Building semiconductors, orthopedic implants and hydrogen fuel cells are just a few of the potential uses of a polymer created in the Cheng lab.
MatSE freshman Swarnav Pujari has created Power Pad, which has the potential to produce 100 watts of power for each step taken over it.
Research in the Ferguson lab is recovering protein folding landscapes directly from experimental data, leading to new understanding and design of proteins.
A new method developed by MatSE alumna Jennifer Lewis and MatSE affiliate Ralph Nuzzo could lead to new applications for 4D printing including smart textiles, soft electronics, biomedical devices, and tissue engineering.
A new class of small, thin electronic sensors monitor temperature and pressure within the skull then melt away. No need for additional surgery to remove the monitor, reducing the risk of infection and hemorrhage.
John Rogers is one of seven U of I researchers on the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list for 2015. The list is based on an analysis of journal article publication and citation data, a measure of a researcher's influence over the past 12 years.
MatSE alumnus Jim Langer was featured in the News-Gazette for Serionix, which makes high-performance filtration materials for the removal of toxic chemicals from air and water.