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Matthew Paliwoda in his lab

Bending microwaves and forbidding frequencies

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:01   Researchers simulated a metamaterial formed from plasma structures to demonstrate its potential to tune microwave frequencies.
Students and chaperones with AIAA-chartered DC-6B for flight to Apollo 13 launch in 1970

50 years later, trip to Apollo 13 launch conjures vivid memories

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 08:28   Alumni Mark Lawson and James Wronkiewicz share memories of witnessing the Apollo 13 launch .
Hamza El-Kebir

Predicting in-flight air density for more accurate landing

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:14   Algorithm to run in-flight, onboard spacecraft and estimate outside atmosphere
rapidvent team members

AE Prof. Greg Elliott on team that created prototype emergency ventilator

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:09   Illinois RapidVent was developed by a team led by MechSE's William King.
Marco Panesi

Marco Panesi named Caterpillar Faculty Scholar

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 14:39  

Marco PanesiMarco Panesi, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named Caterpillar Faculty Scholar.

Kai James

Kai James named first Scott White AE Faculty Fellow

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 09:09  

Kai A. JamesKai A. James, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the inaugural Scott White Aerospace Engineering Faculty Fellow.

crack

New computer program predicts crack initiation in 3D

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 11:54   Method can pinpoint the location and direction of a critical crack in a structure with a single analysis.
Talbot

Three AE advisers in 2020 top 10

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 14:39   Gerhold, Tran, and Woodard recognized for advising.
Soumendu Bagchi

Magic twist angles of graphene sheets identified

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 10:08   Researchers identified how twisted graphene sheets behave and their stability at different sizes and temperatures.
Illustration of global digital network

Funding to study digital misinformation

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 08:42   MURI project led by Cedric Langbort
Vedant

New patented invention stabilizes, rotates satellites

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 08:36   Discovery arose from a game created for STEM students to play.
Rajeev Jaiman with wife Preeti, daughter Agrima, and son Panshul

Successful career, flourishing family go hand in hand

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 08:44   Rajeev Jaiman, MS '02 and PhD '07
Alfred Inselberg

Alfred Inselberg, 1936-2019: A life full circle

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:42   BS 1958 in aerospace, MS 1959 and PhD 1965 in mathematics
Tia Benson Tolle

Manufacturing Aircraft with Better Ingredients, March 9

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 10:51   Tia Benson Tolle, Dir. of Materials and Fabrication for Boeing Commercial Airplanes will speak on March 9.
Palash Sashittal

Using X-rays and high-speed imaging to examine sprays

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:12   Joint project with Iowa State and doctoral student Palash Shashittal from Daniel Bodony's research group.
NASA material ablation test

Electric solid propellant. Can it take the heat?

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 08:33   At high temperatures, the chemistry of the solid propellant changes.
Christine Mehr

Where are they now? Christine Mehr, BS '19

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 08:58   Now a Boeing flight test engineer
Jonathan Freund

Jonathan Freund named AE Department Head

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 10:29   His appointment begins February 16, 2020.
Elena Kamis

Elena Kamis named Knight of St. Patrick

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 13:12   She was selected for her outstanding leadership, excellence in character, and exceptional contribution to the college and its students.
Phillip Ansell

Improving aerodynamics during entire flight, not just takeoff and landing

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 08:50   Testing an alternative to vortex generator vanes

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