Nano News

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a novel method of disguising nanoparticles as red blood cells, which will enable them to evade the body’s immune system and deliver cancer-fighting drugs straight to a tumor.

A new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue doesn’t wrinkle up when it is stretched.

Diagnostics: Tiny motors capture cancer cells and DNA from biological fluids

http://pubs.acs.org/cen/email/html/8918notw3.html

The existing approaches used to detect circulating cancer cells. A team of researchers led by Liangfang Zhang and Joseph Wang, University of California – San Diego, USA, have come up with a new method to pickup and transport cancer cell payloads under physiological conditions and

They were named as SCI Scholars. Part of the award is a 10 week internship this summer at a chemical plant. Nathan is going to Air Liquide and Eli is going to Chevron Phillips.

For global leadership in the field of mechanical behavior of materials and for original and seminal contributions to the fundamental mechanisms in shock compression, shear localization, grain-size effects, and biological materials.

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Cha who has been selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow for 2011.

Richard Feynman has left an indelible imprint upon Caltech and its culture, and upon science worldwide.  His vision for the field of Nanotechnology underpins the very foundation of our department of NanoEngineering.  Caltech will be hosting two visionary events, celebrating his iconoclastic and c

Congratulations to Dr. Shaochen Chen for being elected as a new Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society... Read more.

Dept News

The Department is  proud to announce that our AIChE project team has won the "Most Creative Drive System" award and also placed 6th in overall performance at the AIChE Western Regional Conference in their first time appearance.

Congratulations to Peter Chung from Professor Chen's lab for being one of the latest NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program award winners for 2012-2013. The fellowship is a three-year award, offering $30,000 in stipend and a proposed $12,000 in cost of education toward fees.  Job well done!

The winner of the Huppert Memorial Outstanding Chemical Engineering Senior for 2011 is Ramzi Said.

Two Warren College awards were given to Chemical Engineering senior Colin Scholtz.

Congratulations to Daniel Kagen and faculty advisor Joseph Wang, with the research poster entitled "BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS OF CATALYTIC NANOMOTORS".

This award recognizes a career of excellence in teaching both undergraduates and graduate students, mentoring graduate students, and contributing the development of educational curricula in her field.

Dr. Shaochen Chen's website is now online. Dr. Chen is a Professor in the Nanoengineering Department at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also a faculty member of the Institute of Engineering in Medicine at UCSD.

Congratulations to Roy Lefkowitz, Graduate Student; Advisors: Professors Michael Heller, Geert Schmid-Schonbein on Research Expo poster submission "An Early Point-of-

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Congratulations to Roy Lefkowitz, Graduate Student; Advisors: Professors Michael Heller, Geert Schmid-Schonbein on Research Expo poster submission "An Early Point-of-Care Shock Diagnostic: Clinically Relevant Detection of Protease Activity in Whole Blood" for winning the "Department Best Poster"

Seminars

Engineered Nanostructures for Investigation and Regulation of Cellular Signaling Processes
 
Gang-yu Liu, Ph.D.
UC Davis
 

Deformation Related Processing to Performance of Zr Alloys

Leo Prakash, Ph.D.

University of Manchester

 

Bio-nano-fluidics: From butterfly proboscis to artificial probes

Knocking into the Battery Wonderland
 
Bor Yann Liaw, Ph.D.
 
University of Hawaii at Manoa
 
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Electrodeposition of Nanostructured Crystalline Inorganic Semiconductors for Electrochemical Energy Conversion/Storage
 
Stephen Maldonado, Ph.D.
 
University of Michigan

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Hydrogel Scaffolds for Gene Delivery and Stem Cell Transplantation
 
Tatiana Segura, Ph.D.
 
UCLA

 

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Biomimetic Materials for Regenerative Medicine
 
Peter Ma, Ph.D.
 
University of Michigan

Transparent, Conductive, Flexible, Stretchable Networks of Metal Nanowires
 
Ben Wiley, Ph.D.
 
Duke University
 
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Regenerative Hydrogen-Bromine Fuel Cell for Large-Scale Electrical Energy Storage
 
Trung Nguyen, Ph.D.
University of Kansas
 
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Biomimetic Nanotechnology to Tackle Cancer: Targeted Drug Delivery and Tumor Cell Isolation
Seungpyo Hong
Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
University of Illinois at Chicago
 
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