Engineering at Illinois News News from Engineering at Illinois Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 5 New tissue-imaging technology could enable real-time diagnostics, map cancer progression <p>A new microscope system can image living tissue in real time and in molecular detail, without any chemicals or dyes, report researchers at the University of Illinois.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT Singer, Illinois engineering doubling down on entrepreneurship <p>In both acknowledging its continued commitment to building and expanding the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem (and bringing it under one umbrella), the College of Engineering takes another important step in appointing Andy Singer as the first Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.</p> Mike Koon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT IFP team takes first in international human parsing contest Mike Koon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT Engineering/ROTC Graduates Begin Military Careers as Officers <p>Illinois Engineering graduates use classroom skills in their new roles as commissioned officers/ensigns after completing the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ROTC program. Eight of the 44 former ROTC cadets to take an Oath of Office are Illinois Engineers. </p> Heather Coit Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT New aircraft-scheduling models may ease air travel frustrations <p>Flight schedules that allow for a little carefully designed wiggle room could prevent the frustration of cascading airport delays and cancellations. By focusing on the early phases of flight schedule planning and delays at various scales, researchers have developed models to help create schedules that are less susceptible to delays and easier to fix once disrupted.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT PODCAST: Dibbs founder Kathleen Hu on decreasing food waste <p>It is estimated that about 30 percent of consumable food products are wasted, but that number is much higher in the United States. Conversely about 13 percent of Americans are food insecure. Kathleen Hu, a  senior in Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois, is providing a solution through a startup called Dibbs, a technology platform and organization to connect excess food at grocery stores to local food pantries. They’re on a mission to reduce food waste while fighting hunger. For her efforts, Kathleen claimed the $20,000 Illinois Innovation prize, while Dibbs was a finalist on the Cozad New Venture Competition.</p> Mike Koon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT Student-created museum exhibits first of their kind for Senior Capstone Design Program <p>Two MechSE Senior Capstone Design teams celebrated the unveiling yesterday of their semester-long projects—two new interactive exhibits at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum in Champaign, Illinois.</p> Fri, 8 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT Study explores options that optimize profit in broadband satellite constellations <p>Several large telecommunications companies have proposed plans to provide global broadband services by launching hundreds and even thousands of satellites into orbit. Although broadband for everyone sounds like a great idea, it also carries great financial risk, resulting in bankruptcy for some who’ve tried it. Recent research at the University of Illinois suggests a more cost-effective strategy using regional coverage and staged deployment.</p> Mon, 4 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT New algorithm fuses quality and quantity in satellite imagery <p>Using a new algorithm, University of Illinois researchers may have found the solution to an age-old dilemma plaguing satellite imagery – whether to sacrifice high spatial resolution in the interest of generating images more frequently, or vice versa. The team’s new tool eliminates this trade-off by fusing high-resolution and high-frequency satellite data into one integrated product, and can generate 30-meter daily continuous images going back to the year 2000. </p> Mon, 4 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT Researchers develop microscopy technique to analyze cellular focal adhesion dynamics <p>Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory at the University of Illinois have developed a new form of microscopy that allows them to observe the formation and evolution of cell membrane focal adhesions. </p> Fri, 1 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT Pioneer of self-healing materials Scott White has died Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT PODCAST: Data Analytics and the Future of Healthcare with George Heintz <p>The show tackles the topic of how data analytics has an ever-growing presence in the future of healthcare. The guest is George Heintz, the senior program manager for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Health Care Engineering Systems Center’s Health Data Analytics initiative. He serves as a liaison between HCESC and healthcare providers, the health care industry and other healthcare researchers.</p> Mike Koon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT Future Environments: Doctor's Office of the Future with Stephen Boppart <p>Watch the video of Stephen Boppart, professor of bioengineering and electrical and computer engineering, as he answers a few questions about the future of health care. </p> Sat, 26 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT Kersh awarded NBA grant to study tibia stress <p helvetica="" neue="" style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: ">Assistant Professor Mariana Kersh was awarded an NBA grant, in partnership with General Electric, to study how the tibia bone is loaded during different basketball maneuvers.</p> Taylor Tucker Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 3-D printed sugar scaffolds offer sweet solution for tissue engineering, device manufacturing Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT Virtision allows college students to virtually tour their next apartment from home <p>One of the biggest decisions a college student makes is where to live. With a long list of apartments to choose from, it can be a hard decision, especially if they don’t have the ability to tour the apartment in person. Enter <a href="">Virtision</a>. The University of Illinois startup is giving students going to school far from home, including international students, the opportunity to get a closer look inside an apartment using virtual reality.</p> Mike Koon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT Exelon invests in Engineering Visionary Scholarship <p>For over 20 years, the Chicago-based utility giant, Exelon Corporation, has generously supported the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois. Exelon’s support has enriched the educational experience in NPRE, and many Illinois alumni have gone on to work for the company in the nuclear power field. Most of the philanthropic support Exelon has provided over the last 20 years has been in the form of student scholarships. Now Exelon has solidified their support by establishing the Exelon-NPRE Visionary Scholarship, a $500,000 endowed fund that will continue to support undergraduate students in perpetuity.</p> Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT Using 3D X-rays to measure particle movement inside lithium ion batteries <p>Lithium ion battery performance scan decay over time, may not fully charge after many charge/discharge cycles, and may discharge quickly even when idle. Researchers at the University of Illinois applied a technique using 3D X-ray tomography of an electrode to better understand what is happening on the inside of a lithium ion battery and ultimately build batteries with more storage capacity and longer life.</p> Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT Sehitoglu honored by Finnish university <p>Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu, the Nyquist Chair in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, is one of seven eminent people in the fields of science, technology, and architecture receiving honorary doctorates from the Aalto University schools of technology in Finland.</p> Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT New technique can track drug and gene delivery to cells <p>University of Illinois researchers say they now know how to track and map drug and gene delivery vehicles to evaluate which are most effective at infiltrating cells and getting to their targets, insight that could guide development of new pharmaceutical agents. </p> Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT