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Krogstad receives DOE Early Career Research Award

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:30   Jessica Krogstad is one of two Illinois faculty to receive an Early Career Research Program grant from the Department of Engergy's Office of Science.

Shape of tumor may affect whether cells can metastasize

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:00  

Research in the Kilian group could lead to a better understanding of cancer, including personalized treatment plans.

MatSE students receive fellowships

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:30   Three MatSE graduate students and one MatSE undergraduate have been awarded fellowships from the NSF and DoD for the upcoming academic year.

Hindered Polyurea fills in the gaps

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 05:00  

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 well-represented in Senior 100 Honorary

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 09:30   This year, 6 of the 100 honorees are MatSE undergrads: Connor Bailey, Drew Curtis, Fang Jiunn Ewe, Katharine Mehan, Sean Murray, and Hannah Taylor.

MatSE alumnus to be honored by Engineering at Illinois

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 03:00   The University of Illinois College of Engineering will honor William Payne (BS Cer ’63, MS Cer ’64) as one of its Distinguished Alumni on April 16.

Moore named interim director of Beckman

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 03:00  

MatSE alumnus and affiliate professor Jeffrey Moore has been named interim director of the Beckman Institute, effective April 16.

Drug delivery research earns MatSE grad a spot on “Fifty for the Future”

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 03:00   Kaimin Cai, Ph.D. student in the Cheng group, was honored as a 2016 Illinois Technology Foundation “Fifty for the Future” awardee.

Touch Light provides 'green' energy source

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 09:00  

MatSE freshman Swarnav Pujari has created Power Pad, which has the potential to produce 100 watts of power for each step taken over it.

Uncovering the inner life of proteins

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 03:00  

Research in the Ferguson lab is recovering protein folding landscapes directly from experimental data, leading to new understanding and design of proteins.

Schleife receives CAREER Award

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 07:15   André Schleife has received a CAREER Award to develop a multi-scale approach for the computational design and discovery of optical materials.

Leal receives CAREER Award

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:15   Research in the Cecilia Leal laboratory could lead to smart materials capable of interfacing with the human body to heal wounds, repair bones, and deliver drugs, vaccines and antibiotics.

Mehan selected as Knight of St. Patrick

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:15   Katharine Mehan, MatSE senior, has been selected as a 2016 Knight of St. Patrick for her contributions to the College of Engineering and its student body.

Novel 4D printing method blossoms from botanical inspiration

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 06:45  

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.

Sottos paper selected for 2016 Hetényi Award

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:30   A paper by Nancy Sottos has been selected to receive the 2016 Hetényi Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics. The award is given annually for the best research paper published in Experimental Mechanics in a given year.

Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 03:30  

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.

Making the invisible visible

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 04:00  

New polymer damage indication system highlights areas that are cracked, scratched or stressed, allowing engineers to address problem areas.

Chen makes Forbes' list of 30 Under 30

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 08:30   Qian Chen (PhD MatSE 2012) made Forbes' list of 30 Under 30 for 2016 in the Science category.

Rogers among world's most influential researchers

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 02:00  

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.

Alumnus Jim Langer featured for Serionix

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 09:00  

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.

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