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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.

AE Alums Play Role in Phoenix Lander Mission

Thu, 08/28/2008 - 19:00   Three AE alumni participated in the successful landing of the Mars Phoenix Lander mission that touched down on the Martian northern arctic region on May 25, 2008

Boeing recognizes AE graduate student in international competition

Fri, 08/22/2008 - 19:00   AE graduate student Manu Sharma was among three University of Illinois students recently honored in the Boeing 2008 Student of the Year Awards.

AE group works to improve athletes' results in paralympics

Mon, 08/18/2008 - 19:00   CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A group of aerospace engineering students have been working to improve the racing speeds of athletes who recently competed in Beijing in the 2008 Paralympic Games. Those games took place in China's capital city Sept. 6-17.

Voulgaris Awarded NCSA Fellowship

Sun, 08/10/2008 - 19:00   Aerospace Engineering Professor Petros Voulgaris has been awarded a National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Fellowship for his project, "Simulation-Based Performance and Robustness Analysis of Large Distributed Control Applications."

Chasiotis and Group Win Best Paper Award

Wed, 07/30/2008 - 19:00   Editors of Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures have selected an article co-written by AE Assistant Prof. Ioannis Chasiotis for the journal's 2007 Best Paper Award.

Engineering Council Honors AE Faculty

Wed, 07/23/2008 - 19:00   Emeritus Prof. John E. Prussing has been honored with the 2008 Engineering Council/Accenture Multi-Year Faculty Achievement Award. Profs. Lawrence A. Bergman and Victoria L. Coverstone and Associate Prof. Jonathan B. Freund have been recognized with the 2008 Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising.

AE Students Garner College, University Awards

Tue, 07/15/2008 - 19:00   Michael J. Duffy, a 2008 bachelor’s degree graduate of Aerospace Engineering, was recognized this spring as a Bronze Tablet member. The names of this select group of undergraduate students are inscribed on bronze tablets that are displayed on the first floor of the University of Illinois Main Library.
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Bodony is 2008 AIAA Teacher of the Year; AE Faculty Listed Among Teachers Ranked as Excellent

Sun, 07/06/2008 - 19:00   Joining the AE faculty just one and a half years ago, Daniel J. Bodony already has been chosen as the 2008 Teacher of the Year for the local American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student chapter.

Coverstone, Walenczewski receive Pierce Awards

Thu, 06/26/2008 - 19:00   AE Prof. Victoria H. Coverstone and senior Sylvee Walenczewski have won the 2008 Stanley H. Pierce faculty and undergraduate awards, respectively, from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Flying the Crowded Skies AE Grad Student Wins NASA Scholarship to Improve Air Transportation

Thu, 06/19/2008 - 19:00   Our current air transportation system has reached its capacity, says Heather Arneson, a graduate student working under Cedric Langbort, a professor of aerospace engineering and the Coordinated Sciences Laboratory.

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