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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.

Using an innovative 3-D printing technology, a team led by Dr. Shaochen Chen and Dr. Joseph Wang has developed fish-shaped microrobots with diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing, and directed drug delivery.

Working with Dr. Kang Zhang, professor at the UCSD Department of Opthamology, Dr. Liangfang Zhang helped develop a treatment using nanoparticles infused with a steroid present in cataract-free eyes.

"Why the Seahorse Tail is Square," published in the July 3, 2015 edition of Science, explains how the unique shape of a seahorse tail helps with protection and grip strength, and how this knowledge could lead to advances in robotics and medical device development.

"Topological defect dynamics in operando battery nanoparticles.” Science 2015, published June 19

Nanoengineering Professors win a large DOE grant for smart clothes that could cut energy costs...

The Hellman Fellowship is awarded to early-career faculty members as they progress toward tenure.  Congratulations Darren! read more

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

San Diego, CA, March 31, 2015 -- Unless you are directly involved in the hard work of improving battery performance while reducing costs, here is a detail you probably don’t know: in many ways, batteries are still a black box.

Congratulations Dr. Tao!   Sloan Research Fellows have been awarded annually since 1955, Sloan Research Fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars among the next generation of scientific leaders.

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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.