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SIMS, RBS, and a Lot of Knowledge in One Spot: Senior Research Scientist Tim Spila Shares About AMC

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:30  

Senior Research Scientist Tim Spila came to the University of Illinois in the fall of 1992 as a graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering.

"Every Presentation Offers Something to Learn": Our Facilities Director's Take on AMC

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:15  

Mauro Sardela, MRL Facilities Director, has been a driving force behind the Advanced Materials Characterization (AMC) Workshop for the last 12 years. The 2018 AMC Workshop is coming up on June 5thand 6th, so we caught up with Mauro on why he feels so strongly about the value AMC adds to attendees’ lives. 

Advanced Materials Characterization (AMC) Workshop attendee in the labs

Learn, Interact, and Connect at AMC

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:45  

The Advanced Materials Characterization (AMC) Workshop is coming up soon: June 5 and 6, 2018 — and this year promises to be the best yet. We caught up with fourth year Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. candidate Pralav Shetty, who attended the workshop previously, on why he thought it has helped in his research career. 

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Qian Chen has recently received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award

Materials Science & Engineering Professor Qian Chen Receives DURIP Award

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:30  

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Qian Chen has recently received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award. This highly competitive award augments research capabilities at universities conducting cutting-edge research of interest to the Department of Defense, through the procurement of state-of-the-art equipment. 

Qian Chen has received the DURIP award for a Nanoscopic Imaging and Analysis Platform. 

MatSE Assistant Professor Qian Chen Receives 2018 Unilever Award

MatSE Assistant Professor Qian Chen Receives Unilever Award

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:45  

Materials Science & Engineering (MatSE) Assistant Professor Qian Chen recently received the Unilever Award, recognizing outstanding young investigators in Colloid & Surfactant Science. 

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Materials Science and Engineering Professors Qian Chen and Pinshane Huang Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:00  

Three Illinois scientists are among 126 recipients of the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards “honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the very best scientific minds working today.” Winners receive a two-year $65,000 fellowship to further their research.

Professor Renske van der Veen

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Renske van der Veen Receives NSF CAREER Award

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 15:45  

Renske van der Veen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Illinois and Affiliate Professor in both Materials Science and Engineering and the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab (MRL), recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for her submitted proposal.

MRL Director Paul Braun

MRL Director, Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Paul Braun Named MRS Fellow

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:45  

Paul Braun, Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab (MRL) at Illinois, will be adding Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow to his list of accolades.

Professor Chris Evans

MatSE Assistant Professor Christopher Evans Receives (NSF) CAREER Award

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:15  

MatSE Assistant Professor Christopher Evans recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his submitted proposal, “Nanoscale Resolution of Interfacial Materials Physics in Dry, Ionic Polymers.”

The NSF’s Early Career Development Program’s CAREER awards are prestigious, competitive awards given to young faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research. The program will provide five years of support for each award.

Professor Qian Chen

MatSE Assistant Professor Qian Chen Receives ACS PRF, CAREER Awards

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:00  

“We’re using a novel direct imaging and quantitative analysis tool we developed in the last two years,” Chen said. “Asphaltenes are complex aromatic hydrocarbons in crude oil, whose aggregation deleteriously affects almost all aspects of petroleum utilizations, from oil transport (upstream sector) to oil refining (downstream sector).

Professor of Physics Peter Abbamonte and graduate students

Physicists excited by discovery of new form of matter, excitonium

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:15   Abbamonte group achieves 1st-ever measurement of excitonium collective modes + 1st soft plasmon observation in any material
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Winners of MRL Biomaterials Conference 2017 Student Contest

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:08   Read about the winners of our student contest in November!
PPG-MRL Graduate Research Assistantships Awarded to 3 Students

PPG-MRL Graduate Research Assistantships Awarded to 3 Students

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 05:15   Yuecheng “Peter” Zhou, Hyeongyun Cha, and Mayank Garg have been awarded PPG-MRL Graduate Research Assistantships.
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Small Things Considered at MRL

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:30   Nano- and molecular-scale electronics being imaged and researched at MRL by Pinshane Huang and students.
Cecilia Leal, left, and graduate student Hojun Kim

Large, crystalline lipid scaffolds bring new possibilities to protein, drug research

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:08   Materials Science & Engineering Prof. Cecilia Leal and Hojun Kim develop large, crystalline lipid structure
Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering Pinshane Huang

Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang Awarded 2017 Packard Fellowship

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:31   Through the highly prestigious Packard Fellowship, Pinshane Huang will receive $875,000 over five years to pursue research.
Juyeong Kim, Zihao Ou and Materials Science and Engineering Prof. Qian Chen

Tiny aquariums put nanoparticle self-assembly on display

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:36   University of Illinois researchers have developed a new technique for observing colloidal nanoparticles while they interact.
Nadya Mason, professor of physics, has been selected to lead the MRSEC.

$15.6M Materials Research Center to revolutionize computer memory and wearable medical devices

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:58   New center supported by a six-year, $15.6 million award from the National Science Foundation’s MRSEC, led by Nadya Mason.
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Andre Schleife

Schleife’s ACS PRF Award to Help with High-temperature Corrosion Resistance

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:07   Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Andre Schleife has been awarded a grant from the ACS PRF.
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Chris Evans

Evans’ ACS PRF Award to Aid in Low-Energy, Low-Cost Polymer Membranes

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 08:28   Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Christopher Evans has been awarded a $110,000 ACS PRF grant.

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