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Cecilia Leal, left, and graduate student Hojun Kim
Materials Science & Engineering Prof. Cecilia Leal and Hojun Kim develop large, crystalline lipid structure
Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering Pinshane Huang
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
University of Illinois researchers have developed a new technique for observing colloidal nanoparticles while they interact.

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