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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


Vascular networks enable repeated self-healing in fiber-reinforced composites

Published Date:May 1, 2014

Nancy Sottos and colleagues have introduced 3D microvascular networks containing healing agents into a fiber-reinforced composite. The unique design allows the composite to repeatedly self-heal fractures.

Published Date: May 1, 2014


Cu-Ag alloy wears itself well

Published Date:April 29, 2014

Pascal Bellon, Bob Averback, and colleagues have found a novel self-adapting mechanism in Cu90Ag10 whereby chemically nanolayered structures form spontaneously under plastic deformation at the surface that reduce wear.

Published Date: April 29, 2014


Multilayer, microscale solar cells enable ultra-high efficiency power generation

Published Date:April 28, 2014

A printing approach developed by John Rogers and colleagues allows manipulation of ultrathin, small semiconductor elements that can be stacked on top of one another to yield an unusual type of solar cell capable of operating across the entire solar spectrum at exceptionally high efficiency.

Published Date: April 28, 2014


Rogers elected to AAAS

Published Date:April 23, 2014

John Rogers has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the longest-standing honorary societies in the nation. The induction ceremony will take place in October at the academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

Published Date: April 23, 2014