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MIE undergraduate student Thomas Derrig recently won the 2014-2015 Garland Duncan Scholarship of the ASME Foundation. Derrig, a senior pursuing the ME track, placed first for this prestigious scholarship, and plans to graduate in Spring 2015. "I am honored to win a scholarship that will help me achieve my goal of becoming a professional engineer who uses creative problem solving skills to generate innovative solutions," said Derrig.

Congratulations to MIE Professor Alexander Yarin, selected as a 2014 UIC Distinguished Professor. This award, which is bestowed upon only a select few faculty members at UIC every year, recognizes Professor Yarin's significant impact on his field through scholarship, creativity and leadership.

The latest publication by MIE Professors Amin Salehi-Khojin, Alex Yarin and Jeremiah Abiade and their research groups has received great publicity. Their publication explains how new catalysts turn carbon dioxide into fuels faster and more efficiently. Click here for all the related articles.

MIE Professor Rodica Baranescu has been invited to deliver the keynote lecture at the 3rd Annual Conference on Propulsion Technology for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, in January 2014. Conference will take place at Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

The UIC Chancellor's Innovation Fund (CIF) is pleased to announce the first round of 2013 Proof-of-Concept (POC) Awards Program winners. MIE assistant professor Amin Salehi-Khojin, PhD & Bijandra Kumar, PhD, are among the winners for their project "Novel Catalysts for Syngas Production by CO2 Reduction."

MIE Professor Alex Yarin's research team conducts Zero-gravity flight experiments. The onboard experiments were carried out by Dr. Suman Sinha Ray, currently a postdoctoral fellow in Alex Yarin's lab. This project was funded by NASA.
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MIE Professor Rodica A. Baranescu has been nominated as a member of the National Committee on

"Assessment of Technologies and Approaches for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles, Phase 2". Read more.

MIE Professor Rodica A. Baranescu gives out the Award for Technical & Leadership Excellence in Commercial Vehicle Engineering to Virginia Tech Associate Professor, Corina Sandu.

Science Daily highlights a recent discovery on graphene-based nanosensors in Asst. Prof. Amin Salehi-Khojin's laboratory at UIC. Amin joined MIE in August 2012.

The Graduate College has released the list of Dean's Scholars for this cycle. We are pleased to report that Dino Megaridis's student Tom Schutzius was one of the winners of this prestigious award.

MIE Student, James Pena, wins Illinois ASHRAE Scholarship.
Senior industrial engineering major, Nadya Fogarty, has taken a nontraditional path to her degree. Click here to read about her journey.
Junior mechanical engineering major Ante Kovacevic explores renewable energy initiatives
in Costa Rica. Click here to learn about his trip.
Professor Pat Banerjee receives new grant, "Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping Simulation Using Virtual Reality and Haptics."


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