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Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White has been given a Humboldt Research Award honoring his work in autonomous and self-healing materials.

Illinois engineer receives Humboldt Research Award

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:January 16, 2013

University of Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White has been chosen to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award honoring a lifetime of research achievements.

Published Date: January 16, 2013


Nanofibers of metal oxide provide lots of highly reactive surface area for scrubbing sulfur compounds from fuel. Sulfur has to be removed because it emits toxic gasses and corrodes catalysts.

Nanofibers clean sulfur from fuel

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:December 17, 2012

Sulfur compounds in petroleum fuels have met their nano-structured match. University of Illinois researchers developed mats of metal oxide nanofibers that scrub sulfur from petroleum-based fuels much more effectively than traditional materials.

Published Date: December 17, 2012


Illinois researchers developed a new design paradigm for inductors. Processed while flat, they then roll up on their own, taking up much less space on a chip.

Engineers roll up their sleeves and then do same with inductors

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:December 13, 2012

On the road to smaller, high-performance electronics, University of Illinois researchers have smoothed one speed bump by shrinking a key, yet notoriously large element of integrated circuits.

Published Date: December 13, 2012


Civil and environmental engineering professor Tami Bond and colleagues say that reducing the use of kerosene lamps is a quick way to reduce global warming.

The dark side of kerosene lamps: High black carbon emissions

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:December 10, 2012

The small kerosene lamps that light millions of homes in developing countries have a dark side: black carbon fine particles of soot released into the atmosphere.

Published Date: December 10, 2012


Ken Choquette, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, is one of six Illinois professors named AAAS fellows.

Six professors at Illinois named 2012 AAAS fellows

Author: Chelsey Coombs

Published Date:November 29, 2012

Six faculty members at the University of Illinois have been named 2012 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: animal biology professor Chi-Hing Christina Cheng, electrical and computer engineering professor Kent Choquette, psychology professor Neal Cohen, chemistry professor So Hirata, anthropology professor Lisa Lucero and physics professor Philip Phillips.

Published Date: November 29, 2012