News Archive

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop

MechSE students attend Silicon Valley workshop

February 14, 2018 - Undergrad Quinn Menzies and grad student Peter Jang were part of the cohort of students this year who met with Silicon Valley startups and tech company leaders.
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Ostoja-Starzewski on editorial board of Applied Sciences

February 12, 2018 - Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski edits the Acoustics section of this open-access journal.
Knights of St. Patrick

MechSE undergrads named Knights of St. Patrick

February 12, 2018 - Abby Pakeltis and Kevin Peralta were two of the 11 students in the College of Engineering named 2018 Knights of St. Patrick
Kimani Toussaint

Toussaint elected SPIE Fellow

February 9, 2018 - Kimani Toussaint was named a Fellow of the optical society, SPIE.
Steve Langer

Langer takes VP post at Modine

February 6, 2018 - MechSE alumnus Steve Langer (BSME ’86, MSME ’88) has been hired by Modine Manufacturing Company as its new vice president, information technology.
Moshe Matalon, Scott Stewart

Matalon, Stewart honored in first class of Combustion Institute Fellows

February 2, 2018 - Moshe Matalon and Scott Stewart were elected to the inaugural class of Fellows of the Combustion Institute.

In memoriam: Jack Levy, MechSE Distinguished Alumnus

February 2, 2018 - Professor Jack Levy (MSTAM ’54), who received a Distinguished Alumni Award from MechSE in 2013, passed away on October 27, 2017.
Seok Kim

Kim develops new surface design inspired by snake skin

February 1, 2018 - Seok Kim and his grad students have developed a design construct inspired in part by the surface of butterflies and snake skin.
PTS new members

Pi Tau Sigma initiates 21 new members

January 30, 2018 - Pi Tau Sigma welcomed 21 new MechSE undergraduates into the 103-year old honor society.
Aimy Wissa

Wired In: Aimy Wissa

January 29, 2018 - Aimy Wissa is the most recent MechSE professor to be featured in the News-Gazette's column, Wired In.
ME 370 ME 371

Mechanical Design course projects inspire and engage

January 26, 2018 - The department's ME 370 and ME 371 drive undergraduate students to consider design solutions from more diverse perspectives.
Robert W. Lally

In memoriam: Robert W. Lally, PCB Piezotronics founder

January 26, 2018 - Mr. Lally, who died January 22 at age 93, created a number of sensing devices at Bell to measure impact on materials during testing.
Professor David Weitz

Weitz discusses 'magic of microfluidics' at Schaller Lecture

January 24, 2018 - Harvard University professor David Weitz explained his research group's microfluidics breakthroughs for the Spring 2018 Alwin Schaller Distinguished Lecture.
Solar Car World Challenge

Argo just getting started after finishing World Solar Challenge

January 23, 2018 - The Illini Solar Car team made a return to competition after a 20-year hiatus.
Amy LaViers

Wired In: Amy LaViers

January 22, 2018 - Assistant Professor Amy LaViers was the featured "high-tech entrepreneur" for The News-Gazette's weekly Wired In feature.
Guarav Bahl

Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication

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Andrew Alleyne

Alleyne achieves unique combo of IEEE Fellow, ASME Fellow

January 19, 2018 - Andrew Alleyne has been named a 2018 Fellow of IEEE, adding to his 2005 accomplishment of being named Fellow of ASME.
Braj Bhushan Jain

In memoriam: Braj Bhushan Jain

January 18, 2018 - MechSE alumnus Braj Bhushan Jain (MSME ’64) passed away on January 11 at his home in Champaign.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan honored for pioneering work in adaptive control

January 18, 2018 - Professor Naira Hovakimyan was recently recognized with the IEEE Control Systems Society's Award for Technical Excellence in Aerospace Control.
Katie Matlack

Matlack develops design method to impact ultrasound, optical imaging, more

January 16, 2018 - MechSE's Katie Matlack, and colleagues, have created a method to design metamaterials that control waves in complex and advanced ways.