Researchers at Illinois led by John Rogers, a Beckman researcher and U. of I. professor of materials science and engineering, have turned to single-walled carbon nanotubes in their search for materials that can offer higher mobility and better performance in flexible circuitry.
The Imaging Technology Group’s Microscopy Suite has new laboratory space and new equipment thanks to grants and renovations taking place in the Beckman Institute basement.
The Integrated Systems Laboratory (ISL) will be able to take advantage of its virtual reality immersive environments in new ways with the move of the ISL facilities to the south end of campus.
Moving the Biomedical Imaging Center from its current home on the south end of campus into the Beckman Institute will help to expand the potential of its magnetic resonance imaging magnets and make it more accessible to users on the north end of campus.
It will cost around a million dollars and take more than a year to complete, but the ongoing swap of two of the three primary Beckman Institute service facilities from one end of campus to the other has so far taken place without a snag.
The swap of two of the three primary Beckman Institute service facilities from one end of campus to the other is a major undertaking that so far has gone according to plan.
Mark Shannon, a Beckman researcher and U. of I. mechanical science and engineering professor, and Saeed Moghaddam, a U. of I. chemical engineering researcher, have come up with a design for a tiny fuel cell that generates power without consuming it. Just 3 millimeters wide, it is the world’s smallest working fuel cell.
Beckman Institute researcher Elizabeth Stine-Morrow is lead author of a new paper in Psychology and Aging that provides experimental evidence that engagement can mitigate age-related cognitive decline.
Jean-Pierre Leburton, head of the Computational Electronics group at the Beckman Institute, has reported on the absence of a thermoelectric effect in metallic carbon nanotubes, an important discovery for their potential use as conductors in future electronic devices.
The Beckman Café will soon have expanded hours to serve patrons until 5 p.m. on weekdays.