The Beckman Institute and other units at the University of Illinois are joining with the Institute of Microelectronics, an institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore, on a project for identifying and defining the ground rules for the systematic optimization of nanowire sensor design.
Stretchable silicon, developed by Beckman Institute researcher John Rogers, could soon be used in sports apparel to monitor athletic performance thanks to a deal between Rogers’s flexible electronics company and Reebok. It is just one of many potential applications for the flexible electronics technologies that have been developed by Rogers and his group.
Participants and organizers of the recent Theoretical and Computational Biophysics (TCB) group workshops have been paving the way for the future of life sciences. Joining computational methods with traditional experimental methods, these researchers are working toward breakthroughs in fields including biochemistry, physics, and biomedicine, just to name few.
Beckman Institute researchers Neal Cohen, Joel Voss, Brian Gonsalves, and Kara Federmeier are authors of a new study showing that having some control over a learning situation enhances the ability to remember what was learned. They report their findings in a paper in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
The Winter 2011 issue of Synergy is now available.
Jeff Grossman is a leading energy storage and conversion researcher at MIT whose grounding in the principles of interdisciplinary research began at the Beckman Institute.
An exhibit running through Dec. 30 at Krannert’s Intermedia Gallery titled Astronomic! highlights the history of imagining and imaging the Universe from the 15th to the 21st Centuries in a variety of media. Hank Kaczmarski, Director of the Beckman Institute's Illinois Simulator Laboratory, is curator for the exhibit.
Beckman Institute Open House 2011 will be held in conjunction with Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois, and will be a two-day event, March 11-12. Every Beckman Open House features new exhibitions highlighting some of the research taking place at the Institute, but the 2011 edition will have some popular exhibits in new locations and some exciting new additions for visitors to consider.
Several Beckman Institute researchers have seen their scientific discoveries go on to become intellecutal property that is being transfered to the marketplace.
New Beckman faculty member Florin Dolcos looks at how emotion can impact cognitive processes such as memory and attention, and vice versa, and investigates the neural mechanisms involved in that interaction. He studies topics such as sleep deprivation because of the insight they can provide into emotion-cognition interaction.