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A temporary tattoo developed by UC San Diego researchers and led by Joseph Wang, Chair of the NanoEngineering Department, and Patrick Mercier, has been enrolled in a phase I clinical trial.  This "tattoo sensor" would provide type 1 or type 2 diabetics with a needle-less option for monitoring the

Congratulations to NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Marc Meyers for receiving the 2018 Robert Franklin Mehl Award at the TMS Institute of Metals Lecture.  Dr.

A team of researchers led by NanoEngineering professor, Sheng Xu have developed a stretchable, flexible patch that can aid in performing ultrasound imaging on objects that do not have perfectly flat surfaces.  This new technology allows the patch to conform without compromising electronic functio

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.

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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.

Professor Vazquez-Mena was invited to Dool Elementary in Calexico, CA by the school counselor, Mr. Sammy Gutierrez, and by the Student Service Coordinator of Calexico, Mrs. Hortencia Armendariz, to promote science and engineering to their students.

Dr. Wei Gao, NanoEngineering alumni (CENG Ph.D. 2014) and former Ph.D. student of Professor Joseph Wang, has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Engineering at Caltech. Warmest congratulations and best wishes to Wei.

Congratulations to Dr. Chuze Ma (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Beyond Lithium: Novel Electrode Materials for Room Temperature Na-ion Batteries" was presented on June 13, 2017. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Mukanth Vaidyanathan (OHSU, Knight Cancer Institute), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His defense on "Novel Silica Lipid Nano Carriers for Diagnostics and Therapeutics" was presented on May 30, 2017. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Jinxing Li (Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Micro/Nanorobotics: From Locomotion to Biomedical Applications" was presented on May 22, 2017. Dr.