MatSE News

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


Professor Waltraud M. Kriven

Kriven receives James I. Mueller Award

Published Date:August 1, 2016

Published Date: August 1, 2016


Braun selected to lead MRL

Published Date:May 31, 2016

Paul Braun, Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been appointed the next director of the F. Seitz Materials Research Laboratory.

Published Date: May 31, 2016