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Upcoming NanoCenter Facility Rates Change
The updated NanoCenter facility rates will become effective Jan 1, 2024.  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 »

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

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

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

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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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 »

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

YH Wang Awarded 2019 Kirwin Faculty Research & Scholarship Prize
Prof YH Wang is recognized for innovative work on meta materials that respond to temperature and humidity.  More »

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

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

Liangbing Hu Nominated for Invention of the Year Award
Winner will be announced at the 2019 Innovate Maryland event on April 11.  More »

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

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 »

‘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 »

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

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

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

Wood Provides a Spongy, Eco-Friendly Replacement for Synthetic Materials
Liangbing Hu’s research group develops wood-based aerogel, published in ACS Nano.  More »

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

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 »

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

UMD Research Offers Insight into Structure of Cellular Membrane
Jeffrey Klauda's team uses computer simulation of soybean plasma membrane to further understand molecular behavior.  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 »

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

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

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

UMD Researchers’ New Nanoscale Solar Cells Could Revolutionize Solar Industry
Can nanostructured solar cells exceed the Shockley-Queisser limit?  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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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

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 »

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

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

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 »

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

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 »

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

Submit Abstract Now for Semiconductor Device Symposium in December in Bethesda, MD
Abstract deadline is September 2  More »

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

Nanoscience and Art Intersect in Cameramaker?s ?Small World? Competition
Deadline for stills and video is April 30  More »

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

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

Flexible Nanopaper Featured in Chemical & Engineering News
ACS Newsmagazine reports innovation in nanoscale technology  More »

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

Bacteria Programmed to Re-Create UMD Logo
Feat part of larger body of Clark School research into preventing infections.  More »

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

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

YuHuang Wang Wins NSF CAREER Award
One of four awards given to NanoCenter members  More »

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

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

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

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

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

MSE Student Wins Best Poster Award at MEMS Alliance Special Topics Symposium
Student honored  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 »


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Publication List
  • 1. Optical manipulation and binding of microrods with multiple traps enabled in an inclined dual-fiber system
    Yuxiang Liu, Miao Yu
    Biomicrofluidics, 2010-12, 4 (4), pp.043010
    doi: 10.1063/1.3504716
  • 2. Miniature surface-mountable Fabry–Perot pressure sensor constructed with a 45° angled fiber
    H. Bae, X. M. Zhang, H. Liu, M. Yu
    Optics Letters, 2010-05, 35 (10), pp.1701
    doi: 10.1364/OL.35.001701
  • 3. Far-field superfocusing with an optical fiber based surface plasmonic lens made of nanoscale concentric annular slits
    Yuxiang Liu, Hua Xu, Felix Stief, Nikolai Zhitenev, Miao Yu
    Optics Express, 2011-09, 19 (21), pp.20233
    doi: 10.1364/OE.19.020233
  • 4. On-fiber plasmonic interferometer for multi-parameter sensing
    Zhijian Zhang, Yongyao Chen, Haijun Liu, Hyungdae Bae, Douglas A. Olson, Ashwani K. Gupta, Miao Yu
    Optics Express, 2015-04, 23 (8), pp.10732
    doi: 10.1364/OE.23.010732
  • 5. Flow separation sensing on airfoil using a 3D printed biomimetic artificial hair sensor
    Keshav Rajasekaran, Hyung Dae Bae, Sarah Bergbreiter, Miao Yu
    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 2022-05, 17 (4), pp.046003
    doi: 10.1088/1748-3190/ac61e9
  • 6. A scalable high-porosity wood for sound absorption and thermal insulation
    Xinpeng Zhao, Yu Liu, Liuxian Zhao, Amirhossein Yazdkhasti, Yimin Mao, Amanda Pia Siciliano, Jiaqi Dai, Shuangshuang Jing, Hua Xie, Zhihan Li, Shuaiming He, Bryson Callie Clifford, Jianguo Li, Grace S. Chen, Emily Q. Wang, Andre Desjarlais, Daniel Saloni, Miao Yu, Jan Kośny, J. Y. Zhu, Amy Gong, Liangbing Hu
    Nature Sustainability, 2023-01, 6 (3), pp.306-315
    doi: 10.1038/s41893-022-01035-y
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