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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.

Congratulations goes out to Prof. Tao for her achievement of the 2014 Young Faculty Award from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for her research in "Plasmonic Nanoprobes for Neuronal Monitoring".  

Congratulations goes to Prof. Shirley Meng, for being recognized for "Science Award Electrochemistry" by BASF and Volkswagen.

Professor Shaochen Chen gave a plenary talk and an invited talk on nanoscale 3D-printing and tissue engineering applications in the International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics.

"Biological Materials Science," written by Po-Yu Chen and Marc Meyers introduces the fertile field of Biology to Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering students. Taking a unique materials science approach, it introduces students to the basic concepts and applications of materials and biomed

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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 

As we reach the end of a year of unprecedented growth in the UC San Diego Department of NanoEngineering, we take some time to reflect on the highlights of 2015.

Congratulations to Mr. Jonathan Monk (Systems Biology Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His defense on "Comparative Analysis of Microbial Pathogens Using Systems Biology" was presented on December 10, 2015. Mr.

As a finalist of the Falling Wall Young Innovator of the Year 2015, Mr. Jinxing Li presented his research "Breaking the Wall of Robot Miniaturization" at Falling Walls Lab in Berlin. He was also awarded an A.T.