Emily is a senior undergraduate student in Materials Science and Engineering, working with the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems group.
Viktor Gruev, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) and member of the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, and Nimrod Missael Garcia Hernandez, a visiting scholar in ECE, received two awards for "Best Paper" at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems: one in the Sensory Circuits and Systems track and the other for Best Student Paper. Gruev is the principal investigator for the research.
Sam Beshers, a research associate in the Neuroscience Program, was honored with the 2017 Graduate College Excellence Award.
Viktor Gruev, professor in Beckman's Bioimaging Science and Technology group, has worked with graduate student Missael Garcia to develop a camera capable of sensing both color and polarization by mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp. This bioinspired imager may improve early cancer detection and provide new understanding of underwater phenomena. Compared with human vision, which has three different types of color receptors, the mantis shrimp has 16 different types of color receptors and six polarization channels, Gruev said.
Kyle Smith, professor in Mechanical Science and Engineering and member of Beckman's Autonomous Materials Systems group, is working with a research team to develop a saltwater desalination process that is potentially cheaper than reverse osmosis and borrows from battery technology.
Qian Chen, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has been named an affiliate in the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures (M&ENS) research theme.
Rashid Bashir, a professor of bioengineering and member of Beckman's 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group, has been selected to receive the 2018 Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award, the Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) premier recognition for outstanding achievements and leadership in the science and practice of biomedical engineering.
NPR Science Correspondent and Author Richard Harris will be the guest of honor at an informal reception from 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Room 4269 Beckman Institute. Refreshments will be served.
Jenny is a 4th-year Materials Science and Engineering Student working in Dr. Shen Dillon's Lab.
Brian Cunningham, Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering and member of our Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials group, is working with research teams to develop technology called "Lab-in-a-Smartphone." Working with John Dallesasse, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, they have published papers detailing potential ways the mobile devices could provide health diagnostic tests and other measurements normally performed in a laboratory setting.
Olgica Milenkovic, professor of electrical and computer engineering and member of our computational multiscale nanosystems group, attended the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. She is quoted in The Scientist discussing advances in error-free DNA data storage and retrieval. Along with the more recent development of specialized algorithms to handle the challenges of coding information in DNA specifically, advances toward error-free DNA data storage and retrieval have helped broaden the appeal of DNA coding. At the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers International Symposium on Information Theory this year, for example, “there was a whole session on coding for DNA storage,” says Milenkovic.
Joanne Li is a Ph.D. candidate in Bioengineering, working in the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory.
Dolores Albarracin, member of Beckman's Social and Emotional Dimensions of Well-Being Group, co-wrote a paper discussing mixed messages on changes in health behaviors. “What we found is that it’s better to combine them in a homogeneous way,” said Albarracin, a professor of psychology. “If you tell people to engage in two behaviors and the behaviors are a mix of actions and inactions, it’s likely that recipients will adhere less. It’s easier to frame the recommendations along the same axis of action or inaction. You don’t want to work against yourself or at cross-purposes with your message.”
The Computational Molecular Science (CMS) Group has been established within the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures research theme at Beckman. Yang Zhang, a professor of nuclear, plasma, and radiological engineering, is named the founding group leader.
Kailen is a 4th-year Ph.D. student studying Linguistics. He works in the Electrophysiology and Language Processing Lab under Dr. Tanner.