Phil Ansell, right, with graduate student

Taking a step closer to electric propulsion

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 13:45   University of Illinois aerospace engineer Phil Ansell says “There has been a growing desire to pursue aircraft propulsion electrification, either through an all-electric system with battery or fuel-cell systems with electrically-driven motors, or through hybrid architectures where these electrical propulsion systems are coupled with more traditional combustion engines and turbines. It’ll happen. It’s just a matter of when.”
Tim Bretl

Tim Bretl to receive college and campus teaching awards

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 09:00   Teaching is hard. If you don’t believe it, just ask Tim Bretl. He has obviously learned from his early teaching experience as this spring he will receive both the College of Engineering Teaching Excellence award and the award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at the U of I campus level.
Laura Gerhold

Laura Gerhold to receive campus award for advising

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:45   In 2002, Laura Gerhold was on an educational flightpath to a career as a commercial pilot. Ultimately, she went a different direction. This spring, she will receive the University of Illinois award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
Sara Legg

Aerospace student lands new fellowship

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:00   Sara Legg Dopico has been selected to be one of 24 fellows in the 2018 inaugural class for the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program.
John Lambros

John Lambros named new Director of AMTEL

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:00   Aerospace Engineering Professor John Lambros has been named the new Director of the Advanced Materials Testing and Evaluation Laboratory (AMTEL) at the University of Illinois.
Steven J. D'Urso

Steven Joseph D’Urso,1952 – 2018: In Memoriam

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:00   Aerospace systems engineering lecturer and program coordinator Steven J. D’Urso passed away on Friday, Feb.16 at home. He was 64.
Desk image

Aero faculty to receive teaching awards

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:00   Professor Daniel J. Bodony and Professor Timothy Bretl are among this year’s recipients of awards that honor outstanding faculty in the College of Engineering.
Tim Bretl

Bretl named Fellow in AE3

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:00   Associate Prof. Tim Bretl is a new Education Innovation Fellow of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education.
John Prussing, Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories

Prussing publishes new text, Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:30   Emeritus Prof. John Prussing has published a new book, Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories.

AE grad student recognized for developing method to locate attackers of the power grid

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:15   AE graduate student Sriramya Bhamidipati has been recognized for developing a method to locate attackers of the power grid.
Phil Ansell research graphic

Ansell gains Young Investigator Award to study transition to turbulence

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:15   Phil Ansell has gained a Young Investigator Award from the Army Research Office to study the transition of flows to turbulence.
Prof. Michael Selig, right, works with his graduate students.

AE research funding grows by nearly 30 percent

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:00   Funding for AE research programs has grown by almost 30 percent in the past year.
Philippe Geubelle believes that the multidisciplinary research focus at Beckman is especially valuable

Theory Meets Practice: Philippe Geubelle

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 17:45   Philippe Geubelle believes that the multidisciplinary research focus at Beckman is especially valuable because of the engagement it affords faculty and students.
Talbot building

AE graduate student enrollment at all-time high

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:45   Historic number of grad students enroll in AE, while a new remodeled space provides them offices.
AE students fall 2017 Freshman Fest

Undergraduate enrollment grows, while AE at Illinois moves up in rankings

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:30   AE undergraduate enrollment has reached 518 students, while the Department moves up a notch in rankings.
ISD logo

Illinois Space Day: Reaching the Stars and the Community

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:00   The Illinois Space Society student organization will host Illinois Space Day for K-12 students on Saturday, October 7.
Plasma actuator

Propulsion, plasma physics experimentalist joins AE as associate professor

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:15   New Associate Prof. Joshua Rovey comes to AE at Illinois with expertise in space propulsion and plasma physics.
Hopkins NASA photo

Astronaut Michael Hopkins awarded AE 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:00   Astronaut Michael Hopkins has been awarded the 2017 AE Distinguished Alumnus Award.
John Yu

Aerospace Engineering at Illinois Alumni Profile: John Yu

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:15   John Yu has received the AE 2017 Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award.
John Soldner

Aerospace Engineering at Illinois Alumni Profile: John Soldner

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:30   John K. Soldner has recieved the AE 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award.