A high-tech startup company launched in Greenville, N.C., is commercializing a manufacturing process developed by Beckman researcher and U. of I. mechanical engineering professor William P. King that allows the molding of microstructures and nanostructures on curved surfaces.
A team from the University of Illinois and the Beckman Institute took home the Bronze Medal at the Star Challenge multimedia search competition in Singapore last week.
Beckman Institute researcher William Greenough has been honored by the Fragile X Research Foundation (FRAXA) with its 2008 Dedication Award.
Beckman Institute researchers Monica Fabiani and Gabriele Gratton have been married for 28 years. Their collaboration as research partners, while not as lengthy, has been just as successful.
Beckman Institute faculty member and acclaimed novelist Richard Powers explores the world of personal genetics in the latest issue of GQ magazine. Powers, a member of Beckman’s Cognitive Neuroscience group, accepted the magazine’s offer to have his whole genome sequenced and write about the experience – becoming one of only nine people in the world to go through the process – for the current issue.
Beckman Institute researcher Gabriele Gratton was elected President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research while Beckman colleague Kara Federmeier was named to the organization’s board of directors at the group’s meeting earlier this month in Austin, Texas.
Beckman Institute researchers Nancy Sottos, Scott White, Jeff Moore, Mary Caruso, and Benjamin Blaiszik made a major improvement on the original design of their self-healing system by employing a less expensive, non-toxic solvent in the form of a simple food additive.
Art Kramer, a cognitive neuroscientist at the Beckman Institute at the U. of I., says there’s substantial evidence showing the benefits of aerobic exercise and physical activity on such executive-control brain functions as task coordination, planning, goal maintenance, working memory and the ability to switch tasks.
Kenneth Watkin is a member of Beckman’s Bioimaging Science and Technology group who works to improve the health of people through advances in biomedical imaging methods and technology.
The Fall 2008 Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar series continues on Wednesday, October 15. The seminar will feature three short talks from graduate students Leonardo Trabuco, Wei Ye, and Xing Liang.
University of Illinois Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Linda Katehi has announced that Professor Tamer Başar has accepted the interim leadership position at the Beckman Institute.
William King, a member of the Beckman Institute’s 3-D Micro and Nanosystems group who studies nanoscale polymer flow, has reported on polymer squeeze flow measurements made at unprecedented, short length scales.
Researchers at Illinois have developed a new way to create synthetic tissue by fixing together tiles of cells without the use of optical tweezers. “The trouble with optical tweezers is that they kill things,” says Gregory Timp, the U. of I. professor of electrical and computer engineering and Beckman faculty member who led the research.