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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.

Congratulations to Professor Aaron Drews for being awarded the Academic Integrity Faculty Award!

Professor Liangfang Zhang has been selected as the U.S. nominee for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education for his revolutionary work in the field of nanomedicine.

Dept News

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Rodriquez of The Lipomi Research Group, who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Techniques for Measuring the Mechanical Properties of Organic Semiconductors"  was presented on June 20, 2018. Dr.

Chemical Engineering Program Director and Professor, Jan Talbot, will be retiring from UC San Diego on July 1st after 32 years. Dr.

On Saturday, June 16th, Jacobs School of Engineering celebrated the achievements of their graduating seniors at the 2018 Ring Ceremony. At the event, students received a ring to symbolize their commitment to ethics in their careers as engineers.

Congratulations to Dr. Zhenbin Wang, who was recognized as the Jacobs School of Engineering recipient for the Chancellor's Dissertation Medal for his work on "Design and Optimization of Phosphors for Solid-State Lighting using First-Principles."  Dr.

The Department of NanoEngineering would like to offer our congratulations to Dr. Shen Wang of the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion group, for receiving his Ph.D in NanoEngineering.  Dr.

The Department of NanoEngineering would like to extend their congratulations to two of our students.  Ms. Vy Ton was chosen to receive the Huppert Memorial Outstanding Senior Award for Chemical Engineering.  Mr.