News Archive

Jonghyun Choi

Choi receives Baxter award for nanomaterials work

October 12, 2017 - “This award encourages me to explore wearable and low-power health-monitoring devices with direct and real-time sensing capability of the biomolecules from human sweat.”
Ritu Raman

Raman receives For Women in Science Fellowship

October 11, 2017 - MechSE alumna Ritu Raman (MSME ’13, PhDME ’16) has been named one of only five recipients of the 2017 For Women in Science Fellowship.
SungWoo Nam

Nam receives NSF grant to research tunable surface energy of graphene

October 10, 2017 - MechSE assistant professor SungWoo Nam has received an NSF Division of Materials Research (DMR) Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM) grant.
Elif Ertekin

Ertekin receives NSF DMREF grant

October 6, 2017 - MechSE associate professor Elif Ertekin has received an NSF Division of Materials Research grant to develop an experimentally validated, computational prediction engine for the dopability of thermoelectric materials.
Harry Dankowicz

Robotics in MechSE: Harry Dankowicz

October 4, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding MechSE professor Harry Dankowicz to develop an autonomous robotic vehicle that will streamline the refilling of seed tanks in the field.
Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic invited to participate in National Academies symposium

October 4, 2017 - Nenad Miljkvoc is one of a small number of young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals from the U.S. and 22 countries of the Arab League selected to participate in the fifth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium.
Stefan Elbel

Elbel makes case for two-phase ejector technology

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Narayana Aluru

Aluru part of newest Beckman research group

September 29, 2017 - MechSE professor Narayana Aluru is one of the faculty members comprising the new Computational Molecular Science (CMS) Group.
click beetle

Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robots

September 27, 2017 - Professors Aimy Wissa and Alison Dunn are part of a team looking at how click beetles' ability to jump without the aid of their limbs can inform robotic design.

Robotics in MechSE: Hae-Won Park

September 22, 2017 - MechSE assistant professor Hae-Won Park has been awarded funding from DARPA to design a hybrid robot that can glide, land, and walk.
Kimani Toussaint

Toussaint named OSA Fellow

September 22, 2017 - MechSE associate professor Kimani Toussaint has been elected to be a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.
Mavis Future Faculty Fellows

Four MechSE students selected for Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship

September 22, 2017 - Four graduate students were selected as 2017-18 Mavis Future Faculty Fellows by the College of Engineering. They represented four of the 24 awarded from all the engineering departments.
Naira Hovakimyan

Robotics in MechSE: Naira Hovakimyan

September 15, 2017 - Naira Hovakimyan, Wilkins Professor in MechSE, is utilizing machine learning in agricultural analytics.
Corporate After Hours Fall 2017

Corporate After Hours: A Gallery

September 14, 2017 - A gallery of photos and quotes from the Fall 2017 MechSE/ISE Corporate After Hours
Matt Robertson

Robertson wins competitive DoD fellowship

September 12, 2017 - Matt Robertson, PhD candidate in Prof. Sam Tawfick's research group, was awarded a SMART fellowship from the Department of Defense.
John W. Sanders

Sanders joins Cal State Fullerton faculty

September 11, 2017 - John W. Sanders, who received his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) from Illinois this year, has  joined Cal State Fullerton this fall semester as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
Kimani Toussaint and Amy Wagoner Johnson

MechSE researchers to study preterm birth

September 6, 2017 - MechSE associate professors Kimani Toussaint and Amy Wagoner Johnson have been awarded a 4-year, $600K grant by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
MechSE Professor Jonathan Freund

XPACC funding extended into sixth year

August 31, 2017 - The Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-coupled Combustion at Illinois was funded for an additional $4M for its work on plasma technology for combustion.
Karen Thole

Thole receives ABET diversity award

August 31, 2017 - MechSE alumna Karen Thole (BSME ’82, MSME ’84) has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 ABET Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity.
Chulhee Chase Cho

Cho named NASA Space Technology Research Fellow

August 28, 2017 - Thanks to a NASA fellowship, PhD candidate Chulhee Cho will continue his research in SungWoo Nam's lab on a new type of energy harvester based on crumpled structures of 2D materials, meant to extend the limit of power production in space.