Engineering at Illinois News News from Engineering at Illinois Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT 5 Illinois team creates method to simplify programming for clusters of computers <p>Martin Wong, CSL professor of electrical and computer engineering and executive associate dean of the College of Engineering, and Tsung-Wei Huang, who just received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering, received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop software to simplify the programming for computer clusters.</p> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT The beat goes on: Group works on developing heart phantom Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT AWARE program helping jumpstart businesses for female entrepreneurs <p>Laura Bleill, Associate Director of the Illinois Research Park and Jed Taylor, the Director of Operations for the Technology Entrepreneur Center on campus, were co-principal investigators on the NSF proposal for AWARE (Advancing Women and Underrepresented Entrepreneurs). The program, sponsored by the Technology Entrepreneur Center and Illinois Research Park, is now in its third year and targets support for women and underrepresented groups in an effort to bring them into the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem at Illinois.</p> Mike Koon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT PODCAST: The Doctor's Office of the Future with Stephen Boppart <p>What will the doctor's office of the future look like? In our continuing series on Why Cancer Research Needs Engineering, Stephen Boppart, Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and Director of Imaging at Illinois, foresees more engineering and technology integrated into the doctor-patient relationship.</p> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT Three Engineering at Illinois professors named ACM Fellows <p>The Association for Computing Machinery has named 54 members ACM Fellows for major contributions which have led to transformations in science and society. Those honored include three from Engineering at Illinois – Laxmikant Kale, Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science; Martin Wong, Professor Electrical and Computer Science and Executive Associate Dean; and Chengxiang Zhai, Professor of Computer Science.</p> Mike Koon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT Wagoner Johnson aims to improve scaffold design for bone regeneration <p>Amy Wagoner Johnson, associate professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering,  was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to further her leading-edge research on synthetic bone scaffolds.</p> Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT Illinois ranked 19th nationally in the latest Nature Index <p>The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked <a href="">37<sup>th</sup> among universities worldwide</a> and <a href="">19<sup>th</sup> among U.S. universities</a> in the most recent <em>Nature Index, </em>based on counts of high-quality research outputs from September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017. </p> Mike Koon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT Physicists excited by discovery of new form of matter, excitonium <p>Excitonium has a team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign… well… excited! Professor of Physics Peter Abbamonte and graduate students Anshul Kogar and Mindy Rak, with input from colleagues at Illinois, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Amsterdam, have proven the existence of this enigmatic new form of matter, which has perplexed scientists since it was first theorized almost 50 years ago.</p> Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT Astronomers at Illinois shed light on how galaxies formed <p>Astronomers have discovered surprising examples of massive, star-filled galaxies seen when the cosmos was less than a billion years old which challenge assumptions about how the universe formed. Co-authors include undergraduate student, Sidney Lower, who is majoring in physics in the College of Engineering. </p> Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT Paul Tucker selected as featured speaker for fall commencement <p>Dr. Paul T. Tucker, a University of Illinois graduate in electrical engineering, former Illinois faculty member, and the retired Corporate Vice President for Computer Science Corporation, has been selected as the featured speaker for fall commencement which will be at 1 pm December 23 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.</p> Wed, 6 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT Researchers harness the power of a supercomputer to better understand plant enzymes <p>By exploiting the power of a supercomputer, University of Illinois researchers have been able to simulate the process behind plant enzymes that are critical for growth and development.</p> Wed, 6 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT Shukla, Holscher garner Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Awards Mike Koon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Wed, 6 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT NSF I-Corps at Illinois helped teams raise $42 million <p>Since 2013, fledgling startups who have come through I-Corps at Illinois have raised millions of dollars and firmly establish successful companies. </p> Mike Koon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Tue, 5 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT NCSA spin intern Daniel Johnson published in Classical and Quantum Gravity Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CDT Drug-delivering nanoparticles seek and destroy elusive cancer stem cells Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT PODCAST: Why Cancer Research Needs Engineering Part I with Rohit Bhargava Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT Illini Engineers Propel Frasca to Global Stage in Flight Simulator Innovation Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT Plasma modeling innovation holds promise for sustainable food, energy, water nexus <p>A modeling tool that Illinois researcher Davide Curreli is developing for plasma physics, plasma chemistry, and material interaction is a step toward building more sustainable food, energy and water resources. Curreli, assistant professor in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, and his graduate student Shane Keniley are developing a software framework for the scientific community working in plasma physics to simulate a wide spectrum of plasma systems, ranging from the classical low-pressure industrial sources, to innovative chemistry-driven sources working at atmospheric pressure.</p> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT Bhamidipati recognized for developing method to locate attackers of the power grid August Schiess Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT Tami Bond ranked among world's most influential researchers <p>Five faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list (previously known as the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list).</p> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT