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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.
Guarav Bahl

Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication

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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.
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.
Iwona Jasiuk

Wired In: Iwona Jasiuk

January 16, 2018 - Professor Iwona Jasiuk was the featured "high-tech entrepreneur" for The News-Gazette's weekly Wired In feature.
Bobby Reifman

Reifman named managing director at Lincoln International

January 10, 2018 - ​MechSE alumnus Bobby Reifman (BSME ’03) has been promoted to managing director at Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank.
MechSE Art of Science competition

MechSE competition celebrates art in research

January 9, 2018 - MechSE's Art of Science image competition recognized four winners for their artistic research images.
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Ostoja-Starzewski joins Fractal and Fractional

January 8, 2018 - Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski has joined the editorial board of Fractal and Fractional, a new, online, peer-reviewed and open access journal.
Charles Taylor

In memoriam: Charles Taylor, professor emeritus and renowned photomechanics researcher

January 2, 2018 - MechSE professor emeritus and alumnus Charles Edwin Taylor, an illustrious former TAM faculty member, has passed away.
Amy LaViers and Hae-Won Park

LaViers, Park aim to make bipedal robot movement more expressive

December 20, 2017 - Through a new NSF grant, Amy LaViers and Hae-Won Park, along with researchers from the University of Tulsa, will work to enable expressive movement, inspired by athletes and dancers, in humanoid robots.
Kimani Toussaint and Harry Dankowicz

Illinois faculty attend final National Academies interdisciplinary conference

December 19, 2017 - Kimani Toussaint and Harry Dankowicz were selected to attend the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, the last conference of its kind.
Seok Kim

New adaptable adhesive could be consumer product game-changer

December 15, 2017 - Seok Kim has developed a reusable, removable, non-tacky dry adhesive that can be both highly adhesive or non-adhesive when you want it to be.

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