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Nenad Miljkovic

Miljkovic to collaborate with UK researchers on nanoengineered coatings

August 23, 2017 - Thanks to a visiting fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering, Nenad Miljkovic will work on durable nanostructured surfaces to potentially benefit power generation, thermally driven water desalination, building energy, and electronics cooling.
MechSE researchers have been awarded a 5-year, $4M grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop nanomanufacturing simulation tools.

Illinois launches first U.S. nanomanufacturing node

August 23, 2017 - MechSE researchers have been awarded a 5-year, $4M grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop nanomanufacturing simulation tools.

Matalon honored for lifetime achievements in combustion physics

August 22, 2017 - Professor Moshe Matalon was awarded the Numa Manson Medal from the Institute for the Dynamics of Explosions and Reacting Systems.

McIntyre leading the tech behind the Cubs

August 22, 2017 - MechSE alumnus Andrew McIntyre (BSME '96) has excelled as the VP of technology for the World Series champion Chicago Cubs.
Bill Anderson

Anderson named engineering VP at Ameda

August 21, 2017 - MechSE alumnus Bill Anderson (BSME ’86) has joined Ameda as vice president of engineering.

Faculty-student team develops origami-inspired robot

August 17, 2017 - Sam Tawfick and Aimy Wissa used origami paper folding principles to construct and actuate mechanisms and machines for possible integration with small, scalable, and cheap robots as deployable adaptive structures.
Carbonated water could be key in clean, sustainable manufacture of graphene

Fizzy water could be key in clean, sustainable manufacture of graphene

August 16, 2017 - Using only soda water (carbonic acid) as the electrolyte, chemical vapor deposition synthesized graphene is easily transferred via under-etching delamination, allowing for multiple reuse of the metal catalyst substrate, SungWoo Nam and his group has found.
Taylor Made: Origins

Taylor Made: Origins

August 8, 2017 - The interesting thing about seemingly ambiguous words is that they often have obvious, clear origins of meaning.
Chenhui Shao

Shao paper on spatiotemporal processes in manufacturing named best by ASME

August 8, 2017 - Chenhui Shao's award-winning paper focuses on development of a novel dynamic sampling design algorithm to cost-effectively characterize spatiotemporal processes in manufacturing.
Gaurav Bahl

Bahl’s new technique prevents mechanical losses using action of light

August 8, 2017 - Gaurav Bahl and colleagues have revealed an opto-mechanical technique that can suppress on demand the scattering of sound waves from disorder in a material. The technique is achieved by illuminating with the appropriate color of laser light, and the results could have wide-ranging impact on sensors and communication systems.
Inbar Grinberg.

MechSE postdoc wins Israeli research award

August 7, 2017 - Inbar Grinberg was one of only 30 postdocs in the U.S. to win an award from the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program.
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Liebenberg named senior lecturer

August 3, 2017 - Leon Liebenberg, who has served as a senior research scientist in MechSE since January, will assume the role of senior lecturer beginning in Fall 2017. After teaching ME 300 (Thermodynamics) this summer, he will instruct ME 310 (Introductory Fluid Mechanics) in the fall semester. He also will assist with teaching ME 270 (Design for Manufacturability) and TAM 210 (Introductory Statics).

Miljkovic research shows cicada wings may inspire new surface technologies

August 2, 2017 - Researchers are looking to insects – specifically cicadas – for insight into the design of artificial surfaces with de-icing, self-cleaning and anti-fogging abilities.  Their wings allow cicadas to fly, of course, but they also are good at repelling water – a condition that humans can appreciate, too.  

Walters joins TraceGains as VP of Customer Success

July 31, 2017 - TraceGains, the leading compliance software solution, revolutionizing information exchange across the supply chain for Food, Beverage, and CPG companies has hired MechSE alumnus Gary Walters (BSME ’84) as Vice President of Customer Success. 

Workshop to feature experts in data science, multiscale modeling

July 31, 2017 - A Computational Materials Workshop will be held August 14-15 at NCSA. The themes of the workshop will be data science and multiscale modeling, from electronic structure to the continuum.

Tawfick wins top young manufacturing engineer award

July 25, 2017 - Assistant Professor Sam Tawfick received ASME's Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award--the second time in three years that a MechSE at Illinois faculty has won this award.

ASEE honors Dankowicz for engineering education

July 19, 2017 - Professor Harry Dankowicz was recently honored by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Mechanics Division with the 2017 Archie Higdon Distinguished Mechanics Educator Award, for his distinguished and outstanding contribut

Matalon delivers combustion theory course at Princeton

July 18, 2017 - Caterpillar Distinguished Professor Moshe Matalon was invited for the third time to deliver the combustion theory course at the 2017 Summer School on Combustion held at Princeton University, June 25-30.   

Kessler named NDSU Dean of Engineering

July 17, 2017 - MechSE alumnus Michael Kessler (MSTAM ’98, PhDTAM ’02) joined the North Dakota State University College of Engineering as its new dean on July 1. Kessler previously was Berry Family Director and Professor of the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University.