Nano News

Richard Feynman has left an indelible imprint upon Caltech and its culture, and upon science worldwide.  His vision for the field of Nanotechnology underpins the very foundation of our department of NanoEngineering.  Caltech will be hosting two visionary events, celebrating his iconoclastic and c

Congratulations to Dr. Shaochen Chen for being elected as a new Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society... Read more.

Seeds for biotech and wireless industries were sown on the La Jolla campus decades ago --

Two new industries rose out of the academic hallways of the La Jolla campus.

Congratulations to Joshua Windmiller and Professor Joseph Wang's Nanobioelectronic Sensor team on winning the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Academic R&D award at the 2010 Printed Electronics USA conference and tradeshow for their work on textile-based printed bioelectronic sensors.

Joseph Wang, professor in the Department of Nanoengineering -- The use of nanomotors to power nanomachines and nanofactories is one of the most exciting challenges facing nanotechnology.

University of California, San Diego NanoEngineers won a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop the tools to manufacture biodegradable frames around which heart tissues – functional blood vessels included – will grow.

Two recent rankings have placed the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering among the world’ s top universities.

San Diego, CA, August 25, 2010 -- NanoEngineers at the University of California, San Diego are designing new types of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries that could be used in a variety of NASA space exploration projects – and in a wide range of transportation and consumer applications.

On July 26, 2010, Marc André Meyers received the Materials and Society Award at the Opera House (Municipal Theater) of Rio de Janeiro. The award was given by Prof. T. Massalski, Executive Secretary of the Acta Materialia Inc. Board of Governors.

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. 


Amorphous Metals (AMs) & Composites for NASA Spacecraft Hardware; Science & Applications

Douglas C. Hofmann, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Technologist and Founder of Metallurgy Facility, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Toward Imaging Membrane Protein Assembly and Dynamics with In-situ Atomic Force Microscopy

Paul Ashby, Ph.D.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


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