December 18, 2019 - Professor Jie Feng hopes nanoparticle engineering could significantly increase the solubility of orally ingested drugs and enhance their absorption in the body. He aims to make the production of nanomedicines more efficient for controlled release, as well as reduce the number of pills necessary to ensure a full dosage, targeting the infectious diseases prevalent in developing countries where medicine is not always easily obtained.
November 22, 2019 - For the second year in a row, Arend van der Zande made Clarivate's list of Highly Cited Researchers, a global list of the world's researchers who produced the most influential papers.
November 20, 2019 - Kyle Smith published the sole paper from an Illinois researcher in a focus issue of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society in honor of Illinois' Richard Alkire, professor emeritus of the ChBE Department.
November 15, 2019 - Dunn won the 2019 Burt L. Newkirk Award for “first-of-their-kind contributions to the understanding of soft-soft interface lubrication by interpreting the slip interface through poroelastic mechanics and complex fluid mechanics.”
November 14, 2019 - New research by engineers at Illinois combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene – a question that has eluded scientists since graphene was first isolated. The findings are reported in the journal Nature Materials.
November 13, 2019 - Katie Matlack was the only winner from Illinois this year of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's competitive Young Investigator Program award.