Diagnostic Photonics, a local start-up company based on the research of Beckman Institute faculty members Stephen Boppart and Scott Carney, was one of four top winners in the 2010 Innovate Illinois competition. Innovate Illinois is a statewide competition sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to recognize high-growth entrepreneurs.
A post from Carol Baym of the Cognitive Neuroscience group on memory failures received the most views on the Beckman Blog for the month of December, earning Carol a gift card from Target. Baym’s post called The truth, the whole truth, and all the other stuff you remember, concerned her research exploring brain mechanisms by studying memory errors.
U. of I. News Bureau -- Beckman Institute researcher Nicholas Fang reports on a cloaking device made of materials that can hide structures from a wide range of sound waves in a paper for the journal Physical Review Letters. Fang, a member of Beckman’s 3D Micro- and Nanosystems group, is a leader in developing acoustic and optical “superlenses” using metamaterials.
Miller-McCune – A journal article by faculty member Diane Beck of the Beckman Institute's Cognitive Neuroscience group is cited in a story about how data from neuroscience studies are often misunderstood.
Two Beckman Institute researchers are leading local efforts in a new multi-university center funded by the National Science Foundation for advancing nanoscale electronics manufacturing techniques. Gregory Girolami is the local PI and Joe Lyding a co-PI in the new Center for Nanostructured Electronic Materials.
The inaugural Postdoctoral Research Symposium at the University of Illinois will be held at the Beckman Institute on Thursday, Jan. 20. Paul Braun, a Beckman researcher and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, will be the keynote speaker.