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Sep 03, 2020

Abigail and Ryan Koppes Featured on Inside Front Cover of Advanced Biosystems

ChE Assistant Professors Abigail Koppes and Ryan Koppes’ research on “Reconfigurable Microphysiological Systems for Modeling Innervation and Multitissue Interactions” was published in the September issue of Advanced Biosystems.

Chemical Engineering

Sep 03, 2020

Fang and Koppes Receive $2.2M NIH Award Leading to State-of-the-Art Electrophysiological Capabilities

ECE Assistant Professor Hui Fang (PI) and ChE Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes (co-PI), in collaboration with UCLA and Boston Children’s Hospital, received a $2.2M NIH grant for “Novel transparent, ultra-soft neuroelectrode arrays based on nanomeshing conventional electrode materials.” In this study, they propose to prove a novel electrode concept, nanomeshing conventional electrode materials, can lead to state-of-the-art electrophysiological capabilities while allowing at the same time, optical and chronic-bio- compatibilities. Besides enabling new hypothesis-driven neuroscience studies from overcoming major barriers of integrating in-vivo electrical recordings with optical approaches, the proposed research will also provide unique opportunities for next-generation therapeutic interventions via sustainable neural prosthetics.

Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sep 02, 2020

New Faculty Spotlight: Rebecca Willits

Rebecca Willits joined the Chemical Engineering department in July 2020 as Professor and Chair.

Chemical Engineering

Sep 01, 2020

Creating, probing and confirming tetragonality in bulk FeNi alloys

Distinguished University and Cabot Professor Laura Lewis, ChE/MIE, was published in Acta Materialia for research on “Creating, probing and confirming tetragonality in bulk FeNi alloys”.

Chemical Engineering

Aug 17, 2020

ChE Professor and PhD Candidates Selected to Participate in MALSI+ 2020

ChE Professor Thomas Webster, PhD candidate David Medina Cruz, PhD candidate Ada Vernet Crua, and their team selected to participate in MALSI+ 2020 with one of their startups SynCell Biotechnology.

Chemical Engineering

Aug 13, 2020

Abigail Koppes and Ryan Koppes Published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research

ChE Assistant Professors Abigail Koppes and Ryan Koppes published their research in the Journal of Neuroscience titled: “The effects of low intensity focused ultrasonic stimulation on dorsal root ganglion neurons and Schwann cells in vitro.”

Chemical Engineering

Aug 10, 2020

Webster Receives Funding with Spanish Researchers to Develop Better Implants

ChE Professor Thomas Webster and Professor Yadir Torres Hernandez from the University of Seville, Spain; PI have secured funding from the Spanish Government (via the National Research program) for a project entitled “Titanium-based implants with adapted stiffness, biofunctionalized surface and pores filled with biodegradable, antibacterial and potential therapeutic polymers”.

Chemical Engineering

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Aug 05, 2020

Jones Awarded Grant to Support Research on “Enabling a Lab-on-a-Faucet”

ChE Assistant Professor A-Andrew D. Jones, III received a $10k grant titled “Enabling a Lab-On-A-Faucet” from the Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network of the Social Science Research Council with funds provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Chemical Engineering