Nano News

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.

Seeds for biotech and wireless industries were sown on the La Jolla campus decades ago --

Two new industries rose out of the academic hallways of the La Jolla campus.

Congratulations to Joshua Windmiller and Professor Joseph Wang's Nanobioelectronic Sensor team on winning the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Academic R&D award at the 2010 Printed Electronics USA conference and tradeshow for their work on textile-based printed bioelectronic sensors.

Joseph Wang, professor in the Department of Nanoengineering -- The use of nanomotors to power nanomachines and nanofactories is one of the most exciting challenges facing nanotechnology.

University of California, San Diego NanoEngineers won a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop the tools to manufacture biodegradable frames around which heart tissues – functional blood vessels included – will grow.

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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"


Transparent, Conductive, Flexible, Stretchable Networks of Metal Nanowires
Ben Wiley, Ph.D.
Duke University

Regenerative Hydrogen-Bromine Fuel Cell for Large-Scale Electrical Energy Storage
Trung Nguyen, Ph.D.
University of Kansas

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

Amorphous Metals (AMs) & Composites for NASA Spacecraft Hardware; Science & Applications

Douglas C. Hofmann, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Technologist and Founder of Metallurgy Facility, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Toward Imaging Membrane Protein Assembly and Dynamics with In-situ Atomic Force Microscopy

Paul Ashby, Ph.D.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Biomimetic Design of Dynamic and Self-Healing Polymers

Zhibin Guan, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine


At Least 1,000X Thinner than a Human Hair

Brian A. Korgel, Ph.D

Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, TX


Mechanics of Smart Materials: Origins of Property Coefficients from in situ X-ray and Neutron Scattering

Jacob L. Jones, Ph.D.

Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida


Size-induced Shifts in the Thermodynamics of Nanophase Oxides and Implications for Materials Science, Geochemistry and Environmental Science

Alexandra Navrotsky, Ph.D.

Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory and NEAT ORU, UC Davis

High-performance micromagnetics for nanostructured materials and devices

Vitaliy Lomakin, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, U.C. San Diego