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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.

The Department of NanoEngineering would like to extend its congratulations to our Chair, Dr. Joseph Wang, for being honored with the 2018 ESEAC Lifetime Achievement Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry.  The award celebrates Dr. Wang's significant achievements in Electrochemistry.  

NanoEngineering Department Chair, Joseph Wang, and NanoEngineering Professor Liangfang Zhang combined technologies to develop nanorobots that can swim through blood and remove harmful bacteria and the toxins they produce.

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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.

Joseph Wong, an undergraduate in NanoEngineering, rece

Congratulations to Dr. Elaine Alexandra Skowronski (Heller Lab), who recently received her Ph.D in NanoEngineering. Her defense on "Charge-Changing Substrates for Degradative Enzyme Activity Detection in Whole Blood" was presented on May 8, 2017. Dr.