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Ozgur Keles, Senior Research Associate in Armour College of Engineering's Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department, was featured in the February 2015 issue of JOM, the magazine of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society. The article, "Meet a Member: Ozgur Keles's Symmetry Art Makes You Look Twice," discusses Ozgur's approach to digital art, which he describes as: "the junction of arts, engineering, and education where I would like to see teachers promote learning." 

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John Shen, Grainger Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, recently had a collaborative research project he is working on featured in Ireland’s Silicon Republic. Collaborating on the project with Shen are Professor Peter Parbrook and Anne-Marie Kelleher from Tyndall National Institute and Dr. Miryam Arredondo-Arechavala of Queens University Belfast. Through their research, the team is seeking to develop more efficient ways of harnessing converted electricity.

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Matthew Spenko was interviewed by WBEZ 91.5 about IIT’s partnership with ComEd to use drones to inspect their power lines for damage. 

Listen to the interview here.

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Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and ComEd have partnered to use unmanned aircraft system (UAS), also known as drones, to inspect and assess conditions of ComEd’s transmission and distribution lines as well as substations. ComEd is the first utility in the Midwest to utilize drone technology. IIT will initially provide a licensed pilot for the partnership and is trialing a light, flexible cage around the UAS that can help maximize battery usage and protect the UAS.

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Matthew Spenko was interviewed by WGN about IIT’s partnership with ComEd to use drones to inspect their power lines for damage after major storms.

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Matthew Spenko, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering was quoted in a Voice of America article on the security threat posed by drones. A small drone, flown by a hobbyist, that recently crashed on the White House Lawn has reignited the debate on how much of a security threat drones pose and how to regulate them in order to reduce that threat.

Read Spenko’s comments in the full article here.

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