March 29, 2006 - Lynn Burdick of the University of Illinois Office of Educational Technology leads a session on webquests during the first WaterCLEAR workshop on March 17.In collaboration with the Illinois Math and Science Academy, The WaterCAMPWS will assist high school science teachers in developing teaching modules related to water purification, including desalination and reuse, decontamination and disinfection.
March 15, 2006 - Kent SchienKent Schien (BSME 1981) has been chosen a 2006 Subcontractor of the Year by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognition of his "hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to [his] community." Schien will represent Region VII during National Small Business Week events to be held in Washington, DC, April 12 and 13. He is the President and CEO of Innoventor, Inc., an engineering technology solutions company based in Maryland Heights, MO.
March 8, 2006 - From left to right, Microlution Inc. founders Andrew Honegger and Andy Phillip in their lab.Andrew Honegger and Andy Phillip, who completed master's degrees in mechanical engineering in December 2005, won the open division of the V. Dale Cozad Business Plan Competition for their plan to market a micromanufacturing machine tool.
February 28, 2006 - Professor Ning Wang was an Associate Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology in the Harvard School of Public Health, where his research explored the mechanisms that control how living cells and tissues respond to mechanical forces, as well as the role of pre-stress in the cytoskeleton on mechanotransduction and other cell functions.
February 4, 2006 - Prof. Martin Ostoja-StarzewskiProfessor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski was named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of the Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in January 2006. The AIAA Associate Fellows are individuals of distinction who made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.
February 2, 2006 - M&IE students Ian Peterson and Robert Wille have been named to the 2005-2006 class of the Knights of St. Patrick , two of only seven students in the College of Engineering so honored. The Knight of St. Patrick is an annual award given by the College of Engineering to students who represent leadership, excellence in character, and exceptional contribution to the College of Engineering. The award is one of the highest honors given to students by the College.
December 19, 2005 - Andrew AlleyneAndrew Alleyne has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Fellow grade recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.
December 18, 2005 - Young Huang will receive the 2006 Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal. The award is given to scholars within 15 years of their terminal degree whose work has already had high impact on the engineering sciences.
November 9, 2005 - A recording of this year's Soo Lecture on October 6th is now available online. The topic of this year's lecture was "Geometric Fluid Mechanics: Lagrangian Coherent Structures and Swimmers " by Prof. Jerrold Marsden. This video is compatible only with Microsoft Internet Explorer. The video is available at the following web address: http://online.engr.uiuc.edu/webcourses/me_soo/soo_2005/
October 27, 2005 - Orange and Blue team member Aaron Foege explains the bike's design to judges in the Parker Chainless ChallengeA hydraulically powered bicycle designed by M&IE students took first place in the first Parker Chainless Challenge human-hydraulic powered bicycle race, sponsored by the Parker Hannifin Corporation. The Orange and Blue team took first place in three of seven categories judged, including Manufacturability, Marketability and Cost.
December 31, 2003 - Profs. Brian Thomas and Pratap Vanka and graduate student Quan Yuan received the 2004 Robert W. Hunt Silver Medal for the best original paper on iron and steel from the Association for Iron and Steel Technology.
December 31, 2003 - Professor Emeritus Clark BullardAt the 2004 Winter Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Professor Emeritus Clark Bullard received the F. Paul Anderson Award, the organization's highest technical honor. Tony Jacobi received the E. K. Campbell Award, and Professor Emeritus John Chato was elected to the grade of Fellow.
December 31, 2003 - Narayana Aluru and Srinivasa Salapaka joined M&IE in January. Aluru, who completed his PhD in civil and electrical engineering at Stanford University in 1995, had been a faculty member in the Department of General Engineering. His research focuses on the comuptational analysis and design aspects of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), micro/nano-fluidics, bio-MEMS and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS).
December 31, 2003 - Young Huang will receive the Melville Medal at the Winter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in November. He and co-authors Peng Zhang of the University of Connecticut, Huajian Gao of the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Germany, and K. C. Hwang of Tsinghua University in China were honored for their paper "Fracture nucleation in single-wall carbon nanotubes under tension: A continuum analysis incorporating interatomic potentials," which appeared in Journal of Applied Mechanics.
December 31, 2003 - Mark Shannon and Xudong Zhang received 2004 Xerox Awards for Faculty Research from the College of Engineering. Prof. Shannon was among four associate professors and Prof. Zhang was among four assistant professors to be honored.
December 31, 2003 - Jon DantzigJon Dantzig has been chosen to be the recipient of the 2005 Bruce Chalmers Award by The Materials Society. The award recognizes Prof. Dantzig's impressive record of research and publications in the field of solidification processing.
December 31, 2003 - Elizabeth Hsiao-WeckslerThe Center for Advanced Study has named Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler a Fellow and Taher Saif an Associate for 2004-2005.
December 31, 2003 - Professors Richard Buckius, Anthony Jacobi, Norman Miller, Ty Newell, and Charles Tucker were named to the Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Fall 2003.