Jesse Ribot from the Department of Geography has joined the Beckman Institute as a full-time faculty member. Ribot leads the Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy (SDEP) initiative at Illinois, a five-year experimental research line that is centered in and supported by the Illinois School of Earth, Society and Environment, the campus, and the Beckman Institute.
John Rogers, a Beckman researcher and U. of I. professor of materials science and engineering, is collaborating with a professor at the University of Miami and a professor at Northwestern University in the development of a design for stretchable electronics.
Researchers at Illinois including Beckman's Edward McAuley have found physical activity is associated with a small improvement in the quality of life for those with multiple sclerosis.
John Rogers, a Beckman researcher and U. of I. professor of materials science and engineering, colleagues at Illinois, and a team from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M., have developed a simple technique that allows for the fabrication of silicon photonic crystals in 3-D.
Sharon Tettegah went from teaching in school classrooms to using innovative methods for studying and improving the educational process.
The Beckman Café will soon have expanded hours to serve patrons until 5 p.m. on weekdays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.