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A glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoring

Published Date:August 25, 2014

Paul Braun has developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate. The material is simple and low-cost to manufacture, and one square inch of hydrogel could be enough for up to 25 patients.

Published Date: August 25, 2014


Rogers receives NSF EAGER Award

Published Date:August 22, 2014

John Rogers has received an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award from the National Science Foundation to enable new technologies to better understand how complex behaviors emerge from the activity of brain circuits.

Published Date: August 22, 2014


Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus

Published Date:August 20, 2014

John Rogers' interdisciplinary team has created a camouflage sheet that has potential for commercial (art, fashion, architecture) and military applications. It's a great example of biologically-inspired engineering.

Published Date: August 20, 2014


MatSE grads are named Mavis Fellows

Published Date:July 23, 2014

Kaitlin Tyler, PhD student in the Paul Braun group, and Jichuan Zhang, PhD student in the Taekjip Ha group, have been named Mavis Future Faculty Fellows in the College of Engineering. The MF3 program provides the opportunity for doctoral students interested in engineering teaching as a profession to gain experience in the areas of research, teaching and mentoring.

Published Date: July 23, 2014


Study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devices

Published Date:July 14, 2014

Research in the Cahill group provides new insights on the physical mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and heat at the nanoscale and addresses the fundamental limits of ultrafast spintronic devices for data storage and information processing.

Published Date: July 14, 2014