Kyle Smith, assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering, has joined the Beckman Institute as an affiliate in the Autonomous Materials Systems Group within the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures research theme.
Liang Gao, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, has joined the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group as a full-time faculty member.
Maxwell Robb, a Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, recently won the 2016 Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.
Not all MRI scans are the same! Thanks to funding from the Beckman Foundation and the University of Illinois, the Biomedical Imaging Center at Beckman can provide higher spatial resolution, reduced scanning time, and improved images. A timelapse video shows how the equipment was upgraded.
Randy Ewoldt, assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering, has been named an affiliate in the Beckman Institute's Autonomous Materials Systems Group within the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures research theme.
An article in The New Yorker discusses the theory of Klaus Schulten, from Beckman's Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, regarding cyrptochromes, a class of proteins that respond to blue light and could be responsible for how birds and other animals navigate.
Hayden Noel, assistant professor in business administration, has been named an affiliate in Beckman's Human Perception and Performance Group within the Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction research theme.
Joaquin Rodriguez Lopez, assistant professor of chemistry at Illinois, has joined the Beckman Institute as an affiliate in the Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronics Group within the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures research theme.
Paul V. Braun, the Racheff Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and part-time faculty member in Beckman's 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group, has been selected to serve as the next director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (MRL). The appointment is effective June 1, 2016, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
For nearly 20 years, Chris Mechling has been at the helm of the Beckman Cafe, where, as she says, she has been honored to serve the "greatest minds!" She retires on May 31, 2016.
Jacob Sosnoff says the medical community is very good at treating falls after they occur, but lapses when it comes to screening those at risk and coming up with fall-prevention plans. Sosnoff, associate professor of kinesiology and community health, is an affiliate in Beckman's Human Perception and Performance Group.
Looking to offer a power solution that is lightweight and has mechanics suitable for such applications, an international team of researchers led by material scientist John Rogers, from Beckman's 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group, has brought solar cells into the mix and built an entirely new kind of battery.
Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow focuses on multitasking and how people deal with with new task demands.
Rohit Bhargava, professor of bioengineering and full-time faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, has been named director of the Cancer Community @Illinois. Bhargava previously spearheaded the Health: Attitudes, Biology, Information, Technology, Society (HABITS) initiative at the Beckman Institute, which capitalized on the institute’s extensive, combined expertise in the life sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and engineering.
Susan Schantz, professor of comparative biosciences and member of Beckman's NeuroTech Group, discusses how lead in drinking water was largely unnoticed prior to the situation in Flint, Michigan.