The Daily Illini

Research team incorporates patient experience in developing imaging scanner

Research team incorporates patient experience in developing imaging scanner

By Luis Velazquez, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Science & Technology

A research team at the University is working to develop an imaging scanner that takes into account the perspectives and experiences of head and neck cancer patients. The project is led by engineering professor Shiva Abbaszadeh and is made possible by a $2 million grant she received from the Natio...

Research combines drone delivery with ride share

Research combines drone delivery with ride share

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under News, Science & Technology

While shared rides are a popular form of transportation for many students, a team of researchers at the University is working on developing a new system to deliver packages by combining drones with ride-share vehicle systems, such as Uber. Naira Hovakimyan, professor in Engineering, is leading a rese...

Krannert device to aid hearing

Krannert device to aid hearing

By Clare Budin, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has implemented a new listening system, in hopes of making performances more accessible to people who are hard of hearing. For over three and a half years, Alec LaBau, Krannert Center’s assistant audio director, and his team have worked to replace an outda...

UI supercomputer to display simulation of two black holes colliding

UI supercomputer to display simulation of two black holes colliding

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 12, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

For the first time, a simulation ran on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the University will display what it would look like if two black holes were to collide. “These simulations help understand how galaxies collide and merge, which is important to understand how our own galaxy formed,” the Blue Wate...

Research aids process for turning water into fuel

Research aids process for turning water into fuel

By HongBin Jeong, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

A world where cars are fueled with water instead of natural gas may become a reality sooner than people imagine, thanks to a team of researchers at the University. The team has found a new catalyst that expedites the rate of water-splitting reactions, which allows hydrogen to be produced faster and in larger qua...

Professor leads student team to prestigious award

Professor leads student team to prestigious award

By Daniel Renteria, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology, Uncategorized

University chemistry professor Christina White has become the first woman to receive the award for Creative Work in Synthetic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society, which was first awarded in 1957. White’s research focuses on the use of carbon-hydrogen bond reactivity to create catalysts that s...

VR aids second language acquisition

By Xin Ding, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

Learning a second language might be difficult, but researchers at the Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab are exploring virtual reality technology as a tool to help students learn languages. Alexander Burkel, graduate student in LAS, designed a virtual reality program that simulates a job ...

Governor Rauner visits University for ribbon cutting ceremony

Governor Rauner visits University for ribbon cutting ceremony

By Daniel Renteria, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology, State

Governor Bruce Rauner was at the University Thursday to give a speech at the grand opening of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab, 1300 W. Pennsylvania Ave. This bioprocessing lab celebrated its opening with state politicians, school administration and students. The ribbon cutting ceremony fo...

UI takes firmer online security measures

UI takes firmer online security measures

By Avirup Kundu, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

Knowing only a username and password pairing might soon be insufficient for logging into University accounts and services due to the school’s decision to phase in two-factor authentication, otherwise known as 2FA, in Fall 2018. While undergraduate students can continue to opt in for 2FA, graduate students...

University professors visit White House for physics conference

University professors visit White House for physics conference

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 29, 2018


Filed under News, Science & Technology

Two University professors attended the White House Summit on Advancing American Leadership in Quantum Information Science in Washington D.C. on Monday to coordinate a long-term approach to QIS research. Brian DeMarco, professor of Physics, Ed Seidel, founder professor of Physics, Ed Seidel, were chosen to...

Corn disease threatens farmers’ yield

Corn disease threatens farmers’ yield

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology, State

Nathan Kleczewski has been fielding phone calls and Twitter mentions, sometimes more than a dozen a day, from farmers asking him if the black flecks and lesions on their corn plants are symptoms of a new disease: tar spot. Kleczewski, professor in ACES, has been trying to unravel the causes of tar spot, wh...

UI researchers design enzyme to transform harmful chemical

UI researchers design enzyme to transform harmful chemical

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under News, Science & Technology, Showcase, Top Stories

Researchers at the University have designed an enzyme that helps decrease harmful chemical compounds and contaminants in the environment. The research was published on Sept. 14 and focuses on how the newly designed enzyme can transform sulfite, a chemical compound that can be harmful for the environme...

Next Page »