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Illinois professor Paul Braun and Hailong Ning, Xerion Advanced Battery Corp.

Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteries

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:37   The process that makes gold-plated jewelry or chrome car accents is now making powerful lithium-ion batteries.
Vidya Madhavan, a professor of physics at the University of Illinois MRL

New understanding of superconductor’s 'normal' state may open the way to solving longstanding puzzle

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 05:10   Vidya Madhavan, a physics professor and member of MRL, led experiments on the electronic properties of this material.
Professor Jeffrey Moore / Photo by Brian Stauffer

Jeffrey Moore Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 06:27   Prof. Jeffrey Moore was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors for scientists.
CEE Ph.D. student Lauren Valentino uses the Pelletron for RBS analysis.

New NEC Pelletron for RBS Analysis Has Its First User

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:17   MRL is very happy to announce a new high-energy ion-beam accelerator has been added and is available for use.
Dr. Mohammad Ali and MRL Director Professor Paul Braun

Directed Molecular Transport: Exciting News for Chemical Detection

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 03:54   Research being done at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is making lifesaving chemical detection a possibility.
Physics Professor Nadya Mason

Physics Professor Nadya Mason Selected for 2018-19 Defense Science Study Group (DSSG)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:02   DSSG is a program of education and study introducing outstanding science and engineering professors to U.S. security issues.

Addressing Fundamental Limits of Ultrafast Devices at the University of Illinois

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:45   Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have uncovered laser light that alters metal magnetization.
Professor David Cahill, Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering

Addressing Fundamental Limits of Ultrafast Devices at the University of Illinois

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 03:58   Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have uncovered laser light that alters metal magnetization.
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Pinshane Huang

Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang Receives 3M 2017 Non-Tenured Faculty Award

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 06:24   The awardees receive $15,000 for their research in this highly competitive program.
MRL one of 23 teams awarded MURI research awards from the Dept. of Defense

MRL a Part of Team to Receive MURI Award from the Department of Defense

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 09:15   The U.S. Department of Defense announced it is issuing 23 research awards totaling $163 million to academic institutions.
Cathy Murphy, MRS Fellow Class of 2017

MRL Associate Director Catherine Jones Murphy Named MRS Fellow

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:31   This lifetime appointment by the MRS seeks to recognize outstanding members making ongoing, distinguished contributions.
Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering Pinshane Huang

Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang Receives 2017 MSA Albert Crewe Award

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:09   This award, from the Microscopy Society of America (MSA), represents a major recognition by the winner’s colleagues.
Jessica Krogstad, assistant professor of materials science and engineering

Jessica Krogstad and Robert Maass Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 03:17   Two assistant professors in materials science and engineering recently received NSF CAREER awards for new research.
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Middle School Kids Learning STEM for Engineering Open House

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 10:45   With guidance from the MRL and other scientists and engineers across campus, these young students built—and broke—bridges.
The ESCO Project is underway at MRL.

Smarter Energy Consumption at MRL Underway

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 05:15   Big, energy-saving changes with big benefits are happening within MRL.
Chemistry Professor Prashant Jain

MRL Central Facilities Used in Nanoclusters Research

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 05:08   Professor Prashant Jain's research group found that ultrasmall nanoclusters could help next-gen lithium ion batteries.
Pinshane Huang's Locker Exhibit, Illustrating Her Life as a Person and Scientist

MatSE Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang Featured in Wonder Materials Exhibit

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 09:59   Pinshane Huang is inspiring the next generation of scientists through the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.
Light responsive display

Dual-function Nanorod LEDs could make Multifunctional Displays

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 05:27   Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light.
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Former MRL Director Jennifer Lewis Elected to National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 09:17   Congratulations to Jennifer Lewis, former MRL Director, for being elected to the NAE February 8, 2017.
MRL's New Nanoscribe 3D Laser Lithography System

Additional Research Opportunities at MRL with New 3D Micro-Printing Machine

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:13   A new Nanoscribe 3D laser lithography system has recently been added to the MRL Central Research Facilities.

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