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Directed Molecular Transport: Exciting News for Chemical Detection

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 03:00   Research being done at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is making lifesaving chemical detection a possibility.

The Inverse Faraday Effect, Laser Light and Magnetization of Metals: Addressing Fundamental Limits of Ultrafast Devices at the University of Illinois

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 03:00   Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have uncovered physical mechanisms that enable laser light to alter the magnetization of a metal.

Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang Receives 3M 2017 Non-Tenured Faculty Award

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 03:00   The Non-Tenured Faculty Award (NTFA) provides financial support for non-tenured faculty, encouraging recipients to remain in academia, teach, conduct research and develop an awareness of science in an industrial setting.

Laura Nagel Receives 2017 Engineering Council Outstanding Advisor Award

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 03:00   Laura Nagel, Lecturer and Chief Advisor at MatSE, recently received the 2017 Engineering Council Outstanding Advisors award.

Professor Sharon Glotzer Speaks in MatSE Racheff Lecture

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 03:00   Professor Sharon Glotzer, from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Physics at the University of Michigan delivered a Racheff lecture to students and faculty on "Digital Alchemy for Materials Design."

Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang Receives 2017 MSA Albert Crewe Award

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 03:00   This award, from the Microscopy Society of America (MSA), represents a major recognition by the winner’s colleagues to contributions in the field.

Two MatSE Professors Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 03:00   Jessica Krogstad and Robert Maass, both assistant professors of materials science and engineering, recently received National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awards for their submitted proposals — which means exciting new research will be happening.

Assistant Professor Robert Maass Receives TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 03:00   MatSE is honored assistant professor Robert Maass has been selected for the TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award, as it recognizes future leaders early on in their career.

MatSE Exhibits at EOH: Something for Everyone

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 03:00   From the phases of chocolate to fake snow and everything in between, there was something for everyone to learn from and enjoy.
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AE alum Braven Leung named among emerging aerospace student leaders

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:45   AE alum Braven Leung has named among 20 emerging aerospace leaders in the United States.

First Exact Model for Diffusion in Magnesium Alloys at Illinois

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 02:00   Using new computational techniques developed at Illinois, Ph.D. Student Ravi Agarwal and MatSE Professor Dallas Trinkle constructed the first exact model for diffusion in magnesium alloys.

Two MatSE Students Chosen as Knights of St. Patrick

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:00   MatSE was honored to have two students chosen: Grace Pakeltis and Athena Lin, both seniors in Materials Science and Engineering.

MatSE Celebrates Three Investitures: Professors Jian-min Zuo, Jianjun Cheng, and Pascal Bellon

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00   On February 8, the Materials Science and Engineering Department was fortunate to celebrate not one, but three investitures for Professors Jian-min Zuo, Jianjun Cheng, and Pascal Bellon.

Tumor-targeting system uses cancer’s own mechanisms to betray its location

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 02:00   Led by Jianjun Cheng, a Hans Thurnauer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, researchers at Illinois and collaborators in China published their findings on targeted cancer therapies in the journal Nature Chemical Biology.

MatSE Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang Featured in Wonder Materials Exhibit

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 02:00   Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang is changing the world, inspiring the next generation’s scientists in the ‘Wonder Materials’ exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England.

Jennifer Lewis, Former MatSE Professor and MRL Director, Elected into National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 02:00   Jennifer A. Lewis (BS, 1986, Ceramic Engineering), former MatSE Professor and former MRL Director, has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

Dual-function Nanorod LEDs could make Multifunctional Displays

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 02:00   Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect light, with research being led by MatSE Professor Moonsub Shim.

New Brush Polymers Catalyze Their Own Formation

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 02:00   Materials Science and Engineering Professor Jianjun Cheng's group has collaborated on a project developing new brush polymers.

Assistant Professor Andy Ferguson to Receive 2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 02:00   Assistant Professor Andy Ferguson will receive the 2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research at the Engineering Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 24, 2017.

Graduate Research Assistant Liang Ma Receives 2016 Annual Innovation Award

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 02:00   Liang Ma, Graduate Research Assistant in Materials Science and Engineering at Illinois, recently received the 2016 Annual Innovation Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis from Durgam and Subha Chakrapani Family Trust.