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Powering a Greener Future
Engineering Sustainability Day showcases entrepreneurial talent  More »

Device That Harvests Water From Air Named Top UMD Invention of the Year
Innovate Maryland event also celebrates work on plastic substitutes, cancer detection, quantum science  More »

Maryland Engineering Graduate Programs: Top 10 Among Public Universities, Five Years in a Row
For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks among the country's top 10 public universities in graduate engineering programs, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–24 rankings.  More »

Electrified Plastic Recycling Toward A Sustainable Future
Multi-institutional study published in Nature  More »

Crank Up the AC, Not Global Warming
Maryland engineers advance heating and cooling technology to push for a greener future  More »

Women’s History Month Spotlight
Dr. Hannah Zierden shares her reflections on Women’s History Month 2023 about the unique skillsets women have to make the world a better place.  More »

Safe Lithium Batteries Get a Boost
UMD researchers have developed lithium dendrite suppression parameters and electrolytes for longer-lasting batteries that can operate under extreme conditions.  More »

2023 Energy Seed Grants Provide Launchpad for Local Startups
Six new energy seed grants awarded to diverse projects state-wide  More »

Celebrating Women's History Month
Women continue to shape history, including at the Clark School of Engineering. This month we celebrate those landmarks and the work necessary to forge them, and how it’s incumbent upon our larger community to assist in this work.  More »

Bill Weigand, Former ChBE Faculty Member, Dies at 84
Bill Weigand, who had served as a professor at the University of Maryland, where he retired, has passed away.  More »

MSAL’s work on serotonin characterization and detection results in two journal covers

Research is leading to better detection models and portable sensing devices.
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Maryland Engineers Awarded Grants to Address Humanity's Grand Challenges
Twelve projects led by or involving Maryland Engineering faculty have been awarded funding through the Grand Challenges Grants Program, the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind ever introduced at the University of Maryland.  More »

New Electrolyte Design Could be the Answer for Safer Rechargeable Batteries even in Extreme Cold
UMD published in Nature paper on electrolyte design for high energy batteries capable of operating under extreme temperature conditions.  More »

Three UMD Faculty Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Three University of Maryland professors are among the 124 engineers newly elected to the 2023 Class of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).  More »

Maryland Engineers Graham, Nau, Zhao elected Fellows of AAAS
Three Clark School professors have been newly chosen as 2022 Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.  More »

Selected Publications from NanoCenter's AIM Lab and FabLab
Highlighting recent research performed at the NanoCenter AIM Lab and FabLab.  More »

Energy Consortium promotes science and innovation
U.S. - Israel consortium accelerates development of solid-state batteries  More »

Roll Over, Paper Towels: UMD Researchers Create Picker-Upper That's Even Quicker
Hydrogel sheets can absorb 100 times their weight in water  More »

Ask An Engineer: Space Travel
While science fiction isn't always engineering fact, it inspires generations to make it so.  More »

InventWood and UMD Receive $20M ARPA-E SCALEUP Award
UMD exceeds $100M in ARPA-E funding  More »

Giving Students "Space" for Galactic Discovery, and a Launch into Research
Among the precious cargo launching to the ISS aboard SpaceX CRS-26 is an experiment designed by UMD students.  More »

'A Hub for Discussion, Integration of Ideas, Innovation and Discovery'
UMD holds ceremonial groundbreaking of Stanley R. Zupnik Hall  More »

"This Is Where It's At"
U.S. Commerce Secretary's Visit Highlights Importance of UMD, Higher Ed to Future of Domestic Electronics Industry  More »

Engineering at Maryland magazine highlights federal partnerships to tackle big questions
The feature story, Ask Big Questions, describes research collaborations with the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies.  More »

Dean's Circle Spotlight: A Blueprint for Human-Oriented Innovation
Anthony Ephremides, the founder of the field of ad-hoc wireless networks, is one of Maryland Engineering's most philanthropic faculty members.  More »

Alchemity Receives Shell GameChanger Funding
MEI2/UMD Start-up Company Selected by Shell GameChanger to Prove New Concept to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions  More »

Paint Branch Distinguished Lecture - October 25, 2022

October 25, 2022 at 4:00 PM
1101 A. James Clark Hall, University of Maryland
Speaker:  Prof. Emily A. Carter  More »

Avik Dutt: Advancing Transformative Technologies
Mechanical engineering faculty member focuses on photonics and quantum engineering.  More »

Introducing the Early Career Distinguished Alumni Society
The ECDA Society launches an exclusive professional network of Maryland Engineering alums leading the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and change agents.  More »

$25 Million Commitment Will Fund New World-Class Engineering Facility at the University of Maryland
The interdisciplinary engineering building, named in honor of benefactor Stanley R. Zupnik '59, will help prepare engineers to solve society's grand challenges.  More »

Maryland Engineering ranks #11 among public colleges in the U.S.
The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks #11 among the country’s public universities in U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings, rising one spot from #12 in 2022.  More »

Convocation to Honor Faculty, Staff Accomplishments
Four Maryland Engineers among awardees from across campus  More »

Maryland Engineers Get Cracking on Sustainability with Crab Shell-based Battery
Biodegradable electrolyte could lessen pollution burden of electric vehicles  More »

'They Are Playing With a Huge Fire'
With Ukraine's massive Zaporizhzhia plant in Putin's crosshairs, nuclear facilities must be taken off battlefield, UMD risk expert says.  More »

It's Getting Hot in Here
New Maryland Engineering video series asks engineering experts to explore science fact versus fiction in TV and film.  More »

Introducing Maryland Engineering's New Chief Development Officer
Jennifer L. Schwartz will become the next Chief Development Officer & Assistant Dean for the A. James Clark School of Engineering on September 12, 2022.  More »

Materials, physics, and systems for multicaloric cooling
UMD’s Ichiro Takeuchi published in Nature Reviews Materials  More »

Advisory Board Meeting Highlights New Clean Energy Technology
Energy Institute Welcomes State Delegates Qi and Korman  More »

Undergrads and research experiences: Win! Win! Win!
Exposure to research gives undergraduate students the chance to experience career possibilities.  More »

2022 Sony Research Award Program Invitation
Sony Research Award Program invites submissions for innovations in a broad range of topics, and also focused research.  More »

Attoh-Okine Named UMD CEE Chair
University of Delaware Professor, ASCE Fellow to lead department.  More »

Rethinking the Architecture of Solid-State Batteries: ION Closes $30M Investment Round
Toyota Ventures, Tenaska, and Bangchak Corporation Join Oversubscribed Round Led by Clear Creek Investments, VoLo Earth Ventures, and Alsop Louie Partners

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Liangbing Hu Named Finalist for 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Hu has become a sustainable materials leader by creating novel wood-based technologies to replace energy-intensive structural materials.  More »

Electrified Heating Towards Green Methane Conversion and Ammonia Synthesis
Multi-institutional study published in Nature.  More »

UMD Dedicates IDEA Factory
Building designed to inspire innovation, entrepreneurship, and research across disciplines.  More »

Engineering at Maryland magazine celebrates the power of philanthropy, impact on students
In this issue, join our celebration of the university reaching its ambitious $1.5B fundraising goal during Fearless Ideas: The Campaign for Maryland.  More »

UMD Inventions of the Year Tackle Grand Challenges
At Innovate Maryland, Pines heralds turning 'expertise into action'  More »

JC Zhao Receives Humboldt Research Award
Materials expert will foster collaboration with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung.  More »

Maryland Engineering Graduate Programs: Top 10 Public, Four Years in a Row
Maryland Engineering earns a top spot in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings among over 200 colleges.  More »

Safe and Sound
Energy innovator José Reyes sees a cleaner, greener, more equitable future—through nuclear.  More »

Engineering Faculty Selected for New MPower Seed Grant Funding
Four projects jointly led by Maryland Engineering and UMB researchers awarded to advance collaborative research in areas of high importance.  More »

International research team sheds light on inner workings of unconventional superconductors
Study by UMD Materials Science Prof. Ichiro Takeuchi published in Nature.  More »

MSE Prof. Liangbing Hu Granted $5.6M in DOE ARPA-E Funding
Funds offered by the ARPA-E project will go towards the development of clean energy technology.  More »

Brain Freeze: Cryo-FIB-SEM Coming Soon to College Park
The new Brain and Behavior Institute core will expand campus FIB-SEM applications to include biological tissue.  More »

Clark School's Online Engineering Programs Ascend to No. 12 National Rank
The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland rose to No. 12 among online graduate engineering programs in the U.S., according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.  More »

Novel engineering method enables low-temp sodium metal battery
Study, led by University of Maryland research team, published in Nature Nanotechnology.  More »

Nine Maryland Engineers Recognized as Being "One in 1,000"
Clark School researchers among the "who's who" of influential researchers, according to Clarivate.  More »

Bamboo fibers offer strong, ‘green’ manufacturing alternative
Study published in Nature Sustainability.  More »

UMD top ranked U.S. university for solid-state battery research publications
Elsevier study indicates UMD has highest publication citation index globally  More »

Engineering at Maryland magazine introduces new leader, new look
The Fall 2021 issue introduces our new dean, rolls out a new look and feel, and tackles timely topics from bias in the built environment to disaster resilience in the face of a changing climate.  More »

You Can Make It at Maryland
Eight campus makerspaces where Terps turn out the next big thing  More »

UMD Scientists Convert Methane without Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Methane converted to higher value commodity chemicals  More »

Wood That Can Cut Like Steel, Be Molded Like Plastic or Build Batteries?
Maryland engineers discover more new dimensions of an ancient material.  More »

UMD-Led Team Wins NSF Award for Rapid Materials Design
The collaborative team receives $1.8 million in funding to develop an integrated framework to drive the rapid design of novel materials for batteries and fuel cells.  More »

Expanded Wood Fiber for High-Performance Solid-State Paper Batteries
UMD research group invented the first high-performance solid-state paper batteries by a new molecular scale engineering method.  More »

USMSM Debuts SMART Innovation Center
New, $86 million facility to expand educational opportunities, autonomous vehicles research.  More »

Incentive Awards Program, Engineering Lab Building Named for Mote
Former UMD president recognized for contributions to field, expanding education access  More »

Rosemary Parker Honored with President's Distinguished Service Award
The backbone of the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering, Parker tirelessly creates a welcoming environment, builds a strong sense of community, and helps students overcome obstacles.  More »

College Park-born Quantum Firm IonQ Goes Public
IonQ, a quantum computing company spun off from research at the University of Maryland, went public today on the New York Stock Exchange.  More »

Welcome, Samuel Graham, Jr., Dean of Maryland Engineering
When an innovator wanted to engineer a more advanced and equitable society, he chose a research and education powerhouse with global impact, and came to Maryland.  More »

Liangbing Hu’s HighT-Tech Wins 2021 Spinoff Prize
Prize conferred to UMD start-up for innovative catalysis development.  More »

Three Engineers Among 2021-2022 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers
Abshire, Fisher and Hu honored for outstanding success in scholarly accomplishment and excellence in teaching.  More »

Convocation to Shine Spotlight on Faculty, Staff Accomplishments
Six Clark School faculty and staff will be honored at UMD's 38th annual Convocation on Sept. 15, 2021.  More »

Ion Storage Systems received US Advanced Battery Consortium award
MEI2 start up continues to grow  More »

Secretary of State: 'Domestic Renewal' Needed Through Infrastructure Investments
Blinken emphasizes importance of spending at home to remain global leader in campus speech.  More »

Pecht, Wachsman Named Distinguished University Professors
The title is a recognition of excellence, impact, and significant contribution to the nominee's field, knowledge, profession, and/or practice.  More »

Multi-institutional Research Team Documents Quantum Melting of Wigner Crystals
The study marks a major step toward creating a system for studying quantum phase transitions.  More »

Eric Wachsman Elected President of Electrochemical Society
Wachsman’s appointment effective June 10, 2021 for a two-year term.  More »

Georgia Tech Professor, Researcher Named Dean of Clark School
Mechanical engineering leader Samuel Graham, Jr. to take helm October 1.  More »

UMD, UMBC, ARL Announce Cooperative Agreement to Accelerate AI, Autonomy in Complex Environments
The agreement leverages Maryland's national leadership in engineering, robotics, computer science, operations research, modeling and simulation, and cybersecurity.  More »

Liangbing Hu Named 2021/2022 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher
Hu has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.  More »

Engineering Undergrads Recognized for Excellence
This year, the Clark School honors 70 undergraduates who exemplify the college’s commitment to excellence; five are recognized with Dean’s Awards.  More »

Eric Marksz Awarded Charles A. Caramello Distinguished Thesis Award
Marksz will be honored at a virtual ceremony in May.  More »

Building Energy Innovation in Maryland
Engineering Market Momentum  More »

A Paradigm Shift in Nanochannel Research
Siddhartha Das’s research team demonstrates overscreening, flow reversal in nanosystems.

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Clark School Innovators Honored with Invention of the Year Award Nominations
Among the nine 2021 Invention of the Year nominees, four are led by or include Clark School researchers.  More »

Maryland Joins NSF-funded Effort to Help Set Nation's Direction for Engineering
The Engineering Research Visioning Alliance will convene engineering voices to identify opportunities and priorities for innovative research that benefits society.  More »

Maryland Graduate Engineering Ranked #10 Public in the Nation
From extreme batteries to windows made from wood, Clark School’s trendsetting work ranks it among the country’s Top 10 public engineering schools for the 3rd consecutive year.  More »

Plastic Alternative Made 100% of Wood
Study on strong, biodegradable and recyclable bioplastic published in Nature Sustainability.  More »

Standing with our Asian-American Community
The Clark School community stands united with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders colleagues.  More »

Nanoscale Imaging Method Offers Insight into Alloyed Nanoparticle Synthesis
Woehl research group visualizes how organic ligands contribute to bimetallic nanoparticle synthesis.  More »

Could Nanocellulose Save Us?
The building blocks of plants may taper our dependency on fossil fuels.  More »

CREB Kicks Off 2021 with Meeting to Discuss Future of Battery Research
The virtual meeting aimed to bolster battery technology under extreme conditions.  More »

UMD Launches New Brain and Behavior Institute, Announces Founding Director
Institute will build on existing strengths and elevate UMD neuroscience to national preeminence.  More »

Scientists Design and Synthesize Denary Oxide Nanoparticles as Highly Stable Catalysts
Multi-Institutional research study made the January 2021 cover of Nature Catalysis.  More »

Hollow, Multi-Metallic Nanoparticles Offer Novel Strategy for Synthesis of Highly Efficient Catalysis
Multi-institutional study makes cover of Advanced Materials.   More »

Three Clark School Professors Receive Competitive DURIP Grants
DURIP supports university research in technical areas of interest to the Department of Defense (DoD).  More »

Mighty Morphing 3D Printing
UMD engineers demonstrate a new shape-changing nozzle that could revolutionize “4D Printing” applications.  More »

UMD Makes U.S. DOE Solar District Cup Finals
The Solar District Cup challenges multidisciplinary student teams to design and model optimized distributed energy systems for a campus or urban district.  More »

UMD-NIST Self-Directing AI System Discovers New Material
‘CAMEO’ identifies a new compound that’s useful for photonic devices and next generation computers.  More »

Seven UMD Engineers Recognized as Highly Cited Researchers
Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers have published multiple papers frequently cited by their peers over the last decade.  More »

Lemonade from lemons: Despite COVID-19 sidelining of MEMS showcase, proceedings and papers quickly published
Special issue of IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems features innovative research from 2020 Hilton Head Workshop.  More »

Metallic Nanoarcs are Ready to Shine
MSE research group creates a blueprint for predicting the infrared spectra of plasmonic nanoarcs.  More »

Two Maryland Energy Innovation Institute Start-Ups Named to Governor’s Future 20 List
Ion Storage Systems and InventWood hailed as talented innovators  More »

Printed Solid-State Batteries
Printable, high-performance solid-state electrolyte films for next generation Li batteries.  More »

New government partner joins UMD’s Center for Research in Extreme Batteries
National Institute of Standards and Technology to collaborate  More »

ARL to Fund $30M in Equipment Innovations for Service Members
UMD announces with the U.S. Army Research Lab agreements in additive manufacturing and battery research.  More »

Symptoms all in your head—or in your gut? Maybe a little of both.
UMD researchers are building an ingestible capsule that can monitor and model gut microbiome serotonin activity and help demystify the “gut-brain axis.”  More »

Investing in Environmentally Responsible Engineering
A grant from The Lemelson Foundation will accelerate environmentally and socially responsible engineering through innovation in undergraduate curricula.  More »

Sci-Fi Social Distancing?
Researchers tackle complexities of autonomous robots as a coronavirus solution.  More »

A Light Bright and Tiny: NIST Scientists Build a Better Nanoscale LED
New design overcomes long-standing LED efficiency problem — and can transform into a laser to boot.  More »

Natural Patterns of Wood Shine Through in 'Aesthetic Wood'
Glass-like wood insulates heat, is tough, blocks UV and has wood-grain pattern  More »

Joy Chao Receives 2020 MRS Silver Graduate Student Award
Chao, an MSE Ph.D. student, will be honored at a virtual ceremony later this fall.  More »

UMD researcher receives new $1M Vehicle Technology Award
Micro-sized silicon anode expands energy capacity  More »

Legacy through Impact: Dr. Darryll J. Pines
UMD President-Designate Darryll Pines inspires a culture of excellence at the Clark School, where everyone plays a part.  More »

Rapidly evolving ‘smart marble’ sensors hold promise for monitoring pharmaceutical industry bioreactors and beyond
Size of the neutrally buoyant bPods has dropped from ‘baseball’ to ‘golf ball’ to ‘cherry’ in just three years.  More »

Sulfur Provides Promising 'Next-Gen' Battery Alternative
Multi-institutional research team led by Chunsheng Wang published in PNAS.  More »

Pines: Stand in Solidarity, Unite Against Injustice
President-designate calls acts of violence against black community nationwide a 'stain' against UMD values.  More »

MSE Alum Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Alexander Epstein is on track to complete his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 2023.   More »

UMD Researchers Design ‘Open’ Lithium-ion Battery
The design bolsters both battery safety and performance.  More »

UMD Research Lab Receives ARO Grant to Investigate Reconfigurable Nanoparticle Assemblies
Woehl research group will investigate fundamental aspects of chemical reaction driven nanoparticle assembly processes.  More »

2020 Undergraduate Honors and Awards
Sixty-eight undergraduate students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering were recognized with 2020 Annual Engineering Honors and Awards.  More »

Cleaning Natural Methane for Better Access to Renewable Energy
Methane gas cleaned of pipe-corroding sulfur by UMD environmental scientists  More »

New, superfast method for ceramic manufacturing could open door to AI-driven materials discovery
UMD engineers have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials.  More »

Terrapin 'Works' Toward Relief Efforts
Campus high-tech manufacturing takes on COVID-19.  More »

COVID-19 Engineering Solutions: In the News
Clark School researchers are working to create solutions and pool resources in efforts to minimize the spread of the disease, provide critical aid to health care workers and their patients, and monitor the impact of social distancing and travel restrictions.  More »

High-performance electrolyte solves battery puzzle
UMD poses answer to making a nanostructured battery: a better electrolyte  More »

Micro-reactor Produces Quality Nanoparticles
Research team led by Liangbing Hu publishes study in Materials Today.  More »

Protection Collections Abound for Local Health Care Workers
Campus units donate masks, gloves, and other much-needed supplies.  More »

Clark School Engineers Create Solutions for a Crisis
Engineering labs pivot to produce and distribute hand sanitizer and surgical masks.  More »

Slam Dunk at Alumni Cup
The annual Alumni Cup competition is hosted by the Clark School's Engineering Alumni Network.  More »

Computer-designed nanoparticles could speed us toward hydrogen economy
Mixing the unmixable, scientists create efficient catalyst for hydrogen energy extraction  More »

Improve the Outcome: Vascular Liver Tissue
Creating vascular organ tissue in a lab could open new doors to drug testing, disease modelling, and organ transplants.  More »

Become a Contender: Electric Racecar
Borne from a capstone course is the two-year odyssey to build Maryland's first electric racing car.  More »

MEI2 leads U.S. side of $18.4M U.S.-Israel Energy Center focused on Energy Storage
Project will Develop Lithium and Sodium Metal Solid State Batteries for Advanced Energy Storage Applications  More »

Robert Briber Named Interim Dean of Clark School
Professor Robert Briber has been named Interim Dean of the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, effective April 1, 2020.  More »

Potassium Metal Battery Emerges as a Rival to Lithium-Ion Technology
UMD collaborates on battery-healing development  More »

Clark School Faculty Receive CAREER Awards
Three faculty members of the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering have received Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  More »

Gearing Up for the Future
This year's student leaders of Terps Racing are making strides to build a stronger community of inclusivity and diversity.  More »

Thin Wood Film Amplifies Speaker Technology
UMD study published in Nature Communications.  More »

Dean Pines Named University of Maryland's 34th President
Darryll Pines has served as Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering since January 2009.  More »

Ion Storage Systems Hires Energy Industry Leader
CEO chosen to take groundbreaking battery technology to market  More »

2019 Research Wrap-up: MSE at UMD Ranked 18th among U.S. Universities by Nature
Our department has racked up a considerable amount of honors and accolades as of late!  More »

Emily Hitz Named by Nature as One of Five Early Career Researchers in Materials Science
Hitz is an MSE Ph.D. student, advised by Liangbing Hu, conducting research on solid-state batteries.  More »

Brain and Behavior Initiative Hosts 3rd Annual Seed Grant Symposium

Researchers from across UMD convene to discuss the latest projects funded by BBI
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New Report Recommends a Path for the Future of Maryland’s Clean Energy Economy
Comprehensive report on the future of clean energy innovation in Maryland delivered today to Governor Hogan  More »

Additive Manufacturing and Ni-Ti Metal Bolster Cooling Technology
UMD’s Ichiro Takeuchi and team published in Science.  More »

Refocusing In-situ Electron Microscopy
ChBE Professor Taylor Woehl offers insight into more efficient microscopy technique.  More »

Daring Vision. Lasting Impact.
125 Years of Engineering Excellence at the University of Maryland (1894–2019)  More »

Clark School of Engineering Professor Joseph Silverman Remembered
Prof. Silverman, who passed on November 6 at age 97, touched countless lives over the course of a long and distinguished career.  More »

Taylor Woehl Receives ACS Grant
Petroleum Research Fund will provide $110K over the next two years.  More »

What’s Next for Next-Gen Batteries?
High-energy-density polymeric cathode for fast-charge sodium and multivalent batteries.  More »

Clark School Professor Elected 2019 APS Fellows
MSE Professor Raymond Phaneuf was honored in September.  More »

UMD Graduate Student Kang-Yi Lin Receives 2019 ALD/ALE Award
Lin was honored at the 2019 ALD/ALE International Conference this summer.  More »

NSF Awards $1M Grant to UMD Researchers
The interdisciplinary project will explore the molecular connection between the gut and the nervous system.  More »

University of Maryland Launches Quantum Technology Center
The new research center will catalyze the development of high-impact quantum technologies.  More »

Mapping Nucleation Kinetics with Nanometer Resolution
Towards a more realistic picture of how crystal nucleation occurs at a solid-liquid interface.  More »

MEI² Receives Two New Innovative Vehicle Technology Awards
DOE Awards UMD/MEI$2M for Advance Battery Technology  More »

UMD Hosts 4th Annual Machine Learning Bootcamp and Workshop
Hosted by the Clark School in the Kim Engineering Building August 5 - 9, 2019.  More »

High Temperature Thermal Shocks Increase Stability of Single Atom Catalysts

Multi-institutional study published in Nature Nanotechnology August 12.
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'Wood' You Like Some Fresh Water?
New treatment for wood could make a membrane to extract fresh water.  More »

UMD Research Group Develops New Technique for Detecting Elusive Protein Aggregates in Biopharmaceuticals
Study published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  More »

UMD/MEI2 Energy Innovation Featured at ARPA-E 2019
ARPA-E Marks 10 Years of Technology Innovation  More »

The Battery Revolution
Fires in cell phones, laptops, and even a jumbo jet might have one thing in common: a liquid-electrolyte lithium-ion battery.  More »

Perfect Quantum Portal Emerges at Exotic Interface
A junction between an ordinary metal and a special kind of superconductor has provided a robust platform to observe Klein tunneling.  More »

Ring Resonators Corner Light
Researchers have created the first silicon chip that can reliably constrain light to its four corners.  More »

Two Clark School Faculty Named Finalists of Prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Hafezi and Hu are among 31 of the nation's rising stars who will compete for three Blavatnik National Awards.  More »

Cooling Wood: An Eco-Friendly Building Material
UMD and Boulder engineers create strong, sustainable solution for passive cooling  More »

2019 Dean's Doctoral and Master's Student Research Awards
Created by Clark School Dean Darryll Pines, the competition recognize distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.  More »

Korean Energy Company and UMD Partner to Create Next-Gen Batteries
CMNS and Clark School faculty lead project  More »

Annual Current EM Techniques Workshop at UMBC
Electron microscopy group holds meeting  More »

UMD Researchers Receive 2019 Outstanding Young Scientist and Outstanding Young Engineer Awards
Awards ceremony held May 8 in Baltimore.  More »

MSE Hosts University Materials Council Spring 2019 Meeting
Chairs from across the country gathered to review MSE activities at UMD.  More »

Reversible Chemistry Clears Path for Safer Batteries
UMD and ARL scientists create water-based battery with outstanding performance  More »

Partnering for Quantum Leaps
For many UMD researchers, partnering with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is key.  More »

Sculpting Super-Fast Light Pulses
UMD/NIST researchers make nanopillars shape light precisely  More »

Breakthroughs in neuromorphic computing demonstrate high computing efficiency, performance
UMD-led DOE grant unites memory and processing for brain-like computer  More »

Have You Seen this Cube?
When an important WWII atomic relic turned up out of the blue, two Maryland researchers wanted to know: what happened to the other 658 of them?  More »

Engineering Sustainability Day - "Towards Zero Emissions and Beyond"
Register now for energizing discussion of technologies to zero out emissions  More »

Hu Research Group Wins Invention of the Year Award
Hu and Li were honored for their high performance graphite-paper composites.  More »

Solar evaporator offers a fresh route to fresh water
A self-cleaning device made of wood aims to make small-scale desalination more practical.  More »

Algorithms and Autonomous Discovery
Professor Ichiro Takeuchi uses machine learning to help develop new magnetic materials.  More »

Machine Learning's Translational Medicine
Axel Krieger, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, specializes in medical robotics and computer vision.  More »

Measuring Change in the Atmosphere
Akua Asa-Awuku strives to understand the molecular components of the atmosphere that exist at the ultrasmall nanoscale.  More »

Engineering a Testudo
Testudo became the official mascot of UMD in 1932, and engineering students played a critical role in shaping the prominence of Testudo on campus.  More »

The Buddy System: Human-Computer Teams
The combination of a human facial recognition expert teamed with a computer running ML analyses of facial image data provides the most accurate facial identification.  More »

Wood-based Technology Creates Electricity from Heat
Briber, Das and Hu make novel heat-conversion membrane  More »

Maryland Transportation Institute announces Seed Grant winners
Six research proposals have been selected for funding under a new MTI initiative.  More »

Enter Engineering Sustainability Poster Contest
MEII Workshop calls for poster submissions for April 22 meeting  More »

Miao Yu honored with USM Regents Faculty Award
Yu will be honored for her for excellence in research/scholarship/creative activities.  More »

Wang Group Develops Highly Reversible 5.3 V Battery
Research paper published in Chem.  More »

2019 Hulka/Wells Energy Fellowships Awarded
Projects include energy harvesting and clean energy fuel production  More »

NanoCenter Hot Papers Newsletter, Issue 1: ALD
Every six months, we round up interesting and significant papers that include work done in AIMLab or FabLab.   More »

Scientists Develop First Fabric to Automatically Cool or Insulate Depending on Conditions
University of Maryland researchers have created a fabric that dynamically regulates heat passing through it  More »

Nanostructure of carbon and metal could solve potassium-battery puzzle
Rational design produces a missing piece of battery chemistry for cheaper, capacious batteries  More »

UMD Engineers Discover Root Cause of Solid-State Battery Failure
Wang group published in Nature Energy.  More »

Fab Lab lithography instrument now available for high-res imaging
Raith e-LiNE contains best SEM on campus  More »

AIM Lab Offers SEM, TEM and FIB Short Courses
Microscopy short courses will teach operation of high-tech scopes  More »

Researchers make liquid crystals do the twist
UMD engineers and scientists measure previously unexamined tiny force.  More »

New Device Widens Light Beams by 400 Times, Broadening Possibilities in Science and Technology
UMD-NIST collaboration produces method to deliver more information in optical systems  More »

"Super Wood" wins multiple awards
Professors Hu and Li receive over $3.6M in funding  More »

Fabricating a better tomorrow
Meet Gabrielle Ball, a mechanical engineering major and Clark Opportunity Transfer Scholar at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering.  More »

How Will You Impact Society?
MSE Alumni Parag Banerjee ('11) discusses his tenure at UMD.  More »

Nanoscale reactions studied with new device made in Fab Lab
‘Complete picture’ of nano properties captured by ECE/IREAP group  More »

$1.5M FEMA Award to Fund First-of-its-Kind Study of Health Effects on Wildland Firefighters
With a $1.5 million award from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, a UMD engineer will co-lead a research effort to quantify the pulmonary and cardiovascular health consequences to firefighters exposed to wildland fire smoke.  More »

Tiny Device to Rapidly Detect Heart Attacks
Tests for heart attacks exist but are slow and require specially trained personnel -- UMD alum is working to change that.  More »

Fearless Ideas: A Twofold Promise
Through a generous commitment to the Maryland Promise, Steven Lehrer ('82) is helping today's engineering students get their start where he got his.  More »

Application window open: AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows
This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level scientists, engineers, and mathematicians at media organizations nationwide.  More »

UMD to Lead Milestone NSF High School Engineering Pilot Course
Intended as Precursor to Widely-Accepted Transferable College-Level Credit   More »

Mo Research Group's Solid-State Battery Review Published in Joule
Review discusses the advantages of all-solid-state battery chemistry.  More »

Feathers Not Included
Ph.D. student Lena Johnson is working on Robo Raven, a bird-inspired unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).  More »

Pines Receives UMD President's Medal
The President's Medal is the highest honor the university community can bestow.  More »

A Novel Graphene Quantum Dot Structure Takes the Cake
UMD-NIST collaboration experimentally confirms electron interactions in a tightly confined space according to long-untested rules of quantum mechanics  More »

Marina Leite to Give a Plenary Talk at International Conference in Belgium
Dr. Leite will speak on Nanoscale Imaging of Materials for Energy Applications August 22.  More »

A New Dimension for Batteries
Nanostructured battery is safe, manufacturing-compatible, and delivers much higher power at high energy  More »

‘Smart Marbles’ hold promise for better outcomes from bioreactors
The marbles, or 'bPods,' will contain microsystems that can “eavesdrop on biology” during fermentation, cell or culture-growing processes.  More »

New Minor in Global Engineering Leadership
The Clark School now offers a 16-credit minor in Global Engineering Leadership.  More »

Maryland Energy Innovation Institute partners with Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology
Institutes to collaborate on energy research  More »

Advance could yield safer, longer-range electric car batteries
Chemical engineers pack more energy in same space for reliable battery.  More »

Under Pressure
Battery distress signals deciphered using new pressure/current measurement technique  More »

NEES PI Qi named MSU Engineering’s Associate Dean for Inclusion and Diversity
Diversity "at the core of innovation" in engineering, professor says  More »

Study validates face recognition experts, but shows humans perform best with an AI partner
New research combines computer vision research, forensic science, and psychology.  More »

EFRC NEES-2 meeting poster contest winners
Accomplishments meeting announces poster awards  More »

Building Together at the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference
The A. James Clark School of Engineering will have a significant presence at ASEE's Annual Conference in June.  More »

ChBE PhD Candidate Fudong Han Wins 2018 Dean's Doctoral Research Award
Han took third place in the annual Clark School competition.  More »

Breakthrough protonic fuel cell study published in Nature
MSE assistant research scientist Angelique Jarry contributed to the study.  More »

Why a robot can't yet outjump a flea
New research could help explain why nature still beats robots, and describes how machines might take the lead.  More »

A higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery
Researchers revive an old chemistry with a new electrolyte.  More »

Four Clark School Professors Receive Competitive DURIP Grants
DURIP supports university research in technical areas of interest to the Department of Defense.  More »

Outstanding Microscopist and Teacher Honored with Fellowship
Dr. Wen-An Chiou, director of the AIM Lab, selected as Microscopy Society of America Fellow  More »

NANO.IL.2018 Nano Conference in Israel
Early bird discount applies until 6/27  More »

Chungsheng Wang Receives UMD's 17th ARPA-E Award
Grant will fund research of carbon-neutral fuel with high energy density.  More »

NEES legislative outreach highlighted in EFRC newsletter
Reaching legislators with scientific information  More »

Scientists Mix the Unmixable to Create 'Shocking' Nanoparticles
Researchers are the first to create nanoscale particles composed of up to eight distinct elements generally known to be immiscible.  More »

UMD ARPA-E Innovations transitioning to commercial reality
Transforming energy research into useable technology  More »

Biofilm Made of Cellulose Nanofibers Offers Robust, Eco-friendly Materials for Emerging Applications
Corresponding research paper published in Advanced Materials.  More »

Sturdy Insulator Made of Wood
Bio-friendly insulating material created by UMD engineers  More »

Clark School Researchers Recognized for Exceptional Inventions
Among the nine 2017 Invention of the Year award nominees, six are led by or include Clark School researchers.  More »

Sandwich Battery with ‘Melty’ Layer is Safe, Robust
UMD engineers create all-ceramic battery with long cycle life  More »

2018 ARPA-E Summit to Showcase UMD Innovations
UMD Energy Innovation Technologies dominate  More »

2018 Engineering Sustainability Day
Join us for an energetic discussion!  More »

Professor Salamanca-Riba receives $2M in Advanced Manufacturing Award
Reducing material usage and energy waste  More »

New Fuel Cell has Exceptional Power Density and Stability
Discovery presents a significant step toward lower fuel cell costs and more sustainable energy.  More »

Turning Up the Heat
New thermoelectric material, made of reduced graphene oxide, can withstand heat up to 3,000 K- will be used to collect waste heat and convert it into electrical energy.  More »

Super Wood Could Replace Steel
A new process could make wood as strong as titanium alloy but lighter and cheaper  More »

UMD ChBE Researchers Continue Search for Li-Battery Stabilization
Corresponding research paper published in CHEM magazine.   More »

Amitabh Varshney Named Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at UMD
Varshney has been a faculty member in UMD’s Department of Computer Science since 2000  More »

Inaugural Energy Innovation Seed Grants awarded
$100K grants promote energy innovation technology  More »

UMD Researchers Focus Energy on Current Collector Improvements
Research paper published in Advanced Energy Materials.  More »

UMD Researchers Seek to Improve 3D Microstructure Characterization at the Nanoscale
FIB/SEM utilized to perform nanotomography on solid oxide fuel cells.  More »

Novel Battery Cathode Design Inspired by Your Typical Cotton ‘T’
Research, conducted by Professor Liangbing Hu’s group, published in Advanced Materials.   More »

MSE Grad Student Wins 1st Place in Poster Competition at Optics & Photonics Conference
Kunyi Zhang, advised by Prof Oded Rabin, was recognized for her work on the fabrication of metal nanostructure arrays.  More »

Organic Processes Inspire Technological Innovation
ChBE researchers develop self-healing battery chemistryMore »

Reducing the traffic jam in batteries
NEES researchers make solid ground toward better lithium-ion battery interfaces  More »

Leite Research Group’s Invited Review Published in ACS Energy
Nanoscale imaging required for next gen energy harvesting and storage systems.  More »

Li Named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" List
Clark School postdoc receives international recognition for her contributions to transparent wood.  More »

Call for Input: University of Maryland Research at UN Climate Conference
UN climate conference calls for publications  More »

UMD Researchers Develop Stable, Robust Li-ion Battery Chemistry
New battery created by Chunsheng Wang's group offers safety, durability and flexibility.   More »

Photo-Activated Pseudo-Solid Battery from UCLA in New Journal
Dunn’s ionogel work merits rave highlight  More »

Losert, Waks receive prestigious fellowship in APS
Faculty join top sliver of physics society’s membership  More »

NEES PI Talin Joins Elite Fellows at APS
Prestigious membership honors career in electronic transport mechanisms  More »

UMD Researchers Work to Mitigate Water Scarcity Crisis with Solar-Powered Devices Made of Wood
Low-cost, enviro-friendly devices use natural nanoengineering  More »

10/9 is NanoDay
Two labs in Maryland embody spirit of NanoDay  More »

Empowering Voices in Engineering
Moving towards a more diverse and inclusive campus.  More »

MSE Students Selected as Finalists for the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition
Stretchable Silicon Photovoltaics is a new design for silicon solar cells.  More »

UMD Researchers Offer Solution to Volatile Battery Chemistry in Electronics
4.0V Water-Based Li-ion Batteries Achieved by ChBE Professor Chunsheng Wang's Research Group  More »

UMD Engineers Answer Questions about Record-Breaking Harvey, Flooding
National and local news outlets turned to University of Maryland engineers for their disaster expertise.  More »

MSE Research Group’s Invited Perspective Published in ACS Energy Letters
Marina Leite and her team offer insight into the future of solar cell technology.  More »

ChBE Researchers Develop ‘Inside-out’ Technique for Creating Polymer Capsules with Multiple Concentric Layers
Raghavan and Zarket indicate research was inspired by an onion.  More »

Staff Spotlight: Alan Santos
Santos has been honored with numerous advising awards from the University System of Maryland and the Clark School.  More »

Liangbing Hu Wins 2017 KINGFA Young Investigator Award
Hu was selected for this award based on several fronts of wood nanocellulose-based technologies.  More »

NEES Attends 2017 DOE EFRC-Hub-MCS PI Meeting
NEES gave talks, posters and won musical award  More »

UMD’s bio-compatible battery garners international coverage
One-of-a-kind device showcased for medical, scientific advances  More »

UMD engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current battery
One-of-a-kind device stores electrons  More »

A Space Elevator: How Microscopic Materials Give Way to Big Ideas
MSE Professor Lourdes Salamanca-Riba offers an alternative to typical space transport.  More »

MSE Research Reveals Unique Ionic Diffusion Mechanism in Super-Ionic Conductors  
Mo, He and Zhu devise an ‘ion transport highway’ for solid-state batteries.  More »

3D-Printed Evaporator is Sustainable Approach to Water Shortage
The evaporator uses solar energy to efficiently purify water.  More »

Decade of TMV research leads to never-before-seen microsystems for energy storage, biosensors and self-sustaining systems
Long-term Ghodssi-Culver partnership has used the Tobacco mosaic virus as a biological nanoscaffold for groundbreaking devices.  More »

Peter Kofinas Will Serve as Next Chair of ChBE
Effective July 1, Sheryl Ehrman will depart for San Jose State University.  More »

New TMV supercapacitor work featured in Nanotechweb article
Zang, Chu, Gerasopoulos, Culver and Ghodssi developed a quick and simple new approach to create a supercapacitor with nanostructured electrodes.  More »

Gray Wins Dr. Mabel S. Spencer Award for Graduate Achievement
BIOE Ph.D. student recognized for efforts to develop therapies for diseases of the central nervous system.  More »

Lab Students' 'Creativity is Key'
Clark School's Functional Macromolecular Lab allows students to mold new ideas  More »

BIOE Researchers Develop New Technologies to Drive Next-Generation Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis
Jewell Lab members use quantum dots to define density of self-antigen display.  More »

Gerald Wilkinson Named Interim Dean of UMD's College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
The University of Maryland announced the appointment of UMD Biology Professor Gerald Wilkinson as interim dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, effective July 1, 2017.  More »

Ghodssi, Bentley receive NSF EAGER grant to develop ingestible capsules for medical diagnosis
"Gut-Nav" capsules will be designed to detect problems in the gastro-intestinal tract, including pancreatic cancer and inflammatory bowel disease screening.  More »

NEES student selected for U.S. DOE Graduate Student Research Award
PhD candidate from PI Qi's group will work with PI Leung  More »

UMD Engineering Gives Solar Decathlon Team a Competitive Edge
What if we told you that wood can be used to make a smart window that is more energy efficient than glass?  More »

Liangbing Hu Wins NANOLetters Young Investigator Award
Dr. Hu was selected for this award for his contributions to the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology.  More »

2017 Honors & Awards Ceremony
Sixty-nine Clark School students were acknowledged for their contributions and accomplishments.  More »

MSE Professor Aristos Christou Elevated to IEEE 'Life Fellow'
Christou received this honor based on significant accomplishments and advancements to the engineering field.  More »

ChBE PhD Candidate Wins MRS Gold Award
Fudong Han focuses his research on improving the all-solid-state-battery.  More »

Clark School Researchers Represented on Four 2017 MURI Awards
UMD is one of the top universities represented among the highly competitive grants awarded this year.  More »

Women Engineers Welcome Admitted Students
The Women in Engineering program hosted an admitted students reception on March 29, 2017.  More »

MSE Undergraduate Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Zinab Jadidi hopes to inspire other young women to pursue a STEM education.  More »

Wood filter removes toxic dye from water
Hu, Das flow water through wood in new use of natural materials  More »

Sunbeams at the Nano-scale: the Next Generation of Solar Cells
Marina Leite and her team of researchers tackle hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites based on methylammonium lead.  More »

UMERC’s Liangbing Hu pitches transparent wood technology at 2017 ARPA-E Innovation Summit
UMERC is a multidisciplinary initiative dedicated to advancing the frontiers of energy science and technology.  More »

A nerve modeled on a battery
NEES PI helps make new organic artificial synapse  More »

A peek under a hybrid’s hood reveals wood?
Engineers at UMD make all-wood supercapacitor  More »

Stacked nanocrystals offer a new twist on handedness
UMD physics prof control 'chirality' in tiny inorganic arrangements  More »

Cheaper, Faster and Longer Lasting: What Magnesium Iodine Chemistry Can Offer
Chunsheng Wang's research group is developing a rechargeable magnesium/iodine battery for daily consumer use.  More »

Covetics: Novel Carbon Nanostructure Embedded Class of Metals
MSE researchers explore full scale characterization in new hybrid material.  More »

Mohamad Al-Sheikhly Receives IIA Laureate Award
Dr. Al-Sheikhly was honored at the 2016 IMRP Meeting in Vancouver.  More »

Gov Hogan Announces UMD’s Role in $65M Environmental Agenda
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced $7.5 million in funding to create the Green Energy Institute.  More »

UMD Researchers Find Ultra-thin Solution to Primary Obstacle in Solid-State Battery Development
Clark School researchers are developing game-changing solid-state battery technology  More »

Thin Films Prevent Corrosion in Sodium Metal Anode
Tiny layer of aluminum makes battery part longer-lasting  More »

YuHuang Wang, NEES PI, talks nanotube protection in video abstract
Advanced materials journal article displays new video abstract  More »

MSE Research Team Wins Seed Grant Funding for Novel Sensor Technology
Drs. Oded Rabin, Robert Briber and Xin Zhang will utilize funding to develop fiber-optic sensor.  More »

NanoCenter thanks departing co-founder
High-tech fabrication technique produces departure gift  More »

NSF Awards $3.45M National Innovation Ecosystem Grant to University of Maryland
UMD is one of seven lead universities in NSF’s I-Corps ecosystem.  More »

Students Showcase Outstanding Basic, Applied and Innovative Energy Research
Poster session at NEES meeting highlights nanostructures in energy research  More »

MSE Nanophysics Researcher Ichiro Takeuchi and team Step Closer to Quantum Computing Advances
A group of UMD researchers has found a novel way to send a supercurrent through the surface of an insulator.  More »

ECE Students Advised by Rama Chellappa win Best Poster Award and nVIDIA Best Paper Award at IEEE BTAS 2016
The Best Poster Award and the Best Paper Award were awarded to ECE students at BTAS 2016  More »

UMD Physicists Discover “Smoke Rings” Made of Laser Light
3D ring structures made by high-intensity lasers could aid the design of powerful microscopes and more efficient telecommunication lines  More »

Transparent Wood: Clark School Research in the News
‘Cooler than glass’ windows receive international coverage  More »

Jay, Jewell Named 2016 Young Innovators of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
BIOE researchers look to advance delivery of therapeutics to treat cancers.  More »

Wood Windows are Cooler than Glass
A study by engineers at the University of Maryland shows that natural microstructures in transparent wood are the key to lighting & insulation advantages.  More »

Gary Rubloff named Distinguished University Professor
Rubloff receives highest academic honor conferred by the University of Maryland.  More »

Fourth Consecutive Win for UMD Electrochemical Society Student Chapter
University of Maryland Electrochemical Society Students win Student Chapter Award for the fourth year in a row.  More »

Tiny Diamonds Could Enable Huge Advances in Nanotechnology
UMD researchers develop a new method for pairing nanoscale diamonds with other nanomaterials  More »

Clark School’s Amazing Transparent Wood Featured in New York Times
Look Through Wood, No X-Ray Vision Required  More »

A View Through Wood Shows Futuristic Applications
Transparent wood made at UMD could create new windows, cars and solar panels  More »

NEES project shows hybrid battery/capacitor with off-the-charts cycling capacity

Manganese oxide-coated nanowires in gel provide steady, ready power  More »

Scientists blend coinage metals to obtain alloys better than gold
Scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a novel method for altering the light reflected or absorbed by a material by match-making combinations of gold, silver, and copper into various mixtures of metals, or alloys.  More »

CREB Kicks Off its Research and Innovation Seed Grant Program
Collaboration between UMD, NIST, and ARL facilitated by seed grant from the Center for Research in Extreme Batteries.  More »

You’ll Never Be-Leaf What Makes up This Battery
UMD materials scientists bake oak leaf, add sodium to cook up new large-scale battery possibility  More »

Assembly of Micro/Nanomaterials into Complex, Three-Dimensional Architectures by Compressive Buckling
Department of Mechanical Engineering Seminar  More »

Bergbreiter named director of Maryland Robotics Center
Microrobotics expert brings both research expertise and leadership accomplishments to position.  More »

New Rate Information
Explanation of new rates at Maryland NanoCenter  More »

Diagnosing Better Efficiencies for Solar Cells
New UMD imaging technique could yield more efficient solar cells  More »

Rubloff Discusses UMD Energy Storage Center and Energy Science Hot Topics
UMD prof and center director on Electrochemical Society meeting podcast  More »

UMD Researchers Use a Simple Stretch to Create Powerful Pseudomagnetic Fields in Graphene
Researchers Make Breakthrough Discovery in Graphene Research  More »

Prof. Ichiro Takeuchi Joins a National Center for Spintronics Research
Combinatorial materials discovery will aid spintronic device development  More »

UMD & Army Researchers Discover Salty Solution to Better, Safer Batteries
Greatest potential uses seen in safety-critical, automotive and grid-storage applications  More »

Hu wins 2015 Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award
Shows "promise [for] significant and lasting impact" in nanoscience  More »

BioE Researchers Develop Nano-guided Cell Networks as Conveyors of Molecular Communication
BioE Professor and Founding Chair William Bentley’s research group publishes Nature Communications paper.   More »

Li Awarded Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal
Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Teng Li receives 2016 SES Young Investigator Medal.  More »

UMD Discovery Could Enable Portable Particle Accelerators
Innovation could hold the key to ultra-compact machines useful for materials science and medical imaging  More »

Gary Rubloff to receive Senior Faculty Outstanding Research Award
Clark School honor celebrates strong and influential research.  More »

Leonard to be Honored for Cooperative Control Innovations
Alumna Naomi Leonard to be inducted into Innovation Hall of Fame on Nov. 9.  More »

Two NEES students write for DOE Newsletter; one story profiles NEES research
Plett and Sahadeo contribute articles on latest research  More »

Reimagining Fuel Cells Lands UMERC Director's Technology in NATURE
Results of Dr. Wachsman’s research highlighted in NATURE, an international weekly journal of science.  More »

Experts available for comment on upcoming Nobels
Lithium-ion batteries and nanowires are candidates for chemistry and physics prizes; UMD scientists can explain importance  More »

UMD Students Win Third Consecutive Electrochemical Society Student Chapter Award
University of Maryland Electrochemical Society Students win Student Chapter Award for the third year in a row.  More »

UMD Researchers Creating First Onboard Fast-Charging System for Electric Vehicles
NSF funds innovative interdisciplinary research for Khaligh and McCluskey  More »

Undergraduate Engineering Programs Earn Top Rank in U.S. News & World Report
Clark School's undergraduate programs ranked No. 12 among public universities.  More »

Mesoscale Science Research Highlighted on Materials Journal Cover
Rubloff and Lee show new direction in electrical energy storage  More »

Microsystems Graduate Student Seminar Series
Grad students and postdocs to give short talks on fabrication and characterization  More »

NSF Funds Novel Research to Create Scalable Wireless Networking, Averting Usage Crisis
Ephremides is co-PI on half-million dollar, three year grant  More »

Gates Foundations awards UMD project to address world sanitation problems
UMD researchers receive award for the tri-generation of heat, power, and potable water from waste.  More »

New Battery Demonstrates “Sweet Spot” of Electrolyte Thickness and Composition
Atom-scale synthesis makes highly conductive LiPON for solid-state battery  More »

Transparent, Interactive Nanopaper Uses Touch to Generate Electricity
New material described in ACS Nano, featured in Nanowerk and C&EN.  More »

Ghodssi, Beyaz, Waits issued US patent for microgenerator
The versatile microball bearing supported microgenerator improves micro electromechanical devices.  More »

Small Can Be Strong and Tough
The smaller the cellulose fibers, the stronger and tougher the paper they make, to UMD researchers’ surprise   More »

Call for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges
July 16 deadline to identify nanoscience issues  More »

Physics Culture Prize Goes to Science Communicator
Lecture slated for July 28 in Stamp at 4 pm  More »

Shampoo ingredient keeps nanotubes cleaner, more manageable
Better electronics and nanoscience possible using common cleaner  More »

Thin coatings controlled at atomic scale protect high performance lithium anodes
Anodes with layer of alumina resist corrosion and cycle well  More »

Office of Naval Research Supports Design Development of Materials at UMD
DURIP grant funds new instrumentation in Combinatorial Synthesis Lab.  More »

New Software Will Enhance Materials Science and Engineering’s Undergraduate Program
UMD wins one of six computational design toolkits from ASM International.  More »

Creating Transparent Electronic Networks with Graphene-Based Ink
Printed transparent conductors are the first to use sodium ions embedded in reduced graphene oxide to boost performance.  More »

The Second Mid-Atlantic DNA Nanotechnology Symposium
Wednesday, July 22  More »

New Shape Memory Alloy Withstands 10 Million Deformations
Invention, described in Science, could be used to create biomedical implants, more.  More »

Two FIBs Now Available in NanoCenter's AIM Lab
Twin Focused Ion Beam instruments will allow for better analysis and sample prep  More »

Members of NEES Gather for 2015 Spring Accomplishment Meeting
Poster session, in-depth discussions, presentations.... and hiking  More »

Swelling Magnets to Energize the World
Discovery Sheds New Light on 175-year-old Principle  More »

Seminar on UMD's New FIB Instruments May 27
Twin Focused Ion Beam instruments will increase analysis allow for better analysis and sample prep  More »

Food Safety, Energy Storage & Video Authentication Inventions Honored at Awards Ceremony
Three Clark School innovations win UMD Invention of the Year Awards  More »

For Batteries, One Material Does It All
Revolutionary material could create safer, simpler and more efficient all-in-one batteries  More »

Welcome to Graphene Beach!
Jiayu Wan wins Materials Research Society’s Science-As-Art competition.  More »

Nilsson Wins Wylie Fellowship
UMD award supports grad student's work in advanced microscopy.  More »

Scientific Reports Invites Yang to Serve as Editorial Board Member
Associate Professor Bao Yang invited to serve as an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports.  More »

Invention of the Year Finalist: A Revolutionary, High Density, Nanopore Battery
Research team led by Rubloff and Lee develops battery using optimized nanostructure design  More »

UMD, MIT team for new 'superhydrophobic surfaces' patent
Nano/micro surface mimics wetlands plants' ability to resist moisture, self clean.  More »

Help Send UMD Students to the American Chemical Society Nat'l Meeting!
Crowdfunding campaign hopes to send 10 undergrads to ACS conference in August.  More »

Rubloff One of 9 Finalists for UMD Invention of the Year
Office of Technology Commercialization to announce winners at the Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships, April 29.  More »

"Guests" of Honor
Metal-organic crystals exhibit tunable conductivity with the right "guests" in their pores  More »

The Proof Is in the Pores
Metal-organic frameworks open new channels for energy science  More »

Atomic Layer Deposition: Precise Control Smaller than the Eye Can See
ALD gives researchers atomic-level control of films and coatings for energy generation and storage  More »

UMD Partners with Army to Launch Extreme Battery Research Center
New center cofounded by ChBE professor Chunsheng Wang.  More »

NIST Highlights Leite’s “Battery Perimortems"
New imaging technique explains why aluminum anodes fail.  More »

Vote Now! Materials Video Enters Thinkable Competition
»Marquardt showcases conservation work in pursuit of $5K Open Innovation Award.  More »

Pines Recognized with Maryland Speaker's Medallion
Annual award recognizes outstanding service to the state.  More »

Simple Stretchable Conducting Material is Robust and Inexpensive
Electronic fabrics and skin are potential applications  More »

'I am very humbled': Hafezi Awarded Prestigious Sloan Fellowship
Hafezi is first Clark School faculty member to receive Sloan Foundation recognition.  More »

Understanding Battery Failure in Realtime, at the Nanoscale
Microscopy technique reveals why and how aluminum anodes fail in Li-ion batteries.  More »

UMERC Researchers Came Out in Force at the ARPA-E Summit
UMERC Faculty promoted their transformative energy research last week at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit  More »

UMD Hosts 3D Maryland Expert Group Meeting
Event Highlights 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing Technologies at UMD  More »

Sarah Bergbreiter gives TED Talk on microrobotics
She appeared at TEDYouth 2014 in New York City.  More »

News Update on 2015 Funding for NSF
Slightly more than last year's budget, up 2.4 percent  More »

Underwriters Laboratories President to Speak at Winter Commencement
Williams to deliver commencement remarks on Dec. 21.  More »

Ph.D. Student Guannan Liu Develops Novel Micro-Heater
ECE researchers earn cover page spot in Microelectronic Engineering, a Elsevier journal.  More »

Faster Charging Technique Boosts Battery's Capacity
Unique in situ measurement of optical and electrical transport led to discovery.  More »

UMD Clark School Highlights Disaster Resilience at Mpact Week
Five-day event focused on role of engineers in disaster prevention, mitigation, and response.  More »

University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall
New building to serve as hub for human health innovation in the state of Maryland  More »

UMD Clark School Announces Inaugural Awards Winners
New awards honor alumni, friends for career achievements and contributions to Clark School.  More »

UMD President Loh hosts robotics demonstrations at University House
Maryland Robotics Center shows a variety of robotic platforms.  More »

A Billion Holes Can Make a Battery
Battery inside a nanopore has commercial potential  More »

Museum Conservation Research Wins Top Prizes in International 3-Minute Thesis Competition
Amy Marquardt uses nanotechnology and materials science to design protective coatings for silver art, artifacts.  More »

New Equipment and Science Capabilities at Army Research Lab
Invitation to nanoelectronics, micro-robotics and cybersecurity collaborations Dec 9 & 10  More »

Searching for Replacements for Rare Earth Elements in Permanent Magnets
Fackler’s exploration of vicalloy using combinatorial materials synthesis wins awards.  More »

Vote Now! Materials Grad Student is Finalist in 3 Minute Thesis Competition (VIDEO)
Amy Marquardt uses nanotechnology to protect silver art and artifacts.  More »

Phosphorene: 2-D material ripples, giving optical properties
Complete examination of optical and spin properties of 'graphene's cousin'  More »

UMD engineers create tiny, robust rubber micro-component.
Small, efficient and robust microdevice component sips very little energy  More »

Li and Hu Awarded NSF Grant to Study Challenges in Creating Materials that are Both Stronger and Tougher
NSF funds new research to tackle tough challenge in material design.  More »

Nanoparticles Add Zest to Search for Drug Delivery Methods
Food scientists’ recipe for nanoparticles delivers results  More »

Students' Improved Kevlar Soft Body Armor Wins National Design Competition
MSE seniors double ballistic resistance using carbon nanotubes.  More »

New UMD Synthesis Method May Shape Future of Nanostructures, Clean Energy
Findings advance efficient solar splitting of water into hydrogen fuel  More »

A Small Gift to Dr. Loh Makes a Big Hit
Maryland NanoCenter staff thank UMD president Loh for recent visit, commemorated with high-tech plaque  More »

Beyond “Six Nines”: Ultra-enriched Silicon for Quantum Computing
MSE student part of NIST team pursuing near-perfect crystals.  More »

Students Use UMD Supercomputer to Design, Test Materials
New course in computational materials design bridges theory and practice.  More »

UMERC's Advanced Energy Storage Technology Selected by NASA
Energy storage research at UMERC has been selected by NASA to potentially power future space missions.  More »

Lithium-ion battery research profiled in DOE newsletter
NEES EFRC researchers develop method to detect mechanical changes in electrodes.  More »

UMD Researchers Bridge Gap between Microelectronics, Biological Systems
“Electronic modulation of biochemical signal generation” published in Nature Nanotechnology  More »

UMD Hosts Technical Meeting on Nanomagnetic Materials
Professor and Associate Dean Peter Kofinas organized gathering of more than two dozen nanomagnetic materials experts.  More »

Workshop on Defects in Wide Band Gap Semiconductors Sept. 23
Abstracts due July 28  More »

Discover, Create, Deploy: Professors Contribute to Materials Genome Initiative
Maryland MSE professor, alumnus co-author white paper on enhancing “materials innovation infrastructure.”  More »

Adding Lithium Boosts Transparency and Conductivity of Graphite
New material designed to boost performance of solar cells, displays, and electronics published in Nature Communications.  More »

International research partnership leads to major publication on controlling living cells with artificial cells
Research could lead to medical therapies carried out by nonliving, artificial cells.  More »

UMD Professors Join Fuel Cell Projects Awarded Combined $11.4M
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Department of Energy renews NEES EFRC for four years
The center develops highly ordered nanostructures that offer a unique way of looking at the science of energy storage.  More »

Room To Move: Spacing Graphite Layers Makes a Better Battery Anode
New process designed to make Na-ion batteries an effective alternative to Li-ion.  More »

Marquardt Wins Dean’s Doctoral Research Award for “Protecting Art with Nanotechnology”
Grad student partners with conservators to save works in silver and bronze.  More »

UMD Alumni Hatch Sub-$300 Consumer 3D Printer, Raise $3.3 Million on Kickstarter
Alumni-founded company races past $50,000 goal in 11 minutes, hits $1 million in 25 hours.  More »

Alumnus and Whiting-Turner CEO Regan to Speak at Spring Commencement
Civil Engineering alumnus to speak at address Clark School graduates.  More »

Dean Pines, Abts Featured in ASEE PRISM Magazine for Leadership in Exploring New AP Course in Engineering
New AP course would "brand engineering at the high school level," prepare more students for STEM careers.  More »

Whiting-Turner Lecture Series to Feature Chasen and Chowdhury
Leading tech entrepreneurs to share business experiences.  More »

Nanopaper Featured in Nature Photonics News & Views
Article highlights Hu Group’s recent paper in Nano Letters.  More »

The Science, Technology and Society Program Build More than Just Robots
The STS Robotics Service Learning Program Works with Five K-12 Schools  More »

UMD Project Management Symposium to Feature Army Corps Director
Karen Durham-Aguilera (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) to offer feature presentation.  More »

Tiny Origami Boxes Hold Big Promise for Hydrogen Energy Storage
Graphene folds itself into programmable "nanocage" for hydrogen storage, beating DOE 2020 goa  More »

Using Materials Science and Engineering to Save Priceless Artifacts
Graduate student Amy Marquardt wins CIC-Smithsonian Fellowship.  More »

Hu Honored by American Society for Engineering Education
Professor named “Campus Star.”  More »

Transparent Nanopaper Could Make Paper Electronics a “Thriving Technology”
Zhu presents work on new material at MRS and in Energy & Environmental Science.  More »

UMD Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Wins National Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education
EIP takes first place in the Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program category.  More »

DOE Office of Science Well-Funded in FY 2014 Appropriations
Agency's budget as expected -- or higher  More »

Clark School's Online Graduate Programs Highly Ranked in 2014 by U.S. News and World Report
Office of Advanced Engineering Education's online graduate program are excellent opportunities for working engineers worldwide.  More »

White Receives E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty
Professor honored at 2013 winter commencement.  More »

Two Clark School Faculty Members Receive Presidential Early Career Awards
Bergbreiter and Paley honored by the White Houseas outstanding early-career scientists.  More »

Added Molecules Allow Metal-Organic Frameworks to Conduct Electricity
UMD-headed project funds breakthroughs in electricity-conducting material  More »

Student’s Presentation of Conductive Nanopaper Featured in MRS Meeting Scene
New version composed of cellulose “nanoribbons” and silver wires can be produced using less energy.  More »

UMD to Host First-Ever Scholarship Day of Giving Dec. 11
University of Maryland will host first-ever 24-hour giving challenge on Dec. 11 to support student scholarships.  More »

Self-Correcting, “Perfect Fault” Crystals May End Dropped Calls
Nature features Takeuchi’s, alumnus’ work on “crystalline sandwiches.”  More »

Ghodssi Invited to Speak at IEEE Sensors 2013
Ghodssi delivers lecture on Microsystems for Sensing and Characterization of Bacterial Biofilms  More »

Nanowerk Spotlights Salamanca-Riba's Work with Rare New Material
Fused carbon-metal covetics exhibit high strength and polymer-like deformation.  More »

Rubloff, Ghodssi featured in JVST-A special issue
The Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the American Vacuum Society.  More »

Inaugural Mpact Week Showcases UMD Innovations, Robotics, Bioengineering
Over a thousand visit College Park campus for Mpact Week events.    More »

Alumnus Krill to Be Honored for Revolutionary Naval Fleet Network Technology
Electrical engineering graduate Jerry Krill’s Cooperative Engagement Capability allowed Navy battle groups to act as one.  More »

NSF-Backed DC I-Corps Kicks Off First Cohort with 20 Federal Laboratory, University and Regional Inventors, Entrepreneur Teams
The Silicon Valley-tested, Lean Startup-based initiative is slated to train 300 top entrepreneurial research teams over three years.  More »

Call for Abstracts for NanoSciTech 2014 in Panjab, India
Abstract deadline is October 31  More »

Fischell Department of Bioengineering to Host 7th Fischell Festival
Annual event invites everyone to learn more about biomedical engineering.  More »

Desai's Neurosurgical Robot Designed for Brain Surgery Featured on NPR
University of Maryland's Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Intracranial Robot research collaboration highlighted.  More »

Mpact Week to Showcase UMD Robotics, Bioengineering, Innovation, Oct. 23-26
Events will highlight the Clark School's research, education, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystem.  More »

Clark School Engineers Recently Awarded Grants
Clark School-affiliated professors receive research funding  More »

Alumnus Promotes Do-It-Yourself Solutions for Labs in Developing Nations
Tekla Labs provides free guides for making equipment from locally available materials.  More »

EWB Hosts University of Maryland ExPO: Engineering Skills Fair
EWB hosts second annual ExPO: Engineering Skills Fair on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 1-3pm in the Kim Engineering Building.  More »

UMD Receives Largest Ever Software Grant from Siemens
UMD students and researchers to gain access to industry technology used to design and manufacture sophisticated products.  More »

Clark School Highlights Limitless Opportunities in New Video
Location, hands-on experiences and professional opportunities make for a unique undergraduate experience.  More »

Tavis Smiley and UMD Make Last Call for Submissions in the $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge
Deadline for entries is October 13, 2003.  More »

Clark School Welcomes New Faculty
Ten new faculty members join the Clark School for the 2013-2014 school year.  More »

The Green Fellowship for Collaborative Research on the Environment
Applications due November 1.  More »

Former Mtech Maryland Industrial Partnerships Funding Recipient Amplimmune Acquired by MedImmune for $500 Million
The acquisition bolsters MedImmune’s pipeline for cancer therapy.  More »

NSF Grants for Graphene Research Awarded to Hu, Rubloff
Research at the nano-scale nets university over half-million dollars in funding  More »

DC I-Corps Now Accepting Applications for Fall Cohort
The new, NSF-supported program revolutionizes technology transfer from university, federal laboratories.  More »

UMD Researchers Awarded Two ARPA-E Grants for Electric Vehicle Energy Storage Systems
Eric Wachsman and Chunsheng Wang receive funding to create innovative batteries for electric vehicle energy storage systems.  More »

University of Maryland Hosts National Society of Black Engineers Conference
Region II members of NSBE gather for leadership training, networking.  More »

Meet the Potential Future of Electricity Generation
Redox Power Systems, UMD develop breakthrough fuel cells to provide efficient, affordable electricity.  More »

Agilent Gift Funds Exploration of Enhanced Sensor Technology
Novel, patterned-gold SERS substrates could lead to new products.  More »

"Battery Made of Wood" Featured on National Public Radio (Audio)
Professor and alumnus interviewed for Morning Edition.  More »

Shapiro Promoted to Full Professor
Interdisciplinary professor known for work in control systems, MEMS.  More »

Rabin Promoted
Nanomaterials specialist elevated to rank of Associate Professor with tenure.  More »

A Battery Made of Wood?
Wood fibers help nano-scale batteries keep their structure  More »

Micro-turbine research on cover of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Ghodssi, Hanrahan and colleagues document the efficacy of using integrated retainer rings in tiny MEMS turbines.  More »

Apply Now for Water/Sanitation Engineering Scholarship
Deadline is June 30  More »

New grad students: how to choose a faculty advisor
Make the transition to grad school a bit smoother by watching this informative video.  More »

UMD's Mote Elected NAE President
Former President and Clark School Professor Named President of National Academy of Engineering.  More »

Micro-turbo-generator research featured in Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
Researchers from MSAL produce the first demonstration of an integrated permanent-magnet micro-turbo-generator supported on micro-ball bearings.  More »

36 Clark School Students Accepted into NIST Summer Research Program
NIST opens its labs to UMD undergrads for hands-on research experience.  More »

Professors Goldsman & Peckerar Win Award from University System of Maryland

USM Board of Regents Honors Three Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Awardees; two are Clark School faculty members.  More »

Ekaterina Pomerantseva to join Drexel University faculty
Postdoctoral researcher has worked with ISR Director Reza Ghodssi since 2010.  More »

Recently Awarded Grants to Clark School Faculty
Clark School-affiliated professors receive research funding  More »

Wonder "Worm"
Researchers developing mini robot for brain surgery  More »

2013 Dean's Doctoral and Master?s Student Research Award Winners
Winning research papers from MSE, ME and BioE  More »

Collegiate Inventors Competition Call for Entries
Deadline for entries is June 14.  More »

FY 2014 National Institute of Standards and Technology Budget Request
Big increase would fund manufacturing, cybersecurity, industrial tech and new facilities  More »

Atoms-Thick Coating Ready for First Test on Silver Artifact
Science covers efforts to protect objects in Walters Art Museum collection.  More »

FY 2014 DOE Office of Science Budget Request
Proposed funding up 5.7%; highlights clean energy, operations and construction  More »

16th International Conference on Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy - ABSTRACTS DUE APRIL 22
Emphasis on high-res imaging and force spectroscopy for applications in nanosciences.    More »

Maryland Exchange with Italian University Boosts Research on Artificial Cells
Bioengineering grad student part of international effort to use messages sent by synthetic cells to guide natural cell activity.  More »

Chem-E Car Team Heads to National Competition Once Again!
Team Thirsty Turtles will take "Pride of Maryland" to San Francisco in November.  More »

Wuttig Honored at National Meeting of the Materials Research Society
Professor's 80th birthday, career celebrated in special symposium.  More »

Diagnostic anSERS Takes 3rd and UMD Prize at Cupid's Cup Finals
Startup wins $10,000, plans to scale up manufacturing.  More »

NanoOptics Lab hosts first seminar about new research opportunities
Unique combination of tools enables new research directions  More »

UMD Scientists and Engineers Present Papers at American Chemical Society Meeting
Exploring “the chemistry of energy and food” … and more  More »

The Smallest Materials of All: Seeing, Making and Testing Materials at the Nanoscale
Presentations at the Materials Research Society's 2013 meeting showcase medical, energy developments      More »

MSE Announces Graduate Research Awards
Cornett, Varongchayakul will advance to compete at Clark School-level.  More »

Quantum Dot Commands Light
Researchers harness the quantum nature of light and semiconductors to expand the capabilities of computers.  More »

Clark School Hosts 2013 STEM Expo on April 6
Event will feature NASA astronaut and UMD alumna Jeanette Epps.  More »

Whiting-Turner Lecture Series Features Entrepreneurs Ostrow on April 11, Citrin on April 25
Series to highlight successful entrepreneurs and leaders of Mashable.com, Redox Power Systems.  More »

Clark School Highly Ranked in 2014 U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools
The Clark School and 5 of its departments were rated in the top 25 in their categories.  More »

UMD Course To Serve as National Model for 'Energy 101' Curriculum
Collaborative Initiative Seeks to Educate Students on Key Energy Issues  More »

NanoOptics Lab Opens, Offers Seminar and Free Evaluation
Nanoscale characterization and manipulation tools available for research  More »

Nano ?Beads on a String? Could Advance Battery Technology
Pulsing with lithium, tiny silicon beads on a nanotube hold promise for better batteries  More »

UMD, GWU, and VT Awarded $3.75M by NSF to Launch Regional I-Corps Node for National Innovation Network
Initiative to Train 300 of the Top Entrepreneurial Research Teams from U.S. Universities, Federal Labs  More »

NanoCenter Members Present Papers at Upcoming APS Meeting in Baltimore
Largest physics meeting hosts more than twenty NanoCenter presentations    More »

Alison Flatau wins ASME prize
Award honors her contributions to adaptive structures and material systems.  More »

Mayergoyz Publishes Book on Plasmon Resonances
Sixth volume of the World Scientific Series in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology to release this month.  More »

NanoCenter Members Presented Papers at OPTO 2013
SPIE Photonics West conference sees three NanoCenter presentations  More »

UMD Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Nanoprecision Imaging
Flow control of single quantum dot enables measurements with nanoscale accuracy at lower cost  More »

Air Force Supports Study on Nanopaper for Electronics, Aircraft
Hu wins prestigious Air Force Young Investigator Award.  More »

Seven NanoCenter Members Named 2013 Future Faculty Fellows
Engineering Grad Students Selected to Prepare for Academic Career  More »

NanoCenter members create tiny inchworm motor with flexible arms
A tiny creeping motor is easy to manufacture and stronger than ever  More »

NispLab Winter Short Courses for SEM/TEM/FIB
Short courses for NispLab SEM/TEM/FIB start January 14.  More »

Great Expectations Campaign Reaches $1B Goal
Clark School raises $240 million toward historic fundraising goal.  More »

Spacecraft Fly Light, Thanks to NanoCenter Member
Electrical engineer receives NASA grant for new solar sail material  More »

Rubloff Co-Authors Major DoE Report on Emerging Energy Technologies
Publication focuses on opportunities in mesoscale science.  More »

Karki and Cornett to Participate in Energy Workshop
NSF-sponsored workshop in Addis Adaba  More »

ACS Video features NanoCenter members
ACS Bytesize Science highlights NanoCenter members for National Chemistry Week.  More »

Hierarchical three-dimensional electrode paper featured in ACS Nano
Work by Tobacco mosaic virus research team describes a novel approach for development of next generation micro-batteries.  More »

Zachariah, Research Team Wins MURI Award
Zachariah part of research team that will study ways to design more stable, reliable, and less vulnerable energetic materials.  More »

Dr. Michael Zachariah Receives DURIP Instrumentation Award
Award will help purchase a measurement system for energetic materials decomposition.  More »

Dr. Santiago Solares Wins Department of Energy's Early Career Award
Mechanical engineering professor to use atomic force microscopy to study real-time degradation of fuel cells and batteries.  More »

2012 Energy Research Fellows Announced
Awards will fund diverse sustainable energy research projects  More »

Preventing Costly, Life-Threatening Catheter Infections
Deutsch Foundation-sponsored Clark School research offers multi-pronged attack on major medical problem.  More »

Banerjee Joins Washington University in St Louis Faculty
Former UMD student to focus on nanomaterials  More »

Cumings Wins Clark School's Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award
Professor recognized for nanoscale and electron microscopy research.  More »

Controlling chemistry improves potential of carbon nanotubes
Nanotechnology breakthrough could lead to better batteries, more sensitive biosensors.  More »

Sometimes Size Does Matter
Rethink nanotechnology to convert a car's waste heat into electrical power.  More »

Fuhrer Group Makes Magnetic New Graphene Discovery
Advances magnetic storage and RAM  More »

Elisabeth Smela Promoted to Full Professor
Nanocenter member focuses on MEMS  More »

Dean's Doctoral Research Awards Announced
Research on microbatteries, graphene and flapping-wing flight recognized.  More »

"Pocket Change Spectroscopy" Improves Detection of Toxins, Explosives
Betz, Rubloff Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News.  More »

See How Materials Scientists and Conservators are "Silver Savers"
Science Nation produces segment on Clark School/Walters Art Museum collaboration.  More »

New MEMS handbook is comprehensive, practical resource for academics, engineers, students
Reza Ghodssi is co-editor of MEMS Materials and Processes HandbookMore »

ECE Researchers Publish Article in RSC Journal on High Energy Density Flexible Galvanic Cell
Flexible galvanic cell is non-toxic, low-cost and environmentally friendly.  More »

Sarah Bergbreiter wins NSF CAREER Award
One of four awards granted to NanoCenter members  More »

Student Poster Competition in Optics and Photonics
Cash prize offered for student participants  More »

Fourkas Group's Lithography Techniques Featured in Nature Chemistry
Research described as breakthrough  More »

Cumings, Seog Win NSF CAREER Awards for Nanotech
"Frustrated nanomagnets," peptide self-assembly efforts seek denser computer memory, new bio-inspired materials.  More »

Ghodssi is guest editor for special issue of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM)
Special proceedings issue features papers from PowerMEMS 2009.  More »

Bad Virus Put to Good Use
In breakthrough batteries, virally structured nano-electrodes boost energy capacity 10-fold.  More »

Seed Grant Program Announced
Total of $500,000 to be awarded  More »

Salamanca-Riba Silicon Carbide Research Highlighted by NIST
Nano research detailed  More »

Materials Scientists, Conservators Join Forces to Preserve Silver Artifacts and Art
Team developing nanometers-thick, protective coatings using atomic layer deposition.  More »

Ph.D. student Konstantinos Gerasopoulos wins best poster award
Award was presented at 2010 Mid-Atlantic Micro/Nano Alliance Symposium.  More »

Takeuchi, German Colleagues Collaborate on Materials Research
Work in alloy compositions  More »

Cumings Receives DOE Grant
Nanotube research in the NISP Lab  More »

A Longer Life for Lithium Ion Batteries
Nanoparticles show promise for energy storage  More »

Influence of Polymer Structure on Plasma-Polymer Interactions in Resist Materials
Award-winning UMD graduate outlines research  More »

Karcz Takes 2nd In Dean's M.S. Thesis Competition
Molecular Mechanics Laboratory unit to be used in studies of protein aggregation  More »

Banerjee Takes 3rd In Dean's Doctoral Research Award Competition
Student recognized for work on nanoscale energy storage solutions.  More »

Clark School honors Rajkowski, Beyaz, Banerjee for student research
Students score in Dean's Student Research Award Competition.  More »

Is It Safe to Breathe Yet?
"Double-flame" research seeks to improve soot combustion, reduce pollutants  More »

Espy-Wilson, Rubloff Are Top UM Inventors
Speech enhancing algorithm, high-density energy storage cells named best of '09.  More »

Reza Ghodssi to Participate in EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
NanoCenter member invited to leading engineering collaboration  More »

Revolutionary New Solution for Semiconductor & Nano Materials
Research may lead to alternative energy advances  More »

A Solar-Powered Circuit, But No Solar Cell Required
Breakthrough technology could lead to new light-powered devices.  More »

Reza Ghodssi guest edits special issue of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
'Special Proceeding' issue focuses on energy harvesting.  More »

UM Progresses in Solar Decathlon 2011 Competition
UMD goes onto the second stage for the Solar Decathlon 2011.  More »

Stopping Bacterial Infections Without Antibiotics
Nanofactories Could Be Next Big Step in Antimicrobial Treatment  More »

Micro-ball bearing research featured in Micro Manufacturing magazine
Work of Ghodssi, MSAL cited in micro engine article.  More »

Clark School hosts PowerMEMS 2009 attendees for luncheon, lab tours
Six laboratories showcased in special tours.  More »

Rubloff Group Research Selected for Highlights in Chemical Technology.
Paper covers advances in lab-on-a-chip technology.  More »

Bar-Cohen Wins Luikov Medal
How Your Cell Phone Keeps Its Cool  More »

Reza Ghodssi Appointed Director of the Institute for Systems Research
ISR excels in cross-disciplinary systems engineering research and education.  More »

ECE Research Review Day To Showcase Innovation, Oct. 9
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Steve Fetter, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  More »

$2M for New Magnetometer Technology
MEMS/NEMS research funded  More »

Cumings Leads EFRC Nanowire Team
Research designed to increase effectiveness of lithium ion batteries.  More »

Ghodssi Receives NSF Grant for Novel Nanofabrication for Energy Applications
Research uses tobacco mosaic virus in fabrication of energy storage devices.  More »

Ghodssi Receives NSF Grant for Microball Bearings Research
Research focuses on low-friction, long-life microball bearings for PowerMEMS devices.  More »

Ghodssi, Wang, Culver Awarded Nanobiotechnology Grant
Study to develop micro-fabricated batteries  More »

Clark School Names First UMERC Director
Fuel cell expert, national panelist Eric Wachsman to lead energy research efforts.  More »

Berlin Takes 2nd in Dean's M.S. Thesis Competition
New award honors outstanding research, scholarship.  More »

Fuhrer Promoted to Full Professor
Position effective July 1, 2009  More »

Ghodssi Promoted to Full Professor
Reza Ghodssi is the Herbert Rabin Distinguished Associate Professor and Director of the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Lab.  More »

Parag Banerjee Wins Presidential Student Award
Microscopy Society of America honors MSE grad student for nanotube crystallization paper.  More »

Ghodssi Featured in Mechanical Engineering Magazine Cover Story
MEMS microscale ball bearing research highlighted in feature article.  More »

ECE Faculty Win DoD Awards
Three faculty members received DURIP awards for research instrumentation towards defense research.  More »

NanoCenter Improves Energy Storage Options
Maryland NanoCenter researchers create new device to store electrical energy.  More »

Paper Named 2008 'Highlight' by Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
JMM highlights Nano research  More »

Stephan Koev Wins University-Wide Graduate Research Contest
MEMS research highlighted  More »

Student research: Xiaolong Luo
Student of Gary Rubloff conducts 'lab-on-a-chip' microsystem research.  More »

Waks Receives NSF CAREER Award
ECE assistant professor earns award for research on photonic quantum information processing.  More »

Materials and Interface Nanotechnology Laboratory Opens
Rabin directs new nano research  More »

Darryll Pines Named Dean of the Clark School
Chair of Clark School?s Department of Aerospace Engineering becomes Dean and Farvardin Professor.  More »

O'Connor Honored for Lab Tour
System Safety Society to present FabLab director with Technical Exchange Award.  More »

Ghodssi team's micro ball bearing work makes miniature machines possible
Researchers are the first to manufacture and integrate practical microscale pumps, motors and turbines.  More »

Ghodssi Named Associate Editor of JMEMS
Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems is top MEMS publication.  More »

Ghodssi, Rubloff receive bioMEMS patent
U.S. patent 7,375,404 is awarded for fabrication and integration of polymeric bioMEMS.  More »

Nanocenter Team Among Invention of the Year Finalists
Team places 3rd in competition.  More »

Ghodssi Named Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor
Dr. Reza Ghodssi is recognized for sustained and influential scientific and scholarly work.  More »

Reza Ghodssi named associate editor of Journal of Biomedical Microdevices
Journal focuses on biomedical applications of micro- and nanotechnology.  More »

Bergbreiter wins 2008 DARPA Young Faculty Award
Microrobot research recognized  More »

Fuhrer Recognized for Graphene Research
Graphene seen as possible new semiconductor  More »

Mote Visits NISPLab
UMD President sees equipment, research in action.  More »

Engineering Curriculum Development Recognized by NSF and IOP
Program funds and institute journal supports nanotech and bio-inspired design curriculum.  More »

U.S. Intel-Tech Agency Will Locate at Maryland's Research Park
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to be in M-Square research park by 2009  More »

Martinez-Miranda Elected APS Fellow
Professor recognized for work in education, liquid crystal research.  More »

Desai Program Chair of IEEE 2008 BioRob Conference
Major conference to focus on impact of biomedical robotics and biomechatronics.  More »

"Nature-Made" Computers
With a little prodding from engineers, nature can produce computer components.  More »

Bentley Named Fischell Distinguished Professor
Professorship, part of Fischell endowment, recognizes scientific and scholarly work.  More »

Senior NSF Advisor in Nanotechnology to Speak in College Park
National Nanotechnology Initiative founder to participate in NanoCenter Lecture Series  More »

Ghodssi, Rubloff part of $2 million NSF grant
Cellular and biomolecular engineering research to focus on biofunctionalized devices.  More »

Kofinas, Payne Interviewed for PBS? Nightly Business Report
Professors explain nanotechnology's potential role in food safety.  More »

Fisher Awarded Stem Cell Research Funds
Funds will be used to study facial bone structure  More »

Maryland Named as Leader in Nano and Micro Technologies
Small Times Magazine publishes its rankings of states in the "idea economy."  More »

Ph.D. Student Receives AVS Graduate Research Award
Stephan Koev, an advisee of Prof. Ghodssi, wins 2007 American Vacuum Society's Graduate Research Award.  More »

Ghodssi Invited to Participate in NAE Frontiers Symposium
Prof. Ghodssi among 100 of the nation's outstanding young engineers invited to the event.  More »

Fourkas Review Published in Materials Today
Nanocenter Member John Fourkas and colleague Linjie Li have their review of multiphoton polymerization published in June 2007 issue  More »

Dean Farvardin Promoted to UMD Provost
University of Maryland President C. D. Mote, Jr. announced the appointment of Dr. Nariman Farvardin, Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, effective July 1, 2007.  More »

MEMS Lab Wins IEEE Competition
NanoCenter members Drs. Reza Ghodssi, Ellen Williams, and Dan Hines were recognized for their program to develop single chip sensors using Indium Phosphide.  More »

FabLab Partnership Earns NASA Awards
Corporate user ASR&D receives grants for future work in Maryland NanoCenter lab.  More »

MEMS research of Morgan and Ghodssi featured in NASA Tech Briefs
Gray-scale technology used in aligning optical fibers with actuated MEMS wedges.  More »

"Side Effects May Not Include?"
Clark School shows in vivo "nanofactories" can make and deliver targeted drugs.  More »

Cumings to Participate in Exchange Program
U.S./Japan program focuses on nanotechnology.  More »

FDA Acting Commissioner Visits Bioengineering
von Eschenbach cites the importance of the FDA's link with the University.  More »

$1 Million For Nano-Bio Initiative
Deutsch Foudation will fund Clark School bioengineering research on the nanoscale.  More »

NSF Grant Enhances NISP Lab's Capabilities
$500k grant will benefit composition analysis and biological tissue characterization.  More »

U. Maryland Baltimore medical schools highlight NanoCenter partnership
The NanoCenter works with the University of Maryland Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry, located in Baltimore. This provides a critical linkage to medical research and clinical practice for the strong interests and efforts of NanoCenter researchers.  More »

Journal of Micromechanics & Microengineering Features Ghodssi MEMS Paper
Optical Waveguide highlighted  More »

WUSA-9 Highlights NanoCenter Advances in Energy by Wang and Jackson
Local television station highlights nanocenter research toward new energy sources in it coverage "Fill your tank with sugart beets?" on Feb 23, featuring two faculty members and their research programs.  More »

Virus assembly demonstrated by Culver, Yi, cited in nanotechweb.
Maryland NanoCenter is beginning a new Interdisciplinary Minor in Nanoscale Science and Technology (NS&T) for undergraduates, which will begin formally in spring 2006. Faculty and courses are already aligned with this program, which offers a unique opportunity for students to experience and join the nano era early in their careers.  More »

Takeuchi's Combinatorial Materials Research Featured in Materials Today
Advances in electronics industry highlighted  More »

New Nano Minor is opening for undergraduates.
Maryland NanoCenter is beginning a new Interdisciplinary Minor in Nanoscale Science and Technology (NS&T) for undergraduates, which will begin formally in spring 2006.  More »

UMB Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery opens
An M-CINSE partner, the Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery opened officially at a ceremony held September 20 at the University of Maryland Baltimore's School of Pharmacy.  More »

Oehrlein, Phaneuf, and Collaborators Win NSF NIRT for Plasma Processing of Nanostructured Polymers
Nanocenter members and Professors Gottlieb Oehrlein and Ray Phaneuf of MSE were awarded a NSF-Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team grant ($1.2M) for a proposal to investigate "Nanotechnological Manufacturing: Nanostructured Polymers Designed for Plasma/Energetic Beam Templating of Materials".  More »

Zachariah and Collaborators Receive NSF NIRT Award for Nanoparticles and Toxicology
Working with collaborators at Yale, Rochester, NIST, and Cabot, Prof. Michael Zachariah will pursue the fundamental understanding needed to manufacture well controlled and characterized, elemental carbon-based nanoparticles, which are likely the materials to which human beings are most frequently exposed. This NSF NIRT program comprises a 3-year $1.4M effort.  More »

Smela Named to Presidential Early Career Award
NanoCenter Member honored.  More »

Micro-Testudo Created by Advanced Lithography Techniques
Researchers in Prof. Ghodssi's group have demonstrated their gray-scale lithography techniques to create a micro-Testudo structure, a 3-D pattern of UMD's mascot.  More »

SmallTimes ranks State of Maryland 8th in Nanotech Rating
Small times ranks Maryland near the top among states in nano research and workforce placing 5th and 2nd respectively.  More »

Bruck Presents Nanotech Course at ASME
Nano boot camp offered.  More »


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