The Observer Spring 2000 Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Student Societies Pave the Way to Success Professor DeVor Elected With nearly 1,200 undergraduate and of Industrial Engineers. She said her to National Academy graduate students in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, participation has enriched her college experience and given her a chance to meet of Engineering hundreds of courses to choose from, and become friends with other M&IE Richard E. DeVor, Grayce Wicall almost 50 faculty members, and dozens of students. Gauthier Professor of Mechanical and technical tracks, it may seem like a maze “It’s hard to make friends when the Industrial Engineering, was elected to the to students when they first come to the only time you see these people is in class,” National University of Illinois at Urbana-Cham- she said. “The meetings and the team Academy of paign. But one of the best ways to find the projects help people form friendships.” Engineering in end of the M&IE maze is by joining and There are several student societies that February 2000. participating in a student society. “Societ- specifically target mechanical and indus- This award is ies provide excellent opportunities for trial engineering students and some that considered one students to gain leadership skills,” said include other students of engineering. of the highest Donna Nichols, undergraduate academic Each group has a different focus and honors that advisor. Becoming involved in any of the provides different avenues of involvement. may be societies will also give students a chance to accorded to an interact—academically and socially—with American Society of engineer. other students with similar interests. Heating, Refrigerating, An interna- Sarah Duffy, a senior in industrial and Air-Conditioning tional authority engineering, has been active in engineer- Engineers (ASHRAE) in the areas of mathematical modeling of ing student societies since she was a brings speakers to campus machining systems and quality engineer- freshman. Most recently she has been the to help students learn more about the ing, he has published more than 100 industrial relations representative for the fields of heating, ventilating, air condi- technical papers in journals and confer- Society of Manufacturing Engineers and tioning, and refrigeration. Both graduate ence proceedings. He is a coauthor of the vice president of programs for the Institute and undergraduate students participate in 1992 textbook, Statistical Quality Design ASHRAE. and Control: Contemporary Concepts and Tutoring is an important aspect of continued on page 11 ASHRAE activities. Throughout the In This Issue semester, ASHRAE graduate students lead MEMS Coming to the Classroom . . . . 4 weekly study sessions for undergraduates National Science Foundation’s CAREER taking ME 205 (Thermodynamics), ME Seminar Series Fall 1999 Award Honors New Faculty . . . . . . 5 211 (Gas Dynamics), and ME 213 (Heat Transfer). This program was started in the Freshman Discovery Course Adapts to fall of 1998 by a former ASHRAE Students’ Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 member to help students in these manda- Largest Corporate Gift to University tory (and legendary) classes. of Illinois to Benefit M&IE . . . . . . 7 Seminar Series Brings Engineering Undergraduate students are Experts to M&IE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 often so entrenched in their classes that they lose sight of Faculty Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 how their education can be Center Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 used in the real world. The Alumni Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 goal of this student chapter of the Dr. Richard Murray spoke to M&IE American Society of Mechanical Student Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 students and faculty members in continued on page 2 November 1999. See story page 8. Student Societies, continued from page 1 Engineers (ASME) is to promote me- chanical engineering to students through academic, professional, and social venues. To give students a clearer idea of what a career in mechanical engineering entails, ASME holds monthly meetings that feature corporate speakers from companies such as Geneer, a software developer, and Caterpillar. The ME for Me! Conference, spon- sored by ASME, targets freshmen and sophomore M&IE students. This day-long seminar focuses on the careers available to mechanical engineering professionals. Students attend small group sessions and hear industry professionals discuss their roles as engineers. ASME also helps bridge the gap between students and professors. The Professor Luncheon Program gives students the opportunity to talk infor- mally with M&IE professors. George Singh, graduate student, leads a tutoring session sponsored by ASHRAE for students in ME 211 (Gas Dynamics). The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) focuses on many of the ways industrial especially the automotive field. It offers group is to show students how they can engineers are involved in the the unique opportunity to design and use their engineering skills in manufactur- work force. The first IIE work on cars with its two major automo- ing. Speakers from manufacturing speaker in the fall semester 1999 was tive projects, the Formula SAE and the industries come to campus to speak to Neville Kanga from McMaster-Carr Mini Baja SAE. students about their jobs, and once each Supply Co., who answered questions These projects give students firsthand semester SME students take a tour of a about industrial engineering in a distribu- experience working in a team environ- manufacturing facility. Industrial relations tion-oriented job. Another speaker, Jeff ment, which is a skill many employers coordinator Sarah Duffy said, “Many Bry, from Vector Marketing, explained value. They also have the opportunity to students don’t begin to learn about the opportunities in the sales field. apply what they are learning in their manufacturing side of engineering until IIE also strives to help students form engineering classes and learn new skills. the classes they take in their junior or their own academic and social support One of the most valuable resources for senior year. SME exposes students to this systems. One of the first events of the year students made available through SAE is important side of engineering.” is traditionally a back-to-school picnic mentoring from SAE alumni, who lend Each year, the SME chapter in Joliet that gives IIE students an opportunity to both their time and expertise to student awards four scholarships to U of I student meet and get to know each other. A projects. Many alumni also assist SAE members. mentoring program also pairs freshmen through generous donations of equip- and sophomores with upperclassmen who ment, parts, and technical support. Alpha Pi Mu is a national advise, help with homework, and intro- SAE is not just working on the car industrial engineering honor duce the newer students to the U of I and design projects, however. Auto Industry society that recognizes excep- the department. Illini (AII), a new discussion forum for tional academic accomplish- marketing, sales, concept, design, and ments in industrial engineering. Society of Automotive other auto-industry-related topics, exposes Members are chosen from the Engineers (SAE) at the U students to what is happening in the auto top fifth of the junior class or of I is the 11th largest industry today. the top third of the senior class. chapter in the United This small group of industrial engineering States. The majority of Society of Manufacturing students participates in a community members are M&IE students, but SAE is Engineers (SME) is an service project every year, which brings a for all students interested in the transpor- organization for both sense of cohesiveness to the group. This tation industry—highway, watercraft, and mechanical and industrial year, the group inaugurated a high school engineering students. The goal of this recruiting program. Members visited 2 M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers central Illinois and Chicago area high (ASHRAE) schools to speak to juniors and seniors in http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~a-jacobi/ashrae.html math and science classes who might have a Faculty advisor—Prof. Anthony Jacobi future interest in industrial engineering at American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) the U of I. They answered questions and http://eng-council.cen.uiuc.edu/soc/asme/ explained the professional possibilities in Faculty advisor—Prof. Thomas Mackin industrial engineering. Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Pi Tau Sigma is the national http://www.uiuc.edu/ro/iie/ mechanical engineering Faculty advisor—Prof. Udatta Palekar honorary society that was Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) organized in 1915 on the http://dilbert.cen.uiuc.edu/soc/sae/ University of Illinois campus. Faculty advisor—Prof. Norman Miller This honor society was formed to foster the high ideals of the engineering Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) profession, to stimulate interest in http://dilbert.cen.uiuc.edu/soc/sme/ departmental activities, to promote the Faculty advisor—Prof. Michael Philpott mutual professional welfare of its mem- Alpha Pi Mu bers, and to develop students’ democratic http://www.uiuc.edu/ro/apm/ responsibilities. Students must be in the Faculty advisor—Prof. Shiv Kapoor top fourth of their junior class or the top third of their senior class. The society Pi Tau Sigma sponsors many social events that help ME http://dilbert.cen.uiuc.edu/soc/pts/ students get to know each other and the Faculty advisor—Prof. Emeritus and Assistant Dean Carl Larson professors in the department and brings Human Factors and Ergonomics Society speakers from corporations, industries, http://www.aviation.uiuc.edu/Institute/AcadProg/EPJP/HFES_UofI/default.html and from university organizations to speak Faculty advisor—Prof. Christopher Wickens (Institute of Aviation and Department to students. of Psychology) Ergonomics and the study of National Society of Black Engineers how humans interact with http://eng-council.cen.uiuc.edu/soc/nsbe machinery is a new and Faculty advisor—Dean Paul Parker evolving field for engineering Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers students. The Human Factors and http://eng-council.cen.uiuc.edu/soc/shpe/contents.html Ergonomics Society is a small but focused Faculty advisor—Dean Paul Parker group that brings together students from different disciplines who have an interest Society of Women Engineers in improving the usability of products and http://eng-council.cen.uiuc.edu/soc/swe/ systems. Faculty advisors—Prof. Patricia Jones and Prof. Nancy Sottos (TAM) The National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of reserves study rooms for members, and image. Workshops that address topics of Hispanic Professional Engineers maintains study files for members’ use. interest to women include the SWE/SAE have been active on the U of I Car Maintenance Workshop and the Self- campus since the 1980s. These Although engineering has Defense Workshop. SWE is a social, civic, two organizations help engineering traditionally been a male- and academic group that strives to students find others on campus who have dominated profession, encourage women in engineering to similar cultural backgrounds and heritages women are now becoming a become the best in their profession. in addition to the shared interests in much stronger force, in part engineering. NSBE has a mentoring because of organizations like the Society of These and other organizations and program that pairs upperclass students Women Engineers. societies will help students make the most with freshmen and SWE sponsors numerous programs of their years at M&IE and the University sophomores in the same such as Take Our Daughters to Work Day, of Illinois. For more information on academic field. SHPE Big/Little Buddy Program, and the Be student societies, check M&IE’s sponsors various speakers Professional Conference, which helps homepage at: http://www.mie.uiuc.edu. throughout the semester, women find and develop their professional M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 3 MEMS Coming to the Classroom Intel Corporation has generously given concerted effort to find ways to bring sacrificial etching, and the computational $150,000 to the University of Illinois to MEMS technology into the classroom so methods of designing, modeling, and purchase equipment that will be used by that U of I students would have an edge in analyzing MEMS devices. ECE 344 will both undergraduate and graduate students this rapidly growing field. be a prerequisite for the course, which is studying microelectromechanical systems The Intel MEMS Instructional cross listed for ECE, M&IE, MatSE, and (MEMS). “This gift is a major step in Laboratory is one of the labs that will GE. This new course will be offered for bringing the emerging field of MEMS receive new equipment, which will be the first time in the fall semester 2000. closer to students, advancing their used in a new 300-level course. The course “This is a holistic course that goes from learning, and expanding the state of will give students exposure to the major the design to the characterization of the knowledge of this discipline,” said methods of MEMS fabrication and the device,” Shannon said. “There are only a Professor Mark Shannon, a principal basics for designing, modeling, and testing handful of universities that can offer this investigator for a MEMS project. the devices. Students will study silicon kind of instruction, and it will put Illinois The MEMS research is being con- bulk micromachining, CMOS-based students at the forefront of this technology ducted by a multidisciplinary team of surface micromachining, metalization, when they graduate.” engineering faculty members from four departments at the U of I: Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE), Mechanical and Indus- trial Engineering (M&IE), and General Engineering (GE). During the past five years, faculty members from these departments have worked together on MEMS-related research projects that have Air-conditioned clothing? What’s next, microchips in your shorts? externally funded budgets of more than $12 Actually, yes. An emerging technology called MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) is shrinking things like air conditioners and space heaters small enough to be embedded into clothing. Designed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, these tiny devices can sense body million. Almost since the temperature and adjust accordingly. This will result in specially designed garments to keep firefighters cool in 700-degree blazes and pediatric beginning, these profes- patients warm in cold operating rooms. Because at the University of Illinois, technology is not just for our students, it’s for the people of Illinois. sors have made a University Ad Campaign Features MEMS M&IE professors involved in The University of Illinois launched an advertising campaign early this year to increase MEMS-related research include: awareness about research advances being made on the three campuses. The integrated mesoscopic cooler circuit (IMCC) being developed in the MEMS lab at M&IE is one of John Georgiadis the 15 stories about research and technology being highlighted. Professor Mark Shannon, Anthony Jacobi a principal investigator for the project, is shown in the ad holding the energy-efficient Chang Liu electrostatic micro-compressor that is being developed by 12 U of I engineers, including Norman Miller nine from M&IE. The ad explains that the cooling unit, about the size of a quarter, can Michael Philpott be incorporated into clothing to protect a firefighter against intense heat or into a soldier’s Leslie Phinney uniform for protection against atmospheric warfare conditions. Andreas Polycarpou The ad ran in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Business Week, the Chicago Taher Saif and Defender, Crain’s Chicago Business, newspapers such as The Springfield State Mark Shannon Journal-Register,the Chicago-area Daily Herald, and The News-Gazettein Champaign-Urbana. 4 M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award Honors New Faculty Launching a comprehensive and inte- grated teaching and research program can The National Science Foundation, an independent U.S. government agency that be a daunting task, especially during a new promotes science and engineering, established the CAREER grants program to professor’s first few years. encourage the early development of top-performing academic faculty members as In 1996, two years after he came to both educators and researchers during the challenging first years of their careers. M&IE as an assistant professor, Andrew NSF is one of the most highly visible research funding agencies; its FY 1999 budget Alleyne received an NSF CAREER award was more than $3.8 billion. Individual CAREER awards range from $200,000 to to study fluid power systems for manufac- $500,000 for periods of four to five years. turing applications. He found that this In addition to engineering, the CAREER awards benefit other disciplines grant gave him a new level of indepen- including biological sciences, computer and informational science engineering, dence as a junior faculty member. education and human resources, geosciences, mathematical and physical sciences, “It gave me the funds to go out and and social, behavioral, and economic sciences. In the Engineering Directorate, NSF develop my vision of a research plan,” receives approximately 600 proposals every year; out of those applications about Alleyne said. “It also allowed me to 100 are awarded. leverage other funds that provided new The CAREER program was preceded by several earlier NSF programs, including educational facilities such as the Parker- the NSF Young Investigator Award, Presidential Young Investigator Award, Hannifin Laboratory.” Directorate for Engineering Research Initiation Award, and several others. The Armand Beaudoin came to M&IE after primary objectives of these programs were incorporated and expanded into the working 11 years at Reynolds Metals CAREER Award. The following is a list of current M&IE faculty members who Company. He was familiar with the needs have received either the Young Investigator Award or the CAREER Award. of industry and where to begin his research. The CAREER Award he received 1984 M. Quinn Brewster, Charles Tucker III in September 1999 helped him align that 1985 Arne Pearlstein insight with the graduate and undergradu- 1989 Joseph Bentsman, Brian Thomas ate academic programs in M&IE. Beaudoin’s research program, which 1991 Placid Ferreira, John Georgiadis focuses on metal-forming processes, will 1993 Daniel Tortorelli merge the analytical capabilities in an 1994 Alexander Vakakis academic research setting with the 1996 Andrew Alleyne, Thomas Mackin complex operating systems of the indus- trial world. 1997 Mark Shannon “Some industrial processes are so 1998 Chia-Fon Lee, Tahir Saif complex that analysis is difficult and 1999 Armand Beaudoin, Geir Dullerud routine lab tests can be so simple that they 2000 Leslie Phinney, James Stori don’t give accurate insight to what the real world problems are,” Beaudoin said. He is working on a combination of experiments, augmented with computer simulations, that will be complex enough to be realistic but simple enough to recreate and give accurate analyses. Professors Leslie Phinney and James Stori recently learned that they have been recommended for funding for an NSF CAREER Award in 2000. It is this kind of professional reinforcement that continues to have a positive influence on the research conducted in this department. Andrew Alleyne (center) works with students in the Parker-Hannifin Laboratory. M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 5 Freshman Discovery Course Adapts to Students’ Needs Since 1995, ME/IE 199 has provided freshmen students in mechanical and These professors spoke to freshmen industrial engineering students in the fall 1999 industrial engineering with a small-class semester explaining their individual areas of interest. setting where: Dick DeVor quality they are introduced to the principles of Placid Ferreira manufacturing systems mechanical and industrial engineering; Sheldon Jacobson stochastic modeling class size is small, allowing for more interaction between students and Patricia Jones human factors and ergonomics professor; Diego Klabjan optimization they receive instruction from M&IE John Nowak economic analysis professors and mentoring from a senior Mike Philpott manufacturing education laboratories learning assistant; they are among other freshmen who are Jamie Stori manufacturing processes “in the same boat;” Xudong Zhang human factors and ergonomics they can become familiar with the Wen Zhao simulation departmental laboratories and other facilities. is taught each week by various members of introduction to the professors and the Traditionally, this class concentrates on the IE faculty. Each professor introduces students, it also shows how industrial a mechanical dissection project; the the students to his or her particular area of engineers can bring their diversity students work in teams taking apart a interest. With this team-teaching format, together.” small internal combustion engine. This the students receive an overview of the Ken Wright, an IE senior, was the process opens up the world of mechanical various areas of industrial engineering and undergraduate learning assistant for the engineering by introducing different areas meet the entire IE faculty at the beginning fall 1999 IE 199 class. He felt the students such as heat transfer, materials processing, of their college careers. benefited from the IE focus and team and mechanical design. At the end of the “Students don’t always understand how teaching approach. dissection, the students give both written all the education they receive relates. They “Having a separate IE class allows and oral presentations, introducing them don’t have a sense of the big picture,” said students to explore the different areas such to another important element of their Jones. “This format gives students a good as operations research, quality, and human education. conceptual look at the curriculum.” factors. If students can get an idea early in The structure of this class has been well It also gives the IE professors the their IE careers of what they like the best, founded for ME students but didn’t opportunity to interact with all the it makes it easier for them to decide what particularly focus on the IE students’ areas incoming students each year, which she they would like to specialize in. It also of interest. In 1998, Professor Patricia believes will give the program more allows them to meet the other IE majors. I Jones developed an IE section for ME/IE cohesiveness. have already seen several friendships arise 199 that concentrates on industrial “The industrial engineering profession among the students in the IE 199 course. engineering topics; her efforts were is susceptible to being very fragmented,” I think they will be a close-knit group.” recognized in 1999 when she received the said Jones. “Historically, because there are Wright said he believes his interactions Rose Award for Teaching Excellence, given so many differing areas of industrial with the students had a positive impact on by the College of Engineering. The course engineering, there tends to be lot of his own education as well. As a mentor different communities, existing indepen- and a tutor to a class of incoming IE dently. This class not only gives an students, he shared his excitement about industrial engineering and the professional possibilities he will face when he graduates in May 2000. “When I talked about my enthusiasm about industrial engineering, it seemed to rub off on them, and now they share a lot of my excitement for the major.” 6 M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 Largest Corporate Gift to University of Illinois to Benefit M&IE A $4.5 million award from Ford Motor Co. will benefit many disciplines at the The Automotive Science and University of Illinois at Urbana-Cham- Technology Laboratory will provide paign, including the Department of the students and faculty of M&IE Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. with space and facilities to: The announcement of the award was prepare students for automotive made in September 1999 on the U of I careers with firsthand knowledge campus by Bill Powers, vice president- and experience with state-of-the- research of Ford, and Michael Aiken, art experimental, analytical, and chancellor of the Urbana-Champaign computational techniques; campus. bring automotive projects A major portion of the award, nearly initiated in the previously funded $2.3 million, will provide for the remodel- Ford Concurrent Design and ing and modernization of the Automotive Manufacturing Laboratory to Ford representatives toured the existing Systems Laboratories in M&IE. This vehicle and engine test beds; Automotive Lab in the Mechanical facility will better prepare students for build upon strong research ties Engineering Building last September. careers in the automotive and related between Ford and M&IE faculty. The remodeling and modernization industries. project will begin in spring 2000. With this Ford grant, approximately 5,000 square feet of laboratory space in the Mechanical Engineering Building, dating from the 1950s, will be enhanced to provide state-of-the-art, 21st century facilities featuring engine test cells, emissions and diagnostic equipment, and a vehicle component build and test lab. With the addition of this lab, automotive systems will be evaluated and redesigned. This lab will enhance undergraduate and graduate, as well as faculty, involvement in automotive-related classes, design projects, and research projects and give students the opportunity to experience the entire spectrum of automotive systems. In addition to the enhancement of M&IE’s Automotive Science and Technol- ogy Laboratory, other major portions of the gift will benefit students by funding undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and diversity/minority engineering scholarships across the campus. M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 7 Seminar Series Brings Engineering Experts to M&IE The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering not only attracts Mohamed Elbestawi, McMaster University the best students and faculty members “Integrated Process Modeling, Monitoring, and Control for Multi-Axis from around the world, it also brings in Machining of Dies and Molds” outstanding visitors and speakers. Said Elghobashi, University of California, Irvine Throughout the fall 1999 semester, “Direct Simulation of Particle-Laden Turbulent Flows: The Trajectory and Two- respected researchers and academicians Fluid Approaches” from around the world came to M&IE to explain their research and professional Michael C. Fu, University of Maryland expertise. For students, hearing from these “Pricing of American-Style Options via Monte Carlo Simulation” leaders is a way to expand their research Huajian Gao, Stanford University perspective and gain unique insights. “Cohesive Elasticity Models of Fracture” Manufacturing students, who had studied the research of Professors Malkin and D. Goussis, Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Elbestawi in the classroom, had the chance Chemical Processes, Patras, Greece to meet the engineers directly responsible “Low Dimensional Manifolds in Reaction-Diffusion Systems: Construction of for the science. Students of controls Reduced Kinetic Mechanisms for Combustion” listened to Dr. Karl Hedrick discuss Mike Grimble, University of Strathclyde, Scotland current aspects of dynamic control. “Optimal Restricted Structure Control of Multiple Model Systems” Karl Hedrick, University of California, Berkeley “Dynamic Positioning Control of Mobile Offshore Platforms” Philip LeDuc, Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital “Biomechanics in Molecular and Cellular Studies” Alain Karma, Northeastern University “Phase-Field Modeling of Microstructural Pattern Formation during Solidification” Thomas Kenny, Stanford University “Micromechanical Devices for Force Measurement” Stephen Malkin, University of Massachusetts “Research Program on Grinding Fundamentals and Applications” Professor Mike Grimbel, University of David M. Mann, U.S. Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, North Strathclyde, Scotland Carolina For the faculty, these speakers provide a “The Mechanical Sciences Research Program of the Army Research Office” vital link with the products of current Luigi Martinelli, Princeton University research activities around the world. “Viscous Flow Solvers for Aerodynamic Analysis and Design” Dr. Giuseppe Tritto of Rome, Italy, explained the current and future needs in Richard M. Murray, California Institute of Technology the microsurgery field and described some “Nonlinear Dynamics and Control of Fluids Systems with Applications to of the requirements for mechatronic Turbomachinery” devices and sensors that physicians need Richard Rand, Cornell University when they use microinstruments. “The Dynamics of Resonance Capture” This seminar series is a dynamic part of M&IE and creates the kind of intellectu- Giuseppe Tritto, Consultant Urologist at Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris, France, ally stimulating environment for which and Director of the International Center of Andrology, Centro Diagnostico, this department is known. The following Rome, Italy is a list of the speakers who took part in “Implications of Micro-Surgery for Biomedical Mechatronics” the M&IE seminar series during the fall 1999 semester. 8 M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 Hermia G. Soo Endowed Strategic Planning From the year 2000, we are looking forward to the year 2020, 2030, and even Professorship Established Committee Looks beyond that. at M&IE to the Future “There are a lot of issues, a lot of questions, and a lot of paths this depart- A professorship in M&IE has been Five years ago, a strategic planning ment can choose to follow. The 21st established by the late Professor Shao Lee committee, comprised of M&IE profes- century will be an exciting time for Soo in honor of his wife, Mrs. Hermia sors, looked to the future and decided students, faculty, and the staff of M&IE, Guntai Dan-Soo. The Hermia G. Soo microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and the work of this committee will Professorship will recognize their shared would be an area that would bring about hopefully provide direction that will allow belief in the importance of education and important technological advances in us to face the many challenges that lie create a legacy for future generations of mechanical engineering. Their vision is ahead,” he said. engineering academicians at the University why M&IE now has several new faculty In addition to Tucker, the other M&IE of Illinois. members whose expertise in this area has faculty members contributing on this helped create one of the best microscale committee include Craig Dutton, Sheldon facilities in a university setting. This Jacobson, Patricia Jones, Huseyin laboratory facility supports several major Sehitoglu, Mark Shannon, and Alex research projects and has brought about Vakakis. Karen Bryan is providing staff collaboration among researchers and support for the committee. scientists from all over campus and the country. Now, another strategic planning committee is contemplating what will Faculty Observations impact the future of this department. In Andrew Alleyne received the College of the fall of 1999, this committee was given Engineering Xerox Award for Faculty the charge of developing a vision and Research recognizing his outstanding strategic plan for the Department of research in non-linear control of mechani- Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. cal systems. The goal is to have one of the premier mechanical and industrial engineering Shiv Kapoor received the ASME Dedi- programs in the world and to achieve this cated Service Award, which honors Hermia and Shao Lee Soo in 1992 through a faculty-driven process that looks unusual dedicated voluntary service to Mrs. Soo was born in Chongqing, at every aspect of the department. The ASME marked by outstanding perfor- China, in 1922. She received her Bachelor committee is keeping certain principles mance, demonstrated effective leadership, of Arts in music from the Ginling College, and values at the forefront of this under- prolonged and committed service, Chengdu, China, and a Master of taking. In particular, the members of the devotion, enthusiasm, and faithfulness. Education from Phillips University, Enid, committee are considering: The award was given to him in November Okla. 1999. the directions of both mechanical and The Soos were married for 46 years. industrial engineering education, During the nearly 40 years that Professor Judith Liebman, professor emerita, was scholarship, and research; Soo served the University of Illinois with elected to the University of Colorado distinction, Mrs. Soo shared her husband’s the new avenues of knowledge that will Foundation Board of Directors and is also devotion to education and was responsible guide the engineering profession and serving a two-year term as chair of the for creating the family environment that address societal needs; Advisory Council to the UC College of supported his scholarly and teaching Engineering and Applied Sciences. the maintenance and development of career. exceptionally strong ties to industry Through this professorship, the legacy The American Society for Testing and and government; of the Soos will live on at the University of Materials selected Darrell Socie as a Illinois and the Department of Mechani- the continuation of outstanding recipient for the Award of Merit. This is cal and Industrial Engineering and will professional and public service. the highest society award given to an contribute significantly toward ensuring individual member for distinguished “It’s very useful to take a step back the continued excellence to which service and outstanding participation in from your day-to-day activities and look at Professor Soo devoted so much of his ASTM committee activities. With this what is important,” committee chair life. honor, Socie also receives the honorary Charles Tucker said. “We need to be able title of Fellow. to anticipate major issues and have a plan to respond to those issues as they evolve. M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 9 Center Observations Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Building Systems Laboratory Systems is a first-tier supplier of parts to Center BSL welcomed Dr. Richard Liesen back to the automotive industry and the Intermet ACRC held its annual project review the U of I as associate director. Formerly Corporation is a supplier of cast and meeting on November 8 and 9, 1999, on the staff of the BSL, he returned from machined parts to the automotive which was attended by more than 50 Filtration Engineering Co. in Indianapo- industry. engineers representing the 24 member lis. His main research task will be to Industry participants also toured the companies. Approximately 40 graduate develop techniques for simulating Machine Tool Laboratory, where they students hosted lab visits and made formal moisture transfer in building elements. reviewed a number of research projects in presentations on their research projects The first beta version of EnergyPlus, the the area of intelligent monitoring and related to air conditioning and refrigera- new national building energy simulation fault diagnosis. Specifically, the research tion. Several labs demonstrated novel program that was developed by BSL, U.S. projects covered a discussion on building flow-visualization techniques, which Army CERL, and Lawrence Berkeley an open architecture control-based process provided insights into such phenomena as National Laboratory, was available for monitoring and diagnosis system that two-phase flow distribution in headers and testing as of December 27, 1999. considers not only tool condition faults tubes of heat exchangers, frost deposition but also considers detection and adaptive on fins, and the use of streamwise and correction to adjust the effect of process Center for Machine Tool Systems variation due to hardness and size spanwise vorticity to enhance air-side heat Research variation of castings. transfer. The cost of about half the ACRC The fall 1999 meeting of the Center for The center’s Machine Tool Laboratory research program is shared by the 24 Machine Tool Systems Research was received a new Horizontal Machining member companies, but many projects December 8, 1999, at the Computer and Center, SH400, and a new ZL250 four- are supported by individual company Systems Research Laboratory. More than axis two-turret CNC lathe. The horizontal contracts. The fastest growing area of new 35 students and faculty were on hand to machining center is also retrofitted to have contract work is exploring the potential discuss their posters and projects at length a full five-axis machining capability. In for using carbon dioxide as a refrigerant with 20 industry participants from addition to these two new Mori Seiki for both heating and cooling in houses Caterpillar, Delphi, Ford, Hayes machines, the laboratory houses three and cars. Those projects are currently Lemmerz, Kistler Instruments, Mori Seiki, vertical machining centers, another funded by Hydro Aluminum A. S., and Motorola. Delphi Automotive CNC turning center, and a two-slide Delphi Thermal Systems, The Trane Systems and the Intermet Corporation are machine tool equipped with a special Company, Modine Manufacturing the center’s two newest members, joining high-speed spindle capable of variable Company, and the U.S. Army. in August 1999. Delphi Automotive speed machining. Continuous Casting Consortium Professor Brian Thomas and several students involved with CCC visited nearly all of the active member companies during 1999. CCC representatives also attended the Iron and Steel Society meeting in Chicago and participated in a conference in August on the Illinois campus, where students presented results of their projects. Research results generated in 1999 were distributed in 12 substantial CCC reports. Each graduate student supported by CCC is actively working with at least one member company to solve specific problems, in addition to working on projects of general fundamental interest. ACRC industry members reviewed research work done at the U of I campus. Several students visited and worked with (l. to r.) Paul Krause, Brazeway; Bob Utter, Brazeway; James Solberg, M&IE industry researchers at LTV Steel and graduate student; Michael Kempiak, Tyler Refrigeration; and David Smithey, Armco in fall 1999, conducting novel Brazeway. (Photo by James Corley) plant experiments on the continuous 10 M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 DeVor, continued from page 1 casting process and collecting data for Multidisciplinary University , Methods which has been used in 100 validation of the computational models Research Initiative Consortium colleges and universities in the United developed by the CCC. The fourth annual review of the UIUC States and abroad. In the 1980s, DeVor Significant new results were obtained MURI program was held at Cocoa Beach, was actively involved in the quality in fluid flow in the continuous casting slab Fla., on October 22, 1999, in conjunction renaissance. He provided both classroom mold by obtaining and comparing, for the with the JANNAF (Joint Army Navy instruction and in-plant consulting for the first time, water model particle image NASA Air Force) Combustion Subcom- Ford Motor Co. and Caterpillar and many velocimetry measurements, plant velocity mittee Meeting. Some of the progress firms in their supply bases. He also led the signal measurements, large eddy simula- reported included new experimental preparation of video tapes for Xerox and tions, and steady-state turbulence model measurements of flame structure in AP/ Caterpillar that were used widely through computations. HTPB composite propellant sandwiches the 1980s. DeVor, working with his close Invited presentations on CCC research by M&IE doctoral student Ben colleague, Professor Shiv Kapoor, has were made at international conferences Chorpening. advised more than 25 Ph.D. and 55 M.S. and steel companies in Austria, Argentina, Computational simulations carried out students in his 29-year career at UIUC. Canada, Japan, South Africa, and the by M&IE doctoral student Greg Knott Many of his students have gone on to United States. using simplified chemical kinetics schemes assume leadership positions in industry were also reported. The computational and academia. studies are jointly sponsored by the U of I, DeVor received the American Society Machine-Tool Agile Manufacturing Department of Energy, and the Acceler- of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Blackall Research Institute ated Strategic Computing Initiative Machine Tool and Gage Award for an The MTAMRI team of U of I, North- outstanding technical paper contribution Center for Simulation of Advanced western University, and the University of in 1983 and again in 1997. In 1993, he Rockets. Together these complementary Michigan has recently been formulating a received the Society of Manufacturing studies are providing insight into the research strategy and agenda in the area of Engineers (SME) Education Award. He fundamental processes that govern mesomachine tool development. This received a distinguished service award combustion of composite solid work is being driven by the evolving need from the University of Wisconsin- propellants. for very small parts and machined features Madison College of Engineering in 1997. on those parts. The team has recently been DeVor has also received many teaching awarded a $100,000 grant from the Fracture Control Program awards at all levels at UIUC, including the National Science Foundation to pursue FCP held an Advisory Committee department’s Alumni Board Two-Year and this work during the next year. The team meeting on November 4, 1999, at the U Five-Year Effective Teaching Awards, the is designing and building a fully func- of I Levis Faculty Center. Research College of Engineering Everitt Award for tional CNC vertical machining center that presentations were made by M&IE faculty Teaching Excellence, and the Campus resides within a 50 mm cube. members and graduate students and by Award for Excellence in Undergraduate During the fall 1999 semester, U of I sponsors of the program. Some of the Teaching. DeVor is a past president of the and Michigan Technological University topics included: microelectromechanical North American Manufacturing Research have continued their “Classical Papers systems, fatigue of solder, fatigue of Institution of SME and a Fellow of SME Seminar” via videoconference. Graduate polymers, microspecimen testing, and ASME. He is also a member of the students at the two universities presented deformation of microcracked materials, American Society for Quality. and discussed seminal research in the and thermomechanical fatigue of gray After completing B.S., M.S., and machining and machine-tool systems field iron. Huseyin Sehitoglu, director of FCP, Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering on a weekly basis. The seminar was started spoke about the perspectives and direc- at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, two years ago by Professors DeVor and tions in fatigue research. DeVor joined the M&IE Department in Kapoor at UIUC and Professor John On November 10 and 11, 1999, nearly 1971. He served as the Associate Head for Sutherland at MTU. 75 engineers attended the Fracture Research and Graduate Studies from The MTAMRI team of U of I, Georgia Control Program Short Course taught by 1987-1991 and, since 1998, as the Institute of Technology, University of M&IE Professors Sehitoglu and Socie and Coordinator of Alumni Affairs. In Michigan, and Pennsylvania State Civil and Environmental Engineering addition, DeVor is the director of the University has recently completed a two- Professor Frederick Lawrence. The multiuniversity NSF/DARPA Machine- year collaboration with machine tool participants will return for an advanced Tool Agile Manufacturing Research builder Lamb Technicon and the NIST course to be held April 25 and 26, Institute. Advanced Technology Program in the area 2000. of “Intelligent Fixturing Systems.” M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 11 Alumni Observations Dean’s Annual Meeting Focuses Distinguished Alumni Awards Alumni Board News on M&IE Each year, a committee of M&IE Alumni The objective of the M&IE Alumni Board Since William R. Schowalter was named Board members selects a group of is to represent the alumni constituent dean in 1989, he has hosted an annual distinguished alumni to be honored for group and to support the department in gathering for special friends of the College their contributions and accomplishments ways that effectively use the time, skills, of Engineering. Each year, a department in business, industry, education, govern- and experience of the board members. in the College of Engineering receives ment, and other professional areas. The Activities include student and faculty special attention. Traditionally held before following people are being honored in support, advice on departmental concerns, a home football game, the Dean’s Annual 2000: proactive financing, and communications Meeting in September 1999 focused on with all alumni. The new members of the Edgar B. Boynton, MSME 1924 the Department of Mechanical and board, appointed for the 2000–2003 Manager of Richmond Branch (retired), Industrial Engineering. Student projects term, are listed here. Wiley & Wilson, Consulting Engi- were on display so that engineering neers, Richmond Virginia Kathryn Nolan Frost, BSME 1980 alumni could see the accomplishments Director—Service Center, San Diego Gas being made by current M&IE students. Albert F. Houchens, MSME 1963, & Electric Company, San Diego, Alumnus J. Raymond Carroll (BSME ’42, PhDME 1970 California MSME ’48), pictured here, was the Director of Manufacturing Technology keynote speaker and spoke about his work Productionizing, General Motors Metal Roy F. Goern, BSME 1958, MSME 1961 as the director Fabricating Division, Troy, Michigan Senior Staff, Logicon Advanced Technol- of engineering ogy, San Pedro, California Klaus J. Weinmann, BSME 1962, MSME in the Office 1965, PhD 1969 William A. Kline, BSIE 1977, MSIE of the Architect Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 1979, PhDME 1982 of the United Michigan Technological University, Senior Vice President and Chief Operat- States Capitol Houghton, Michigan ing Officer, Montronix, Inc., Ann Building in Arbor, Michigan Washington, D.C. Steven L. Pearce, BSME 1979 Powertrain Sub System Design Supervisor, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan Coleen Blue Richards, BSIE 1989 Quality Engineering Supervisor, Delphi Automotive, Dayton, Ohio George J. Trezek, MSME 1962, PhDME 1965 Principal, Environmental Consulting Services, Danville, California Staff Retirement Rosalie Mabbitt, account tech II, Practice Interviews Prepare Students for Job Searches retired at the end of 1999. She has An alumni board member took on the role of interviewer while worked in the Business Office since students honed their skills at answering questions in a job interview July 1986, and her hard work and situation during the annual Practice Interview Session, which was dedication to the department will be held last fall. John McMahon, left, appreciated the input he received missed. from alum Hal D’Orazio (BSIE 1961). 12 M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 Raymond Viskanta—College of Engineering Alumni Award for Distinguished Service Raymond Viskanta (BSME Viskanta was born in Berkeley, and was also a guest professor 1955) is a recipient of the Lithuania in 1931. He and his at the Technical University of Munich College of Engineering family left their home during (1976), a visiting professor at the Alumni Award for Distin- World War II, later immigrat- Tokyo Institute of Technology (1983), guished Service for 2000, ing to the United States and and a guest professor at the University which will be presented at settling on a farm in Michigan. of Karlsruhe (summers of 1987 and the 36th Annual Awards After graduating from high 1988). In 1986, he was named to his Convocation in April. school in 1951, Viskanta current position. Viskanta has amassed an received a BSME with high Viskanta is one of the top scholars extraordinary record of honors from the U of I. He in the field of heat transfer and is accomplishments and service subsequently received an known internationally for his work in in the 37 years that he has been both MSME from Purdue University in 1956. radiation heat transfer. He has made an educator and a researcher. He has As an assistant mechanical engineer at landmark contributions in materials co-authored six textbooks and Argonne National Laboratory, he con- processing, heat transfer in melting and mentored more than 100 graduate ducted research related to boiling, two- solidification, heat transfer in porous students and 33 postdoctoral research- phase flow, and nuclear reactor safety. He media, buoyancy-driven systems, and ers and visiting scholars at Purdue received a U.S. Atomic Energy Commis- combustion systems. He received the University, where he is the W. F. M. sion Fellowship and returned to Purdue to prestigious Max Jakob Award of Goss Distinguished Professor of work on his doctoral degree, which he ASME/AICHE in 1986 and was Engineering. He has published 325 received in 1960. For the next two years, elected to the National Academy of papers in archival journals and has he continued at Argonne as an associate Engineering the following year. served as associate editor of the Journal mechanical engineer. Viskanta has dedicated his professional of Quantitative Spectroscopy and In 1962, he joined Purdue as an life to the mechanical engineering Radiative Transfer (1969–1972) and as associate professor of mechanical engineer- discipline and is an especially deserving editor of the ASME Journal of Heat ing. In the late 1960s, he was a visiting candidate for this honor. Transfer. professor at the University of California, Check Out the M&IE Web Site http://www.mie.uiuc.edu M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 13 Student Observations Graduate student Edwin Rejda won Best Student Paper Award at the June ASTM Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics. The following students were recognized by the 1999 Award His paper was entitled “Bulk Property Testing of Thick Thermal Program for the Advancement of Arc Welded Design, Barrier Coatings.” Engineering and Fabrication: Gautam Baski, Jeffrey Chow, Paul Dynowski, Jeff Ernst, John Frana, Michael Gredlics, Teresa Halverson, MSME 1999, won David Grover, Everett Hafenrichter, David Hopp, Colin first place in the student speaking Horn, Timothy Jager, Paul Kawka, Melody Langeneckert, competition at the June 1999 annual David Lash, Andrew McGrath, James Nonnenmann, meeting of the Society for Experimental Jason Oliva, Jason Pelch, Christopher Ras, Nathan Searcy, Mechanics. The presentations are judged Yi Tang, Jayson Valluzzi, John Whittenhall, Robert Zeller. on technical content, organization of material, effectiveness of delivery, adherence to allotted presentation time, and response to questions. She is now a Through the generosity of the Thiokol Corporation, M&IE senior engineer, non-PVC delivery recognizes students who produce the best design projects in ME/ systems, Global Manufacturing Operations, Baxter Healthcare IE 280. The following students were recipients of the fall 1999 Corporation, located in Round Lake, Ill. Thiokol Award for Excellence in Engineering Design: Sean Broihier, Keith Gall, Aaron Ickes, Jeff Schleich: “Rede- Two M&IE student groups received first and second place awards sign of an Injection Coil to Operate with Minimum Power at the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division Student Draw” for Quick-Start Products, Ltd., Rochelle, Ill. Manufacturing Design National Competition. The projects were presented at the 1999 International Mechanical Engineering Laurent Benkowski, Saravan Rajendran, Anup Shah, Seema Congress and Exposition, held November 18 in Nashville, Tenn. Shah: “Design of an On-line Self-Assessment Survey” for the The department’s entrants were projects of student groups in ME/ Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IE 280 during the fall 1998 semester. ME/IE 280 is the senior Urbana, Ill. capstone design class required of all seniors in ME and IE. Ben Hodel, Edward Ku, Jeff Mattas: “Design of a Blister Pack First Place: “Failure Analysis of Cracks in Small Diameter Finished Goods Inverter and Collator” for EMD Products, Taps” by Melody Langeneckert, David Lash, and Jason Pelch. Libertyville, Ill. Second Place: “Corvette Headlight Adjuster” by Jason Werner, Paul Smith, and Scott Kaspar. Scholarship Recipients M&IE Students Submit Winning Ford Designs M&IE attracts the best and brightest students from all over the country and the world. Many of our students receive national, Several M&IE students were on the winning teams of the Ford university, or College of Engineering scholarships. Other students Motor Company Design Contest for members of ASME held the receive departmental scholarships, supported by the friends and week of November 1, 1999. The task for these student teams was alumni of M&IE. The following students received departmental to design an innovative, versatile, interior cargo box feature for a scholarships for the 1999–2000 academic year. Ford Ranger truck. Marc Beltran, Scott Biedess, and Seth King were on the first place team and were the recipients of a $500 Alcoa Foundation G. Thomas Castino scholarship. Alan Visocky was on the second place team, which Scholarships Outstanding Scholars received a $300 scholarship. Jude Kenny and Steven Rodriguez Anand Babu Program Scholarships were on the third place team and were awarded a $200 Sean Broihier Nicholas Ploplys scholarship. Alex Edwin Joshua Reed James W. Ashbrook Caterpillar Excellence George Huff Awardees Scholarships Scholarships The George Huff Awards are presented each year by the Division James Kapsimalis Amy Butterworth of Intercollegiate Athletics in recognition of students who have Jason Walsh Aruna Darolia achieved a minimum 3.0 grade-point average during the academic Yusef Elfiki A. Richard Ayers Scholarship year while also winning a varsity letter in the same period. The Adam Fulford Curtis Moeckel 1999–2000 M&IE recipients of George Huff Awards are Sarah Diana Ingram Buckius, cheerleading; Kristine Lawson, swimming, and Jakub BP Amoco Foundation John Koch Teply, tennis. Engineering Scholarships Sahng-Ho Koh Shawn Begley Ari Leopold Jay Paidipati John Louis Kevin Saff 14 M&IE Observer, Spring 2000 Luke Schenk Henneman Scholarship Procter & Gamble Caterpillar Award Rebecca Stimpfl Daniel Mattison Scholarships Mike Padowski Aaron Taggart Patricia Cannon Illinois Tool Works Priscilla To David Husser B. T. Chao Award Foundation Scholarships Brent Katauskas Emad Jassim Bei Tse Chao and May Chao William Nordby Jimmy Lin Scholarship Matthew Sirovatka A. G. Friederich Memorial Anjali Rangaswamy Daniel Harmon Nicholas Stokes Awards Kurt Wagner Matthew Busche Guy Richard Collins Kaiser Aluminum and Sam Sachs Memorial Timothy McGee Engineering Scholarships Chemical Corporation Scholarships Jeffrey Atkins Scholarships George W. Harper Award David Bim-Merle Angela Bishop DeAnna Clough Michael Winblad Brian Resor Duane Bomleny Tracy Dannegger Mariusz Wrzosek Clarence L. Johnson Award Eric Borrowman Marianne File Paul Sudkamp Peter Braido Jordana Goldman UOP Scholarships Joshua Callaway Nancy Jackson William Richau Konzo/ASHRAE Award Kenneth Glessner Jennifer Kelm Paul Sudkamp Saravan Rajendran Thomas Hafenrichter Kristine Lawson Eleanor and Eugene Helmut H. Korst Award Robert Hill Jenny Olberg Wesselman Scholarships William Piggott Manoj Jhaveri Brenna Pointon Timothy McGee O. Sung Kwon Pamela Schroer O. A. Leutwiler Award Jenny Olberg Janet Maas Heather Suchy Daniel Mattison Christopher Meischner Laura Veldhouse Machine Design Award Christopher Monroe Karl W. Kolb Memorial M&IE Student Honors Sean Broihier Richard Moss Scholarships These M&IE students have Brian Resor Outstanding IE Junior Award Kathryn Crylen been recognized for their Brian Snyder Heather Kiepura Lisa Buie outstanding achievements Patrick Su Jennifer Lancaster during the 1999-2000 Pi Tau Sigma Sophomore Tae Yoo Michelle Lancaster academic year. They will Award Xin Zhu Janet Maas receive their awards at the Shawn Harnish Phillip A. Dethloff Department of Mechanical John H. and Billie Jean L. C. Pigage Awards Scholarships and Industrial Engineering Marsh Scholarships Sarah Duffy Shawn Begley 2000 Annual Awards Dinner Brian Dressel Jenny Olberg Jennifer Lancaster in April. O. Sung Kwon Michelle Lancaster Procter & Gamble Technical Bradley Rittenhouse M&IE Alumni Scholarships Air Conditioning, Excellence Award Qingxuan Zhang Daniel Adrian Refrigeration, and Heating Nancy Jackson Kevin Hommema Award Exxon Company Scholarship Thomas Hafenrichter K. J. Trigger Award William Hunt Donald Kraus Boon Tay Christopher Meischner Alpha Pi Mu Junior Award Ford Motor Company Alex Stoller Robert Nichols Scholarship David Sullivan Alison DeMarzo Matthew Wilhelm Alpha Pi Mu Outstanding Setting the Record Straight Colin Winters Member The Ford Concurrent Design General Motors Intern Heather Kiepura and Manufacturing Lab space Christopher Yu Scholarship Program in the remodeling project at Anand Raghu Mobil Oil Corporation ASME Junior Award the Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Brent Schwoerer Laboratory was made possible Al Hallene/Pella Corporation Eric Borrowman ASME Senior Award in part through funding by the Engineering Scholarship Ford Motor Fund, not the Kathleen Pirog Parker Hannifin Foundation Anand Raghu Ford Foundation as men- Scholarships James W. Bayne Awards tioned in the Fall 1999 Roger and Sandra Heath Christopher Deiter Darren Davis . Observer We regret the error. 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