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Aerospace Engineering at Illinois welcomed 77 new alumni following Commencement ceremonies May 12.
Aerospace Engineering alumni speak about their experiences on space missions.
AE students design small drone aircraft for national competition.
AE alumnus receives College of Engineering's Alumni Award for Distinguished Service.
Engineering at Illinois researchers attempt to mitigate damage from earthquakes.
Professor developing robotic birds that could chase flocks away from airfields.
Student Aircraft Builders assemble a Van's Aircraft RV-7A.
AE alumnus Doug Stoltz discusses his unique profession of investigating aircraft accidents.
Erik Lopez receives a $10,000 scholarship as well as the honor of delivering the keynote address.
Professor Joanna M. Austin was recognized for excelling early in her career.
AE483, Aerospace Decision Algorithms, used innovative means to teach AE seniors.
Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White received a Humboldt Research Award honoring his work in autonomous and self-healing materials.
Soaring or Blasting Off: AE Freshmen Have the Option
AE professor named a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Researchers point to "self-healing" materials as a potential means of improving lithium ion battery safety.
The ARCS Foundation provides financial awards to help students complete degrees in science, engineering, and medical research.
The committee advances and diffuses knowledge of the physics of fluids, emphasizing on the theories of the liquid, plastic and gaseous states of matter.
The family of an AE alumnus who tragically drowned last spring has kept his memory alive by establishing a scholarship program.
AE alumnus Preston Henne discusses the aircraft business and his line of work.
Previously an adjunct professor, Jackson has new appointment as a Research Professor.
Aerospace Engineering at Illinois teams took 1st and 2nd place in the 2011-12 AIAA Foundation's annual Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition.
AE Professor earns honor for his work involving the Society for Experimental Mechanics.
Seventy-nine high school and middle school students got a taste of aerospace engineering.
Recent advances in computational capabilities and quantum chemistry.
Grace Xingxin Gao will bring her talents to our faculty in October.
Two AE at Illinois alumni, Lynn E. (Craig) McGrew and Evgeniy Sklyanskiy, worked on the Curiosity mission (Photo by NASA)
Students test algorithms for implementing spacecraft swarms.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program gives undergraduates hands-on experience in engineering.
This is Prof. Bodony's third honor, and Lindsey's first.
AE Professor adds to an impressive list of honors achieved in his young career.
Team Rough Riders competed against other teams at the regional Collegiate Rocket Competition.
AE Emeritus Prof. Allen Ives Ormsbee passed away July 13, 2012, from complications of pneumonia.
Professor appointed as Head of Aerospace Engineering Department.
Khodadoust, Fisher, Distinguished AE Alumni; Horie, Schweighart, Outstanding Recent Alumni
Several students are recognized for their outstanding work in the AE program.
Interim Dean of the College of Engineering appointed to NASA committee.
AE alumnus recognized for excellence in leadership and innovation in the engineering field.
AE professor to serve as Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Mechanics.
Illinois alumnus Timothy A. Cochrane has joined AE at Illinois as the new Associate Director for Advancement.
AE's Sottos, White, students' work in developing self-healing materials that mimic biological processes featured on the American Chemical Society site.
AE professor, group works to determine how sophisticated, unmanned surveillance vehicles can provide anti-terrorism and force protection measures in harbors.
Assistant professor and an ECE alumna win Best Manipulation Paper Award at IEEE International conference on Robotics and Automation.
Three AE student teams designed and built rockets then tested them against the best from other colleges and universities in five Midwestern states.
The Illinois Robotics in Space (IRIS) team placed third of 57 teams competing in the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition Systems Engineering paper category.
"To design a brand new vehicle is every aerospace engineer's dream," says AE alumnus Sam Schweighart. So he and his colleagues designed one.
The first five students of AE's new Aerospace Systems Engineering master's degree program have now graduated.
AE at Illinois wishes hearty congratulations to Undergraduate Student Coordinator Barb Kirts on her retirement from the University of Illinois!
Five AE students moved closer to the dream of being an astronaut when the NASA chose their team to conduct an experiment in microgravity.
For the first time, AE researchers demonstrate the control functions that allow birds to successfully perform a soft landing.
P. Barry Butler addresses the audience at the April 21 College of Engineering Awards Convocation
High School students attended Illinois Space Day recently on the U of I campus.
Emeritus Prof. and former AE Department Head Wayne Solomon has been inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at the University of Idaho.
The Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society at Illinois has chosen AE Assistant Prof. Daniel J. Bodony for the Eminent Engineer Award.
Four AE-related exhibits receive awards during the 2012 Engineering Open House (EOH), held March 9 and 10.
AE undergraduate Eric A. Anden of Hinsdale, Illinois, will be welcomed into the 2012 class of the Knights of St. Patrick during a ball this Saturday (March 10, 2012).
AE Assistant Prof. Cedric Langbort's research efforts can be compared to a very high-tech game of hide and seek.
What does a person's ability to say "Ahhhh" have to do with aeronautics? More than one might think.
AE faculty have developed 2 spacecraft that are among the 33 small satellites NASA has selected to fly aboard rockets planned for launching in 2013 and 2014.
A 50-year veteran of deep space missions, AE Alumnus Robert W. Farquhar has been elected to the 2012 class of the National Academy of Engineering.
Aerospace Engineering at Illinois is pleased to announce that full funding has now been achieved for the department's first endowed graduate fellowship.
AE Prof. Scott R. White and his research have been featured on magazine's website.
Three AE students have received scholarships of $5,000 each, thanks to the philanthropy of Rockwell Collins, Inc.
AE students are members of a University of Illinois team competing in the Third Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition, hosted by NASA.
AE graduate student Takashi Tanaka won the 2011 Best Student Paper Award from the Conference on Decision and Control of IEEE.
The research of AE Prof. Scott R. White, AE Affiliate Prof. Nancy R. Sottos and Chemistry Prof. Jeffrey S. Moore made the magazine's 2011 technology list.
AE Associate Prof. Ioannis Chasiotis was awarded the J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award at the 2011 IMECE in Denver
When one tiny circuit within an integrated chip cracks or fails, the whole chip -- or even the whole device -- is a loss. But what if it could fix itself?
Paul Martin, BS 06, and Jim Liao, BS 00, play part in the historic testing of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter on the USS WASP (LHD-1).
AE Adjunct Prof. Thomas L. Jackson begins third term as Associate Editor for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal
AE Associate Prof. Joanna M. Austin has been elected an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Students Wahab M. Alshahin, Erin B. Hallerberg and Gary R. Weber Jr. recognized as 'Engineers of the Week' by the Engineering Council Awards Committee.
AE Prof. Jonathan B. Freund has been elected as an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Four undergraduates receive scholarships thanks to a generous gift from the estate of AE alumnus Richard R. Sladek.
AE Prof. Jonathan B. Freund has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Gulfstream executive Preston A. Henne, BS '69, is the 2011 winner of the Aerodynamics Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
AE students have won a 2010 Best Student Paper Award for their work expanding the capabilities of the Electric Oxygen-Iodine Laser (ElectricOIL) device.
Designing the best method for cleaning up trash in space has led to a first place win for AE students in the 2010-11 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation undergraduate team space design competition.
AE faculty member Joanna M. Austin has been promoted from assistant to associate professor.
New AE Assistant Prof. Huck Beng Chew conducts computational-based nano and micromechanics studies of small-scale material structures.
Named as a 2011 inductee of the College of Engineering at Illinois Hall of Fame, AE alumnus Robert H. Liebeck has been chosen to deliver the Fall 2011 Dean's Distinguished Leadership Lecture.
AE Associate Prof. Ioannis Chasiotis is among 85 of the nation's brightest young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 17th Annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
AE undergraduate and pilot Samantha McCue tells her story about wanting to be an astronaut.
AE faculty members Ioannis Chasiotis and John Lambros, along with recent PhD graduate Krishna Jonnalagadda and current graduate student Sivakumar Yagnamurty, are the 2012 winners of the M. Hetenyi Award.
AE Alumni Board member Steven J. D'Urso has joined the Department to administer the new Aerospace Systems Engineering (SE) master's degree program that will begin this fall.
Researchers have developed vascularized structural composites, creating materials that are lightweight and strong -- and with a lot of potential.
J. Craig Dutton and Staci Tankersley have been recognized.
AE graduate student Daniel J. Morgan has been awarded a fellowship from NASA.
Seven AE undergraduates are attending a six-week summer study abroad exchange program in Toulouse, France.
NASA has recognized AE graduate students Michael Rybalko and Thomas G. Herges for their contributions to the design and fabrication of a large-scale low-boom inlet model.
All three alumni honored with AE awards this spring have concentrated their careers in spacecraft and space travel.
AE Associate Prof. Ioannis Chasiotis will deliver the 2011 Journal of Strain Analysis Young Investigator Lecture during the SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics.
Recent AE PhD Craig G. Merrett has won the Lockheed Martin Student Paper in Structures Award.
AE alumnus Barry Butler has been named executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa.
AE has recognized several of the Department's undergraduate and graduate students this spring with awards for their scholastic achievement and other contributions.
AE Prof. Tim Bretl uses electroencephalograph technology to have subjects fly small fixed-wing unmanned aircraft.
AE commemorated the 38-year career Emeritus Professor Ki D. Lee has had with the department during a retirement celebration held Wednesday, April 13.
Prof. Geubelle has distinguished himself nationally and internationally as an engineer and educator in computational mechanics.
AE Prof. Bruce A. Conway has once again been recognized for his talents.
Daniel Bodony, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering, is part of a NASA-funded effort trying to lessen jet engine sound by controlling the turbulence.
AE Assistant Professor Joanna M. Austin is among eight College of Engineering faculty members recognized with the 2011 Xerox Awards for Faculty Research.
Capt. Scott D. Altman, space shuttle pilot and mission commander, was among seven College of Engineering alumni presented the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service in a convocation held Saturday, April 16.
A bronze bust of AE alumnus and former NASA astronaut Scott Altman has been unveiled at the Tazewell County Museum in Altman's hometown of Pekin, Illinois.
Lt Cmdr. Eric “Magic” Buus, a Navy test pilot, had the honor of flying the carrier variant of the F-35 (CF-1) for the craft’s initial flight February 11.
White addressed fellow scientists over the weekend in Washington, D.C.
Scholarship Honoring Late Professor to be Awarded This Spring
AE Professor Petros G. Voulgaris was cited for contributions to decentralized, distributed, and multiobjective control.
"Mechanophores" - polymers that change colors when under stress - are among the top ten concepts Popular Mechanic' website says you'll need to know for 2011.
AE Emeritus Prof. Allen I Ormsbee has been named the 2010 recipient of ABET, Inc.'s prestigious Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award.
AE Assistant Prof. Daniel J. Bodony collaborative work with AE Prof. Jonathan B. Freund to control high-speed engine exhaust shows promise in reducing an aircraft's acoustic footprint without compromising performance.
Professor Langbort among team that received $7.5 million MURI award.
The Society of Engineering Science, Inc., has chosen AE Associate Prof. Ioannis Chasiotis as the winner of the SES Young Investigator Medal.
A Texas manufacturer has licensed with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to use a corn-based structural composite technology that AE Prof. Scott White and affiliate Prof. Nancy R. Sottos first invented.
An Illinois team has taken third place in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Senior Design Competition for the 2009-10 school year.
AE Prof. Bruce A. Conway has been elected as a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society (AAS).
AE faculty member Jonathan B. Freund has been promoted to the rank of full professor.
AE Prof. Scott R. White, the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Composites.
AE junior Jonathan Z. Yong is among 30 undergraduates across the nation to recently have won an annual scholarship from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The Industrial Research Institute (IRI), in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), has awarded $500,000 to AE Prof. Philippe H. Geubelle and his research team for work in developing a modeling tool for thin films polymer coatings.
AE Alumnus Robert H. Liebeck, Professor of the Practice of Aerospace Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive one of the most prestigious awards in aviation: the Daniel Guggenheim Medal.
AE Prof. Bruce A. Conway has been invited to deliver the prestigious John V. Breakwell Memorial Lecture at the Astrodynamics Symposium of the 61st International Astronautical Congress this fall.
AE Assistant Prof. Timothy W. Bretl and his team will begin research on brain-machine interfaces (BMIs).
AE faculty members John Lambros, Philippe Geubelle, and Michael Selig have been honored with the Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising.
AE students, faculty and staff said, "Thanks and good luck!" this spring to Kent Elam and David Foley.
AE has recognized several of the Department's undergraduate and graduate students with awards for their scholastic achievement and other contributions.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Illinois Chapter has chosen AE Assistant Prof. Daniel J. Bodony as the AE Teacher of the Year.
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