A group of Beckman Institute researchers have discovered a practical method for direct writing of metal lines less than five nanometers (5 nm) wide, a big step in creating contacts to and interconnects between nanoscale device structures like carbon nanotubes and graphene that have potential uses in electronics applications.
A research line led by the Beckman Institute's Stephen Boppart has produced a real-time, accurate diagnostic method for delineating tumor boundaries, a breakthrough that could soon end the anxious hours spent waiting for lab results. Boppart, Co-chair of Beckman’s Integrative Imaging research theme, authored the paper for the journal Cancer Research along with Beckman faculty member Martin Gruebele, research specialist Eric Chaney, and Graduate Fellow Wladimir Benalcazar.
The Fall 2010 Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar Series continues on Wednesday, December 1st. The seminar will feature three short talks from students Joshua D. Wood, Bonnie Nozari, and Ian Endres. The seminar will be held in Beckman Institute Room 1005 and a pizza lunch will be served to those attending the talks.
U of I News Bureau -- Researchers from the Beckman Institute are using a new kind of microsensor to answer one of the weightiest questions in biology – the relationship between cell mass and growth rate. Beckman’s Rashid Bashir and Gabriel Popescu led the research, which was reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Eric Pop of the Beckman Institute’s Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials group has been named by President Barack Obama as recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Cancer researchers Rohit Bhargava and Benita Katzenellenbogen will speak at a symposium for young breast cancer survivors this Saturday at Parkland College. Bhargava is a member of Beckman’s Bioimaging Science and Technology group while Katzenellenbogen is collaborator on a Beckman seed proposal for genomic imaging of breast cancer.