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Contextual Engineering Faculty Workshop

July 1, 2020  

Contextual Engineering at University of Illinois is emerging as a critical discipline for globally minded engineers, as is demonstrated by multi-disciplinary research efforts that extend beyond campus to universities on six continents. But how do we evolve traditional pedagogies to meaningfully bring together the social science and humanitarian disciplines within engineering education? Join your faculty colleagues from across campus in exploring the potential for cross-campus collaborations to transform the technical process.

Contextual Consideration

Contextual Engineering Leverages Local Knowledge to Guide Water System Design

July 1, 2020  

The sustainability and durability of drinking water systems is as dependent on an understanding of place and people as it is on technical design.

The “why” of drinking water system operation (context) must precede the “what” and “how” (content) in design.

The expertise of drinking water professionals is only as effective as the awareness they bring to the design of the end-user experience.

The Customizable Sensor Packages for Healthy Homes Workshop

June 16, 2020  

On November 14, 2019, the “Customizable Sensor Packages for Healthy Homes” project team convened a stakeholder workshop to discuss the potential opportunities, uses, and needs of a customizable sensor system approach for indoor air quality measurements. In addition to the UIUC team, attendees represented broad city and state interests. These attendees included home performance contractors, a community action agency, Cook County Department of Public Health, Carle Foundation Hospital, the Mayor of the Village of Burnham, and U.S. EPA Region 5. In total, 17 people participated in the workshop. The agenda can be found following this workshop summary.


ARI awarded REMADE grant to recycle aerospace scrap

November 13, 2019   The Arizona desert is home to several aircraft graveyards. Planes that are no longer in circulation are left abandoned there. The Applied Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hoping to give these planes a second chance by recycling their aluminum alloys (principally the high-end AA7075).
Ribbon cutting

GE, Illinois Engineering celebrate installation of DMLM system at ARI

April 26, 2019   Representatives from GE and the University of Illinois gathered Thursday for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of the Concept Laser Mlab 100R direct metal laser melting (DMLM) additive manufacturing system.
Discovery Partners Institute

First 9 recipients of Discovery Partners Institute seed grants announced

March 28, 2019   The UI announced the first nine recipients Wednesday, saying they represent the kind of work the Chicago-based research institute wants to focus on — solutions to "grand challenges" in areas such as the environment and health, quantum computing, education and urban resilience.
Concept Laser 200R

Illinois Awarded a DMLM Additive Manufacturing System from GE

September 6, 2018   GE Additive concluded the 2018/19 cycle of its Additive Education Program (AEP) by announcing that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of five universities in Europe and the United States that will receive a Concept Laser Mlab 200R direct metal laser melting (DMLM) additive manufacturing system.
Cloud manufacturing

Virtual Supply Chain Creates Digital Twin for Simulations and Optimization

June 14, 2018   The Applied Research Institute has partnered with Mechanical Sciences and Engineering at Illinois and Digital Manufacturing Design (DMDII) to develop an Operating System for Cyberphysical Manufacturing (OSCM).
Build Tech

ICRT finds simple solutions to indoor air quality

June 12, 2018   Researchers in the Illinois Applied Research Institute ‘s Indoor Climate Research & Training (ICRT) division have completed a field study to better understand the indoor air quality (IAQ) impacts of having an attached garage and how to best minimize the consequences.
Corrosive Treatments

ARI, team seek to improve corrosion prevention treatments

June 12, 2018   Corrosion remains a crucial problem to the Department of Defense (DoD). It costs the DoD $22.9 billion annually based on 2010 data and weighs on the global economy as a whole.
snl summer interns

ARI manages summer internship program with Sandia National Laboratories

June 12, 2018   As a part of the continued alliance between the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ARI managed a summer internship pilot project through Sandia's internal funding sources.
TMA sample

Software development looks to provide tools for cancer detection

June 12, 2018   The Illinois Applied Research Institute (ARI) has partnered with the University of Illinois Chemical Imaging and Structures Laboratory (CISL) to develop image processing software tools for cancer detection in human tissue samples.
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ARI develops sensor-agnostic model to measure track uncertainty

June 12, 2018   The defense and intelligence communities have a lot of interest in accurately tracking vehicles and dismounts. While there are many tracking algorithms for a variety of sensors, there has been little research into measuring the inherent uncertainty of tracked trajectories and how to combine these trajectory uncertainties with other sensor information. 

Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions

June 11, 2018   The Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute is a national coalition of leading universities, national labs and companies that will forge new clean energy initiatives deemed critical in keeping U.S. manufacturing competitive.