The Spring 2010 Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar series continues on Wednesday, April 7. The seminar will feature three short talks from graduate students Erik Nelson, Xin Jin and Zidong Wang. The seminar will be held in Beckman Institute Room 1005 and a pizza lunch will be served.
David Clayton of the Beckman Institute’s NeuroTech group has played a leading role in a project that sequenced the genome of the zebra finch songbird. Now, Clayton and collaborators from more than 20 institutions are reporting on their analysis of the sequencing effort in the journal Nature, including some intriguing findings about vocal communication in animals.
Researchers at the Beckman Institute at the U. of I. have now proposed a new approach to self-healing polymer coating systems based on an electrospun coaxial healing agent. Paul Braun, a professor of materials science and engineering, together with Jeong-Ho Park, the paper’s first author, point out that the fibers are electrospun before the matrix is applied.
Gregory Girolami joined the Beckman Institute as a faculty member in the Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials group. Girolami is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois. His research focuses on the synthesis, properties, and reactivity of new inorganic, organomettallic, and solid state species.
The work of Beckman Institute researcher John Rogers involving flexible electronics has led to the creation of sensor arrays that can wrap around the heart in order to treat arrhythmia. Rogers said the device is just one of many possible biomedical uses for the technology.
Beckman Institute researcher Kenneth Suslick has developed a colorimetric sensor that can accurately distinguish between various brands of coffee based on their aromas.
Beckman Institute people, along with their technological tools and artistic visions, give life to a current exhibit at the Krannert Art Museum that looks at nature in newfound ways.
Matthew Dye has joined the Beckman Institute as a faculty member in the Human Perception and Performance group. Dye is a Professor in the University of Illinois Department of Speech and Hearing Science. His research areas include cross-modal plasticity and deafness, with a focus on the effects of altered sensory experience on the development of visual cognition skills.
Beckman Institute faculty member Eric Pop has won a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Pop, a member of Beckman’s Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials group, received the award for his research involving energy dissipation toward creating energy-efficient materials for use in electronics and other applications.
The Spring 2010 Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar series continues on Wednesday, March 10. The seminar will feature three short talks from graduate students Jason Coronel, Riya Singh and Gary Oppenheim. The seminar will be held in Beckman Institute Room 1005 and a pizza lunch will be served.
Newness is the theme for the Spring 2010 issue of Synergy. A new humanoid robot addition to the Beckman family, a new program to train budding neuroengineers, and a new feature called Fellows Corner are in Issue 15, as well as video interviews with Institute researchers whose work is helping others.
The much-anticipated arrival of a highly-advanced, “humanoid robot” from Italy took place in February as an i-Cub robot was delivered to Beckman researcher Stephen Levinson’s Language Acquisition and Robotics Laboratory.
Stephanie Ceman of the NeuroTech group got a taste of doing research during medical school and decided to take her career path in a new direction.
Michael Walsh is the first-ever Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellow as he works to advance cancer-related translational research.
Malcolm MacIver turned the experience he gained doing interdisciplinary research at the Beckman Institute into positions as a faculty member and up and coming researcher at Northwestern University.
Researchers from the Beckman Institute led the way in obtaining an IGERT Award training grant from the National Science Foundation for the University of Illinois to train future researchers how to collaborate in interdisciplinary neuroengineering projects.
A team of scientists at Illinois led by Beckman Institute faculty member and U. of I. chemistry professor Martin Gruebele has created a technique to study protein dynamics in living cells.
Beckman Institute researcher John Rogers is part of a collaboration that took his work in flexible electronics and used it to create silicon-on-silk electronics that have tremendous potential for the integration of biomedical devices into the human body.