Tobin Marks (IRGs 1 and 2) is ranked among top local inventors by Crain's Chicago Business. More>
The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI) has awarded Tamar Seideman (SEED) the 2013 Mildred Dresselhaus Award for her outstanding work in theoretical and numerical research. More>
The Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) Analytical Division will award Rick Van Duyne (IRG 3) the 2013 RSC Sir George Stokes Award. It is awarded for identifying the origins of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and for making pioneering contributions based on localized surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy.
The Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) Faraday Division will award George Schatz (IRG 3) the 2013 RSC S. F. Boys-A. Rahman Award. It is awarded for his seminal work on the quantum theory of chemical reactions, computational electrodynamics and molecular self-assembly.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) will award Chad Mirkin (IRG 3) the 2013 Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This award recognizes an individual's contribution to the commercialisation of research. More>
Published in Nature, researchers collaborated with MRSEC shared facility, NUCAPT, to get an atom-level view of Silicon nanowire doping as a promising nanotech materials More>
Laurence Marks (IRG 3) and collaborators produced 3-D images and videos of a tiny platinum nanoparticle at atomic resolution that reveal new details of defects in nanomaterials that have not been seen before. More>
A set of experiments by Peter Voorhees (IRG 2) was launched into space this month on the SpaceX Drage vessel. His crystal formations will undergo a series of carefully regimented tests that cannot be conducted on Earth. More>
In the fight against cancer, Monica Olvera de la Cruz (Seed) developed a mathematical model that sheds light on the defect in misshapen cell nuclei are frequently observed in the cells of people with cancer and other diseases. More>
Vinayak Dravid (IRG 2) and partners in India recently developed a new method for amplifying signals in graphene-based electrochemical sensors, a step that could make the sensors more sensitive at lower detection ranges. More>
Chad Mirkin (IRG 3) received the Walston Chubb Award for Innovation from the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.
Matthew Grayson (IRG 2) was named Scientist of the Month for November by the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Women in Science.
MRSEC Graduate Fellow, David Walker, has been has been awarded the 2012 Distinguished Student Award by the Foresight Institute, a leading think tank that advances transformative technologies. More>
Michael Bedzyk (IRGs 1 & 2) has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for innovative experimental and theoretical contributions to the physics of materials, using novel synchrotron X-ray scattering and spectroscopy techniques impacting several scientific and technological fields. More>
Jiaxing Huang (IRG 3) received the 2013 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. More>
Science highlighted the research work of Derk Joester (Seed 3) on "Recombinant Sea Urchin Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Directs Single-Crystal Growth and Branching in Vitro". More>
REU alum Spencer Wells wins speaking contest at MS&T based on summer work with research group of Tom Mason (IRG 2). Spencer's work was an investigation of "Mixed Equilibrium Solid Solubility of Ga2O3 and SnO2 in In2O3".
Peter Voorhees (IRG 2) has won the 2013 J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibrium Award. The citation is for "numerous fundamental contributions that have advanced the theories of phase equilibria to incorporate stress and capillarity-related phenomena".
Mark Hersam (IRGs 1 and 3) has been namd as a 2012 Fellow of AVS for his "outstanding contributions to the science and technology of nanoscale carbon". More>
Chad Mirkin (IRG 3) has been appointed as the Honorary Professor at Hunan University, one of the highest academic honors in China.
The Jerome B. Cohen X-ray Diffraction Facility has been chosen for the 2012 Outstanding Core Facility Award by Northwestern University.
Former MRSEC Undergraduate Researcher, Zack Nicolaou, who worked with Prof. Adilson Motter, designed the first materials to exhibit longitudinal negative compressibility at zero frequency. More>
Peter Voorhees (IRG 2), has been named co-Director of the new Northwestern-Argonne Institute. More>
MRSEC Director, Monica Olvera de la Cruz (Seed 2), has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. More>