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The NanoEngineering Department would like to extend its congratulations to our Chair, Dr. Joseph Wang who was named recipient of the SEAC - Charles N. Reilley Award at the PITTCON 2019.  Dr.

NanoEngineering professor, David Fenning, and his team of researchers have reported using x-rays to explain how adding salt improves the performance of perovskite solar cells. According to Fenning, perovskite solar cells can potentially reduce costs while maintaining their performance.

NanoEngineering professor, Shaochen Chen is a co-senior author of a new study that shows 3D printed implants promoting nerve cell growth to treat injured spinal cords.  The implants, developed by engineers and neuroscientists at UC San Diego, are filled with neural stem cells, fitted, and serve a

Liangfang Zhang, NanoEngineering professor and Director of the Chemical Engineering program, was named one of four Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the U.S. Dr.

The Department of NanoEngineering congratulates Professor David Fenning on being selected as a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award in the Division of Materials Research. Dr.

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.

Dept News

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.

Congratulations to Mr. Adam Printz (The Lipomi Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Understanding and Improving the Mechanical Stability of Semiconducting Polymers for Flexible and Stretchable Electronics" was presented on November 16, 2015. Mr.

The Department of Nanoengieering is pleased to announce the addition of new faculty member Vicki H. Grassian, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemisty, Nanoengineering and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dr.

Click here to view the tentative Course Offerings for Fall 2015 - Spring 2016.

His defense on "Tailoring Nanoscale Properties to Enable Advanced Energy Storage Materials" was presented on September 9, 2015. Mr. Verde has been with the Department of NanoEngineering since Fall 2010. The department is very proud of his achievement! 

NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering Majors
Incoming Freshmen and New Transfer Students
Please attend our department's undergraduate orientation!
Date:  Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Location: Center Hall, Room 101

From Cebu, Philippines, chemical engineering student Regina Caluya has focused her education and career towards making a strong social impact through science and engineering.