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The NanoEngineering Department would like to extend its congratulations to our Chair, Dr. Joseph Wang who was named recipient of the SEAC - Charles N. Reilley Award at the PITTCON 2019.  Dr.

NanoEngineering professor, David Fenning, and his team of researchers have reported using x-rays to explain how adding salt improves the performance of perovskite solar cells. According to Fenning, perovskite solar cells can potentially reduce costs while maintaining their performance.

NanoEngineering professor, Shaochen Chen is a co-senior author of a new study that shows 3D printed implants promoting nerve cell growth to treat injured spinal cords.  The implants, developed by engineers and neuroscientists at UC San Diego, are filled with neural stem cells, fitted, and serve a

Liangfang Zhang, NanoEngineering professor and Director of the Chemical Engineering program, was named one of four Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the U.S. Dr.

The Department of NanoEngineering congratulates Professor David Fenning on being selected as a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award in the Division of Materials Research. Dr.

NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Shyue Ping Ong, and his team at the Materials Virtual Lab, are training artificial neural networks so they can predict new stable materials.

NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Sheng Xu, has led a team in developing an ultrasound patch that can continuously and non-invasively monitor blood pressure in patients as deep as four centimeters below the skin.

Dr. Liangfang Zhang, NanoEngineering professor at UC San Diego, and his lab team have developed neutrophil nanosponges that are safely soaking up and neutralizing proteins in the body that promote rheumatoid arthritis.

NanoEngineering professor, Sheng Xu, has lead a team in developing a stretchable electronic patch that can be used to perform a variety of wireless activity.

The Department of NanoEngineering congratulates Professor, Zheng Chen on being selected as one of the 11 university-led proposals to win a NASA Early Career Faculty for Space Technology Research Grant.

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NanoEngineering professor, Nisarg Shah is lead author in a newly published paper on improving T-cells. The research team has developed a sponge-like gel that can be injected under the skin at the time of a bone marrow transplant that enhances the production and quality of T-cells.

Congratulations to Dr. Xiao Yu (Cohen Research Group), who recently received her Ph.D in NanoEngineering. Her defense on "Development of Catalytic Metal-Organic Frameworks"  was presented on November 29, 2018. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Jungwoo Lee (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion), who recently received her Ph.D in NanoEngineering. Her defense on "Advancing Focused Ion Beam Characterization for Next Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries " was presented on August 28, 2018. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Zhi Deng (Materials Virtual Lab), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "First Principles Modeling of Lithium Solid Electrolytes " was presented on August 30, 2018. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Maziar Behtash of the Yang Research Group, who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "First-Principles Investigation of Defects in Perovskite and Fluorite-Structured Ceramic Interfaces" was presented on August 7, 2018. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Pavimol Angsantikul (Zhang Research Group), who recently received her Ph.D in NanoEngineering. Her defense on "Biointerfacing Via Cell Membrane-Coated Nanoparticles for Novel Antibacterial Nanotherapeutics"  was presented on May 15, 2018. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Jianli Cheng (Yang Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His defense on "First-Principles Study of Two-Dimensional Electron Gas in Perovskite Oxide Heterostructures"  was presented on July 5, 2018. Dr.

Congratulations to NanoEngineering Ph.D. graduates, Dr. Pavimol Angsantikul and Dr. Jinxing Li, who have been named the winners of the Eudragit (R) Award - North America for 2017.  This award is given to researchers worldwide for their scientific work involving Eudragit (R) polymers.