Researchers in the Beckman's Autonomous Materials Systems Group and collaborators from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been investigating whether the characteristics of species of ionic glass can help them in creating a new intrinsically self-healing material. Yang Zhang, Beckman affiliate and assistant professor in nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering, and Ke Yang, a graduate student co-supervised by Jeffrey S. Moore, Beckman part-time faculty member and professor of chemistry, have found that the way that atoms move within a class of network-forming ionic glass materials depends upon whether the material consists of an odd or even number of atomic structural units.
Kara Federmeier, Beckman faculty member in Cognitive Neuroscience, says playing video games “… causes the hemispheres (of the brain) to talk to one another and to coordinate their inputs," in this radio story about composing music for video games.
Seventh grade science students from Colorado were able to interact with a researcher studying zombie cells in the basement of the Beckman Institute through Bugscope, a unique program that gets students excited about science.
Beckman affiliate Xiuling Li and other researchers have achieved new levels of performance for seed-free and substrate-free arrays of nanowires from class of materials called III-V (three-five) directly on graphene. These compound semiconductors hold particular promise for applications involving light, such as solar cells or lasers.
A new technique, developed by researchers in the Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory at the Beckman Institute, provides a method to noninvasively measure human neural networks in order to characterize how they form.
Robert Brunner, associate professor of astronomy, has joined the Beckman Institute as an affiliate faculty member in the Image Formation and Processing Research Group within the Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction (HCII) research theme.
Rebecca Stumpf, associate professor in anthropology, has joined the Bioacoustics Research Laboratory (BRL) at the Beckman Institute as an affiliate. The BRL is part of the Integrative Imaging research theme.
A water soluble radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag that can melt away in a matter of minutes has been developed at the U of I by Beckman full-time faculty member John Rogers.
Yang Zhang, assistant professor in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, has been named a Beckman affiliate in the Autonomous Materials Systems research group, within the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures (MENS) research theme.
Tackling health and sustainability issues simultaneously, John Rogers of Beckman's 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group is developing a vast toolbox of materials—from magnesium and silicon to silk and even rice paper—to make biodegradable electronics that can potentially be used in a range of applications. He delivered "The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture" on Monday, March 17.
John Rogers, of the Beckman Institute 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group, has developed a "heart sock," a device that will fit over the heart and monitor any abnormalities. It can also deliver an electrode-induced pulse, in case of any abnormality in heart function.
The 2014 Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows have diverse research interests that span the Beckman research themes: from biomimetric materials to hormones stimulated by exercise, new exercise therapies as well as innovative imaging technologies. The 2014 Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows are Jason Patrick, Semin Lee, Gillian Hamilton, Tomasz Wrobel, and John Biggan.
Jianjun Cheng, associate professor of materials science and engineering and part-time faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, will present on Thursday, March 20 at noon in Beckman room 1005. Lunch will be provided.
Older adults’ causal beliefs about their high blood pressure may vary according to where they live and other demographic variables, a new study finds. Dan Morrow, a full-time faculty member in the Human Perception and Performance Group, was a co-author. Elise Duwe, a student in the Medical Scholars Program, led the study.
Renjie Zhou (Bioimaging), April Colette (Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy), and Pauline Baniqued (Cognitive Neuroscience) will present on March 12 at noon in Beckman room 1005 as part of the Graduate Student Seminars. Lunch will be served.
Rachael Rubin has been named the recipient of the 2014 Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellowship.
Nancy Sottos, part-time faculty member in the Autonomous Materials Systems Group, has been working in a team at Beckman since 2001, conducting leading-edge research in self-healing, self-sensing, and self-cooling materials.