Shuming Nie, a professor of bioengineering, has been named a Beckman affiliate faculty member in the Integrative Imaging research theme.
Alison Bell, an associate professor of animal biology, has been named a Beckman affiliate in the Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Intelligent Behavior (CaMF) working group, within the Intelligent Systems research theme.
The Center for Advanced Study has appointed seven new members to its permanent faculty – one of the highest forms of academic recognition the University of Illinois campus makes for outstanding scholarship. Three Beckman affiliates earned this distinction: Gary Dell, professor of psychology and member of the Illinois Language and Literacy Initiative; Martin Gruebele, professor of chemistry and member of the Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials group; and Catherine Murphy, professor of chemistry and member of the Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials group.
Emily is a senior undergraduate student in Materials Science and Engineering, working with the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems group.
Viktor Gruev, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) and member of the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, and Nimrod Missael Garcia Hernandez, a visiting scholar in ECE, received two awards for "Best Paper" at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems: one in the Sensory Circuits and Systems track and the other for Best Student Paper. Gruev is the principal investigator for the research.
Sam Beshers, a research associate in the Neuroscience Program, was honored with the 2017 Graduate College Excellence Award.
Viktor Gruev, professor in Beckman's Bioimaging Science and Technology group, has worked with graduate student Missael Garcia to develop a camera capable of sensing both color and polarization by mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp. This bioinspired imager may improve early cancer detection and provide new understanding of underwater phenomena. Compared with human vision, which has three different types of color receptors, the mantis shrimp has 16 different types of color receptors and six polarization channels, Gruev said.
Kyle Smith, professor in Mechanical Science and Engineering and member of Beckman's Autonomous Materials Systems group, is working with a research team to develop a saltwater desalination process that is potentially cheaper than reverse osmosis and borrows from battery technology.
Qian Chen, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has been named an affiliate in the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures (M&ENS) research theme.
Rashid Bashir, a professor of bioengineering and member of Beckman's 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group, has been selected to receive the 2018 Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award, the Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) premier recognition for outstanding achievements and leadership in the science and practice of biomedical engineering.