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U. of I. graduate interested in high-speed rail named Luce Scholar

Published Date:February 26, 2013

University of Illinois graduate student Samantha Chadwick is among 18 young scholars nationwide to be named a Luce Scholar for 2013-2014.

Published Date: February 26, 2013


Researchers strain to improve electrical material and it's worth it

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 11, 2013

Like turning coal to diamond, adding pressure to an electrical material enhances its properties. Now, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have devised a method of making ferroelectric thin films with twice the strain, resulting in exceptional performance.

Published Date: February 11, 2013


Weng Cho Chew and Thomas J. Overbye have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

Two Illinois professors elected to National Academy of Engineering

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 7, 2013

Weng Cho Chew and Thomas J. Overbye, both professors of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

Published Date: February 7, 2013


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