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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.