News

AE moves up in college rankings!

Thu, 09/06/2007 - 19:00   The U.S. News & World Report rankings moved our Department up to 6th, our highest USN&WR mark since they began doing rankings in 1987. Over the years we have always been in the top ten, and this year moved ahead of several excellent aerospace programs.

Archambault chosen as Illini Comeback Guest

Thu, 09/06/2007 - 19:00   Archambault, BS 82, MS 84, is being honored by the Student Alumni Association and UI Alumni Association to return and interact with students, staff and faculty through formal programs, classroom visits and social activities during Homecoming, October 26-28.

AE Faculty Ranked as Excellent by Their Students

Thu, 09/06/2007 - 19:00   These AE faculty members were among those on the University's Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students

A senior design project, supervised by Professor Victoria Coverstone, has placed at the 2006-2007 AIAA National Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition

Wed, 09/05/2007 - 19:00   A senior design project, supervised by Professor Victoria Coverstone, has placed at the 2006-2007 AIAA National Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition. Team Seraph received third place in the national competition.

Prof. John Prussing retires after 38 years in Aerospace Engineering Department

Wed, 08/01/2007 - 19:00   As students presented Prof. John Prussing with his retirement gift - a life-size, cardboard cutout of him dressed in a dark suit (that he said he didn't recognize!) - they joked about how it could be used. They suggested it be positioned at the Department's doorway and , when guests entered, a recording of Prussing's voice be played with the greeting, "Welcome to Aerospace Engineering!"

John Lambros promoted from associate professor to full professor

Tue, 07/31/2007 - 19:00   John Lambros, Aerospace Engineering faculty member since 2000, will be promoted from associate professor to full professor effective August 16.

The AE Department welcomes Prof. J. Craig Dutton as the new Department Head effective Sept. 1, 2007

Tue, 07/31/2007 - 19:00   The AE Department welcomes Prof. J. Craig Dutton, who has accepted an offer to become the new Department Head effective Sept. 1, 2007, and will be awarded the Abel Bliss Professorship in the College of Engineering pending Board of Trustees' approval. Dr. Dutton is already familiar with Aerospace Engineering's people and programs through 15 years of affiliation as a former faculty member in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana.

Now, self-healing materials can mimic human skin, healing again and again

Sun, 06/24/2007 - 19:00   The next generation of self-healing materials, invented by researchers at the University of Illinois, including aerospace engineering Prof. Scott White, mimics human skin by healing itself time after time. The new materials rely upon embedded, three-dimensional microvascular networks that emulate biological circulatory systems.

AE Alumnus to pilot Space Shuttle

Mon, 06/04/2007 - 19:00   In his first space flight, Aerospace Engineering alumnus Lee "Bru" Archambault (BS 1982, MS 1984) will pilot NASA’s shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station on June 8. A U.S. Air Force colonel, Archambault will serve as both shuttle pilot and orbiter robotic arm operator.

Graduate student Mohammad Naraghi, under the direction of Professor Ioannis Chasiotis, has taken a first place at Sandia National Lab's University Alliance competition

Tue, 05/15/2007 - 19:00   A team from Illinois, led by student Mohammad Naraghi and under the direction of aerospace engineering professor Ioannis Chasiotis, has taken a first place at Sandia National Laboratories' third annual University Alliance competition for student microel

Professor Scott White Named Centennial Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State University

Wed, 05/09/2007 - 19:00   Professor Scott White has been named Centennial Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State University.

Professor Philippe Geubelle is Recipient of the 2007 Stanley H. Pierce Faculty Award

Thu, 04/12/2007 - 19:00   Professor Philippe Geubelle has been named the recipient of the 2007 Stanley H. Pierce Faculty Award by the student Engineering Council Awards Committee.

Professor Greg Elliott Receives 2007 Collins Award for Innovative Teaching

Tue, 04/10/2007 - 19:00   Professor Greg Elliott has been named the recipient of the 2007 Collins Award for Innovative Teaching.

Earl H. Dowell, AE Alumnus Wins AIAA Crichlow Trust Prize 2007

Thu, 04/05/2007 - 19:00   Dr. Earl H. Dowell (BS 1959) was selected to receive the AIAA 2007 Crichlow Trust Prize. This prize was established in 1994 and presented for excellence in aerospace materials, structural design, structural analysis, or structural dynamics. Dowell’s award citation states: “For pioneering contributions to aeroelasticity, structural dynamics and unsteady aerodynamics which had an enormous influence on aerospace technology and for contributions to ed

Professor Ioannis Chasiotis Receives ONR Young Investigator Program Award

Tue, 03/27/2007 - 19:00   Professor Ioannis Chasiotis has received the 2007 ONR Young Investigator Program Award for his proposal "Continuous Carbon Nanofibers with Modulated Surface for Polymer Nanocomposites".

Professor Bruce Conway Wins Campus Teaching Award

Tue, 03/13/2007 - 19:00   Professor Bruce Conway of Aerospace Engineering has been selected to receive the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

AE Groups Receive Engineering Open House Awards

Tue, 03/13/2007 - 19:00   The Aerospace Engineering department took home six awards, including three 1st place awards and the Most Popular Exhibit as voted on by all the visitors. This year's Engineering Open House was held on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10.

AE Faculty Chosen as Recipients of the Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising

Tue, 03/13/2007 - 19:00   The following AE faculty members have been chosen as recipients of the Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising

Professor Mike Bragg has been selected to receive the AIAA Aerodynamics Award for 2007

Sun, 03/11/2007 - 19:00   Professor Mike Bragg has been selected to receive the AIAA Aerodynamics Award for 2007.

Professor Ioannis Chasiotis and Professor John Lambros Receive Xerox Awards for Faculty Research

Sun, 02/25/2007 - 18:00   The Xerox Foundation established the Xerox Awards for Faculty Research to honor faculty members annually for outstanding research in two categories: to assistant professors based on one (1) year of research accomplishments; and to associate professors based on five (5) years of research accomplishments.

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