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NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Shirley Meng, is one of six UC San Diego faculty members who will be honored at the Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Awards.

Nanoengineering professor, Dr. Nicole Steinmetz, is being recognized for Women's History Month by the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Dr.

UC San Diego researchers at the Center for Wearable Sensors have developed a new testing strip that can detect Fentanyl. Center Director and Chair of the Department of NanoEngineering, Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Wang (Department of NanoEngineering Chair and Professor) and his research lab group on their paper published in Nature Biotechnology. Their latest paper presents their research on "Wearable Biosensors for Healthcare Monitoring."

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.

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A team of UC San Diego students took first place in the National Academy of Engineering 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) business plan competition for their work on developing a low-cost device for monitoring HIV levels in blood.

Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Francis O'Connor (The Lipomi Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Mechanically Compliant Electronic Materials for Wearable Photovoltaics and Human-Machine Interfaces" was presented on August 1, 2017. Dr.

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NanoEngineering Professor Darren Lipomi and local Nanotechnologists Jeanne Lemaster, Chava Angell, Aaron Saunders, and Robin Ihnfeldt were part of a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con 2017.  They discussed the use of nanotechnology in popular science fiction.

Professor Vazquez-Mena was invited to Dool Elementary in Calexico, CA by the school counselor, Mr. Sammy Gutierrez, and by the Student Service Coordinator of Calexico, Mrs. Hortencia Armendariz, to promote science and engineering to their students.

Dr. Wei Gao, NanoEngineering alumni (CENG Ph.D. 2014) and former Ph.D. student of Professor Joseph Wang, has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Engineering at Caltech. Warmest congratulations and best wishes to Wei.

Congratulations to Dr. Chuze Ma (Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Beyond Lithium: Novel Electrode Materials for Room Temperature Na-ion Batteries" was presented on June 13, 2017. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Mukanth Vaidyanathan (OHSU, Knight Cancer Institute), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His defense on "Novel Silica Lipid Nano Carriers for Diagnostics and Therapeutics" was presented on May 30, 2017. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Jinxing Li (Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Micro/Nanorobotics: From Locomotion to Biomedical Applications" was presented on May 22, 2017. Dr.

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.