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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.

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).

Dept News

Congratulations to Zachary Dorfman (Fenning Research Group), who recently received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering. His thesis defense on "Toward Commercial Perovskite Solar Manufacturing" was presented on May 15, 2019.

Congratulations to Dr. Junxin Wang (Jokerst Bioimaging Lab), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Photoacoustic Monitoring in Anticoagulant Therapy" was presented on May 14, 2019. Dr.

NanoEngineering student, Will Tanaka and Environmental Chemistry major, Enid Partika were awarded with the prestigious 2019 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize in recognition for their work on the BioEnergy Project.

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NanoEngineering, Ph.D. student, Fernando Soto (Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics), has been selected to receive the Gordon Fellow for the Jacobs School of Engineering - the Bernard and Sophia Gordon Engineering Leadership Center, UC San Diego.

Congratulations to Dr. Diana Dehaini (Zhang Nanomedicine Lab), who recently received her Ph.D in NanoEngineering. Her defense on "Biomimetic Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery and Removal" was presented on February 28, 2019. Dr.

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.