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MatSE alum named KSTF Teaching Fellow

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:30  

Lucas Osterbur (MS MatSE '13) was selected by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation as a 2015 Teaching Fellow. Fellowships were awarded to 34 promising high school mathematics and science teachers who are just beginning their careers.

Ultrafast heat conduction can manipulate nanoscale magnets

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 06:30  

The Cahill research group has uncovered physical mechanisms allowing the manipulation of magnetic information with heat. These new phenomena rely on the transport of thermal energy in contrast to the conventional application of magnetic fields.

A temporary tattoo that senses through your skin

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 05:00  

John Rogers and his research team have developed a way of building circuits that act like skin, collect power wirelessly, and can be worn just about anywhere on the body.

Lewis named one of the 100 most creative people in business

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:30  

Jennifer Lewis (BS Cer '86) has been named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company magazine. She was recognized for her startup Voxel8, Inc., which is commercializing the world's first multi-material 3D printer for fabricating embedded electronics and other novel devices.

Mission possible: This device will self-destruct when heated

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:00  

Scott White (Aero), John Rogers, and Nancy Sottos are working on heat-triggered electronics that dissolve on demand. A radio-frequency signal turns on a heating element at the center of the device and the circuits dissolve completely.

Shoemaker receives DOE Early Career Research Award

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 02:30  

Daniel Shoemaker has been chosen to receive a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Early Career Research Program grant for his research proposal, "In Situ Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Mixed-Valence Inorganic Crystal Formation."

High-performance 3D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 02:15  

By combining 3D holographic lithography and 2D photolithography, researchers have demonstrated a high-performance 3D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration with microelectronic devices.

MatSE faculty elected to NAS

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:30  

John Rogers and Steve Granick have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

MatSE grad named to ITF "50 for the Future"

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:15   Hanze Ying, a Ph.D. student in the Cheng group, was recently honored as a 2015 Illinois Technology Foundation "Fifty for the Future" Awardee.

Squeezing out new science from material interfaces

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 09:00  

The Cahill group has determined the physical process dominating unexplained heat flow between metals and diamond, which has implications for understanding and improving heat flow between any two materials.

Trinkle named Willett Faculty Scholar

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:30  

Dallas Trinkle has been named a Donald Biggar Willett Scholar by the College of Engineering. The recognition is targeted for faculty members who, at a relatively early stage in their careers, are excelling in their contributions to the University.

Circuit Scribe featured on Big Ten Network

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 04:00  

Brett Walker (PhD MatSE 2013) is featured on the Big Ten Network for Circuit Scribe, a roller-ball conductive pen that allows users to create an electrical circuit on a regular sheet of paper in seconds.

Cheng selected as ACS-POLY fellow

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 02:00  

Jianjun Cheng has been selected as an ACS-POLY fellow. Only 0.1% of the membership are chosen by a selection committee to receive this honor each year. He will be recognized at the spring ACS national meeting in Denver.

Kilian receives NSF CAREER Award

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 07:30   A new technique being developed by Kris Kilian could revolutionize medicine by enabling a patient's own cells to be reverted back and modified to correct mutations and regenerate injured tissues. He has received an NSF CAREER Award for his work.

Cahill to receive the Touloukian Award

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:30   David Cahill will receive the 2015 Yeram S. Touloukian Award from ASME. The award is given every three years in recognition of outstanding technical contributions in the field of thermophysical properties.

Multi-institution team advances semiconducting graphene

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 08:30  

Moonsub Shim and a team of researchers have demonstrated a new way to change the amount of electrons that reside in a given region within a piece of graphene. With this development, graphene could one day overtake silicon as the material of choice for semiconductors.

MatSE grads receive honors at MRS meeting

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:15   Thu Doan (Sottos group) won first place in the "Science as Art" contest. Andy Long (Ferguson group) placed third in the Materials Hackathon and won an Outstanding Student Presenter Award.

3D 'Pop-up' silicon structures: New process transforms planar materials into 3D microarchitectures

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:15  

Possible implications for 3D nanostructures created in the Rogers' lab include high-performance electronic scaffolds for tissue cultures and networks for 3D electronic systems that can bend and shape themselves to the organs of the human body.

Eaves on Huffington Post list of people who inspire us

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 05:00  

The Huffington Post lists Janna Eaves (senior in MatSE) and Supriya Hobbs on their list of "12 Ordinary People Who Can Inspire Us." Eaves and Hobbs created Miss Possible, which is designing toy dolls modeled after famous women scientists to inspire girls to go into STEM careers.

MatSE alumni on Forbes' list of 30 Under 30

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:00  

Two MatSE alumni made Forbes' list of 30 Under 30: Canan Dagdeviren (Science) and Brett Walker (Manufacturing & Industry).

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