Nano News

Microscopically small submarines that can swim through our blood to clear out clogged arteries or destroy malignant tumors. This concept may sound utopian, but it isn’t. Various micro- and nanomachines have in fact already been developed.

Professor Joseph Wang will speak at the 5 p.m. ceremony at Central Michigan University's commencement on May 5th.  He will be receiving a Doctor of Science honorary degree at the ceremony.

The RACI Electrochemistry Division is delighted to announce that the 2012 Breyer Medalist is Professor Joseph Wang. Professor Wang will be presented with the medal and give a lecture at the forthcoming RACI Electrochemistry Division Meeting in Perth

San Diego, Calif., March 28, 2012 – The American Chemical Society has awarded Liangfang Zhang, professor in the Department of NanoEngineering, the ACS Colloid and Surface Division Unilever Award for 2012.  read more

Dept News

The Department of NanoEngineering is proud to introduce the new Graduate Society of NanoEngineers (GSN).  Our graduate students have been actively pursuing this new graduate society for the past year and it's now official.

UCSD K-16 Programs, in conjunction with the Student Grant Program, is offering the GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT test prep courses to all interested UCSD undergraduate students – free!
We also offer these courses at a reduced rate for local area undergraduate students as well.

Wei Gao, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2012 International Student Research Fellow for research in Advanced Nanomachines and Their Biomedical Applications under the guidance and leadership of Professor Joseph Wang.

If you graduated in 2007, 2008 or 2009 from UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, you should have received an email to fill out an alumni survey.  Please fill out the survey.  If you did not receive the email, please contact Renee Gramlich (rgramlich@ucsd.edu)

NanoEngineering is moving the month of July to the new SME Building.  Our labs will start moving Monday July 16th with the majority of NE labs moving the week of 7/16 - 7/20/12 and all labs moved by 9/15/12.

The winner of the Huppert Memorial Outstanding Chemical Engineering Senior for 2012 is Nathan Konopliv.  Nathan had the highest GPA for the graduating seniors.  He is going to graduate school at UC Santa Barbara.  Congratulations Nathan!

Congratulations to Raj Khatri for being selected to receive the 2012 NanoEngineering Department's Outstanding Student Leader Award!  He will be honored at the Jacobs School Ring Ceremony on Saturday, June 16 at 8pm. Best wishes on your future endeavors!

A LinkedIn group has been created to connect our Chemical Engineering Alumni with each other and the faculty at UCSD. Let us know how you are doing professionally by joining our group! Log on to LinkedIn to join today.

The Department is  proud to announce that our AIChE project team has won the "Most Creative Drive System" award and also placed 6th in overall performance at the AIChE Western Regional Conference in their first time appearance.

Congratulations to Peter Chung from Professor Chen's lab for being one of the latest NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program award winners for 2012-2013. The fellowship is a three-year award, offering $30,000 in stipend and a proposed $12,000 in cost of education toward fees.  Job well done!

Seminars

Ultrasound Molecular Imaging: Beyond the Vasculature with Nanoparticle Contrast Agents

Jesse Jokerst, Ph.D.

Thin Film Interference in Ultra-Thin Layers: Color Coatings, Tunable Absorbers, and Anomalous Thermal Emitters

Nanoscale Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Vojislav R. Stamenkovic, Ph.D.

Martensitic Microstructural Systems in Carbon-Steels and Susceptibility to Hydrogen Embrittlement

George Krauss, Ph.D.

Cellular Factors that Impact Drug Delivery

Gaurav Sahay, Ph.D.

Innovation Maps for Process Design: A Continuous Glucose Sensor Case Study

Nanotechnology for environmental and energy applications: from nanoscale to urban scale

Alexander Orlov, Ph.D.

Stony Brook University

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Nanoengineering the coherent, thermal and quantum state of light using metamaterials

Zubin Jacob, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

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Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Junctions for Efficient and Stable Solar Fuel Synthesis

Paul C. McIntyre, Sc.D.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

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Applied research at the US DOE supporting the development of next-generation batteries for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)

Peter Faguy, Ph.D.