Nayoung is a 7th-year Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology.
Martin D. Burke, a professor of chemistry, has been named a new faculty member at the Beckman Institute. He will join Beckman's Molecular Design and Engineering (MDE) Group, which is part of the Molecular Science and Engineering research theme. Burke's research interests include the synthesis and study of small molecules with protein-like functions. More information is available on his chemistry faculty page.
Two of the three University of Illinois faculty members recently selected for endowed chairs have connections to the Beckman Institute. Nancy Sottos, a professor of materials science and engineering, and Jiawei Han, a professor of computer science, were named Swanlund Endowed and Michael Aiken chairs, respectively.
Jodi A. Flaws, a professor of comparative biosciences, and graduate student Katie (Catheryne) Chiang recently conducted a study that found doses of phthalate DiNP to be disruptive to the reproductive cycles of female mice. Phthalates, also known as plasticizers, are found in many consumer goods.
Mariana Kersh, a professor of mechanical science and engineering, will speak at the next Beckman Institute Director's Seminar at noon, Thursday, Feb. 14, in Room 1005. Kersh will discuss “The Scaling of Bone Strength during Growth and Aging: Is Bigger Better?" Lunch is provided.