Tue, 10/23/2018 - 08:30 If you’ve ever taken a photo out the window of a commercial airplane, you most likely have a great shot of a winglet.
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:15 Professor Emeritus Harry Hilton brought together several mathematical and physical theories to help look at problems in more unified ways and solve physical engineering problems
Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:15 On the runway to more fuel-efficient aircraft, one alternative propulsion scheme being explored is an array of electrically powered ducted fans.
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 14:00 When Marvel Studios began producing the Black Panther movie, they called on sound and acoustics expert Daniel Bodony with the goal of adding some level of scientific plausibility to the fiction.
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 14:15 Copper nanospring film has the compliance of soft polymers but up to 100 times higher thermal conductivity than any other material with similar elasticity.
Tue, 09/04/2018 - 13:30 Robert D. Braun is this year’s speaker for the Stillwell Lecture on Monday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium at NCSA.
Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:45 Throughout his career at the University of Illinois, Scott White influenced people on many levels, but particularly the students he advised and fellow faculty members with whom he worked and conducted research. In keeping with those two spheres of influence, two funds are being created to honor his life.
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:45 Living systems achieve form and function in ways that have little resemblance to modern manufacturing: think digits of a hand, the veins of a leaf, or the seeds of a dandelion that disperse themselves in the wind. U of I researchers will use nature as a model to develop a new technology.
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:45 AE graduate student Revathi Jambunathan received the 2018 Outstanding Student Paper Award from the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society at the 45th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science.
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.