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Local Middle School Girls Learn About Materials at New Mid-GLAM Day Camp

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 03:00  

From playing with Oobleck, the non-Newtonian fluid made famous by Dr. Seuss (fun but quite messy), to making (and tasting!) chocolate ice cream frozen with liquid nitrogen, 20 local middle school girls not only had a good time at the first-ever Mid-GLAM camp held June 26–July 1.

Illinois researchers build Dropbox-like storage, analytical system for scientific data

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 03:00  

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are looking to speed up the materials-to-device process through a novel framework called “4CeeD: Real-Time Data Acquisition and Analysis Framework for Material-related Cyber-Physical Environments.”

Grad Student Receives Award for Research in Polymer Dynamics

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 03:00  

Congratulations to Yuecheng Peter Zhou, a MatSE graduate student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Charles Schroeder’s research group, for winning second place in the student presentation competition at the 2017 Great Lakes Chinese American Chemical Society (GLCACS) conference.

Remembering Gerald Wirtz, MatSE Emeritus Associate Professor

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 03:00   Gerald Paul Wirtz, Emeritus Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, passed away on May 31, 2017 in Phoenix, Aritzona.

Small Things Considered at the MRL

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 03:00   “Small things considered.” Materials science and engineering assistant professor Pinshane Huang’s group’s tag line is illustrative of the nano- and molecular-scale electronics she and her students image and research at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab (MRL).

Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatment

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 03:00   University of Illinois researchers, led by MatSE Professor Kristopher Kilian, are using chemistry to find the deadly, elusive malignant cells within a melanoma tumor that hold the potential to spread.

MatSE and CSL PhD student Zichao Ye receives Materials Research Society Graduate Student Silver Award

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 03:00   Ye received the award for his work to understand melting physics of aliphatic 2D layered materials.

Playing with Nanoparticle Legos: Polymorphism in Nanoantenna Arrays

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 03:00   A research team, led by Materials Science and Engineering assistant professor Qian Chen, assembled gold nanoprism building blocks in water with depletion attraction and surprising results.

Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 03:00  

MatSE Professor Nancy Sottos and Aerospace Engineering Professor Scott White have found a way to apply self-healing technology to lithium-ion batteries to make them more reliable and last longer.

Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteries

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 03:00  

The process that makes gold-plated jewelry or chrome car accents is now making powerful lithium-ion batteries.

24th Annual Keane-Kriven Dinner Fundraiser a Success

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 03:00   The annual student dinner, hosted by Materials Science and Engineering Professor Trudy Kriven and Mechancial Science and Engineering’s Dr. Richard Keane, is legendary in the MatSE department.

Professor Jeffrey Moore Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 03:00  

Profesor Jeffrey Moore has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive.

Racheff-Intel Awards Given for Outstanding Graduate Research

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 03:00   Three MatSE graduate students were given the Racheff-Intel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Materials Science and Engineering Monday at the Department Colloquium.

MatSE Student and Alumni Awards Banquet Held

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 03:00   The Department of Materials Science and Engineering held the Student and Alumni Awards Banquet Friday evening.

Congratulations to MatSE Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research (ISUR) Students

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 03:00   MatSE is honored to have had three students represented as Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research (ISUR) Scholars for 2016-17: senior Grace Pakeltis, sophomore Christopher Plantz, and sophomore Whitney Tso.

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."

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