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  • Nano blood cells could offer convenient, portable alternative to transfusion

    Researchers have developed the first artificial red blood cells designed to emulate vital functions of natural red blood cells. If confirmed safe for use in humans, the nanotechnology-based product could represent an innovative alternative to blood transfusions that would be especially valuable on the battlefield and in other situations where donated blood is difficult to obtain or store.

  • Quantum simulation technique yields topological soliton state in SSH model

    Topological insulators, an exciting, relatively new class of materials, are capable of carrying electricity along the edge of the surface, while the bulk of the material acts as an electrical insulator. Practical applications for these materials are still mostly a matter of theory, as scientists probe their microscopic properties to better understand the fundamental physics that govern their peculiar behavior.

  • Goddard recognized for Leadership in Diversity (VIDEO)

    Associate Professor Lynford L Goddard was honored with the 2016 Leadership in Diversity Larine Y. Cowan “Make a Difference Award” at the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access (ODEA) 31st Annual Celebration of Diversity.

  • NSF CAREER Award to CNST affiliated faculty Can Bayram

    CNST affiliated faculty Can Bayram's (Electrical and Computer Engineering) NSF CAREER proposal titled "Cubic Phase Green Light Emitting Diodes for Advanced Solid State Lighting" has been awarded a 2017 NSF CAREER Award, which includes Green LED research, and hosting Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) and Teachers (RETs).

  • Pan wins 2016 NML Researcher Award

    Dipanjan Pan, Bioengineering assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a recipient of the 2016 NML Researcher Award, sponsored by the journal of Nano-Micro Letters (NML). The award recognizes 15 outstanding researchers whose research fields are nano and micro science, with special consideration for those who have continuously made outstanding contributions to the development of science in the last three years.

  • Jasiuk wins 2016 IAAM Award

    Professor Iwona Jasiuk has been named the recipient of the 2016 American Advanced Materials Award from the International Association of Advanced Materials. She was selected “due to your notable and outstanding contribution in the field of ‘Advanced Materials Science and Technology,’” according to Professor Ashutosh Tiwari, the association’s secretary general.

  • Researchers work to improve the lifecycle of materials

    In a sweeping perspective article published this month in the journal Nature, a trio of Beckman researchers review the field they pioneered more than a decade-and-a-half ago and look at the future of autonomous polymers.

  • Nature Communications article on carbon dots, with co-author Paul Kenis

    "A Metal-free Electrocatalyst for Carbon Dioxide Reduction to Multi-carbon Hydrocarbons and Oxygenates" was published December 13, 2016 in Nature Communications, and includes co-author Paul Kenis (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

  • IEEE honors Leburton with life membership

    Gregory Stillman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Jean-Pierre Leburton has been selected by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for IEEE Life Membership. This special honor is awarded to individuals in the association who have exhibited leadership, volunteerism and dedication to advancing technology for humanity. Life Member Status recognizes Leburton’s outstanding achievements and research that have made a significant impact on the growth and development of IEEE.

  • Bhargava named Agilent Thought Leader

    Rohit Bhargava, a Founder Professor of Engineering and Chemistry at Illinois, has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in recognition of his pioneering work in the development of infrared spectroscopic imaging, and its application to life sciences research.