News Archive

Negar Mehr

Newest faculty member receives top prize

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:20   Negar Mehr receives 2020 Best Dissertation Award
Orange route MTD bus

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
Jay Jay the Jet Plane illustration

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.
illustration of MEMS devices

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.
pre-pandemic photo of student team

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.
screen shot of campers

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.
graphic showing bulk and frontal polymer processes

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.

Virgil Cobb-Bourgon's "circle of fate" leads to generous gift to AE

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:36   Gift creates CLAM Endowment, funds research on flight vehicles using “green” electric propulsion technology
Jonathan Freund

A Q & A on diversity

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 09:47   with Willett Professor and Department Head Jonathan Freund
Illini Union rooftop

Ansell and Larson honored

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:49   Phillip J. Ansell, AIAA Teacher of the Year; Larson, Staff of the Year
Altgeld tower

Bodony and Langbort promoted to professor

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:15   Effective Aug. 16, Bodony and Langbort will be promoted from associates to full professors in AE.
Kai James

Meet AE faculty member Kai A. James

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 13:34   Short video about James' research in optimization
ISS student launch team

NASA funding to advance aerospace engineering education and careers

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:14   Illinois Space Grant Consortium promotes educational opportunities in space science and engineering careers.
aero propulsion lab

Apply now to be postdoctoral fellow in advanced space propulsion

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 09:03   Submit a resume/CV and two representative publications to EPLab Director Joshua Rovey.
graphic of composite material and transverse crack

Simulating failure to find the strength in composites

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 08:39   Model identifies sensitivities of transverse cracking in composite microstructure
SpaceX launch

Invitation to AE Launch Watch, Wed. May 27

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:33   Pre-launch comments will begin at 3:15 p.m. (CST).