Alumni News

Congratulations to our alumnus, Fernando Soto, who was named one of 22 early-career interdisciplinary Fellows. Fernando graduated with a Ph.D. in NanoEngineering in 2019.

Fernando is a nanoengineer who has developed microengines the size of a human cell. His research includes designing, building, and powering these tiny engines. Fernando wants to pivot his research to the development of programmable materials to create autonomous biorobots. By integrating responsive synthetic materials into biologically inspired structures that could operate across scales he aims to design robots where responsive materials generate movement or action. These robots could perform tasks too difficult, dangerous, or inaccessible for humans.

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Alumni News

Congratulations to alumnus Amay Bandokar, who took a Faculty position at North Carolina State University.  Dr. Bandokar graduated with a Ph.D. in NanoEngineering. We are proud of his accomplishment and wish him well in his new position!

Click here for more information on Dr. Bandokar.

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Alumni Spotlight

Jinxing Li, PhD

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Jinxing Li received his master's degree in electrical engineering at Fudan University before joining UC San Diego Nanoengineering in 2012.  He obtained a PhD of NanoEngineering in June 2017 under the supervision of NanoEngineering Chair and Professor Joseph Wang, and was co-advised by Professor Liangfang Zhang.  During his PhD study in the Wang lab, Li was focusing on developing novel micro- and nanorobotic devices to advance biomedicine and nanoscience through close collaborations with medical researchers and chemists.  Li is a recipient of the Siebel Scholar in Bioengineering, the Dan David Prize Scholarship, and MRS Graduate Student Award.  After 10 weeks visiting Bell Labs, he joined Professor Zhenan Bao's lab at Stanford University as a postdoctoral scholar in September of 2017.  He is currently developing integrated medical implants for neuromodulation and brain research.  With his solid PhD training from UC San Diego NanoEngineering, Li plans to continue developing robust and smart tools that can be deployed to address health issues.