Sameh Tawfick, an assistant professor in mechanical science and engineering, has accepted an appointment as a part-time faculty member at the Beckman Institute. Tawfick will continue to be a member of the Autonomous Materials System Research Group, which is within the institute's Molecular Science and Engineering research theme. His research interests are in solid mechanics and materials & nanomechanics and nanomanufacturing.
Sameh Tawfick, an assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering, co-authored a perspective on the studies of artificial muscles. These small artificial muscles, which are often made of lightweight polymers such as nylon or high-density polyethylene, can be more powerful than human muscles.
Ten students from all over the country are living and learning on the Urbana-Champaign campus this summer as they explore the use of imaging technology in medical applications as part of the Frotiers in Bioimaging Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.
Prashant Jain, a professor of chemistry, and Daniel Llano, a professor of molecular and cellular biology, were named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.
Steve Barker is a senior web application developer in the Communications Office at the Beckman Institute.
The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a series of events in October 2019. The events showcase Beckman’s research and interdisciplinary spirit, and look to the next 30 years of advancing science on the University of Illinois campus. All events are free and open to the public.
Young girls attending basketball camp at Illinois also are learning about the diverse applications of mechanical science due to outreach activities organized by Mariana Kersh, an assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering and the director of the Tissue Biomechanics Lab.
Alison is a graduate student in chemistry who works with Beckman researchers Joseph Lyding and Martin Gruebele.