News Archive

Mike Hopkins

Join the launch party for AE's own Mike Hopkins

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 14:05   Saturday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Computer simulation visualization showing the complex structure of flow turbulence

New method brings physics to deep learning to better simulate turbulence

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 08:49   This method will help engineers predict whether or not a design involving turbulent flow will work for their goals.
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Video update on Talbot Lab construction

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 10:06   Michael Lembeck and Philippe Geubelle describe how this facility will enhance the department and students' education.
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Department of Defense awards $100M University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 10:51   DoD named the University of Illinois as one of the consortium's 10 key institutions.
Chris D'Souza

Life’s detours led AE alum to head Orion navigation

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 08:36   Chris D’Souza sees the work he is doing now as the groundwork for the future of spacecraft.
Photo taken in 2019 of (left to right)  Neale Van Stralen, Ayberk Yaraneri, and Huy Tran testing a drone on the U of I campus.

Robots deciding their next move need help prioritizing

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 09:24   Researchers used a model based on the game Capture the Flag to develop a new take on deep reinforcement learning.
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Funding from DoD for STEM education

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 08:18   Illinois Space Grant Consortium was awarded $3 million over three years.
NASA diver demonstrating LETo

Student team designs tool to pick up lunar samples

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 08:17   NASA arranged a live, interactive online demonstration of the tool at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston.
Jonathan Freund

New center to leverage high-performance computing to advance hypersonic propulsion

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 15:02   U of I will receive $17 million over a five-year period.
Negar Mehr

Newest faculty member receives top prize

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:20   Negar Mehr receives 2020 Best Dissertation Award
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Research helps people, lunar rovers, get there on time

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:31   This tool considers transportation variables weighed against how great a margin of error bus riders are willing to accept
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U of I senior design teams take 1st and 3rd place

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 09:41   This year’s AIAA competition included 33 student teams from eight countries.
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Sticky nanofibers slide at a now predictable stress

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 09:48   This was the first time complete simultaneous measurements were made of the force due to adhesion and friction for nanoscale fibers.
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Student research team develops hybrid rocket engine

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 08:36   The engine uses paraffin and a novel nitrous oxide-oxygen mixture called Nytrox.
Nil A. Parikh

Competitive scholarship awarded to Nil Parikh

Thu, 08/20/2020 - 13:55   Parikh's research is in bioinspired synthetic natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites.
Josh Rovey and Nick Rasmont

Under pressure, nontoxic salt-based propellant performs well

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 13:52   Findings from this research will help inform the design of a rocket engine using this type of propellant.
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Virtual aerospace camp—one camper shares her experience

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 08:33   Read how Abby LeBar described her week at camp and how she designed and tested her own glider and lander.
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Analyzing pros and cons of two composite manufacturing methods

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 11:57   Study compares frontal vs. bulk polymerization processes
Branden Kirchner

Study confirms hairpin vortices in supersonic turbulence

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 11:17   Hairpin vortices contribute to the turbulent energy and features that create that low-pressure, high-drag region.
Theresa Saxton-Fox

Meet AE faculty member Theresa Saxton-Fox

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 13:36   Watch a short video about her research area.