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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded UC San Diego researchers a six-year $18 million grant to fund a new Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). The UC San Diego labs funded by this new MRSEC, which includes those from the NanoEngineering Department, will focus on

Professor Nicole Steinmetz and her Center for Nano-Immuno-Engineering have received a five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an immunotherapy for ovarian cancer using plant virus nanoparticles. The particles will be produced using 3D-bioprinting from Dr.

NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Liangfang Zhang and his research lab have developed a way to use nano-scale particles in the form of nanosponges as a way to soak up harmful pathogens and toxins from viruses. This advancement could help protect healthy cells against the COVID-19 infection. 

NanoEngineering professors, Dr. Joseph Wang and Dr. Liangfang Zhang, have developed an enzyme-powered Janus platelet cell robot to use for active and targeted drug delivery. This breakthrough can help develop multi-functional cell-based micromotors for numerous biomedical applications.

NanoEngineering Professor, Joseph Wang and his lab team have developed a wearable, non invasive Vitamin C sensor that could provide a new, highly personalized way for users to track their daily nutritional intake.

NanoEngineering professor, Kenneth Vecchio, and his research lab is developing tools for screening large numbers of materials at an increasing rate. The method that Dr.

NanoEngineering Department Chair and Professor, Shaochen Chen and his research lab worked together with the University of Cambridge to 3D print coral-inspired structures that are capable of growing dense populations of microscopic algae.

Congratulations to NanoEngineering Professor, Shirley Meng, for being named this year's winner of the Faraday Medal.  Professor Meng will deliver the Faraday Medal lecture at Electrochem 2020 in Nottingham.  

A NanoEngineering team, led by professor Kenneth Vecchio and his Ph.D. student Kevin Kaufmann, have developed a machine learning algorithm technique that can determine crystal structures in a less labor-intensive manner.

Professor Oscar Vazquez-Mena, a NanoEngineering professor, was named an Emerging Scholar for 2020 by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. This honor is in recognition of his work with underrepresented students as part of his program called Bridges to Education.

Dept News

The NanoEngineering Department would like to congratulate Lucero Lopez, a Chemical Engineering student, on being presented with a 2018 Gordon Fellow Undergraduate Award!  The Bernard and Sophia Gordon Engineering Leadership Center has presented the annual Engineering Leadership Gordon Fellow Awar

Transfer Triton Day is upon us once again.  This day is for newly admitted transfer students and will be held on Saturday, May 5th.  The entire campus will be open for tours and information sessions.

Congratulations to NanoEngineering Graduate Student, Mr. Jacob Schimelman, who was recently awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! This prestigious fellowship was instituted to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. Mr.

Triton Day is quickly approaching. This day is for newly admitted freshmen students and their families.  Triton Day will be held on Saturday, April 14th.  The entire campus will be open for tours and information sessions.  Our staff and faculty members will be on hand to answer any questions that

Congratulations to NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Marc Meyers for receiving the 2018 Robert Franklin Mehl Award at the TMS Institute of Metals Lecture.  Dr.

The Department of NanoEngineering would like to offer our congratulations to Dr.

A lab led by NanoEngineering professor, Dr.

The Department of NanoEngineering would like to offer our congratulations to Dr.

NanoEngineering professor, Shirley Meng, has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Zable Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies in the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.  In addition to teaching, Dr.