Vision and Spirit Award Presented at Arnold Beckman 117th Birthday Celebration
Rohit Bhargava, full-time faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, receives the Beckman Institute Vision and Spirit Award. Interim Director Jeff Moore presented the award at the Beckman Institute on April 10, 2017 during the celebration in honor of the University of Illinois' 150th anniversary and what would have been Arnold Beckman's 117th birthday.
The Beckman Institute Vision and Spirit award, in the
amount of $150,000, recognizes a researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology who
exemplifies founder Arnold Beckman's vision in establishing the Beckman Institute, and who, like Beckman and other
Institute faculty members, has fostered collaboration in order to mount a bold and risky experiment that meets not
only short-term research goals, but inspires future long-term work, contributing significantly to the mission of the
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BI Oral Histories: Lawrence Kline Discusses Arnold Beckman and Ted Brown
Board member Dr. Lawrence Kline discusses Arnold Beckman and his foundation, the birth of interdisciplinary research at the Beckman Institute, and Ted Brown, the Institute's founding Director.
Dr. Kline is a pulmonary, critical care, sleep doctor at Scripps Memorial Hospital. He was the personal physician for Arnold Beckman for over a decade and has served as a board member on the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation since 2013.
BI Oral Histories: Harry Gray & Jacqueline Dorrance Discuss Arnold Beckman and Ted Brown
Board members Harry Gray and Jacqueline Dorrance discuss Arnold Beckman and his foundation, the birth of interdisciplinary research at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, and Ted Brown, the Institute's founding Director.
Harry Gray is a professor of chemistry, founding Director of the Beckman Institute at Caltech, and the former Chairman of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
Jacqueline Dorrance is the Secretary and former Executive Director and CEO of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
Polymers That Self-Protect, Self-Heal, and Self-Destruct
Pioneers in the field of autonomous materials discuss the current state-of-the-art in autonomous polymers that can self-protect, self-report, self-heal, regenerate, and finally trigger their own decomposition for recycling.
This research is conducted by the members of the Autonomous Materials Systems group at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois. The leaders of the group are Aerospace Engineer Scott White, Materials Scientist Nancy Sottos, and Chemist Jeffrey Moore.
This work is reviewed in the latest issue of NATURE Insight. To learn more, please visit:
State of the Beckman Institute Town Hall - Dec 12, 2016
State of the Beckman Institute Town Hall
December 12, 2016
Beckman Auditorium, 3pm
Director Jeffrey Moore hosts a town hall meeting to discuss the current state and future directions of the Beckman Institute.
Topics include research theme reorganizations, upcoming events, and the current plans for â€˜revitalizingâ€™ the building.
This video is a recording of the live stream of the town hall that took place Monday, December 12, 2016, 3:00 â€“ 4:00pm in the Beckman Auditorium.
Beauty of Science: Biophysicist Klaus Schulten Tribute
Klaus Schulten, professor of physics and Beckman Institute faculty member for nearly 25 years, passed away after an illness in late October, 2016. In this tribute, Schulten discusses the beauty he finds in the microscopic world and and his love of exploring how nature works.
Schulten, who led Beckman's Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, was a leader in the field of biophysics, conducting seminal work in the area of dynamic computer simulations, illuminating biological processes and structures in ways that werenâ€™t possible before.
Schulten's goal from his start as an original Beckman researcher was to use mathematics and physics to study the natural world through advanced computation.
Schulten's group has created simulations that have provided never-before-seen views of such function as the chemical structure of the HIV capsid and the first-ever simulation of an entire life form, the complete satellite tobacco mosaic virus.
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