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MatSE at Illinois ranked #2

Published Date:March 11, 2014

The MatSE at Illinois graduate program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 edition of the Best Grad Schools.

Published Date: March 11, 2014


Solar Energy: Stacking the deck

Published Date:February 21, 2014

Solar panels are being produced using semiconductor stacking technology developed by John Rogers. These panels have the potential to produce cheaper electricity than coal-fired generators and are a lot more attractive.

Published Date: February 21, 2014


Nemec selected for Knights of St. Patrick

Published Date:February 7, 2014

MatSE senior Stephanie Nemec has been selected for the Knights of St. Patrick Class of 2014. Nemec is president of Material Advantage at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 7, 2014


Ferguson receives NSF CAREER Award

Published Date:February 5, 2014

Andy Ferguson has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his proposal "Teaching Machines to Design Self-Assembling Materials."

Published Date: February 5, 2014


Off-the-shelf materials lead to self-healing polymers

Published Date:February 4, 2014

Look out, super glue and paint thinner! Thanks to new materials developed in JJ Cheng's group, removable paint and self-healing plastics soon could be household products.

Published Date: February 4, 2014