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Jim D’Angelo
IE Alumnus Jim D’Angelo, of Lou Malnati’s, Delivers Commencement Address
https://youtu.be/BDdKfT2Vd4M?t=24m11s UIC was honored to host Industrial Engineering alumnus Jim D’Angelo (BS ’07), chief operating officer of Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, who gave the commencement address during the 51st annual commencement ceremony on May 13 at the UIC Pavilion. D’Angelo shared his educational and life experiences with the graduating class and their families in the audience. The full commencement can be viewed at commencement ceremony.
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MIE Expo 2018
MIE Students Display Innovation and Creativity at Design Expo
MIE students showed their innovation and creativity during the 29th Annual UIC Engineering Senior Design Expo on Friday, April 27, at the UIC Forum. MIE students were among more than 528 seniors from the College of Engineering (COE) presenting within 27 project categories. They produced 15 Best in Category winning teams in the 12 categories — some categories had two winners — in which they participated.The Best in Category In the Building Services Engineering category, the team of Alex Bashqawi, Michael C. Gonzalez, Erik I Pyshnov, Skyler Wilkinson, and Jingwei Wu won for their project ASHRAE 2018 Student Design Competition: HVAC System Design. The students were sponsored by UIC ASHARE.Two MIE teams were named winners in the Consumer Product Development category. The…
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MEE ASHARE scholarship winners 2018
Three MEE Students Awarded ASHRAE Scholarships
UIC’s Master of Energy Engineering (MEE) students continue their winning ways. Students Hardik Miyani, Lisa White and Zaki Mafraji were recently named winners of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Illinois Chapter 2018 Scholarships.Miyani and White were awarded $1,500, and Mafraji received $750. The students were three of only five people to receive the scholarships. UIC students have been awarded scholarships every year since 2011.The scholarships are geared toward encouraging undergraduates to pursue studies in engineering, science or mathematics that would be fundamental for a career in the heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning field. The scholarships are awards each year and based on academic merit, stewardship and student participation in ASHRAE.“Winning the Chicago ASHRAE scholarships is…
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2018 Silver Circle Winner Jonathan Komperda
MIE Lecturer Jonathan Komperda has been named a 2018 Silver Circle Award. Since 1966, the Silver Circle Award has been presented to some of UIC’s best teachers. Winners, who are honored at their college commencements, receive $500 and their names join a long list of distinguished colleagues. But what makes the award especially meaningful is its selection committee: the graduating seniors.Learn more about Komperda at Silver Circle Winners.
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Litvin
Celebrating the Life of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Faydor Litvin
In Memoriam: Professor Faydor L. LitvinJanuary 21, 1914 – April 26, 2017On April 26, 2017, the scientific community of mechanical engineers worldwide lost a renowned scientist and educator who dedicated his life to the development of the modern theory of gearing and made enormous contributions to the development of the theory of mechanisms.Professor Faydor Litvin was recognized as an authority in kinematics and the theory of gearing. A whole epoch in the theory of gearing is concerned with the name of Professor Litvin. He is the author of one of the most fundamental and cited works in the field — a well-known monograph, The Theory of Gearing, which underwent six editions.Born in Russia, Professor Litvin graduated from Leningrad Polytechnic Institute…
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Professor Kenneth Brezinsky of UIC's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Professor Brezinsky Named Inaugural Fellow of the Combustion Institute
MIE Professor Kenneth Brezinsky has been elected a Fellow of the inaugural class of Fellows by The Combustion Institute (CI). The Combustion Institute is a non-profit, educational and scientific society founded in 1954. It promotes and disseminates research activities in all areas of combustion science and technology for the advancement of many diverse communities around the world.Fellows are “members of the international combustion community recognized by their peers as distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion, whether it be in research or in applications. Fellows are active participants in The Combustion Institute, as evidenced by the publishing of papers in CI affiliated journals, attendance at the International Symposia on Combustion, and/or attendance at CI Section meetings.” The first Fellows Selection Committee…
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