Six of the University of Illinois wheelchair athletes competing in the Paralympics will be wearing racing gloves designed by U of I student Arielle Rausin, with help from the Visualization Lab at Beckman.
Beckman researchers Ed Roy, Catarina Rendeiro, William Helferich, and Justin Rhodes studied the long-lasting effects of “chemobrain.”
Susan Schantz, professor of comparative biosciences and member of Beckman's NeuroTech Group, leads studies on the impact of chemicals in consumer products.
The Autonomous Materials Systems (AMS) Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology has recently found a new way to identify microscopic damage in polymers and composite materials before total failure occurs.
In the Wall Street Journal, Eva Telzer, assistant profesor of psychology and member of Beckman's Cognitive Neuroscience Group, says that teens with friends that they can count on helps prevent them engaging in risky behavior.
Skin patch electronics developed by Beckman researcher John Rogers, professor of materials science and engineering, are powered by a smartphone and can monitor the health of the wearer.
Zhangyang Wang, from the Image Formation and Processing Group, and Peiyun Zhou, from the Cognitive Science Group, were both awarded Dissertation Completion Fellowships by the Graduate College. Both Wang and Zhou work as graduate research assistants at Beckman. Dissertation Completion Fellowships help students complete the doctoral degree by providing one year of financial support and allowing these fellows to devote themselves to the completion of the dissertation. Wang is a doctoral candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Zhou is a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology.
Combining molecular dynamic simulations software, which studies the physical movements of atoms and molecules, and x-ray crystallography, a tool used for identifying the atomic and molecular structure of a crystal, Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow Abhishek Singharoy has developed a new methodology, xMDFF, that can interpret low-resolution and poorly resolved structures from x-ray crystallography experiments.
Batteries that charge faster and have greater capacity could boost portable electronic devices and electric cars. A new method to simultaneously test stress and strain in battery electrodes gives researchers a window into the mechanical, electrical and chemical forces within lithium-ion batteries. The method revealed an unexpected point of stress in the charging cycle, which could guide development of better batteries. Members of Beckman's Autonomous Materials Systems Group, Nancy Sottos, professor of materials science and engineering, and Elizabeth Jones, graduate student, were involved in the research that was published in the journal Nature Materials.
For the second year in a row, the “Discoveries in Bioimaging” Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), has brought 10 undergraduates from universities across the United States and Puerto Rico to the University of Illinois to learn about research.
A new surgical imaging tool used to determine if all the cancerous cells of a tumor have been removed has been approved for clinical veterinary trials at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Developed by Stephen Boppart, from Beckman's Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, the tool uses optical coherence tomography (OCT) during surgery to ensure that all cancerous cells have been removed. Clinical studies for humans have also been performed on patients with breast cancer at Carle Foundation Hospital. The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking pets for the trials.
A symposium honoring the career of Dr. Thomas S. Huang, professor of electrical and computer engineering and former co-chair of Beckman's Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction theme, will be held at the Beckman Institute Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1. The tentative schedule and registration information can be found here: huang-symposium.beckman.illinois.edu/.
Dipanjan Pan, assistant professor of bioengineering and full-time faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, has been invited to join the editorial board of the journal Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing) and will become the editor for the chemical biology subject area. An area of focus in Pan's nanotechnology work is using a multi-disciplinary approach that includes synthetic chemistry, molecular biology, engineering and medicine to develop translational diagnostics and treatments.
Stephen Boppart, professor of bioengineering and full-time faculty member in Beckman's Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, will receive the 2016 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society at the organization’s annual international conference in August. Up to five recipients are selected for the award each year, and this year's awardees will be honored during the conference's opening session in Orlando, Fla.
The research group of Narayana Aluru, a professor of mechanical science and engineering and member of the Computational Multiscale Nanosystems Group, has demonstrated doping-induced tunable wetting and adhesion of graphene, revealing new and unique opportunities for advanced coating materials and transducers.