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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.

NanoEngineering Professor, Joseph Wang and his lab team have developed a wearable, non invasive Vitamin C sensor that could provide a new, highly personalized way for users to track their daily nutritional intake.

NanoEngineering professor, Kenneth Vecchio, and his research lab is developing tools for screening large numbers of materials at an increasing rate. The method that Dr.

NanoEngineering Department Chair and Professor, Shaochen Chen and his research lab worked together with the University of Cambridge to 3D print coral-inspired structures that are capable of growing dense populations of microscopic algae.

Congratulations to NanoEngineering Professor, Shirley Meng, for being named this year's winner of the Faraday Medal.  Professor Meng will deliver the Faraday Medal lecture at Electrochem 2020 in Nottingham.  

A NanoEngineering team, led by professor Kenneth Vecchio and his Ph.D. student Kevin Kaufmann, have developed a machine learning algorithm technique that can determine crystal structures in a less labor-intensive manner.

Professor Oscar Vazquez-Mena, a NanoEngineering professor, was named an Emerging Scholar for 2020 by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. This honor is in recognition of his work with underrepresented students as part of his program called Bridges to Education.

NanoEngineering professor, Marc Meyers, along with his group and a group from UC Berkeley, collected hair samples from numerous mammals, including humans, to study their characteristics.

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Congratulations to Chemical Engineering Ph.D. student, Qiaowan Chang (Sustainable Materials and Energy Laboratory), who was recently awarded the 2020-2021 Marye Anne Fox Endowed Fellowship. This is awarded to students with highly distinguished academic records. 

 

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Congratulations to Adrian Garcia Badaracco (Kummel Lab), who recently received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering. His thesis defense on "Indocyanine Green Modified Silica Shells for Colon Tumor Marking" was presented on June 5, 2020.

Congratulations to Dr. Julian Ramirez (Lipomi Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His defense on "Metallic Nanoislands on Two-Dimensional Supports as Mechanical Biosensors" was presented on June 1, 2020. Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Qiangzhe Zhang (Zhang Research Group), who recently received his Ph.D in NanoEngineering. His defense on "Biomimetic Nanoparticles for Anti-Inflammatory Therapy" was presented on May 6, 2020. Dr.

Congratulations to NanoEngineering Ph.D.

Congratulations to Dr. Yanqi Luo (Fenning Research Group), who recently received her Ph.D in NanoEngineering. Her defense on "Revealing Composition-Performance Relationships in Halide Perovskite Solar Cells by Correlative Microscopy" was presented on March 30, 2020. Dr.

Congratulations to our alumnus, Amay Bandokar, who took a Faculty position at North Carolina State University.  Dr. Bandokar graduated with a Ph.D. in NanoEngineering. We are proud of his accomplishment and wish him well in his new position!

Congratulations to our students who were named recipients of the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program award. We are proud of each student and their huge accomplishment:

 

Congratulations to Dr. Chava Angell on receiving her Ph.D in NanoEngineering for her defense on “Co-Opting Rolling Circle Amplification to Create Lower Cost DNA Nanostructures”.