Nano News

As reported recently in the journal Angewandte Chemie​, a group led by Dr. Joseph Wang has shown how tiny carbon-capturing motors may reduce the oceans' rising carbon dioxide levels.

By cloaking drug-delivering nanoparticles in the plasma membrane of human platelets, a group led by Dr. Zhang greatly increased the therapeutic effects of medicines administered to animal subjects.

Using an innovative 3-D printing technology, a team led by Dr. Shaochen Chen and Dr. Joseph Wang has developed fish-shaped microrobots with diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing, and directed drug delivery.

Working with Dr. Kang Zhang, professor at the UCSD Department of Opthamology, Dr. Liangfang Zhang helped develop a treatment using nanoparticles infused with a steroid present in cataract-free eyes.

"Why the Seahorse Tail is Square," published in the July 3, 2015 edition of Science, explains how the unique shape of a seahorse tail helps with protection and grip strength, and how this knowledge could lead to advances in robotics and medical device development.

"Topological defect dynamics in operando battery nanoparticles.” Science 2015, published June 19

Nanoengineering Professors win a large DOE grant for smart clothes that could cut energy costs...

The Hellman Fellowship is awarded to early-career faculty members as they progress toward tenure.  Congratulations Darren! read more

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

San Diego, CA, March 31, 2015 -- Unless you are directly involved in the hard work of improving battery performance while reducing costs, here is a detail you probably don’t know: in many ways, batteries are still a black box.

Dept News

Ms. Freeman's defense on "Chemical Resonance Effects in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering of Nucleic Acid-Silver Composites" was presented on April 20, 2016. Ms. Freeman has been with the Department of NanoEngineering since Fall 2010.

Congratulations to Mr. Li, a Graduate Student in Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Darren Lipomi and Mr. Aliaksandr Zaretski whose patent (METHOD FOR FABRICATION AND TRANSFER OF GRAPHENE) just got granted by the U.S. Patent Office.

Congratulations to Mr. O'Connor of the Lipomi Research Group for winning the Rudee Award for Outstanding Poster at this year's event, held on April 14th.

Congratulations to Mr. Jinxing Li (Wang Research Group) on being one of the four winners of the GSA's 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Award! An open reception will be held Tuesday, April 5th from 5-7 at The Loft. 

Congratulations to Mr. Ramirez (Lipomi Lab), Mr. Kumar (Wang Lab), Ms. Kroll (Zhang Lab) and Mr.

Congratulations to Mr. Brandon Marin for being selected by the Committee on Senate Awards as a recipient of the 2015/16 Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Students.

This prestigious national award, intended to support the next generation of scientists, was given to Nano Grad Bandodkar in recognition of his work in Dr. Joseph Wang's Center for Wearable Sensors. The $10,000 award is given annually by Metrohm USA to a single scholar. Mr.

The Fellowship, which provides a $22,000 stipend to outstanding students in their last year of doctoral study, aims to help students focus on the final stages of their research and on writing their dissertations.

Moses Kodur, an undergraduate student in Nano Prof. Shirley Meng’s group, was awarded a prize for Best Presentation - Energy at the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium at Rice University in 2015. Moses received the award from Prof. Meng.

Seminars

Al Pisano
University of California, San Diego

SME 248 - Cymer Conference Center
Engineering Broad-Spectrum Virucidal Drugs to Target Enveloped Viruses 
 
Dr. Nam-Joon Cho
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
 
Abstract:

Hao Yan
Arizona State University

SME 248 - Cymer Conference Center

 
Chad Mirkin
Northwestern University

SME 248 - Cymer Conference Center
Probing the Morphology of Bulk Heterojunction Films
 
Dr. Adam Moule
University of California, Davis
 
Abstract:

UCSD NANOENGINEERING SEMINAR
 
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
 
Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon
 
SME 248 - Cymer Conference Center
 

Development of New Therapeutic Approaches for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
 
Subhash Chauhan
 
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
 
Abstract:

SME 248 - Cymer Conference Center
 
Nanophotonics meets, resonantly, mechanics and 2D materials: 1+1>2
 
Ertugrul Cubukcu

SME 248 - Cymer Conference Center
 
Getting into that “room at the bottom” of DNA analysis
 
Dr. Sabrina Rose Leslie
McGill University
 
 
Abstract: