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Liangfang Zhang, NanoEngineering professor and Director of the Chemical Engineering program, was named one of four Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the U.S. Dr.

The Department of NanoEngineering congratulates Professor David Fenning on being selected as a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award in the Division of Materials Research. Dr.

NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Shyue Ping Ong, and his team at the Materials Virtual Lab, are training artificial neural networks so they can predict new stable materials.

NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Sheng Xu, has led a team in developing an ultrasound patch that can continuously and non-invasively monitor blood pressure in patients as deep as four centimeters below the skin.

Dr. Liangfang Zhang, NanoEngineering professor at UC San Diego, and his lab team have developed neutrophil nanosponges that are safely soaking up and neutralizing proteins in the body that promote rheumatoid arthritis.

NanoEngineering professor, Sheng Xu, has lead a team in developing a stretchable electronic patch that can be used to perform a variety of wireless activity.

The Department of NanoEngineering congratulates Professor, Zheng Chen on being selected as one of the 11 university-led proposals to win a NASA Early Career Faculty for Space Technology Research Grant.

Researchers working in the lab of NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Andrea Tao, developed a nano-sized device made out of silver crystals that emits light by "tunneling" electrons through a barrier. Working closely with UC San Diego's Dr.

MIT Technology Review has named NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Sheng Xu, among their top innovators under 35 for this year.  Professor Xu is being recognized for his work in engineering off-the-shelf electronics into flexible, stretchable, and wearable options. For more information on Dr.

We at the Department of NanoEngineering would like to congratulate NanoEngineering professor and Department Chair, Joseph Wang, for receiving a Doctor Honoris Causa from Comenius University in Bratislava.  Dr.

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A team of UC San Diego students took first place in the National Academy of Engineering 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) business plan competition for their work on developing a low-cost device for monitoring HIV levels in blood.

Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Francis O'Connor (The Lipomi Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Mechanically Compliant Electronic Materials for Wearable Photovoltaics and Human-Machine Interfaces" was presented on August 1, 2017. Dr.

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NanoEngineering Professor Darren Lipomi and local Nanotechnologists Jeanne Lemaster, Chava Angell, Aaron Saunders, and Robin Ihnfeldt were part of a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con 2017.  They discussed the use of nanotechnology in popular science fiction.

Professor Vazquez-Mena was invited to Dool Elementary in Calexico, CA by the school counselor, Mr. Sammy Gutierrez, and by the Student Service Coordinator of Calexico, Mrs. Hortencia Armendariz, to promote science and engineering to their students.

Dr. Wei Gao, NanoEngineering alumni (CENG Ph.D. 2014) and former Ph.D. student of Professor Joseph Wang, has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Engineering at Caltech. Warmest congratulations and best wishes to Wei.

Congratulations to Dr. Chuze Ma (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Beyond Lithium: Novel Electrode Materials for Room Temperature Na-ion Batteries" was presented on June 13, 2017. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Mukanth Vaidyanathan (OHSU, Knight Cancer Institute), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His defense on "Novel Silica Lipid Nano Carriers for Diagnostics and Therapeutics" was presented on May 30, 2017. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Jinxing Li (Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Micro/Nanorobotics: From Locomotion to Biomedical Applications" was presented on May 22, 2017. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Yang Yu (Meyers Group), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Structural and Mechanical Properties of A-Keratin Fibers" was presented on May 5, 2017. Dr. Yu has been with the Department of NanoEngineering since Fall 2013.