Nano News

UC San Diego nanoengineering professor Jen Cha is using a $300,000 grant from the U.S Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop nanoscale materials for biological and chemical sensing for health and environmental monitoring. 

The technology, developed by nano-engineering professor Joseph Wang of University of California San Diego and his team, breaks new ground in the field of intelligent textiles and is part of shift in focus in healthcare from hospital-based treatment to home-based management. 

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) announced the election of 55 new members of the College of Fellows. The newly elected Fellows were nominated and approved by current Fellows of the College, consisting of over 900 engineers and scientists.


Biomimetic Design of Dynamic and Self-Healing Polymers

Zhibin Guan, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine


At Least 1,000X Thinner than a Human Hair

Brian A. Korgel, Ph.D

Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, TX


Mechanics of Smart Materials: Origins of Property Coefficients from in situ X-ray and Neutron Scattering

Jacob L. Jones, Ph.D.

Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida


Size-induced Shifts in the Thermodynamics of Nanophase Oxides and Implications for Materials Science, Geochemistry and Environmental Science

Alexandra Navrotsky, Ph.D.

Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory and NEAT ORU, UC Davis

High-performance micromagnetics for nanostructured materials and devices

Vitaliy Lomakin, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, U.C. San Diego

Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Transformations of Metal and Magnetic Nanoparticles

Joseph B. Tracy, Ph.D.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University


Location: EBU II 479

Low Reynolds Number Swimmer Utilizing Surface Traveling Waves: Analytical and Experimental Study

Shimon Haber, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Location: Jacobs Hall (EBU I)  room 4309

Nanorobots and biological applications of smart tubes

Samuel Sanchez, Ph.D.

Group Leader at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, IFW Dresden, Germany

Location: Fung Auditorium

Thresholdless Nanoscale Lasers

Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Ph.D.

Staff Researcher, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, U. C. San Diego

Turn ON Tumor Contrast by Amplifying Microenvironment Signals

Jinming Gao, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas