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A team led by Nano Professor Shaochen Chen, working with UC San Diego Medicine and Bioengineering Professor Shu Chien, has printed a tissue that closely mimics the human liver's structure and function for use in patient-specific drug screening and disease modeling.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency grant is intended to develop new skin-wearable systems that can rapidly and efficiently detect and remove chemical and biological agents. The project, led by Nano professors Joseph Wang and Liangfang Zhang, aims to provide better understanding of how chem-bio a

For the second year in a row, Dr. Joseph Wang has been named a Highly-Cited Researcher by leading news organization Thomson Reuters due to the number of citations his work has received from fellow researchers.

Using hollow 5 micrometer-wide cones, the Wang and Esener labs have shown how ultrasound-triggered explosions can shoot drug-packed nanobullets deep into diseased tissue. 

A team led by Dr. Michael Heller has developed a new technology that uses an oscillating electric field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from blood.

The Sustainable Power and Energy Center (Dr. Shirley Meng, director), has joined with other UCSD researchers as new members of CalCharge, the pioneering public-private partnership designed to accelerate breakthrough energy storage technologies in California. 

The Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award bears the inscription "For inspired teaching for 45 years, and for leadership in the field of Materials Science and Engineering through research, organization of conferences and symposia, and writing textbooks used globally." The award was prese

Part of the NIH's "High Risk, High Reward" program, the award supports exceptionally creative, early-career investigators with innovative, high-impact projects. Dr.

As reported recently in the journal Angewandte Chemie​, a group led by Dr. Joseph Wang has shown how tiny carbon-capturing motors may reduce the oceans' rising carbon dioxide levels.

By cloaking drug-delivering nanoparticles in the plasma membrane of human platelets, a group led by Dr. Zhang greatly increased the therapeutic effects of medicines administered to animal subjects.

Dept News

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.

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.