Researchers led by Nanoengineering professor, Nicole Steinmetz, have developed a more targeted way to deliver pesticides to food crops. Using a plant virus as a nanocarrier will result in decreasing the amount of required pesticide and reducing the chemical accumulation in our food and water.

NanoEngineering professor, Shirley Meng, along with other scientists from UC San Diego and Idaho National Laboratory, have discovered a noncystalline "glassy" lithium that had never previously been observed. This development was encountered while investigating the first moments of lithium…

NanoEngineering professor, Sheng Xu and his research lab have developed a new method to fabricate perovskites as single-crystal thin films.  This new method results in the perovskites showing fewer defects, enhanced stability and more efficiency for use in solar cells and optical devices.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in researchers designing a high number of vaccines. New nanotechnologies has been playing a large role in these designs. NanoEngineering professor, Nicole Steinmetz and her lab have been key players in these advances by developing vaccines using plant viruses…

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded UC San Diego researchers a six-year $18 million grant to fund a new Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). The UC San Diego labs funded by this new MRSEC, which includes those from the NanoEngineering Department, will focus on…

Professor Nicole Steinmetz and her Center for Nano-Immuno-Engineering have received a five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an immunotherapy for ovarian cancer using plant virus nanoparticles. The particles will be produced using 3D-bioprinting from Dr.…

Congratulations to Dr. Yimu Chen (Xu Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. His thesis defense on "Controllable Epitaxial Growth of Metal Halide Perovskites for Single-Crystal Devices" was presented on July 20, 2020. The department would like to wish him well on…
The Department of NanoEngineering would like to congratulate Ms. Danica Venosa on being awarded Teaching Assistant of the Year! Ms. Venosa is recognized for her tremendous efforts in assisting the faculty and students during the 19-20 academic year. 
  Congratulations to Chemical Engineering Ph.D. student, Qiaowan Chang (Sustainable Materials and Energy Laboratory), who was recently awarded the 2020-2021 Marye Anne Fox Endowed Fellowship. This is awarded to students with highly distinguished academic records.   
A new book entitled “Intermediate Solid Mechanics”, co-authored by Dr. Vlado Lubarda, has been published by the Cambridge University Press (2020). This fifth book by Professor Lubarda can be used as a textbook for an upper division undergraduate and an introductory graduate course in mechanics of…
Congratulations to Adrian Garcia Badaracco (Kummel Lab), who recently received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering. His thesis defense on "Indocyanine Green Modified Silica Shells for Colon Tumor Marking" was presented on June 5, 2020. The department would like to wish him well on his new journey to…

NanoEngineering Program Receives ABET Accreditation

The NanoEngineering program (B.S.) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.orgABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. UC San Diego's NanoEngineering program is the first of its kind in the nation to receive this accreditation. Our NanoEngineering students can feel confident that their education meets global standards and that they will be prepared to enter the workforce worldwide.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public. Please visit the ABET website for more information on why accreditation matters.

Congratulations to the NanoEngineering department and students!

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The Department of NanoEngineering would like to invite high school students, parents, staff,…
The Department of NanoEngineering would like to invite high school students, parents, staff,…
Current UC San Diego students who are interested in a B.S. degree in NanoEngineering can now apply…

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