On February 8, the Materials Science and Engineering Department was fortunate to celebrate not one, but three investitures for Professors Jian-min Zuo, Jianjun Cheng, and Pascal Bellon.
Led by Jianjun Cheng, a Hans Thurnauer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, researchers at Illinois and collaborators in China published their findings on targeted cancer therapies in the journal Nature Chemical Biology.
Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang is changing the world, inspiring the next generation’s scientists in the ‘Wonder Materials’ exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England.
Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect light, with research being led by MatSE Professor Moonsub Shim.
Jennifer A. Lewis (BS, 1986, Ceramic Engineering), former MatSE Professor and former MRL Director, has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.