Nano News

Joseph Wang, professor in the Department of Nanoengineering -- The use of nanomotors to power nanomachines and nanofactories is one of the most exciting challenges facing nanotechnology.

University of California, San Diego NanoEngineers won a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop the tools to manufacture biodegradable frames around which heart tissues – functional blood vessels included – will grow.

Two recent rankings have placed the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering among the world’ s top universities.

San Diego, CA, August 25, 2010 -- NanoEngineers at the University of California, San Diego are designing new types of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries that could be used in a variety of NASA space exploration projects – and in a wide range of transportation and consumer applications.

On July 26, 2010, Marc André Meyers received the Materials and Society Award at the Opera House (Municipal Theater) of Rio de Janeiro. The award was given by Prof. T. Massalski, Executive Secretary of the Acta Materialia Inc. Board of Governors.

UC San Diego nanoengineering professor Jen Cha is using a $300,000 grant from the U.S Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop nanoscale materials for biological and chemical sensing for health and environmental monitoring. 

The technology, developed by nano-engineering professor Joseph Wang of University of California San Diego and his team, breaks new ground in the field of intelligent textiles and is part of shift in focus in healthcare from hospital-based treatment to home-based management. 

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) announced the election of 55 new members of the College of Fellows. The newly elected Fellows were nominated and approved by current Fellows of the College, consisting of over 900 engineers and scientists.


Electrodeposition of Nanostructured Crystalline Inorganic Semiconductors for Electrochemical Energy Conversion/Storage
Stephen Maldonado, Ph.D.
University of Michigan


Hydrogel Scaffolds for Gene Delivery and Stem Cell Transplantation
Tatiana Segura, Ph.D.



Biomimetic Materials for Regenerative Medicine
Peter Ma, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Transparent, Conductive, Flexible, Stretchable Networks of Metal Nanowires
Ben Wiley, Ph.D.
Duke University

Regenerative Hydrogen-Bromine Fuel Cell for Large-Scale Electrical Energy Storage
Trung Nguyen, Ph.D.
University of Kansas

Biomimetic Nanotechnology to Tackle Cancer: Targeted Drug Delivery and Tumor Cell Isolation
Seungpyo Hong
Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
University of Illinois at Chicago

Amorphous Metals (AMs) & Composites for NASA Spacecraft Hardware; Science & Applications

Douglas C. Hofmann, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Technologist and Founder of Metallurgy Facility, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Toward Imaging Membrane Protein Assembly and Dynamics with In-situ Atomic Force Microscopy

Paul Ashby, Ph.D.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Biomimetic Design of Dynamic and Self-Healing Polymers

Zhibin Guan, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine


At Least 1,000X Thinner than a Human Hair

Brian A. Korgel, Ph.D

Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, TX