Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Big data, food sustainability merge with startup, Food Origins

Published Date:June 18, 2014

A team from Illinois is creating a technology which will not only be able to trace the origin of produce to the individual farm but also pinpoint the exact plot of land on which it was grown. MatSE undergrad Jay Fleischman is part of the leadership team for the startup, Food Origins.

Published Date: June 18, 2014

MatSE students receive MRS Silver Graduate Student Awards

Published Date:June 12, 2014

Anoop Rama Damodaran and Canan Dagdeviren were awarded MRS Silver Graduate Student Awards for their presentations at the 2014 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting in San Francisco.

Published Date: June 12, 2014

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