Remote Sensing and Space Science
Oelze served many years on the departmental Graduate Committees and several faculty search committees and has been honored many times on the "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students."
Grace Gao will research autonomous systems, such as self-driving cars and unmanned aerial vehicles, through the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.
CSL Assistant Professor Lara Waldrop's research team has been awarded a grant by the NSF for a proposal on modeling hydrogen atoms in the terrestrial atmosphere.
CSL Professor Jonathan J. Makela, his students, and others have discovered evidence of a "long hypothesized atmospheric phenomenon, a giant wave traveling thousands of miles triggered by the abrupt night of the eclipse."
CSL Professor Farzad Kamalabadi will lead one of nine university teams collaborating with NASA engineers and scientists on the development of new technologies for small spacecraft.
CSL Professor Jonathan J Makela has been named as the next Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs for the College of Engineering at Illinois.
Aerospace Engineering Assistant Prof. Grace Gao has been selected for the College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, an honor bestowed on only a handful of the college’s assistant professors each year.
Derek Chen, a first year master’s student in aerospace engineering, was recently awarded second place in Boeing’s IT Case Competition, a yearly intercollegiate competition that showcases student IT talent organized by Boeing.
Assistant Professor Lara Waldrop co-developed a CubeSat that is now in orbit, collecting data on the densities and composition of Earth's upper atmosphere.
The 2011 Tohoku earthquake that devastated Japan had an epicenter some 19 miles below the earth’s surface and 70 miles from the Japanese mainland. The ensuing tsunami had devastating effects on the east coast of Japan and traveled across the Pacific Ocean. A consortium headed by engineers from the University of Illinois is discovering ways to study these types of events, not by sensing the movement far underground or in the ocean, but by measuring activity in the near-space environment, more than 100 miles above the earth’s surface. The near-space environment consists of both the ionosphere (plasma) and the neutral atmospheres (non-ionized molecules). - See more at: http://engineering.illinois.edu/news/article/7537#sthash.sABV9qw7.dpuf