Tue, 08/21/2018 - 09:45 Tragic incidents like United Airlines DC-10 Flight 232 can sometimes spawn an interest in creating additional safeguards and protocols, and even new research.
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:45 In April, Michael F. Lembeck received a Distinguished Alumnus award from the Department of Aerospace Engineering. In August, he joined the faculty.
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 08:15 The airline passengers are bouncy balls of different weights and sizes, their individual restraint systems are rubber bands, and their suitcases are just blocks of wood, but this past year’s Design Build Fly team treated their assignment to create a passenger airplane as if they were the real thing.
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:00 After receiving a bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics from the University of Illinois, and a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering in 2002, it was time for Jason Kamphaus to make a decision. Ultimately, Kamphaus decided to continue to work with White and completed his doctorate in aerospace engineering in 2007. This year, Kamphaus received an Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award.
Tue, 06/26/2018 - 08:45 For the first 20 years of his career, Rich Field was “doing aerospace engineering and loving it.” Then he switched. He attributes some of his ability to make a major career change to the basics he learned as a student at U of I.
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:00 In 1991, aerospace alumnus Paul Dees had been working for McDonnell Douglas for six years when the unthinkable happened. He was laid off.
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:30 It had rained the night before the final competition in Huntsville, Alabama, leaving the open field muddy—a factor that ultimately benefited this year’s Illinois Space Society NASA Student Launch team.
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:45 Mark D. Maughmer, professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, was named an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow.
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:00 Huck Beng Chew and Marco Panesi have both been promoted from assistant to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Aerospace Engineering.
Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:30 Global broadband coverage sounds like a great idea, but it carries great financial risk. Research suggests a more cost-effective strategy using regional coverage and staged deployment.
Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:15 University of Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White, an innovator of self-healing and self-regulating materials, died on May 28, 2018.
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:00 Robert H. Liebeck, aerodynamicist, professor, and aerospace engineer, is a recipient of the 2018 University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:45 Researchers at the University of Illinois applied a technique using 3D X-ray tomography of an electrode to better understand what is happening on the inside of a lithium ion battery and ultimately build batteries with more storage capacity and longer life.
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 14:00 Recent research at the University of Illinois demonstrated that, although most wing shapes used today create these turbulent wake vortices, wing geometrics can be designed to reduce or eliminate wingtip vortices almost entirely.
Thu, 05/10/2018 - 09:15 Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new polymer-curing process that could reduce the cost, time and energy needed, compared with the current manufacturing process.
Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:30 When a spacecraft reenters Earth’s atmosphere, atmospheric friction heats its surface to very high temperatures. At its peak the surface is almost as hot as the surface of the sun. To protect the crew a barrier called a heat shield is attached to the leading edge of the spacecraft. Recently, researchers at the University of Illinois created a model to determine the optimal thickness and composition of the shield material needed.
Wed, 05/02/2018 - 09:15 Aerospace engineering doctoral candidate Jonathan Retter was selected as the 2018 winner of The Walter R. Lempert Student Paper Award in Diagnostics for Fluid Mechanics, Plasma Physics, and Energy Transfer.
Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:15 Losing an arm doesn’t have to mean losing all sense of touch, thanks to prosthetic arms that stimulate nerves with mild electrical feedback.