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Research Highlights

Highlights

LED pioneers to receive NAE Draper Prize

Published Date:January 6, 2015

ECE Professor Emeritus Nick Holonyak Jr. and two of his former students--George Craford and Russell Dupuis--are among the recipients of the 2015 Charles Stark Draper Prize, one of the most prestigious engineering awards in the world. They are honored for their contributions to developing the energy-efficient LED lighting technology. Read on...

Published Date: January 6, 2015


Gelatin nanoparticles effectively deliver drugs to the brain

Published Date:December 31, 2014

MNTL researchers have developed gelatin nanoparticles that can deliver medicine directly to the brain. Administered nasally, the medicine-laced particles target damaged brain tissue by bypassing the blood-brain barrier, a biological fence that prevents most drugs from entering the brain via the bloodstream. Read on...

The researchers hope the gelatin nanoparticles, administered through the nasal cavity, can help deliver other drugs to more effectively treat a variety of brain injuries and neurological diseases.  - See more at: http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=10409#sthash.ZerRK2ig.dpuf
gelatin nanoparticles target damaged brain tissue thanks to an abundance of gelatin-munching enzymes produced in injured regions. - See more at: http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=10409#sthash.ZerRK2ig.dpuf
gelatin nanoparticles target damaged brain tissue thanks to an abundance of gelatin-munching enzymes produced in injured regions. - See more at: http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=10409#sthash.ZerRK2ig.dpuf

Published Date: December 31, 2014


Microtubes create cozy space for neurons to grow, and grow fast

Published Date:November 11, 2014

Published Date: November 11, 2014


Researchers ID optimal size nanomedicine for effective cancer-fighting drug delivery

Published Date:October 22, 2014

MNTL affiliate faculty member Jianjun Cheng was part of a research team that showed there is an optimal particle size for anti-cancer nanomedicinces. Read on...

Published Date: October 22, 2014


Former intern wins 2014 MacArther Fellowship

Published Date:September 18, 2014

A former U of I intern at MNTL has received a MacArthur Fellowship (aka genius grant). Mark Hersam (BSEE 1996, PhD 2000), who worked with ECE Professor & MNTL affiliate Joe Lyding. Read on...

Published Date: September 18, 2014


Local news features Nano@Illinois Research Experience for Teachers

Published Date:July 10, 2014

Published Date: July 10, 2014