MatSE News

Illinois group leads hands-on science projects at summer camp at Blackfeet reservation

Author: August Schiess

Published Date:October 11, 2016

CSL Professor Les Allen, his wife Joy, and several graduate students took part in the third annual summer camp at Blackfeet Community College, located on the Blackfeet reservation in Browning, Montana. Allen and his team introduced the group of 30 high school and 30 middle school students to hands-on solar and wind energy projects that students could keep.

Published Date: October 11, 2016


MatSE Student Grace Pakeltis Takes Second at TECHCON

Author: Mike Koon

Published Date:October 10, 2016

Grace Pakeltis, a senior in materials science and engineering, won second place in the Undergraduate Innovation Presenter category for "Electric Field Controlled Nonvolatile Magnetic Memories" at the Semiconductor Research Corporation's (SRC) 17th annual TECHCON Conference held Sept. 11-13 in Austin, Texas.

Published Date: October 10, 2016


In The Field: MatSE's Mackenzie Kurth Discusses Undergraduate Research

Author: Ben Taylor

Published Date:October 4, 2016

The "In the Field" series showcases undergraduate research across our campus in the form of 60-second video vignettes. This "In the Field" video spotlights undergraduate research student Mackenzie Kurth. Mackenzie is a recent graduate in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 4, 2016


Leal Earns NIH New Innovator Award

Author: Ben Taylor

Published Date:October 4, 2016

Cecilia Leal, an assistant professor in MatSE and the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, is a recipient of the 2016 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award. The award recognizes bold ideas from some of the nation’s most promising early-career scientists.

Published Date: October 4, 2016


Ye Receives Best Paper Award

Author: August Schiess

Published Date:September 27, 2016

Determining the structure of a material is key to manipulating it. If you know the structure of a virus, for example, you can develop drugs to control it. This was the motivation behind recent research by Zichao Ye, a PhD student in materials science and engineering, who won a Best Paper Award at the National Thermal Analysis meeting (ICTAC/NATAS) in Orlando in August 2016.

Published Date: September 27, 2016