Nano News

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a novel technology that can fabricate, in mere seconds, microscale three-dimensional [3D] structures.Read full article

Marc André Meyers was elected Corresponding Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, in the domain of Engineering Sciences.  In the photo Marc Meyers is being congratulated by Dr. Marco Antonio Raupp,

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

Congratulations to Avery Sonnenberg and faculty advisor Michael Heller for receiving best poster for Bioengineering with the research poster entitled ISOLATION OF DNA FROM BLOOD SAMPLES FOR CANCER DIAGNOSTICS.  

Congratulations to Ronnie Fang and faculty advisor Liangfang Zhang with the research poster  A BIOMIMETIC NANOSPONGE AGAINST PORE-FORMING TOXINS taking first place at 2013 Research Expo, receiv

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 (

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!


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


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


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

Paul C. McIntyre, Sc.D.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University


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

Peter Faguy, Ph.D.

NANO meets BIO:  Understanding the Mechanisms of Immune Recognition of Engineered Nanomedicines

Dmitri Simberg, Ph.D.

UC San Diego, Moores Cancer Center

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Blinding Eye Diseases

Kang Zhang, Ph.D.

UC San Diego

Precipitation Effects in Ion Implanted Aluminum Nitride
Fatima Alleyne, Doctoral Candidate
University of California, Berkeley

Atmospheric Nanoparticles: Measurements and Observations

Jim Smith, Ph.D.

National Center for Atmospheric Research


High-throughput First-principles Computational Materials Design


Kesong Yang, Ph.D.

Duke University