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NanoEngineering professor, Nicole Steinmetz, was honored to become a Fellow of the International Association for Advanced Materials in recognition of her contribution to "Advancement of Materials to Global Excellence". The department is proud of her achievement!

NanoEngineering professor, Kenneth Vecchio, and researchers in his lab are leading a project to study new materials that melt above 4000 degrees Celsius. Materials that perform at ultra-high temperatures can be applied to industry, energy, space, and defense needs.

Congratulations to Dr. Sheng Xu for being selected as a Sloan Research Fellow for 2021. Sloan Research Fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars among the next generation of scientific leaders. Dr.

Researching efforts led by NanoEngineering professors Joseph Wang and Sheng Xu continues to develop wearable technology that can be beneficial for individuals managing high blood pressure and diabetes.

Congratulations to NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Oscar Vazquez-Mena, on receiving a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

A research team led by NanoEngineering professor Joseph Wang continues to advance wearable technology that can be beneficial in monitoring our health and behavior, especially for those managing chronic diseases.

NanoEngineering professor, Jesse Jokerst, is leading a project to develop a color-changing test strip that can be attached to masks and help detect the presence of COVID-19 through nanoparticles.

Nano-engineers in Professor Shyue Ping Ong's Research Group have published a paper showing they can accurately predict property of materials by taking advantage of low quality data.

A shout of congratulations to Director of Chemical Engineering and NanoEngineering Professor, Dr. Liangfang Zhang for being named a 2020 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Induction into the NAI is the highest professional distinction given only to academic inventors. Dr.

A research team led by NanoEngineering professor, Nicole Steinmetz, has developed enhanced probes.

Dept News

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