Limitless Magazine Spring 2022
Limitless Magazine Fall 2021
Building an Ark
Coral reefs aren’t threatened by a flood, but they are dying because changes are brewing in the ocean. A team that includes several Grainger Engineers is designing materials and structures to help save and restore those reefs.
Reconstructing the Construction Industry
Based on ideas and technology developed at The Grainger College of Engineering, the early-stage technology company, Reconstruct is bringing computer vision and AI to buildings, infrastructure, and retail stores around the world.
Online Engineering Programs
Interest in our online programs has exploded in recent years. Ranked #6 Best Online Master's in Education Programs, our departments deliver some of the very best experiences in the country.
Program for Veterans
A New, Diverse Workforce
Recently launched programs — one in quantitative biology and one in quantum information science — will prepare a new, diverse workforce in highly technical fields that struggle to find enough talent.
Improving Bone Graft Surgeries With Better Biomaterials
More than two million bone graft surgeries occur annually across the world to address defects in the bones of the skull. A research team led by Professor Brendan Harley is working to develop implantable biomaterials that can regenerate lost bone.
13 New NAE Members
The National Academy of Engineering has elected 111 new members and 22 international members to its elite membership. Included in this class are three current Grainger College of Engineering faculty members and ten alumni.
Sandia Mural Celebrates Mason and Women in Science
On the side of a building on the campus of Sandia National Laboratories’ Science & Technology Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a vibrant new mural celebrating women in science was completed in 2021. The mural was inspired by Professor Nadya Mason and her work in the field of condensed matter physics.
Mapping Future Climate Costs for Airlines, Passengers
Grainger Engineer Lavanya Marla helps build a mathematical model to calculate how much it will cost airlines to cope with rising temperatures.
6 AAAS Fellows
Six Grainger Engineering faculty members were named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2022. Recognized as “some of the most distinguished leaders in science, engineering, and innovation” by AAAS, these new fellows became part of a tradition of impact that dates back to 1874.
Aida El-Khadra, Physics, who is also a fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fermilab Distinguished Scholar.
Eduardo Fradkin, Physics, who is also a Donald Biggar Willett Professor, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Physical Society.
Joseph Irudayaraj, Bioengineering, who is also a Founder Professor in Bioengineering and a fellow of the Royal Chemical Society.
David Padua, Computer Science, who is also a Donald Biggar Willett Professor Emeritus in Engineering.
Murugesu Sivapalan, Civil & Environmental Engineering, who is also a fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
Tandy Warnow, Computer Science, who is also Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering and a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Model Shows COVID-19 Will Be Endemic, Sticking Around Like the Flu and Common Cold
A team of scientists, including Grainger Engineers, has developed an epidemiological model that encompasses the randomness and dynamic variability of individual social interactions, as well as individual differences in the size of social networks.
Boomtown: Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building
The project includes a new five-level, 25,000 square feet addition to the east of MEB, a 3,000 sq. ft. space increase on the north end, and more than 60,000 square feet of existing space reimagined, reengineered, and optimized for education, innovation, and community.
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.