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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.

Dept News

Congratulations to Dr. Jae-Wook Shin (LESC), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His defense on "Relaxation Phenomena in Rechargeable Battery Electrode Materials Beyond Li Intercalation" was presented on November 1, 2016. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. John Warner (Chen Laboratory), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "3D Printing of Static and Dynamic Biomaterial Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering" was presented on September 28, 2016. Dr.

Congratulations to Jinxing Li, PhD candidate from Dr. Joseph Wang's lab, who has been selected as a Siebel Scholar in recognition of his academic excellence and demonstrated leadership.

Congratulations to Dr. Qian Huang (Sirbuly Research Group), who recently received her Ph.D in NanoEngineering. Her defense on "Coupled Plasmonic Nanoparticle-Nanofiber Optic Force Transducers" was presented on September 12, 2016. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Wei Zhu (Chen Laboratory), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "3D Printing of Functional Biomaterials for Tissue Modeling" was presented on August 26, 2016. Dr.

Congratulations to Brandon Marin for being awarded a fellowship from the National Institutes of Health.

Congratulations to Ashley Kroll, Maziar Behtash, and Samuel Root, who were selected for the 2016-17 Achievement Reward for College Scientists (ARCS). These scholarships reward excellence in research.

Congratulations to Dr. Haodong Liu (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering.

Congratulations to Dr. Ziying Wang (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering.

The team received this honor based on their  capstone undergraduate research project, Solution Processable ZnO Coatings for Self-Cleaning Solar Modules. They summarize their findings: "Self-cleaning coatings have the potential to improve the long-term efficiency and reduce maintenance co