Monday, July 26, 2010

NanoEngineering Department is a World Leader

The Department of NanoEngineering at UC San Diego is highlighted in two info-grahics that accompany the cover story of the July 19 issue Chemical & Engineering News "Filling Nanotech Jobs." UC San Diego is highlighted the undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in nanoengineering offered by the Department of NanoEngineering.

The C&EN trend article, by Ann M. Thayer, provides some background on where nanotechnology in the United States has been, and where it is going.

The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering established the Department of NanoEngineering in 2007. Read the inagural NanoEngineering at UC San Diego story here.

Take a spin through some of the exiting NanoEngineering research happening here at UC San Diggo: peruse the first edition (in PDF form) of the Department of NanoEngineering newsletter.

NanoEngineering professors from the Jacobs School have been in the news recently. NanoEngineering professor Joseph Wang made headlines around the world for one piece of his lab's smart sensor research.

NanoEngineering professor Shirley Meng is the UC San Diego lead on a new grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. The grant went to General Atomics and UC San Diego's Meng is leading a subcontract. Onell Soto from the San Diego Union Tribune covered the story.

According to Soto:

General Atomics will get nearly $2 million to work with the University of California San Diego to develop a battery big enough to store power for utilities, in which chemicals would flow through cells as power is needed.