News

Emeritus Professor Wayne Solomon elected AIAA Fellow

Mon, 12/11/2006 - 18:00   Professor Wayne Solomon has been elected Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Professor Coverstone appointed Associate Head of AE Dept

Sun, 12/03/2006 - 18:00   Professor Victoria Coverstone was appointed Associate Head of the Aerospace Engineering Department effective November 20, 2006.

Stardust Honored with 2006 Aviation Week and Space Technology Program Excellence Award

Tue, 11/21/2006 - 18:00   NASA's Stardust Mission and Lockheed Martin's ATLAS Launch Vehicle have been honored with the Aviation Week and Space Technology (AW&ST) Program Excellence Award on November 14, 2006. AW&ST had reviewed over 300 federal programs before selecting the two finalists for the award.

Mike Bragg appointed Associate Dean for Research and Administrative Affairs

Tue, 11/07/2006 - 18:00   Professor Mike Bragg, Head of Aerospace Engineering for the past eight years, accepted the position of Associate Dean for Research and Administrative Affairs at the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective November 1, 2006. Professor Rodney Burton, former Associate Head of Aerospace Engineering, has assumed the role of Interim Head.

AE Alumnus Named Commander of Shuttle Mission to Hubble

Mon, 10/30/2006 - 18:00   Shuttle astronauts will make one final house call to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as part of a mission to extend and improve the observatory's capabilities through 2013.

Senior design projects place at the 2005-2006 AIAA National Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition.

Sun, 10/29/2006 - 18:00   Three senior design projects, supervised by Professor Victoria Coverstone, have placed at the 2005-2006 AIAA National Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition. The Khonsu project received second place and the Hyperion and Janus projects tied for third place.

AE Students Receive Illinois Space Grant Consortium Fellowships/Scholarships

Thu, 10/12/2006 - 19:00   As part of NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program since its inception in 1989, the Illinois Space Grant Consortium strives to positively influence and support students in the pursuit of space sciences and aerospace engineering careers.

Hilton appointed 2007 Charles E. Schmidt Distinguished Visiting Professor at FAU

Wed, 10/04/2006 - 19:00   Harry Hilton has been appointed the 2007 Charles E. Schmidt Distinguished Visiting Professor at Florida Atlantic University.

Aerospace Engineering Freshman a 2005 National Science Olympiad Scholarship Recipient

Sat, 09/30/2006 - 19:00   One of AE's new freshmen, Joshua Krisiloff, from Belle Mead, New Jersey, won a gold medal in the 2005 National Science Olympiad that was held on the UIUC campus. Joshua competed with 2,400 middle and high school students, representing more than 120 championship teams from across the country. These top students came to the U of I campus to compete in more than three dozen events, such as bridge building, computing, chemistry and astronomy.

Professor Loth to begin work with the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CEFP)

Mon, 09/04/2006 - 19:00   Professor Eric Loth is a member of the new National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CEFP) which is based at the University of Minnesota. The CEFP will develop compact, low-cost, next-generation, fluid powered devices—systems that use pressurized liquids or gases to transmit power. Please see the CEFP Web site for more information.

Aerospace Engineering Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Sun, 05/21/2006 - 19:00   The Department of Aerospace Engineering is pleased to welcome three new faculty members and one new staff member this year.

Congratulations to Professors Bruce Conway, Greg Elliott, Philippe Geubelle, and John Prussing and Dr. Tom Jackson for making the Spring 2006 Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students!

Sun, 05/14/2006 - 19:00   Rankings are based on instructor and course evaluation system (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation in the Center for Teaching Excellence.

SpaceShip One Developer Burt Rutan Receives Honorary Degree from UIUC

Sun, 05/14/2006 - 19:00   Burt Rutan balks when asked how soon routine commercial spaceflight will be a reality.

Alumnus Dr. Robert Liebeck Receives Aircraft Design Award

Sun, 10/23/2005 - 19:00   Dr. Robert Liebeck, Program Manager of the Blended-Wing-Body Program at Boeing Phantom Works, received the AIAA’s Aircraft Design Award for 2005.

AE Alumnus Receives COE Alumni Award

Sat, 06/11/2005 - 19:00   AE Alumnus Bruce T. Goodwin has been awarded the UIUC College of Engineering Alumni Award for Distinguished Service. Goodwin earned a BS in Physics at City College of New York in 1972, an MS in AAE at UIUC in 1978, and a PhD in AAE at UIUC in 1982. As Associate Director for Defense and Nuclear Technologies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Bruce T. Goodwin is responsible for executing the nuclear weapons activities comprising LLNL’s st

AE Award Recipients

Sat, 05/21/2005 - 19:00   AE department awards

Professor Scott White Named As a Donald Biggar Willett Professor

Tue, 03/22/2005 - 18:00   The UIUC College of Engineering has named Professor Scott R. White as a Donald Biggar Willett Professor. Donald Biggar Willett Professorhips, which honor the late Mr. Willett who attended the University of Illinois from 1916-1922, were established to increase the distinction of the College and its departments by recognizing and stimulating intellectual leadership and outstanding research.

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