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Dallas Trinkle

MatSE Professor Dallas Trinkle Receives 2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:45  

MatSE Professor Dallas Trinkle will receive one of the 2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research awards. These awards were established to honor faculty for outstanding research. Five assistant professors are chosen by their peers based on who has conducted the most outstanding research during the last academic year. In addition, five associate professors are chosen for their outstanding research over the past five academic years.

Cecilia Leal

MatSE Professor Cecilia Leal Receives 2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:45  

Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) Assistant Professor Cecilia Leal will receive one of the 2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research awards. These awards were established to honor faculty for outstanding research. Five assistant professors are chosen by their peers based on who has conducted the most outstanding research during the last academic year. In addition, five associate professors are chosen for their outstanding research over the past five academic years.

Lauren Smith

MatSE Senior Lauren Smith Receives Harvey Jordan Award

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:15  

Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) senior Lauren Smith has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious Harvey H. Jordan Award. The Harvey Jordan Award is given annually to the top graduating senior in the College of Engineering — the equivalent to a valedictorian for the senior class.

MatSE Department Head - Dr. David Cahill

MatSE Professor and Department Head David Cahill Receives Innovation in Materials Characterization Award

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:15   Willett Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Department Head David Cahill has received the The Innovation in Materials Characterization Award (IMCA) from the Materials Research Society (MRS). This award honors an outstanding advance in materials characterization that notably increases the knowledge of the structure, composition, in situ behavior under outside stimulus, electronic, mechanical, or chemical behavior, or other characterization feature, of materials.
Devon Goszkowicz

MatSE Senior Devon Goszkowicz Named One of 2018 Knights of St. Patrick

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 13:15   The Knights of St. Patrick is an annual award given by the College of Engineering to anywhere from 8 to 15 students and is one of the highest honors that can be received as a student. MatSE is delighted to announce that senior Devon Goszkowicz has been named a Class of 2018 Knight of St. Patrick.
Paul Braun

MRL Director, Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Paul Braun Named MRS Fellow

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:00   Paul Braun, Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab (MRL) at Illinois, will be adding Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow to his list of accolades.
Professor Robert Maass presents Anthony Griffin with his Outstanding Thesis award.

MatSE Student Anthony Griffin Receives 2017 Annual Innovation Award from Durgam and Subha Chakrapani Family Trust

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09:15   Anthony Griffin, a Ph.D. candidate in Autonomous Material Systems at the University of Illinois, recently received the 2017 Annual Innovation Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis.

MatSE Assistant Professor Cecilia Leal Receives DURIP Award

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 04:00   Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Cecilia Leal has recently received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award.

MatSE Assistant Professor Qian Chen Receives ACS PRF, CAREER Awards

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 06:15   Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) Qian Chen has recently been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) for research on the aggregation mechanism of asphaltene molecules at nanometer resolution and a NSF CAREER award for her submitted proposal, “Imaging and Understanding the Kinetic Pathways in Shape-Anisotropic Nanoparticle Self-Assembly.”

MatSE Assistant Professor Christopher Evans Receives (NSF) CAREER Award

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 08:00   MatSE Assistant Professor Christopher Evans recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his submitted proposal, “Nanoscale Resolution of Interfacial Materials Physics in Dry, Ionic Polymers.”

Shape-shifting agent targets harmful bacteria in the stomach

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:15  

Researchers developed a shape-shifting antibiotic agent that kills infectious <em>H. pylori</em> bacteria in the stomach, but does not kill helpful bacteria in the intestine. Illinois Hans Thurnauer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Professor Jianjun Cheng led the research team.

Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang Awarded 2017 Packard Fellowship

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:45   MatSE Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang has been awarded the 2017 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering and will receive $875,000 over five years to pursue research in one of the nation's largest nongovernmental fellowships.   

Tiny aquariums put nanoparticle self-assembly on display

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 08:30  

University of Illinois postdoctoral researcher Juyeong Kim, graduate student Zihao Ou and MatSE assistant professor Qian Chen have developed a new technique for observing colloidal nanoparticles while they interact and self-assemble.

Large, crystalline lipid scaffolds bring new possibilities to protein, drug research

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 06:30  

University of Illinois Materials Science and Engineering assistant professor Cecilia Leal&nbsp;and graduate student Hojun Kim have developed a large, crystalline lipid structure that can support much larger proteins and molecules than before.

15.6M Materials Research Center to revolutionize computer memory and wearable medical devices

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:15   The new center is supported by a six-year, $15.6 million award from the National Science Foundation’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers program. It is led by Professor Nadya Mason of Engineering at Illinois’ Department of Physics and its Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory

Schleife’s ACS PRF Award to Help with High-temperature Corrosion Resistance

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:00   Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Andre Schleife has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) for research on high-temperature corrosion resistance.

Evans’ ACS PRF Award to Aid in Low-Energy, Low-Cost Polymer Membranes

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:30   Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Christopher Evans has been a awarded a $110,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) for his research on polymer membranes.

Innovations in Materials and Fashion with MatSE Alum Zeba Parkar

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 08:45   Zeba Parkar, a 2011 Ph.D. graduate from MatSE at Illinois, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for her latest venture, Mochiis footwear.

MRL Announces New PPG-MRL Graduate Research Award Program

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 03:00   The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce a recent gift of $50,000 from the PPG Foundation.

Workshop to feature experts in data science, multiscale modeling

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 03:00   A Computational Materials Workshop will be held August 14-15 at NCSA. The themes of the workshop will be data science and multiscale modeling, from electronic structure to the continuum.

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