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Congratulations to NanoEngineering professor, Dr.

NanoEngineering professor, Jon Pokorski, and the Institute for Materials Discovery and Design are working on two projects that have been funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) as a part of their Plastics Innovation Challenge. These two projects will help improve existing recycling p

Congratulations to NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Joseph Wang who will receive the 2021 Talanta Medal. Dr. Wang is being recognized for his outstanding contributions and work in biosensors, nanobioelectronics, and analytical chemistry. 

A research team jointly led by NanoEngineering professors, Ping Liu and Shyue Ping Ong, have discovered a new anode material known as disordered rocksalt. This new anode material enables lithium-ion batteries to safely recharge within minutes for thousands of cycles. 

NanoEngineering professor, Nicole Steinmetz, and her Center for Nano-Immunoengineering have received a grant to work toward developing a new treatment for liver cancer by combining ablation with immunotherapy from a plant virus.

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.

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.

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

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Congratulations to Dr. Richard Tran (Materials Virtual Lab), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "First Principles Modeling of Planar and Point Defects in Materials"was presented on November 12, 2020. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Augustine Obirieze (Heller Lab), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering.

Congratulations to CENG undergraduate student, Soyoung Shin (Bae Research Group), for publishing a research article as first author.  The article, titled "Role of soft-gel substrates on bouncing-merging transition in drop impact on liquid film" was published in Soft Matter and is in coll

Congratulations to Dr. Jiaying Wang (Oscar Vazquez Mena Research Lab), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Design and Fabrication of Acoustic Metamaterials in Near-megahertz Range" was presented on October 29, 2020. Dr.

The Siebel Scholars program recognizes the most talented students in the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science.

Congratulations to Dr. Erik Austin Wu (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion), who recently received his Ph.D. in NanoEngineering.