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.
September 27, 2016
Published Date:September 23, 2016
At 19 years old, Swarnav Pujari wants to do nothing less than “revolutionize the energy market.” The University of Illinois materials science and engineering student envisions office buildings, convention centers and tourist attractions powered simply by the hundreds of people who walk through them each day.
September 23, 2016
Published Date:September 21, 2016
Qian Chen, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Illinois, was named to the Science News 10: Scientists to Watch for her work in pioneering the design of new biologically inspired materials.
September 21, 2016
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.
August 24, 2016
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.
August 9, 2016