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The Defense Threat Reduction Agency grant is intended to develop new skin-wearable systems that can rapidly and efficiently detect and remove chemical and biological agents. The project, led by Nano professors Joseph Wang and Liangfang Zhang, aims to provide better understanding of how chem-bio a

For the second year in a row, Dr. Joseph Wang has been named a Highly-Cited Researcher by leading news organization Thomson Reuters due to the number of citations his work has received from fellow researchers.

Using hollow 5 micrometer-wide cones, the Wang and Esener labs have shown how ultrasound-triggered explosions can shoot drug-packed nanobullets deep into diseased tissue. 

A team led by Dr. Michael Heller has developed a new technology that uses an oscillating electric field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from blood.

The Sustainable Power and Energy Center (Dr. Shirley Meng, director), has joined with other UCSD researchers as new members of CalCharge, the pioneering public-private partnership designed to accelerate breakthrough energy storage technologies in California. 

The Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award bears the inscription "For inspired teaching for 45 years, and for leadership in the field of Materials Science and Engineering through research, organization of conferences and symposia, and writing textbooks used globally." The award was prese

Part of the NIH's "High Risk, High Reward" program, the award supports exceptionally creative, early-career investigators with innovative, high-impact projects. Dr.

As reported recently in the journal Angewandte Chemie​, a group led by Dr. Joseph Wang has shown how tiny carbon-capturing motors may reduce the oceans' rising carbon dioxide levels.

By cloaking drug-delivering nanoparticles in the plasma membrane of human platelets, a group led by Dr. Zhang greatly increased the therapeutic effects of medicines administered to animal subjects.

Using an innovative 3-D printing technology, a team led by Dr. Shaochen Chen and Dr. Joseph Wang has developed fish-shaped microrobots with diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing, and directed drug delivery.

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Congratulations to Dr. Aliaksandr Zaretski (The Lipomi Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Scalable Fabrication of Large-Area Graphene and Graphene Nano-Composite Films for Flexible Electronics and Sensors" was presented on June 8, 2016. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Amay Bandodkar (Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Printed Wearable Electrochemical Sensors for Healthcare Monitoring" was presented on June 7, 2016. Dr.

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Congratulations to Dr. Conor T. Riley (Sirbuly Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His defense on "Plasmonic and Hyperbolic Metamaterials via Atomic Layer Deposition" was presented on May 27, 2016. Mr.

Congratulations to Dr. Suchol Savagatrup (The Lipomi Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His defense on "Semiconducting Polymers for Stretchable, Ultra-Flexible, and Mechanically Robust Organic Photovoltaics" was presented on May 12, 2016. Mr.

NanoEngineering Alumnus Dr. Adam Printz, who earned his Ph.D as a member of the Lipomi Research Group, was selected by the Jacobs School SWIFT committee as this year's winner of the Chancellor's Dissertation Medal for the Jacobs School.

Congratulations to NANO Ph.D. student, Ms. Mollie Touve (The Gianneschi Group), who is a recipient of the 2016 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship! Ms. Touve's application was selected by the DoD from over 3,000 eligible applications received this year.

Transfer Triton Day is for newly admitted transfer students and will be held on Saturday, May 7th.  The entire campus will be open for tours and information sessions.

Congratulations to Lennart Langouche, Madhura Som, and Qiangzhe Zhang, who were selected for the Friends of the International Center Fellowship.

Ms. Freeman's defense on "Chemical Resonance Effects in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering of Nucleic Acid-Silver Composites" was presented on April 20, 2016. Ms. Freeman has been with the Department of NanoEngineering since Fall 2010.

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