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one from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), another from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NIH project is on the development of biomimetic tissue models using 3D bioprinting and human induced pluripotent stem cell.

Andrea Tao’s DURIP award will support the purchase of a state-of-the-art AFM-couple Raman spectrometer, which will be used in characterizing large-scale metamaterials fabricated by nanoparticle self-assembly.

MIT Technology Review has named Professor Liangfang Zhang, among the top 35 young innovators of 2013 for research entitled "A nanoengineering scheme to make drugs more effective by fooling the im

Darren Lipomi's Research Group is awarded a grant from the NSF BRIGE program (Broadening Research Initiation Grants in Engineering) for a project on understanding how organic solar cells function on the nanoscale and for its outreach efforts to underre

Joseph Wang is a Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego in the US. His research looks at the rapidly developing field of nanobioelectronics which aims to integrate nano- and biomaterials with electronic transducers.

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a temporary tattoo sensor that could help warn marathoners, cyclists and other extreme athletes if they're about to encounter the sudden, overwhelming sense of fatigue known as "the wall."  Read more

Flexible biofuel cells harvested substantial biochemical energy from human sweat in real-life more

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a “nanosponge” capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream...

Congratulations to our Professor Joseph Wang for receiving the 2013 Spiers Memorial Award for his major contributions to Electrochemistry and Nanobiotechnology from the UK  Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). r

Dept News

Ms. Soracha Thamphiwatana is the first NanoEngineering Ph.D. student to pass the dissertation defense. The defense on "Antimicrobial Nanotherapeutics Against Helicobacter Pylori Infection" was presented on August 6, 2014. Ms.

Alex Zaretski's project "GrollTex: green, inexpensive roll-to-roll industrial-scale graphene" heads to Washington D.C. for the Nationals in June, good luck Alex!  read more

Alex Zaretski won second prize at the FLoW (DOE Clean energy competition) at CalTech.  read more

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines.  Tim O'Connor is working in Prof.

Adam Printz with Prof. Lipomi's lab "Best of both worlds: Conjugated polymers exhibiting good photovoltaic properties and high tensile elasticity"  received Best Poster for NanoEngineering Department and Laura Andersen with Prof.

NanoEngineering PhD student Aliaksandr Zaretski with Professor Lipomi's research lab wins the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his project on the green fabrication of graphene sheets and the use of graphene to encapsulate particles in "nanoaquariums" for microscopic visualization.

Due to high demand, ALL engineering majors at the Jacobs School have been designated as oversubscribed and have been granted impacted status.
1. NanoEngineering (Effective Fall 2014 for freshmen and effective Fall 2015 for transfers)

As a 3rd year NanoEngineering student, Sarin Parikh entered the SDG&E Careers in Energy App Concept Development Contest with 2nd year CSE student Akshat Vasavada.

Congratulations to Su-Wen Hsu, a graduate student in Dr.


Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon

Dynamic Self-Assembly of Life-like Colloidal Materials

Kyle Bishop

Department of Chemical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

Structural Dynamics of Surface Reactions: Oxidation and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Judith C. Yang

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Physics
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon

Ionic conduction in low-dimensional oxides and solid state fuel cells

Shriram Ramanathan

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University

Meet & Greet: 10:30am - 10:50am

Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon

Electronic and related properties of semiconductor photocatalysts

Ying Dai

Meet & Greet: 10:30am - 10:50am

Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon

Materials and Architectures to Long-Life Electrochemical Energy Storage

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)

Meet & Greet: 10:30am - 10:50am
Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon

Non-equilibrium plasma processing of materials

Predicting the dynamic behavior of chemo-responsive gels
University of Pittsburgh

Transport Pathways in Semiconducting Polymers

Programmable Self-Assembly with Polymers and Particles




Accelerating materials discovery through high-throughput ab initio computing

Geoffroy Hautier

Université catholique de Louvain