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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

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.

NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Liangfang Zhang and his research lab have developed a way to use nano-scale particles in the form of nanosponges as a way to soak up harmful pathogens and toxins from viruses. This advancement could help protect healthy cells against the COVID-19 infection. 

NanoEngineering professors, Dr. Joseph Wang and Dr. Liangfang Zhang, have developed an enzyme-powered Janus platelet cell robot to use for active and targeted drug delivery. This breakthrough can help develop multi-functional cell-based micromotors for numerous biomedical applications.

Dept News

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Yusheng Lei (Xu Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. His dissertation defense on "Single-Crystal Metal Halide Perovskites Electronics" was presented on September 16, 2020. The department wishes Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Matthew Davies (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion), who recently received his Ph.D. in NanoEngineering.

Congratulations to Dr. Hyeseung Chung (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion), who recently received her Ph.D. in NanoEngineering. Her dissertation defense on "Tuning Nanoparticle Synthesis to Enable Anionic and Cationic Redox in Cathode Materials" was presented on September 1, 2020.

If you're a Hispanic student interested in research activities, please check out this unique opportunity! Contact Professor Vazquez Mena at the email listed in the flyer for more information.

Congratulations to Dr. Carina Arboleda (Almutairi Lab), who recently received her Ph.D. in NanoEngineering. Her dissertation defense on "Altering the Structure and Delivery Method of Lanthanide Nanoparticles for Bioimaging"was presented on August 21, 2020. The department wishes Dr.

This virtual issue of ACS Nano highlights the contributions of faculty and students from the Department of NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering Program at the University of California, San Diego.

Congratulations to Dr. Yuheng Li (Yang Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D. in NanoEngineering. His dissertation defense on "First-Principles Study of Hybrid Halide Perovskites and Beyond for Optoelectronic Applications"was presented on August 19, 2020. The department wishes Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Morgan E.C. Miller (Continetti Group), who recently received his Ph.D. in NanoEngineering. His thesis defense on "Characterizing the Impact Dynamics of Small Particles: The Aerosol Impact Spectrometer" was presented on August 7, 2020. The department wishes Dr.