News

July 2024

Cutler Phillippe's paper "In Situ Imaging of Parachute Textile Micro-Mechanics Under Tensile Load" accepted for publication in AIAA Journal. Great job Cutler! Soon available online

June 2024

Update: CONGRATULATIONS!!! "HINDER: Holistic Integration of Navigational Dynamics for Erosion Reduction" WINS second place at NASA's Human Lander Challenge (HuLC) Forum. The UIUC team: a group of students pursuing their BS with majors in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics. Read the story in the Aerospace Department website, by Debra Larson.

June 2024

The UIUC HuLC team presents their work "HINDER: Holistic Integration of Navigational Dynamics for Erosion Reduction" at NASA's Human Lander Challenge (HuLC) Forum, an initiative supporting NASA's Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate's (ESDMD's) efforts to explore innovative solutions for a variety of known Human Landing System (HLS) challenge areas. All finalists team presentations will be livestreamed open to the general public. Full Livestream Agenda.

June 2024

Nicolas Rasmont and Ishaan Bansal present our work on Plume Surface Interactions at the 21st International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW2024), Williamsburg, Virginia.
June 2024
Tuhin Bandopadhyay selected for the Mavis Memorial Fund Scholarship for Future Faculty Fellows, a program uniquely designed to help future faculty develop skills for success in academia. Read more

May 2024

Laura Villafañe participated in the Euromech Colloquium 648 - Collective Dynamics of Particles, Bubbles, and Droplets, organized by Prof.  Filippo Coletti (ETH Zürich) and Prof. Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez (Carlos III University of Madrid), and held in Toledo, Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage City. What an intense and great few days of scientific discussions (and food).

May 2024

Congratulations to Abhisheka Mathur Sekar (Abhi) for completing her M.S Thesis with a great work on Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Fluid Dynamics!

May 2024

Laura Villafañe attends the U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C., as an elected Young Observer. USNC/TAM

May 2024

Congratulations to the West Point senior design capstone team "Aerosol Emissaries" for a great work and outstanding presentation during Projects Day Research Symposium held at West Point on May 2nd. It was fantastic working with you and attending the Symposium.

April 2024

Tuhin Bandopadhyay receives the Faculty Outstanding Graduate Student Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the teaching and research missions of the Aerospace Engineering Department. Congratulations Tuhin!! UIUC Aerospace News

April 2024

Tuhin Bandopadhyay receives an Aerospace Engineering Department Fellowship for outstanding academic and research achievements.

April 2024

Cutler Phillippe selected as NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunity awardee, NSTGRO 2024. Congratulations Cutler!! Read more

April 2024

Second successful edition of Magnetic Resonance Velocimetry experiments at the Beckman Institute in collaboration with West Point Academy researchers and cadets took place on April 9. Kudos to the full team!

March 2024

Congratulations to the UIUC HuLC team!! Their concept titled "HINDER: Holistic Integration of Navigational Dynamics for Erosion Reduction" has been selected as Finalist in the 2024 HuLC competition

March 2024

Congratulations Nick for an excellent preliminary exam presentation and performance!

March 2024

Laura participates as invited speaker in the "Fluid dynamics meets Synchrotron X-ray high-speed imaging" at ESRF, the European Synchrotron Research Facility at Grenoble (France)
Laura presents research on particle-laden flows in an invited seminar at LEGI (Laboratoire des Écoulements Géophysiques et Industriels), Grenoble (France)

March 2024

Tuhin receives the Faculty Endowed Graduate Award in Aerospace Engineering in recognition for his outstanding research and teaching activities. Congratulations Tuhin!

February 2024

On the News : Illinois wins competitive research grant to model surface cratering and ejecta during final descent of rocket-powered lander. Read article in UIUC Aerospace News

February 2024

Laura selected as 2024 U.S. National Committee on Theoretical & Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) Young Observer

September 2023

On the News: Unique collaboration brings West Point cadets to Beckman Institute. Read article in UIUC Aerospace News

August 2023

Laura joins the Beckman Institute as Affiliate Faculty. Read more

March 2023

Nicolas Rasmont's paper on millimeter wave interferometry for particle concentration measurements in opaque particle-laden flows published on IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

January 2023

Laura awarded grant from U.S. Military Academy for Magnetic Resonance Imaging research

August 2022

Nicolas Rasmont receives NASA's Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) award. Congrats Nick!. Read article in UIUC Aerospace News

May 2022

Four-story vertical wind tunnel is now operational within the walls of Talbot Lab. Read more in UIUC Aerospace News

April 2022

Nicolas Rasmont receives AE Department Kenneth Lee Herrick Memorial Award

November 2020

Together with Prof. Panerai we will be investigating parachute fluid and structural mechanics thanks to a new NASA 2020 Early Stage Innovation award

November 2019

Thanks a NASA 2019 Early Stage Innovation award we will studying plume-surface interaction effects during the final descent of a space exploration vehicle onto the surface of Mars and the Moon