Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Controlling thermal conductivities can improve energy storage

Published Date:June 4, 2014

Researchers at the U of I have demonstrated the electrochemical modulation of thermal conductivity of lithium cobalt oxide. A better understanding of the thermal properties of battery electrodes may help in the design of batteries that can be charged more rapidly, deliver more power, and operate with a greater margin of safety.

Published Date: June 4, 2014

Kilian receives NIH grant for stem cell research

Published Date:May 29, 2014

Kris Kilian has received a two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will allow him to explore the biophysical and biochemical factors that direct mesenchymal stem cell secretion, in order to design new stem cell-based materials for cardiovascular therapy.

Published Date: May 29, 2014

Smart technology to monitor head impact in athletes

Published Date:May 29, 2014

President Obama is hosting a White House summit on growing concerns over sports head injuries. MC10, the company John Rogers founded, is offering a high-tech solution to this problem. They have teamed with Reebok to create a smart skullcap which uses multiple sensors to capture head impact data during play.

Published Date: May 29, 2014

Regenerating plastic grows back after damage

Published Date:May 9, 2014

Until now, self-repairing materials could only bond tiny microscopic cracks. However, new regenerating materials developed by Jeff Moore, Scott White, and Nancy Sottos can fill in large cracks and holes by regrowing material.

Published Date: May 9, 2014

MatSE grad wins Illinois Innovation Prize

Published Date:May 1, 2014

Canan Dagdeviren, Ph.D. student in the Rogers research group, has received the $20,000 Illinois Innovation Prize. The Innovation Award is given to "one student who stands out as a passionate innovator and entrepreneur, who is working with world-changing technology and is seen as a role model for others."

Published Date: May 1, 2014