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Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
208 North Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801


Office hours 8:30a - 5:00p


Phone: 217-333-3097
Fax: 217-244-6375


William Paul King

William Paul King

Associate Professor
Mechanical Science & Engineering
4410 Mechanical Engineering Lab
105 S. Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 244-3864
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Ph.D. ME Stanford University 2002

Research Statement:
The Nanoengineering Laboratory works across the technical areas of nanotechnology, instrumentation, materials science, thermal transport, and micro- and nano-manufacturing. We take a broad view towards aligning our work across the domains of science, technology, and commerce. Researchers join the Nanoengineering Laboratory to develop their skills for understanding scientific fundamentals, advancing the state of the art technology, and seeking translational impact.

Research Interests:
  • Thermal Sciences
  • Heat Transfer
  • Micro- and Nano-Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
For more information:
Research Website

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Teaching:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow, 2005-2006

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Research:

  • Best Paper Award, 11th International ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, 2013
  • ASME Gustus-Larson Memorial Award, 2013
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, 2013
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2011
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers, "Innovations that will Change Manufacturing," 2011
  • Abel Bliss Professor, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2011-2016
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Sensors Conference, 2010.
  • Willett Faculty Scholar, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2010
  • Naval Research Laboratory Edison Award for Innovation, 2010
  • ASME Bergles-Roshenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer, 2009
  • Xerox Award, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2009
  • R&D 100 Award – “VESTA”- one of the 100 most technologically significant innovations to enter the market, 2008
  • Fellow, Defense Sciences Research Council, 2007-2009
  • Micro/Nano 25 Award - “Nano Thermal Analysis”- one of the 25 most significant micro/nano technology innovations, 2007
  • R&D 100 Award – “Nano Thermal Analysis”- one of the 100 most technologically significant innovations to enter the market, 2007
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2007-2010
  • TR35 – Technology Review’s list of the most innovative people under the age of 35, 2006
  • Invited Participant, 2006 US-Japan Young Researcher’s Exchange Program for Nanotechnology and Nanomanufacturing, 2006
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers International Branimir F. von Turkovich Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2006
  • Kritzer Faculty Scholar, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, 2006-2010
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, PECASE, 2005-2010
  • Department of Energy Defense Program Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2005-2010
  • Invited Participant, National Academy of Sciences Keck Futures Conference on Nanobiotechnology, 2004
  • University of Dayton School of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award, 2004
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2003-2008
  • IBM Graduate Research Fellow, 2000-2002