MatSE alumna, Arielle Gross, named in Forbes 30 under 30 for marketing and advertising in 2019

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:30  

Arielle Gross leads strategy, business, communication, and management initiatives for Facebook's Global Business Marketing and Creative Shop organizations. She founded the Cannected events series, helped launch Facebook's #MoreLikeMe initiative in partnership with HP Inc. and serves as the Facebook representative for the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change. She founded the Arielle Gross Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund at the University of Illinois.

Waltraud Kriven named Willett Professor

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 13:00  

This recognition is targeted for faculty members who are excelling in their contributions to the University of Illinois, in addition to excellence in research, teaching, and professional service. On a broader scale, the Willett Research Initiatives in Engineering funds professorships, undergraduate and graduate student research, and related research activity. It honors the memory of Donald Biggar Willett (1897-1981) who attended the University of Illinois from 1916-1921. 

Discovering how individual atoms contribute to the melting of membranes

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 13:30  

Written by Allie Arp

Photo by Arlie Yruma


The project, titled “Local Atomic-level Thermodynamic Probe for Nanoscience of 2D Membranes: Synthesis, NMR and Nanocalorimetry Study,” is built upon previous research Allen and group have conducted, with a twist.  This twist is the inclusion of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique into the calorimetry study of small material.

Renske van der Veen awarded a 2018 Packard Fellowship

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 12:30  

Prof. Renske van der Veen is the recipient of a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering for 2018.

Yingjie Zhang

Self-assembled superlattices for flexible and wearable electronics

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 15:45  

Diagram of the device structure used to test deformed graphene electrical behavior, scanning electron microscope image of the device structure, and conductance plot.The self-organization of molecular, nano, and larger building blocks into complex structures is a process that widely occurs in nature.

New BioMaker Lab at MRL First of its Kind in Biofabrication Research and Innovation

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 11:00  

Enabled by a generous gift from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, the BioMaker Lab at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab (MRL) will be the first state-of-the-art interdisciplinary biofabrication hub in the world.

MatSE Professor Nicola Perry Receives Department of Energy Early Career Research Award

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:30  

Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) Professor Nicola Perry has received a Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Research Program grant for her proposal “Chemo-Mechanically Driven In Situ Hierarchical Structure Formation in Mixed Conductors.” 

MSE 441 Students Attend Steel Mill Field Trip

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:15  

In the spring 2018 semester, Professor Robert Maass took his MSE 441 (Metals Processing) students to steel plant ArcelorMittal in Riverdale, Illinois, so students could see how steel is processed in industry.  

Professor Jessica Krogstad

MatSE Professor Jessica Krogstad Awarded RAEng Distinguished Visiting Fellowship

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:15  

MatSE Professor Jessica Krogstad will travel to the UK to visit the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials (BP-ICAM) and other major institutions as part of her Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Distinguished Visiting Fellowship award. 

Nancy Sottos is one of the Illinois researchers who have created a new polymer manufacturing process

New polymer manufacturing process saves 10 orders of magnitude of energy

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:45  

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Makers of cars, planes, buses – anything that needs strong, lightweight and heat resistant parts – are poised to benefit from a new manufacturing process that requires only a quick touch from a small heat source to send a cascading hardening wave through a polymer. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new polymer-curing process that could reduce the cost, time and energy needed, compared with the current manufacturing process.

MatSE Professor Qian Chen Receives DURIP Award

MatSE Professor Qian Chen Receives DURIP Award

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:15  

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Qian Chen has recently received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award. This highly competitive award augments research capabilities at universities conducting cutting-edge research of interest to the Department of Defense, through the procurement of state-of-the-art equipment. 

Qian Chen has received the DURIP award for a Nanoscopic Imaging and Analysis Platform. 

 Racheff-Intel Award Given to Four MatSE Students

Racheff-Intel Award Given to Four MatSE Students

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:00  

In memory of Ivan Racheff, a distinguished alumnus of the University of Illinois, the Racheff-Intel award was given out to four MatSE students today for excellent graduate research in any sub-field. 

Racheff-Intel Awards were given to: 
Ankita Bhutani
Yu-Tsun Shao
Hyejin Jang
Jungwoo Shin

The award consists of a plaque and up to $1,000 financial support to attend a conference at which the student will present the relevant research. Congratulations to our amazing students!

MatSE Assistant Professor Qian Chen Receives 2018 Unilever Award

MatSE Assistant Professor Qian Chen Receives Unilever Award

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:00  

Materials Science & Engineering (MatSE) Assistant Professor Qian Chen recently received the Unilever Award, recognizing outstanding young investigators in Colloid & Surfactant Science. 

Mayank Garg

Three MatSE PhD Students Receive Mavis Future Faculty Fellows Awards

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:45  

Three MatSE PhD students, Mayank Garg, Aidan Gilchrist, and Scott McCormack, have received Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) Awards for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Mayank Garg 

“This is a great opportunity to learn how to teach,” Garg said. “Mayank has a passion for research and education and will make an outstanding faculty member,” MatSE Professor Nancy Sottos said. 

Aidan Gilchrist

MatSE Student Michael Toriyama is one of four Illinois students to be honored by the Goldwater scholarship.

MatSE Students Honored by Goldwater Scholarship Program

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:45  

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Four University of Illinois students have earned national recognition for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. U. of I. sophomore Alayna Johnson was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 academic years, juniors Michael Toriyama and Rebecca Wipfler were awarded Goldwater scholarships for 2018-19, and junior Wesley Tung earned honorable mention for demonstrating leadership and academic promise in the fields of science or engineering.

MatSE Professor Jessica Terbush Receives Excellence in Advising, Teaching Excellence Awards

MatSE Professor Jessica Terbush Receives Excellence in Advising, Teaching Excellence Awards

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:15  

MatSE Professor Jessica Terbush has been chosen as one of the recipients of the Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising. 

“Her students nominated her and the Engineering Council’s Advisors List Selection Committee has chosen her as one of the top 10% of engineering advisors,” Martin Wong, College of Engineering Executive Associate Dean, said. 

MatSE Ph.D. Student Elham Mohimi Receives Ross J. Martin Award

MatSE PhD Student Elham Mohimi Receives Prestigious Ross J. Martin Award

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:15  

MatSE Ph.D. Student Elham Mohimi is a 2018 recipient of the prestigious Ross J. Martin Award for outstanding research achievement by a graduate student given by the College of Engineering. 

MatSE Professor Jian-Min Zuo was elected MSA Fellow.

MatSE Professor Jian-Min Zuo Elected MSA Fellow

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:45  

Ivan Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Jian-Min Zuo was recently elected Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) in the Class of 2018.

MSA Fellows are intended to recognize senior distinguished members of the Society who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the field of microscopy and microanalysis through a combination of scientific achievement and service to the scientific community and MSA.

MatSE Professor Andre Schleife

MatSE Professor Andre Schleife Receives Young Investigator Program Award

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:45  

MatSE Professor Andre Schleife recently received the Office of Naval Research’s Young Investigator Program Award (YIP) for his proposal, “Developing a First-Principles Model of Hot-Electron-Mediated Diffusion.” YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers early in their career who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.

Qian Chen and Pinshane Huang

Three Illinois professors named Sloan Research Fellows

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:00  

Three Illinois scientists are among 126 recipients of the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards “honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the very best scientific minds working today.” Winners receive a two-year $65,000 fellowship to further their research.