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Hang Woon Lee

Hang Woon Lee receives NSF fellowship

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:00   This year’s National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program received over 12,000 applicants. From them, 2,000 award offers were made, including one to Hang Woon Lee, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois.
Koki Ho

New research seeks to optimize space travel efficiency

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:30   Sending a human into space and doing it efficiently presents a galaxy of challenges. Koki Ho, University of Illinois assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, and his graduate students, Hao Chen and Bindu Jagannatha, explored ways to integrate the logistics of space travel by looking at a campaign of lunar missions, spacecraft design, and creating a framework to optimize fuel and other resources.
July 26, 1977 Space Shuttle and Crew, courtesy NASA

1977 was a good year

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:15   The year 1977 was a big one for aeronautics and aerospace—both real and fictional. The Concord made its first commercial flight, the NASA space shuttle had its first test flight, and the first Star Wars film opened in cinemas. In hindsight, it was also a year that a generous class of aerospace engineers graduated from the University of Illinois.
Elle Wroblewski

Meet Gabrielle “Elle” Wroblewski: Ph.D. candidate, K-12 science instructor, academically competitive

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:45   Wearing last year’s engineering open house t-shirt and a cap featuring a colorful techie cartoon character above the brim, Elle Wroblewski is obviously in her element. She is teaching a group of eight high school boys on a Saturday afternoon about rocketry through Illini Aerospace Outreach on the College of Engineering campus at the University of Illinois. She’s not a bouncy, entertaining type of instructor. Her delivery is calm and matter-of-fact. She might as well have been teaching adults. “I find that with middle school and high school students, if you just treat them like they can do it, they do it,” Elle says. Elle received a B.S. in 2014 and an M.S. in 2016 in aerospace engineering and is currently working on a doctorate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. With her demanding academic schedule, she still makes time to give back through a variety of K-12 workshops and summer camps.
Troy Kang

Yee Fellowship recipient works in structural mechanics and materials

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:00   Troy Ziliang Kang was recently named the Yee Fellow by the University of Illinois in the College of Engineering for 2018-2019.
Patrick Drew at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Patrick Drew’s “crazy engineering experience”

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:00   Aerospace senior Patrick Drew took the fall 2017 semester off to have an amazing experience with a co-op internship at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He calls it his “crazy engineering experience.”
Kai James

Kai James gains NSF CAREER Award to study advanced computational design

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:30   Kai James’ project was recently funded through the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.
Scott White with studetns

Scott White to receive campus award for guiding undergraduate research

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 09:00   Scott White will be recognized for his stellar mentoring this spring when he receives the University of Illinois award for Excellence in Guiding Undergraduate Research.
Philippe Geubelle

Illinois in Texas

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:00   Philippe Geubelle, head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, was invited to give four seminars for the Southwest Mechanics Lecture Series.
Phil Ansell, right, with graduate student

Taking a step closer to electric propulsion

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 13:45   University of Illinois aerospace engineer Phil Ansell says “There has been a growing desire to pursue aircraft propulsion electrification, either through an all-electric system with battery or fuel-cell systems with electrically-driven motors, or through hybrid architectures where these electrical propulsion systems are coupled with more traditional combustion engines and turbines. It’ll happen. It’s just a matter of when.”
Tim Bretl

Tim Bretl to receive college and campus teaching awards

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 09:00   Teaching is hard. If you don’t believe it, just ask Tim Bretl. He has obviously learned from his early teaching experience as this spring he will receive both the College of Engineering Teaching Excellence award and the award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at the U of I campus level.
Laura Gerhold

Laura Gerhold to receive campus award for advising

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:45   In 2002, Laura Gerhold was on an educational flightpath to a career as a commercial pilot. Ultimately, she went a different direction. This spring, she will receive the University of Illinois award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
Sara Legg

Aerospace student lands new fellowship

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:00   Sara Legg has been selected to be one of 24 fellows in the 2018 inaugural class for the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program.
John Lambros

John Lambros named new Director of AMTEL

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:00   Aerospace Engineering Professor John Lambros has been named the new Director of the Advanced Materials Testing and Evaluation Laboratory (AMTEL) at the University of Illinois.
Steven J. D'Urso

Steven Joseph D’Urso,1952 – 2018: In Memoriam

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:00   Aerospace systems engineering lecturer and program coordinator Steven J. D’Urso passed away on Friday, Feb.16 at home. He was 64.
Desk image

Aero faculty to receive teaching awards

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:00   Professor Daniel J. Bodony and Professor Timothy Bretl are among this year’s recipients of awards that honor outstanding faculty in the College of Engineering.
Tim Bretl

Bretl named Fellow in AE3

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:00   Associate Prof. Tim Bretl is a new Education Innovation Fellow of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education.
John Prussing, Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories

Prussing publishes new text, Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:30   Emeritus Prof. John Prussing has published a new book, Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories.
Ion GNSS+

AE grad student recognized for developing method to locate attackers of the power grid

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:15   AE graduate student Sriramya Bhamidipati has been recognized for developing a method to locate attackers of the power grid.
Phil Ansell research graphic

Ansell gains Young Investigator Award to study transition to turbulence

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:15   Phil Ansell has gained a Young Investigator Award from the Army Research Office to study the transition of flows to turbulence.

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