Joaquin Rodriguez Lopez, assistant professor of chemistry at Illinois, has joined the Beckman Institute as an affiliate in the Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronics Group within the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures research theme.
Paul V. Braun, the Racheff Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and part-time faculty member in Beckman's 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group, has been selected to serve as the next director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (MRL). The appointment is effective June 1, 2016, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
For nearly 20 years, Chris Mechling has been at the helm of the Beckman Cafe, where, as she says, she has been honored to serve the "greatest minds!" She retires on May 31, 2016.
Jacob Sosnoff says the medical community is very good at treating falls after they occur, but lapses when it comes to screening those at risk and coming up with fall-prevention plans. Sosnoff, associate professor of kinesiology and community health, is an affiliate in Beckman's Human Perception and Performance Group.
Looking to offer a power solution that is lightweight and has mechanics suitable for such applications, an international team of researchers led by material scientist John Rogers, from Beckman's 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group, has brought solar cells into the mix and built an entirely new kind of battery.
Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow focuses on multitasking and how people deal with with new task demands.
Rohit Bhargava, professor of bioengineering and full-time faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, has been named director of the Cancer Community @Illinois. Bhargava previously spearheaded the Health: Attitudes, Biology, Information, Technology, Society (HABITS) initiative at the Beckman Institute, which capitalized on the institute’s extensive, combined expertise in the life sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and engineering.
Susan Schantz, professor of comparative biosciences and member of Beckman's NeuroTech Group, discusses how lead in drinking water was largely unnoticed prior to the situation in Flint, Michigan.
Using animal tissue samples (store-bought pork loin and beef liver), researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the possibility of real-time video-rate data transmission through tissue for in-body ultrasonic communications with implanted medical devices. The work could be useful in biomedical applications, said to Michael Oelze, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and member of Beckman's Bioacoustics Research Laboratory.
The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced its initial selection of 21 advanced science and engineering research projects for its FY16 DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). Researchers from the University of Illinois are included as principal investigators (PIs) or co-PIs in one third of the projects proposed by the nation’s top research institutions.
Eva Telzer, assistant professor of psychology and an affiliate in the Cognitive Science Group at Beckman, led a study that linked parental depression to increases in risky behaviors and brain changes in adolescents.
Yurii Vlasov, an affiliate in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, is the Founder Professor of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Bioengineering. He is also an affiliate the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory.
A team of researchers led by Lav Varshney, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and member of Beckman's Image Formation and Processing Group, has developed algorithms that help a nonprofit company efficiently connect individuals living below the poverty line with meaningful work.
Congratulations to the following students who were recently named recipients of the Beckman Institute student awards. The awards were presented during a ceremony on Saturday, April 23, in the Beckman Institute atrium.