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The NanoEngineering Department would like to extend its congratulations to our Chair, Dr. Joseph Wang who was named recipient of the SEAC - Charles N. Reilley Award at the PITTCON 2019.  Dr.

NanoEngineering professor, David Fenning, and his team of researchers have reported using x-rays to explain how adding salt improves the performance of perovskite solar cells. According to Fenning, perovskite solar cells can potentially reduce costs while maintaining their performance.

NanoEngineering professor, Shaochen Chen is a co-senior author of a new study that shows 3D printed implants promoting nerve cell growth to treat injured spinal cords.  The implants, developed by engineers and neuroscientists at UC San Diego, are filled with neural stem cells, fitted, and serve a

Liangfang Zhang, NanoEngineering professor and Director of the Chemical Engineering program, was named one of four Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the U.S. Dr.

The Department of NanoEngineering congratulates Professor David Fenning on being selected as a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award in the Division of Materials Research. Dr.

NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Shyue Ping Ong, and his team at the Materials Virtual Lab, are training artificial neural networks so they can predict new stable materials.

NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Sheng Xu, has led a team in developing an ultrasound patch that can continuously and non-invasively monitor blood pressure in patients as deep as four centimeters below the skin.

Dr. Liangfang Zhang, NanoEngineering professor at UC San Diego, and his lab team have developed neutrophil nanosponges that are safely soaking up and neutralizing proteins in the body that promote rheumatoid arthritis.

NanoEngineering professor, Sheng Xu, has lead a team in developing a stretchable electronic patch that can be used to perform a variety of wireless activity.

The Department of NanoEngineering congratulates Professor, Zheng Chen on being selected as one of the 11 university-led proposals to win a NASA Early Career Faculty for Space Technology Research Grant.

Dept News

Congratulations to Dr. Yang Yu (Meyers Group), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Structural and Mechanical Properties of A-Keratin Fibers" was presented on May 5, 2017. Dr. Yu has been with the Department of NanoEngineering since Fall 2013.

Joseph Wong, an undergraduate in NanoEngineering, rece

Congratulations to Dr. Elaine Alexandra Skowronski (Heller Lab), who recently received her Ph.D in NanoEngineering. Her defense on "Charge-Changing Substrates for Degradative Enzyme Activity Detection in Whole Blood" was presented on May 8, 2017. Dr.

Today the NanoEngineering Department celebrated two founding members farewell. Professor Michael Heller will be retiring at the end of the academic year and Professor Gaurav Arya is off to pursue new opportunities.

The Jacobs School held its annual Research Expo on Thursday, April, 20, 2017.

Congratulations to Dr. Tyler Dill (Tao Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Plasmonic Colloidal Nanoantennas for Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectrocopy" was presented on January 18, 2017. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Viet Anh Nguyen Huu (Laboratory for Bioresponsive Materials), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His defense on "Engineering Smart Drug Delivery Systems to Treat Inflammatory Disorders" was presented on January 6, 2017. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Joshua T. Villanueva (Nanophotonics, Sensors and Devices Laboratory), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering.

Congratulations to Dr. Sohini Manna (Center for Memory and Recording Research), who recently received her Ph.D in NanoEngineering. Her defense on "Engineering of Anisotropic Metallic Nanomaterials" was presented on December 2, 2016. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Rajaram Narayanan (Bandaru Group), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Electrochemical Charge Storage and Transfer in Carbon Nanostructures" was presented on November 30, 2016. Dr.