Limitless Magazine Spring 2023
SPRING 2023 ISSUE
Our work knows no boundaries. Discover our global impact on research, innovation, and engineering education.
On Campus With Rashid
In the past year, The Grainger College of Engineering has commemorated the 75th anniversary of the transistor and the passing of Nick Holonyak Jr., inventor of the world's first practical visible-light LED. These milestones have reminded us that Grainger Engineers have always led the way in solving the world’s biggest problems.
XR and Immersive Computing
There are many applications for the systems this XR project will create. For example, there are transformative benefits for areas like healthcare, education, crisis response, manufacturing, training, and more.
Nation's First Bachelor's Degree in neural engineering
This degree program will train students to become the next generation of neural engineers with a high level of rigor that will enable them to integrate fundamental principles of bioengineering, neuroscience, imaging and data science.
Introducing the Plasmatron X
The sky isn't the limit for a unique experimental facility that will help humanity reach Titan and beyond.
top ten ranked degree programs and specialties
top 5 ranked degrees and specialities
overall undergraduate degree program
overall graduate degree program
overall ranking among online master's in engineering
of undergraduate students participate in research
women in undergraduate class
of undergraduates land their first-choice destination
Nobel Prize winners
Physics for the masses, one song at a time
Introducing a physics podcast for the masses. A shared love of physics, music and education outreach has been sparking a creative partnership between Maggie and Fahad Mamood for the last 14 years.
A Building Block of Modern Tech
The transistor celebrated its 75th birthday in December 2022. One of its inventors, John Bardeen, spent most of his career at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Prepare to Fly the ENVIRONMENTALLY Friendly Skies
Through innovations in hydrogen, electrification, modeling, and design optimization, sustainable aircraft are approaching takeoff. Grainger Engineers are helping to usher in this new era of aviation
Pursuing a Rich Portfolio of Microelectronics Research
Researchers are finding solutions in every dimension of the microelectronics domain.
Blazing a Trail
UI alums’ Ascent Integrated Technology aids firefighters with high-tech platform
NEW COMPUTING DEGREE in CHICAGO
Grainger Engineering launches Professional Master of Computer Science degree
Announcing a new Professional Master of Computer Science degree in Chicago with the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), designed as a path for CS students to continue their education and accelerate their careers. The Grainger College of Engineering’s Computer Science graduate program is ranked 5th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
At Illinois, we place great pride in our interdisciplinary work ethic. With top-ranked graduate programs across every department and discipline of engineering, we bring together the brightest minds in the world to solve the most pressing global challenges of our time. We share the common goal of providing superior research capabilities in the fundamental engineering sciences in collaboration with industrial and governmental laboratories. We also support undergraduate and graduate student education and enhance rapid technology transfer from the University to industry.