May 17, 2013|Greg Olson has been elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences as a foreign member.
May 17, 2013|BS/MS student Julian Minuzzo (Stupp group) won the 2013 Harold B. Gotaas Undergraduate Research Award from the McCormick School of Engineering.
May 15, 2013|Mirkin will receive the 2013 Linus Pauling Medal Award at a symposium in Portland this fall.
May 8, 2013|Erik Luijten and graduate student Bernard Beckerman, along with researchers from UCLA and the University of Washington, have elucidated the early stages of bacterial biofilm formation. The research was published on May 8 in Nature.
May 3, 2013|The Royal Society of Chemistry has chosen Professor Chad Mirkin to receive the 2013 RSC Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
April 16, 2013|Alum Joshua Lau and grad student Thomas Yu are members of the Sinode Systems team that placed first in the Rice Business Plan competition.
April 4, 2013|David Seidman, Dieter Isheim and international collaborators have explored the incorporation of impurities in nanowire growth.
April 3, 2013|MSE graduate students Emily Hoffman (L. Marks), Jessie Ku (Mirkin), Liane Moreau (Bedzyk & Mirkin) and Ethan Secor (Hersam), Chemistry student Amanda Walker (Hersam & T. Marks) and alumnus Ryan Ginder (Hersam) have received NDSEG fellowships.
April 2, 2013|MSE graduate students Brian Kiraly (Hersam), Ting Li (Olvera de la Cruz) and Logan Ward (Wolverton) were inducted as Ryan Fellows. The fellowship recognizes talented second-year graduate students working in the area of nanoscience and technology.
April 1, 2013|NSF Graduate Research Fellowships have been awarded to MSE graduate students Jeffrey Cain (Dravid), Lawrence Crosby (L. Marks), Patrick Duffy (Barnett & Mason), Nikhita Mansukhami (Hersam), Stephanie Moffitt (Mason) and Amelia Plunk (Luijten). Link to the header for the full list of MSE-affiated awardees.
March 27, 2013|The Marks Group, along with a team at UCLA, has revealed dislocations in nanoparticles using atomic resolution in three dimensions.
March 14, 2013|Chad Mirkin has been elected as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) and an Honorary Member of the Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)
March 13, 2013|Graduate student Mark Huntington (Odom) has been chosen to receive a Presidential Fellowship - the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students at Northwestern.
March 7, 2013|Samples that Peter Voorhees and graduate student Thomas Cool will use to study dendrite formation in the absence of gravity were delivered to the International Space Station on March 3.
February 18, 2013|The Huang group's recent paper in ACS Nano describing the effect of graphene morphology on the scalability of ultracapacitors is highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News.
January 31, 2013|The existing conservation science partnership between NU and the Art Institute of Chicago will expand with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
January 17, 2013|Vinayak Dravid and collaborators at NU and in India have developed a new method to amplify signals in graphene oxide-based gas sensors.
December 12, 2012|Professors Olvera de la Cruz, Bedzyk, Stupp and co-workers have created different geometries of artificial microcompartments, mimicking structures that house enzymes in cells.
December 11, 2012|Chris Wolverton and recent alum Bryce Meredig have published in Nature Materials a hybrid computational-experimental approach to solving crystal structures.
December 5, 2012|Jiayan Luo (Huang) received a Graduate Student Gold Award and Jeff Doak (Wolverton) won a student presentation award at the Fall 2012 MRS meeting.
November 30, 2012|Mike Bedzyk and John Torkelson are among six NU faculty members elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
November 27, 2012|Monica Olvera de la Cruz and co-workers have developed a model that can predict the movements of charged particles, even in heterogeneous environments like cells, blood, or colloids.
November 26, 2012|Erik Luijten, grad student Moses Bloom and collaborators at U of I have demonstrated tiny spheres that synchronize their movements as they self-assemble into a spinning microtube - creating shape-shifting structures.
November 19, 2012|Chad Mirkin has been selected to receive the 2013 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation from Sigma Xi.
November 14, 2012|Professor Jiaxing Huang and postdoctoral fellow Kalyan Raidongia have found an easy way to make nanofluidic devices by cutting graphene oxide papers to a desired shape. The work was published in JACS.
November 12, 2012|An article by the Joester group describing the role of growth factors in calcite crystal growth is highlighted as an editor's choice in the November issue of Science. The original article by Knapp et al was published in JACS.
November 8, 2012|Jiaxing Huang has been named the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
November 5, 2012|The Odom group has created plasmonic nanolasers from "bow-tie" shaped metal nanoparticle dimers. The work was published in Nano Letters.
October 24, 2012|Jiayan Luo (Huang) is a finalist for the MRS graduate student award. He will compete for a gold medal at the fall MRS meeting.
October 22, 2012|Morris Fine is profiled in a recent TMS Materials Technology article. He will be honored at a special symposium at the TMS 2013 Annual Meeting, March 3-7 in San Antonio, TX.
October 16, 2012|Peter Voorhees has been chosen as a Class of 2013 TMS Fellow for "seminal studies on the thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations."
October 15, 2012|Jiaxing Huang's inspiration for crumpled graphene - crumpled paper in a trash can - is cited by in Chemistry and Industry magazine as an example of scientific creativity, namely the ability to connect disparate concepts.
October 12, 2012|Erik Luijten, graduate student Wei Qu and collaborators at Johns Hopkins have discovered how to control the shape of nanoparticles that move DNA through the body and have shown that the shape of these carriers is a key to how well they work.
October 10, 2012|The October 10th cover of NanoLetters features an image depicting ultrahigh vacuum tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. The accompanying article describes the collaboration between the Hersam group and Seideman, Schatz and Van Duyne groups in Chemistry.
September 27, 2012|A collaborative effort between chemists, physicists, material scientists and mechanical engineers at Northwestern and Michigan State University has resulted in a material with a record-setting thermoelectric figure of merit. “High-Performance Bulk Thermoelectrics With Hierarchical Architecture” was published in Nature, September 20.
September 27, 2012|Joint research center launched between NU and NIMS to address global challenges in energy, environment, health and security.
September 26, 2012|Andrew Koltonow (Huang) has placed first in the Scientific Images Contest for the second year in a row. Otehr MSE winners include Mark McClendon (Stupp) and Jiayan Luo (Huang). Mark Huntington (Odom) and Tejas Shastry (Hersam) received honorable mention.
August 29, 2012|Team members Ruilong Ma, Wisaruth Maethasith, Ben Richardson, Eric Schwenker and Zhibo Zhao won with their design “TRIP-150 Blast Protection Alloy.” The team, mentored by Prof. Greg Olson and recent alum Zack Feinberg, will be recognized at the ASM Leadership Awards Luncheon at MS&T 12.
June 26, 2012|Mark Hersam has been named an AVS fellow “for outstanding contributions to the science and technology of nanoscale carbon.” He is one of eight new AVS fellows named for their outstanding contributions in areas of interest to AVS.
June 12, 2012|A $10 million gift from the Querrey Simpson Charitable Foundation will establish a center that will enhance Northwestern University’s global leadership position in regenerative nanomedicine.
June 11, 2012|Chad Mirkin, was just appointed as an Honorary Professor at Hunan University, one of the highest academic honors in China.
May 23, 2012|Northwestern University researchers have developed a new solar cell that will minimize solar energy technology limitations.
May 18, 2012|A student who worked with Prof. Erik Luijten won the Gotaas Award. MSE major Aaron Hosteen, who worked with Prof. Lincoln Lauhon was runner up.
May 17, 2012|Peter W. Voorhees has been appointed as co-director of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering.
May 1, 2012|Professor Monica Olvera de la Cruz, a theoretician who has developed models to determine the dynamics of macromolecules, has been elected a member of the prestigious U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
April 17, 2012|Greg Olson has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
April 16, 2012|Graduate students Kayla Culver and Alex Hryn have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships.
March 30, 2012|Materials Science and Engineering graduate students have been awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.
March 23, 2012|Haley Sproull, a junior at Niles North High School who has worked in a Derk Joester's research laboratory, has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
March 20, 2012|David Seidman has been elected a Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA).
March 16, 2012|Vinayak Dravid and David Seidman were both named fellows of the Materials Research Society (MRS), a highly selective honor.
March 15, 2012|French researchers and the lab of Mark Hersam developed the first ever process for making flexible transistors from solubilized graphene on polyimide (a thermostable polymer) substrates.
February 20, 2012|Mark Hersam's reserach group has developed a new method for oxidizing graphene, a development that could lead to faster, thinner, flexible electronics.
February 9, 2012|Professors Tobin J. Marks and Samuel I. Stupp have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
February 6, 2012|Mark Hersam has been selected as a 2012 MRS Fellow.
February 5, 2012|David Dunand has been awarded the Materials Science and Engineering A -2012 Journal Prize.
February 5, 2012|Katherine Faber was awarded the 2012 Toldeo Glass and Ceramics Award from the Michigan/Northwest Ohio Section of the American Ceramic Society.
January 12, 2012|EurekAlert has posted an interview with post-doctoral fellow Yifeng Liao describing his research on metal-on-metal hip replacements with Laurence Marks and Joshua Jacobs.
September 30, 2011|McCormick Alum Named Head of MIT’s Materials Science and Engineering Department
September 26, 2011|Erik Luijten and graduate students Bernard Beckerman and Wei Qu have contributed modeling results to new research that reveals how a steroid found in sharks may be able to fight a range of virus infections in humans, through electrostatic binding to cell membranes.
July 27, 2011|Emilie Ringe, Richard Van Duyne and Laurence Marks describe use of the Wulff construction to determine shape of alloy nanoparticles.
July 18, 2011|Mark Hersam has been awarded a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to pursue research on graphene.
February 17, 2010|The Marks group and collaborators at NU and Oxford have developed a new approach to understanding metal oxide surface structures. The work was published on-line Feb. 14th by Nature Materials.
February 17, 2010|Greg Olson has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He is cited for his contribution to research, development, implementation and teaching of science-based materials by design.