Nano News

"Why the Seahorse Tail is Square," published in the July 3, 2015 edition of Science, explains how the unique shape of a seahorse tail helps with protection and grip strength, and how this knowledge could lead to advances in robotics and medical device development.

"Topological defect dynamics in operando battery nanoparticles.” Science 2015, published June 19

Nanoengineering Professors win a large DOE grant for smart clothes that could cut energy costs...

The Hellman Fellowship is awarded to early-career faculty members as they progress toward tenure.  Congratulations Darren! read more

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

San Diego, CA, March 31, 2015 -- Unless you are directly involved in the hard work of improving battery performance while reducing costs, here is a detail you probably don’t know: in many ways, batteries are still a black box.

Congratulations Dr. Tao!   Sloan Research Fellows have been awarded annually since 1955, Sloan Research Fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars among the next generation of scientific leaders.

Materials Science and Engineering:A  has announced Professor Marc Meyers as the recipient of the 2014 MSEA Journal Prize.

UCSD NanoEngineering Professors Shaochen Chen and Liangfang Zhang were elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Joseph Wang has been named to the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Endowed Chair in Engineering at the University of California, San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering.

Dept News

Congratulations to Dr. Darren Lipomi and Mr. Aliaksandr Zaretski whose patent (METHOD FOR FABRICATION AND TRANSFER OF GRAPHENE) just got granted by the U.S. Patent Office.

Congratulations to Mr. O'Connor of the Lipomi Research Group for winning the Rudee Award for Outstanding Poster at this year's event, held on April 14th.

Congratulations to Mr. Jinxing Li (Wang Research Group) on being one of the four winners of the GSA's 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Award! An open reception will be held Tuesday, April 5th from 5-7 at The Loft. 

Congratulations to Mr. Ramirez (Lipomi Lab), Mr. Kumar (Wang Lab), Ms. Kroll (Zhang Lab) and Mr.

Congratulations to Mr. Brandon Marin for being selected by the Committee on Senate Awards as a recipient of the 2015/16 Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Students.

This prestigious national award, intended to support the next generation of scientists, was given to Nano Grad Bandodkar in recognition of his work in Dr. Joseph Wang's Center for Wearable Sensors. The $10,000 award is given annually by Metrohm USA to a single scholar. Mr.

The Fellowship, which provides a $22,000 stipend to outstanding students in their last year of doctoral study, aims to help students focus on the final stages of their research and on writing their dissertations.

Moses Kodur, an undergraduate student in Nano Prof. Shirley Meng’s group, was awarded a prize for Best Presentation - Energy at the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium at Rice University in 2015. Moses received the award from Prof. Meng.

MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction.

Professor Aaron Drews’ CENG 4 Experience Chemical Engineering seminar course was taught for the first time in Fall 2015 and exposed students to “real-world challenges that require them to integrate theory and practice.” Click 


Hao Yan
Arizona State University

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Chad Mirkin
Northwestern University

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Probing the Morphology of Bulk Heterojunction Films
Dr. Adam Moule
University of California, Davis

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon
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Development of New Therapeutic Approaches for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Subhash Chauhan
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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Nanophotonics meets, resonantly, mechanics and 2D materials: 1+1>2
Ertugrul Cubukcu

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Getting into that “room at the bottom” of DNA analysis
Dr. Sabrina Rose Leslie
McGill University

Nicole Steinmetz
Biomedical Engineering Case  Western Reserve University

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Mechanical Design of DNA Nanostructures and Measurement Devices
Professor Carlos Castro
The Ohio State University

Revealing Unseen Materials Dynamics in Liquids at the Atomic Level
Haimei Zheng
Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California