News Archive

Local AIAA Chapter Hosts Regional Conference

Mon, 04/20/2009 - 19:00   The AE Department’s student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics hosted the AIAA Student Regional Conference on the Urbana campus April 4 and 5.

White is finalist for Bepi Colombo Prize

Wed, 04/15/2009 - 19:00   AE Prof. Scott R. White was one of five finalists for the 2008 Bepi Colombo Prize, an international award named in honor of Italian scientist Giuseppe Colombo, famous for his contributions to aerospace technology and exploration.

Written by Susan Mumm

Thu, 03/19/2009 - 19:00   The Illinois Space Society sponsored the trips of 17 AE students to the Goddard Symposium, held March 10-12 at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Loth Named ASME Fellow

Wed, 03/18/2009 - 19:00   AE Professor Eric Loth has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Fellowship status in the 129-year-old organization is conferred upon veteran members who have contributed significant engineering achievements.

NASA’s Shuttle Discovery Launches to Fully Power Space Station

Sun, 03/15/2009 - 19:00   Commanded by AE alumnus Lee Archambault, space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 7:43 p.m. EDT Sunday to deliver the final set of power-generating solar array wings and a new crew member to the International Space Station.

Article Quotes Bragg as Expert on Aircraft Icing

Sun, 02/22/2009 - 18:00   Michael B. Bragg, AE professor and College of Engineering Associate Dean for Research and Administrative Affairs, recently was quoted regarding whether it is safe to fly some planes on autopilot in conditions of light to moderate icing.

Hilton to Present Continuum Mechanics Conference Plenary Lecture

Mon, 02/16/2009 - 18:00   AE Prof. Emeritus Harry H. Hilton has been invited to present the plenary lecture at the World Scientific and Engineering Academy International Continuum Mechanics Conference, to be held February 24-26 at Cambridge University, England.

Daily Illini Article Features AE Astronauts, NASA Employees

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 18:00   AE alumni and astronauts Col. Lee Archambault, BS 82, MS 84; Capt. Scott D. Altman, BS 81; Col. Steven R. Nagel, BS 69; and Catherine A. Koerner, BS 87, MS 89, shuttle program manager of NASA's Missions Operations Directorate, all have been featured in a story the University of Illinois student newspaper the Daily Illini produced highlighting the AE Department.

AE Grad Student is Finalist for Lemelson Prize

Wed, 01/28/2009 - 18:00   AE graduate student Adam Steele is among eight finalists campus wide for the $30,000 Lemelson-Illinois Student Prize. The award is an extension of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize that has recognized outstanding student inventors at MIT since 1995.

Astronaut Altman Featured on Illini Halftime Spot

Tue, 01/27/2009 - 18:00   AE Alumnus Scott D. Altman, a NASA astronaut, is featured on an Illini Halftime Spot promotional video.

AE Alum's Research 36 Years Ahead of its Time

Tue, 01/20/2009 - 18:00   Thirty-six years after AE alumnus Ed Prior first published research showing high altitude hydrogen levels to be much greater than cited in national standards, the Air Force is now accepting his findings.

Bone Adhesion Project Gets Grainger Funding

Sun, 01/11/2009 - 18:00   Posted on January 12, 2009

A Celebration of the Life of Aerospace Engineering Emeritus Prof. Adam Richard Zak, 1934 - 2008

Thu, 12/25/2008 - 18:00   AE Prof. Emeritus Harry Hilton wrote this tribute to the late AE Prof. Emeritus Adam R. Zak, who died Dec. 10, 2008, at his home in Florida.

Engineering alumnus commands next space shuttle mission

Thu, 12/18/2008 - 18:00   Veteran space flier and Illinois alumnus Lee "Bru" Archambault (BS 1982, MS 1984, Aerospace Engineering) will command space shuttle Discovery's upcoming mission to the International Space Station.

Fighting Illini on the Ike

Tue, 12/09/2008 - 18:00   Five Aerospace Engineering alumni had a mini reunion when they found themselves working together recently on board the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).

New polymer coatings prevent corrosion, even when scratched

Tue, 12/09/2008 - 18:00   Imagine tiny cracks in your patio table healing by themselves, or the first small scratch on your new car disappearing by itself. This and more may be possible with self-healing coatings being developed at the University of Illinois.

McDonald among National Scholar-Athlete class

Wed, 11/05/2008 - 18:00   Ryan McDonald, a graduate student in Aerospace Engineering and starting center on the varsity football team, has been named a 2008 National Scholar-Athlete as announced by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.

New recipe for self-healing plastic includes dash of food additive

Fri, 10/24/2008 - 19:00   CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Adding a food additive to damaged polymers can help restore them to full strength, say scientists at the University of Illinois who cooked up the novel, self-healing system.

Freund Chosen for APS Frenkiel Award

Mon, 10/13/2008 - 19:00   Jonathan B. Freund, associate professor in Aerospace Engineering, has been selected as the 2008 winner of the Francois Frenkiel Award, a prestigious honor given by the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics.

AE Teams Sweep Space Design Competition

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 19:00   Aerospace Engineering teams from the University of Illinois swept all awards in the recent 2007-2008 Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation.