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NanoEngineering Professor Shaochen Chen created a 3D-printed hydrogel to detoxify b

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function? read more 

Professor Joseph Wang presented a Plenary opening lecture at the 15th International Meeting for Chemical Sensors (IMCS) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The German Materials Society (DGM) will be presenting to Dr. Marc Meyers as a co-recipient of the 2014 Heyn Medal, their highest award. This medal will be given at the September 22, 2014  meeting. Congratulations Marc!

Congratulations to Dr. Liangfang Zhang's research lab.

According to the World Power more  Congratulations Joe!!  

one from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), another from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NIH project is on the development of biomimetic tissue models using 3D bioprinting and human induced pluripotent stem cell.

Andrea Tao’s DURIP award will support the purchase of a state-of-the-art AFM-couple Raman spectrometer, which will be used in characterizing large-scale metamaterials fabricated by nanoparticle self-assembly.

Dept News

Congratulations to Jinxing Li and faculty advisors Joseph Wang and Liangfang Zhang for winning NE Best Poster and the Rudee Outstanding Poster entitled ARTIFICIAL MICROMOTORS IN THE MOUSE'S STOMACH: A STEP TOWARD IN VIVO USE OF BIOMEDICAL MICRO-ROBOTS.

Congratulations to Jinxing Li with Prof. Wang's lab group and Suchol Savagatrup with Prof. Lipomi's lab for receiving this award at the MRS Conference held in San Francisco last week. 

Her defense on "Understanding the Surface and Interface Properties of Electrode Materials in Alkali-Ion Batteries" was presented on March 10, 2015. Ms. Qian has been with the Department of NanoEngineering since Fall 2010. The department is very proud of her achievement! 

Amay Bandodkar receives $500 in recognition of his participation and exceptional presentation in the Interdisciplinary Research Awards on February 24, 2015 award presented by U.C. San Diego Graduate Division.

Neil Gandhi is a 2nd year student from the Nanoengineering department and is a Gordon Scholar and recipient of the Engineering Leadership Award from the Gordon Engineering Leadership Center.

A paper "3D optical printing of piezoelectric nanoparticle-polymer" by  K. Kim, W. Zhu,  S.C. Chen, and D. Sirbuly,  has been selected for the SPIE Applications of 3D Printing Best Paper Award.

Dr. Engleman was a lecturer at UCSD from 1996-2001 for CENG 124A/B, Chemical Plant and Process Design, which covers the principles of chemical process design and economics, process flow diagrams and cost estimation.

Five engineering graduate students from the University of California, San Diego who are working to improve human health and better understand the biological world through engineering have been named 2015 Siebel Scholars.

Third year Chemical Engineering Ph.D. candidate Suchol Savagatrup won the 2014-2015 competitive scholarship from Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Program of $7,500.

Ms. Soracha Thamphiwatana is the first NanoEngineering Ph.D. student to pass the dissertation defense. The defense on "Antimicrobial Nanotherapeutics Against Helicobacter Pylori Infection" was presented on August 6, 2014. Ms.


Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon

A soft approach to electronics: from nanowire arrays to stretchable systems

Sheng Xu

Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon

Dynamic Self-Assembly of Life-like Colloidal Materials

Kyle Bishop

Department of Chemical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

Structural Dynamics of Surface Reactions: Oxidation and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Judith C. Yang

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Physics
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon

Ionic conduction in low-dimensional oxides and solid state fuel cells

Shriram Ramanathan

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University

Meet & Greet: 10:30am - 10:50am

Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon

Electronic and related properties of semiconductor photocatalysts

Ying Dai

Meet & Greet: 10:30am - 10:50am

Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon

Materials and Architectures to Long-Life Electrochemical Energy Storage

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)

Meet & Greet: 10:30am - 10:50am
Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon

Non-equilibrium plasma processing of materials

Predicting the dynamic behavior of chemo-responsive gels
University of Pittsburgh

Transport Pathways in Semiconducting Polymers

Programmable Self-Assembly with Polymers and Particles