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A research team jointly led by NanoEngineering professors, Ping Liu and Shyue Ping Ong, have discovered a new anode material known as disordered rocksalt. This new anode material enables lithium-ion batteries to safely recharge within minutes for thousands of cycles. 

NanoEngineering professor, Nicole Steinmetz, and her Center for Nano-Immunoengineering have received a grant to work toward developing a new treatment for liver cancer by combining ablation with immunotherapy from a plant virus.

Researchers led by Nanoengineering professor, Nicole Steinmetz, have developed a more targeted way to deliver pesticides to food crops. Using a plant virus as a nanocarrier will result in decreasing the amount of required pesticide and reducing the chemical accumulation in our food and water.

NanoEngineering professor, Shirley Meng, along with other scientists from UC San Diego and Idaho National Laboratory, have discovered a noncystalline "glassy" lithium that had never previously been observed.

NanoEngineering professor, Sheng Xu and his research lab have developed a new method to fabricate perovskites as single-crystal thin films.  This new method results in the perovskites showing fewer defects, enhanced stability and more efficiency for use in solar cells and optical devices.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in researchers designing a high number of vaccines. New nanotechnologies has been playing a large role in these designs.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded UC San Diego researchers a six-year $18 million grant to fund a new Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). The UC San Diego labs funded by this new MRSEC, which includes those from the NanoEngineering Department, will focus on

Professor Nicole Steinmetz and her Center for Nano-Immuno-Engineering have received a five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an immunotherapy for ovarian cancer using plant virus nanoparticles. The particles will be produced using 3D-bioprinting from Dr.

NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Liangfang Zhang and his research lab have developed a way to use nano-scale particles in the form of nanosponges as a way to soak up harmful pathogens and toxins from viruses. This advancement could help protect healthy cells against the COVID-19 infection. 

NanoEngineering professors, Dr. Joseph Wang and Dr. Liangfang Zhang, have developed an enzyme-powered Janus platelet cell robot to use for active and targeted drug delivery. This breakthrough can help develop multi-functional cell-based micromotors for numerous biomedical applications.

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The Department of NanoEngineering would like to offer our congratulations to Dr.

The NanoEngineering Department would like to congratulate Lucero Lopez, a Chemical Engineering student, on being presented with a 2018 Gordon Fellow Undergraduate Award!  The Bernard and Sophia Gordon Engineering Leadership Center has presented the annual Engineering Leadership Gordon Fellow Awar

Transfer Triton Day is upon us once again.  This day is for newly admitted transfer students and will be held on Saturday, May 5th.  The entire campus will be open for tours and information sessions.

Congratulations to NanoEngineering Graduate Student, Mr. Jacob Schimelman, who was recently awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! This prestigious fellowship was instituted to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. Mr.

Triton Day is quickly approaching. This day is for newly admitted freshmen students and their families.  Triton Day will be held on Saturday, April 14th.  The entire campus will be open for tours and information sessions.  Our staff and faculty members will be on hand to answer any questions that

Congratulations to NanoEngineering professor, Dr. Marc Meyers for receiving the 2018 Robert Franklin Mehl Award at the TMS Institute of Metals Lecture.  Dr.

The Department of NanoEngineering would like to offer our congratulations to Dr.

A lab led by NanoEngineering professor, Dr.

The Department of NanoEngineering would like to offer our congratulations to Dr.