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Joseph Wang receives two Honorary Professor Awards from Beijing Science Technology University (BSTU), Beijing and Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing (China), August 2011.  Se

Distinguished Professor Marc Meyers has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society,

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a novel method of disguising nanoparticles as red blood cells, which will enable them to evade the body’s immune system and deliver cancer-fighting drugs straight to a tumor.

A new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue doesn’t wrinkle up when it is stretched.

Diagnostics: Tiny motors capture cancer cells and DNA from biological fluids

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The existing approaches used to detect circulating cancer cells. A team of researchers led by Liangfang Zhang and Joseph Wang, University of California – San Diego, USA, have come up with a new method to pickup and transport cancer cell payloads under physiological conditions and

They were named as SCI Scholars. Part of the award is a 10 week internship this summer at a chemical plant. Nathan is going to Air Liquide and Eli is going to Chevron Phillips.

For global leadership in the field of mechanical behavior of materials and for original and seminal contributions to the fundamental mechanisms in shock compression, shear localization, grain-size effects, and biological materials.

Dept News

Five engineering graduate students from the University of California, San Diego who are working to improve human health and better understand the biological world through engineering have been named 2015 Siebel Scholars.

Third year Chemical Engineering Ph.D. candidate Suchol Savagatrup won the 2014-2015 competitive scholarship from Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Program of $7,500.

Ms. Soracha Thamphiwatana is the first NanoEngineering Ph.D. student to pass the dissertation defense. The defense on "Antimicrobial Nanotherapeutics Against Helicobacter Pylori Infection" was presented on August 6, 2014. Ms.

Alex Zaretski's project "GrollTex: green, inexpensive roll-to-roll industrial-scale graphene" heads to Washington D.C. for the Nationals in June, good luck Alex!  read more

Alex Zaretski won second prize at the FLoW (DOE Clean energy competition) at CalTech.  read more

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines.  Tim O'Connor is working in Prof.

Adam Printz with Prof. Lipomi's lab "Best of both worlds: Conjugated polymers exhibiting good photovoltaic properties and high tensile elasticity"  received Best Poster for NanoEngineering Department and Laura Andersen with Prof.

NanoEngineering PhD student Aliaksandr Zaretski with Professor Lipomi's research lab wins the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his project on the green fabrication of graphene sheets and the use of graphene to encapsulate particles in "nanoaquariums" for microscopic visualization.

Due to high demand, ALL engineering majors at the Jacobs School have been designated as oversubscribed and have been granted impacted status.
1. NanoEngineering (Effective Fall 2014 for freshmen and effective Fall 2015 for transfers)