Nano News

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.

Congratulations to NanoEngineering Professor Shirley Meng, who was recognized by the International Union of Materials Research Societies and the Materials Research Society Singapore as winner of the IUMRS - MRS Singapore Young Researcher Merit Award 2016.

NanoEngineering professors, Liangfang Zhang and Joseph Wang's research groups have collaborated on a study to demonstrate for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. Researchers published their findings on Aug. 16 in Nature Communications.  

Congratulations to Professor Marc Meyers for receiving the 2017 APS George Duvall Award in Shock Compression Science! The award is a career award given at the organization's bi-annual meeting which included 600 registered participants.

Professor Darren Lipomi's lab group has developed a wireless gloves that translates American Sign Language into text. The glove which is called "The Language of Glove," was built using stretchable and printable electronics.

Dr. Shirley Meng's Lab Group has developed a new chemistry that enables batteries to run in much cooler conditions that today's batteries. Today's batteries stop working at -20 degrees Celsius while Dr. Meng's group's was able to get their batteries working at -60 degrees Celsius.

Professor Shaochen Chen received the Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Metal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Congratulations to David on receiving the Hellman Fellowship early-career award on his research in the development of next-generation solar cells...read more

Professor Donald Sirbuly leads a team of Engineers at the University of California San Diego in developing Nanofiber Optic Force Transducers.

Dept News

A team of UC San Diego students took first place in the National Academy of Engineering 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) business plan competition for their work on developing a low-cost device for monitoring HIV levels in blood.

Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Francis O'Connor (The Lipomi Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Mechanically Compliant Electronic Materials for Wearable Photovoltaics and Human-Machine Interfaces" was presented on August 1, 2017. Dr.

Our very own NanoEngineering Ph.D.

NanoEngineering Professor Darren Lipomi and local Nanotechnologists Jeanne Lemaster, Chava Angell, Aaron Saunders, and Robin Ihnfeldt were part of a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con 2017.  They discussed the use of nanotechnology in popular science fiction.

Professor Vazquez-Mena was invited to Dool Elementary in Calexico, CA by the school counselor, Mr. Sammy Gutierrez, and by the Student Service Coordinator of Calexico, Mrs. Hortencia Armendariz, to promote science and engineering to their students.

Dr. Wei Gao, NanoEngineering alumni (CENG Ph.D. 2014) and former Ph.D. student of Professor Joseph Wang, has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Engineering at Caltech. Warmest congratulations and best wishes to Wei.

Congratulations to Dr. Chuze Ma (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Beyond Lithium: Novel Electrode Materials for Room Temperature Na-ion Batteries" was presented on June 13, 2017. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Mukanth Vaidyanathan (OHSU, Knight Cancer Institute), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His defense on "Novel Silica Lipid Nano Carriers for Diagnostics and Therapeutics" was presented on May 30, 2017. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Jinxing Li (Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Micro/Nanorobotics: From Locomotion to Biomedical Applications" was presented on May 22, 2017. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Yang Yu (Meyers Group), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Structural and Mechanical Properties of A-Keratin Fibers" was presented on May 5, 2017. Dr. Yu has been with the Department of NanoEngineering since Fall 2013.

Seminars

On Wednesday, October 17, 2017, speaker Robert Sinclair will be discussing "In Situ High Resolution and Environmental Electron Microscopy Studies of Material Reactions." Mr.

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Fernando Soto will be presenting an "Introduction to Nanorobotics." Mr. Soto is a Ph.D. candidate working in the Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics in the Department of NanoEngineering.

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, speaker T. Randall Lee will discuss "Photonic and Magnetic Nanoparticles and Nanoscale Teflon Coating" in the Fung Auditorium. Mr.

Please Attend (but not mandatory)

NanoEngineering Department Orientation

September 26, 2017

Warren Lecture Hall, Room 2001

1:00pm - 3:00pm