Memoriam: MechSE alumnus and inventor of HANS device

March 5, 2019 - Robert Hubbard invented the life-saving Head And Neck Support device that revolutionized motorsports safety and has been called the most important safety advance since the seatbelt.