MatSE News

Chen Awarded RAEng's Distinguished Visiting Fellowship

Author: Alexander Chilton

Published Date:August 24, 2016

Qian Chen, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Illinois, has been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) to conduct research at the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials.

Published Date: August 24, 2016


Girls Learn About Materials Science at GLAM G.A.M.E.S. Camp

Author: Elizabeth Innes - i-STEM

Published Date:August 9, 2016

At the GLAM (Girls Learning About Materials) G.A.M.E.S. camp in early July, the girls learned about a wide variety of materials, ranging from polymers, to biomaterials, to a material that's a favorite of girls everywhere— chocolate. Even more importantly, the girls were exposed to numerous female role models in materials engineering.

Published Date: August 9, 2016


MatSE PhD alumna turns her engineering chops to TV scriptwriting

Author: IEEE - Susan Karlin

Published Date:August 5, 2016

Beth Keser (PhD 1997, Materials Science and Engineering) is turning her problem-solving skills toward creating a new TV show. Her transition to TV scriptwriting is the subject of a feature article in IEEE Spectrum.

Published Date: August 5, 2016


Method opens a window on how stress and strain affect battery performance

Author: Dr. Nancy Sottos

Published Date:August 5, 2016

Illinois professors Nancy Sottos and Andrew Gerwith developed a method to comprehensively measure the mechanical stress and strain in lithium-ion batteries. It revealed a point of stress in charging that, if addressed through new methods or materials, could lead to faster-charging batteries. 

Published Date: August 5, 2016


Precision Oncology: Nanoparticles Target Bone Cancers in Dogs

Author: Dr. Francis Collins

Published Date:August 2, 2016

The recent story on the on NIH Director’s, Dr. Francis Collins, blog features the work of MatSE professor Jianjun Cheng and veterinary clinical medicine professor Dr. Timothy Fan.

Published Date: August 2, 2016