News Archive

AE alumnus to head Spaceport Authority

Thu, 12/13/2007 - 18:00   The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) Board has announced the hiring of Steven Landeene (BS 1986, Aerospace Engineering) as the new Executive Director for Spaceport America, the nation's first purpose-built commercial spaceport. Landeene will assume his responsibilities on January 7, 2008, as the Spaceport continues to meet key development benchmarks.

AE Alumnus, Faculty Member, Run for AIAA Offices

Tue, 11/27/2007 - 18:00   AE alumni Earl H. Dowell, BS 59, and Michael B. Bragg, BS 76, MS 77, are candidates for the 2008 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Board of Directors.

Comeback Guests

Sun, 10/28/2007 - 19:00   An Illinois flag that had been carried aboard a space shuttle flight and a montage of Mission Control photos, including a 2007 Atlantis patch, were presented as gifts to the Aerospace Engineering Department by Illini Comeback guests Col. Lee "Bru" Archambault and Cathy Larson Koerner.

Geubelle work named best JEMT paper

Sun, 10/28/2007 - 19:00   Research by authors including Prof. Philippe Geubelle has been chosen as the best fatigue and fracture paper published in the Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology between July 2006 and June 2007. The paper, Continuum and Molecular-Level Modeling of Fatigue Crack Retardation in Self-Healing Polymers, was co-written by Spandan Maiti, Chandrashekar Shankar and John Kieffer. It appeared in the journal's October 2006 issue.

Neogi featured in TV spot about air traffic

Tue, 10/09/2007 - 19:00   WCIA-TV based in Champaign, Illinois, interviewed AE Assistant Prof. Natasha Neogi Monday (October 8, 2007) about research aimed at solving delays travelers experience with air transportation.

AE comeback guests

Mon, 10/08/2007 - 19:00   The Department of Aerospace Engineering is proud to welcome two alumni - one, who has piloted a shuttle in space, and the other, who directs shuttles from the ground, - back to campus as 2007 Illini Comeback guests.

AE Senior, won first place in the undergraduate category of the poster competition at the Great Midwest Regional Space Grant Conference

Mon, 09/10/2007 - 19:00   Stephen Moran, AE Senior, won first place in the undergraduate category of the poster competition at the Great Midwest Regional Space Grant Conference

AE moves up in college rankings!

Thu, 09/06/2007 - 19:00   The U.S. News & World Report rankings moved our Department up to 6th, our highest USN&WR mark since they began doing rankings in 1987. Over the years we have always been in the top ten, and this year moved ahead of several excellent aerospace programs.

Archambault chosen as Illini Comeback Guest

Thu, 09/06/2007 - 19:00   Archambault, BS 82, MS 84, is being honored by the Student Alumni Association and UI Alumni Association to return and interact with students, staff and faculty through formal programs, classroom visits and social activities during Homecoming, October 26-28.

AE Faculty Ranked as Excellent by Their Students

Thu, 09/06/2007 - 19:00   These AE faculty members were among those on the University's Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students

A senior design project, supervised by Professor Victoria Coverstone, has placed at the 2006-2007 AIAA National Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition

Wed, 09/05/2007 - 19:00   A senior design project, supervised by Professor Victoria Coverstone, has placed at the 2006-2007 AIAA National Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition. Team Seraph received third place in the national competition.

Prof. John Prussing retires after 38 years in Aerospace Engineering Department

Wed, 08/01/2007 - 19:00   As students presented Prof. John Prussing with his retirement gift - a life-size, cardboard cutout of him dressed in a dark suit (that he said he didn't recognize!) - they joked about how it could be used. They suggested it be positioned at the Department's doorway and , when guests entered, a recording of Prussing's voice be played with the greeting, "Welcome to Aerospace Engineering!"

John Lambros promoted from associate professor to full professor

Tue, 07/31/2007 - 19:00   John Lambros, Aerospace Engineering faculty member since 2000, will be promoted from associate professor to full professor effective August 16.

The AE Department welcomes Prof. J. Craig Dutton as the new Department Head effective Sept. 1, 2007

Tue, 07/31/2007 - 19:00   The AE Department welcomes Prof. J. Craig Dutton, who has accepted an offer to become the new Department Head effective Sept. 1, 2007, and will be awarded the Abel Bliss Professorship in the College of Engineering pending Board of Trustees' approval. Dr. Dutton is already familiar with Aerospace Engineering's people and programs through 15 years of affiliation as a former faculty member in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana.

Now, self-healing materials can mimic human skin, healing again and again

Sun, 06/24/2007 - 19:00   The next generation of self-healing materials, invented by researchers at the University of Illinois, including aerospace engineering Prof. Scott White, mimics human skin by healing itself time after time. The new materials rely upon embedded, three-dimensional microvascular networks that emulate biological circulatory systems.

AE Alumnus to pilot Space Shuttle

Mon, 06/04/2007 - 19:00   In his first space flight, Aerospace Engineering alumnus Lee "Bru" Archambault (BS 1982, MS 1984) will pilot NASA’s shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station on June 8. A U.S. Air Force colonel, Archambault will serve as both shuttle pilot and orbiter robotic arm operator.

Graduate student Mohammad Naraghi, under the direction of Professor Ioannis Chasiotis, has taken a first place at Sandia National Lab's University Alliance competition

Tue, 05/15/2007 - 19:00   A team from Illinois, led by student Mohammad Naraghi and under the direction of aerospace engineering professor Ioannis Chasiotis, has taken a first place at Sandia National Laboratories' third annual University Alliance competition for student microel

Professor Scott White Named Centennial Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State University

Wed, 05/09/2007 - 19:00   Professor Scott White has been named Centennial Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State University.

Professor Philippe Geubelle is Recipient of the 2007 Stanley H. Pierce Faculty Award

Thu, 04/12/2007 - 19:00   Professor Philippe Geubelle has been named the recipient of the 2007 Stanley H. Pierce Faculty Award by the student Engineering Council Awards Committee.

Professor Greg Elliott Receives 2007 Collins Award for Innovative Teaching

Tue, 04/10/2007 - 19:00   Professor Greg Elliott has been named the recipient of the 2007 Collins Award for Innovative Teaching.

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