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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 Amay Bandodkar, graduate student from Joe Wang's lab, who has been selected as a Seibel Scholar in recognition of his academic excellence and demonstrated leadership.

Congratulations to Mr. Kolin Hribar (Chen Laboratory), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Light-Assisted Biopatterning of Hydrogels for Investigating Cell Interactions with their Microenvironment" was presented on July 20, 2015. Mr.

Jinxing Li took 3rd Place in Falling Wall Lab San Diego, a Germany TED event, on last Saturday by "Breaking the Wall of Robot Miniaturization".  It is the first SoCal event of Falling Wall Lab with competition from all young innovators from SoCal (SD, LA, SB...).

Congratulations to Professor Shirley Meng for being awarded as one of the 4 winners of the 2015 Qualcomm Fellow-Mentor-Advisor (FMA) Fellowship, for the proposal titled, "Making the Invisible Visible: Diagnosing Atomic Level Defects in 10nm FinFET Transistors".

Deepest congratulations to Suchol for winning the Kaplan Dissertation Year Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year. Only ONE of these awards is given on the entire campus per year!

Congratulations to Jinxing Li and faculty advisors Joseph Wang and Liangfang Zhang for winning NE Best Poster and the Rudee Outstanding Poster entitled ARTIFICIAL MICROMOTORS IN THE MOUSE'S STOMACH: A STEP TOWARD IN VIVO USE OF BIOMEDICAL MICRO-ROBOTS.

Congratulations to Jinxing Li with Prof. Wang's lab group and Suchol Savagatrup with Prof. Lipomi's lab for receiving this award at the MRS Conference held in San Francisco last week. 

Her defense on "Understanding the Surface and Interface Properties of Electrode Materials in Alkali-Ion Batteries" was presented on March 10, 2015. Ms. Qian has been with the Department of NanoEngineering since Fall 2010. The department is very proud of her achievement! 

Amay Bandodkar receives $500 in recognition of his participation and exceptional presentation in the Interdisciplinary Research Awards on February 24, 2015 award presented by U.C. San Diego Graduate Division.

Neil Gandhi is a 2nd year student from the Nanoengineering department and is a Gordon Scholar and recipient of the Engineering Leadership Award from the Gordon Engineering Leadership Center.