News Archive

Renewable energy technologies examined at MechSE Distinguished Seminar

September 9, 2019 - Dr. Jill Engel-Cox from the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis presented an overview of the status and potential future of renewable energy technologies.
Anthony Crawley, Jr.

Crawley reflects on impact of scholarship

September 6, 2019 - ME sophomore Anthony Crawley, Jr., credits his interest as a young boy in model cars and planes as a key factor in determining his major at Illinois.
Nenad Miljkovic

Researchers develop technique to de-ice surfaces in seconds

September 4, 2019 - MechSE's Nenad Miljkovic collaborated with researchers at Kyushu University, Japan, developed a system that can de-ice surfaces in seconds.
Dave Smithey

Smithey named VP at Fortress Building Products

September 4, 2019 - As vice president of operations, Dave Smithey (MSME '99) will provide leadership and oversee the warehousing and inventory management, global logistics and order management, as well as global sourcing and manufacturing teams.
Professor Jim Phillips

Phillips celebrates 50 years at Illinois

September 3, 2019 - "He was the foundation of the TAM program,” said Professor Petros Sofronis.
Sanjiv Sinha

Sinha leading research on heat generation inside cells

August 30, 2019 - The researchers recently published their findings in the Nature journal Communications Biology.
Kyle Smith

Illinois engineer continues to make waves in water desalination

August 29, 2019 - Professor Kyle Smith continues to make novel advances in his groundbreaking work in the area of water desalination.
Karen Thole

Thole receives AIAA honor

August 29, 2019 - MechSE alumna Karen Thole (BSME ’82, MSME ’84) has been awarded the 2019 Air Breathing Propulsion Award.
Gaurav Bahl

How scattering light could power a microchip revolution

August 22, 2019 - MechSE's Gaurav Bahl is in the center of a research renaissance into chip-based control of light-sound interactions.
MechSE Machine Shop

MechSE Department powered by its machine shop

August 21, 2019 - The Machine Shop crew finds itself on the ground floor of progress within the department, often creating novel items for the purpose of the research.
Robert Janek

Janek named VP at CTB, Inc

August 20, 2019 - MechSE alumnus Robert Janek (BSME ’84) has been named a Vice President and the Chief Information Officer of CTB, Inc.
Amy LaViers

LaViers, artist-in-residence collaborate to combine art and science

August 15, 2019 - Amy LaViers, in her RAD Lab at Illinois, has been collaborating with Kate Ladenheim from The People Movers dance company. Their newest project explores how the gendered normalisms that dominate screens and stages intersect with the diminutive status of being “cute” in the context of robotics.
Harley Johnson

Johnson named Associate Dean for Research

August 13, 2019 - He takes on the responsibility of increasing the visibility and broadening of research collaborations with state, federal, and international agencies as well as industry. 
Gaurav Bahl

Researchers turn off backscattering, aim to improve optical data transmission

August 12, 2019 - MechSE's Gaurav Bahl led the study.
James Carpenter

Two MechSE grads win PPG-MRL research assistantships

August 9, 2019 - Graduate students James Carpenter and Dhawal Thakare were two of the five winners of this year's PPG-MRL Graduate Research Assistantships at Illinois.
Kelsey Biscocho

Biscocho reflects on impact of scholarship

August 9, 2019 - Senior Kelsey Biscocho was honored to be the 2018-19 recipient of the Robert K. Baetzmann Scholarship.
Zach Kaplan

Kaplan, Inventables revolutionizing digital fabrication for small businesses

August 6, 2019 - Alum Zach Kaplan (BSME ’01), CEO of Inventables, joins The Grainger College of Eningeering’s Illinois Innovators Podcast to discuss the Inventables’ unique technology, the business model, and his active role within the Chicago venture capital community.
Lu MEB under construction

Lu MEB Progress Photos: Slideshow 2

August 2, 2019 - Take an up-close look as the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building is transformed.
Stefan Elbel and Min Che

Elbel, Che win best paper award for novel heat transfer work

August 1, 2019 - MechSE's Stefan Elbel and doctoral student Min Che won the Best Paper Award at the HEFAT Conference for their work to quantify local air-side heat transfer coefficients for realistic heat transfer surfaces and geometries.
William Bahnfleth

Bahnfleth alumni honored with ASHRAE award

July 31, 2019 - Alumnus William Bahnfleth received ASHRAE's 2019 Donald Bahnfleth Environmental Health Award, named in honor of his late father, also a MechSE alumnus.