Nano News

UC San Diego NanoEngineering professor, Eric Fullerton has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.  This honor celebrates his "invention and development of multilayer, high-density magnetic recording media."  The Department of NanoEngineering would like to offer their congratulations

Dr. Liangfang Zhang, a professor at the UC San Diego NanoEngineering Department, and his research team have developed macrophage nanosponges that can improve the treatment for sepsis. This new development has already positively impacted the survival rates in mice with sepsis.

An interdisciplinary project led by NanoEngineering professor and Center for Wearable Sensors member, Darren Lipomi, and Department of Psychology professor and director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, V.S.

Dr. Joseph Wang, Chair of the Department of NanoEngineering, received an Honorary Doctorate in Natural Sciences from the Charles University in Prague.  This honor awards Dr. Wang for his outstanding academic achievements and tireless support of the new generation of scientists.

A research team led by NanoEngineering professor, David Fenning, has studied a type of hybrid perovskite crystal to observe nanoscale changes in an effort to improve the quality of the solar cells.  The team, which includes researchers from the AMOLF Institute in Netherlands and Argonne National

NanoEngineering professor, Liangfang Zhang, has been named the winner of the 2017 Kabiller Young Investigator Award for his creation of a unique biology-mimicking nanotechnology.

NanoEngineering Professor Jesse Jokerst and his lab group have developed a new dental imaging method to examine patients for gum disease.

Congratulations to NanoEngineering Professor Shirley Meng, who was recognized by the International Union of Materials Research Societies and the Materials Research Society Singapore as winner of the IUMRS - MRS Singapore Young Researcher Merit Award 2016.

NanoEngineering professors, Liangfang Zhang and Joseph Wang's research groups have collaborated on a study to demonstrate for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. Researchers published their findings on Aug. 16 in Nature Communications.  

Congratulations to Professor Marc Meyers for receiving the 2017 APS George Duvall Award in Shock Compression Science! The award is a career award given at the organization's bi-annual meeting which included 600 registered participants.

Dept News

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The Department of NanoEngineering would like to offer our congratulations to Dr.

NanoEngineering professor, Shirley Meng, has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Zable Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies in the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.  In addition to teaching, Dr.

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) announced the new winners of the Scialog: Advanced Energy Storage team awards.  One of the six teams selected was that of NanoEngineering's professor Shyue Ping Ong, for their work on High-Voltage Dual-Ion Batteries.  

The NanoEngineering Department has named Professor Vlado Lubarda as their 2017 Teacher of the Year Award recipient.  On Friday, December 1, 2017, Dr.

The award for the first annual Jacobs School of Engineering Art Contest has been awarded to Kevin Kaufmann, a Ph.D.

A team of UC San Diego students took first place in the National Academy of Engineering 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) business plan competition for their work on developing a low-cost device for monitoring HIV levels in blood.

Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Francis O'Connor (The Lipomi Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Mechanically Compliant Electronic Materials for Wearable Photovoltaics and Human-Machine Interfaces" was presented on August 1, 2017. Dr.

Our very own NanoEngineering Ph.D.

NanoEngineering Professor Darren Lipomi and local Nanotechnologists Jeanne Lemaster, Chava Angell, Aaron Saunders, and Robin Ihnfeldt were part of a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con 2017.  They discussed the use of nanotechnology in popular science fiction.


Speaker: Zhenbin Wang, NanoEngineering Ph.D. Candidate

Title: "Design and Optimization of Phosphors for Solid-State Lighting using First-Principles Calculations"

Location: Jack Keil Wolf Auditorium (CMRR)

Time: 1:00pm 

Speaker: Orlin D. Velev, Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

Location: ASML Conference Center (SME 248)

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm


Speaker: Dr. Xiuling Li (Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Location: ASML Conference Center (SME 248)

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Yan Yu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University-Bloomington

Location: ASML Conference Center (SME 248)

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Wen Jung Li (Chair and Professor, Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong).

Location: Gung Auditorium

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Rui Wang (Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT)

Location: ASML Conference Center (SME 248)

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mr. Samuel Evan Root Dissertation Defense

Major: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (The Lipomi Research Group)

PI: Dr. Darren Lipomi

Defense title: "Mechanical Properties of Polymeric Semiconductors: From Molecular Simulations to Process Design"


Speaker: Dr. Jinhye Bae (Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University)

Location: ASML Conference Center (SME 248)

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Yifei Zhang (Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University)

Location: ASML Conference Center (SME 248)

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Trung D. Nguyen (Research Associate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University)

Location: ASML Conference Center (SME 248)

Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm