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UC San Diego Nanoengineering and Chemical Engineering Professor Sheng Xu Named Finalist for Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
August 7, 2023
UC San Diego Nanoengineering and Chemical Engineering Professor Sheng Xu Named Finalist for Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

University of California San Diego nanoengineering and chemical engineering professor Sheng Xu has been named a Finalist for the 2023 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. This nationwide awards program celebrates the most innovative, faculty-ranked scientists and engineers in the United States who are under the age of 42.    Full Story


One Step Closer to Lithium Metal Batteries that Function with Minimal External Pressure
August 3, 2023
One Step Closer to Lithium Metal Batteries that Function with Minimal External Pressure

A team of battery researchers led by UC San Diego has developed a new methodology to produce the potentially game-changing thin-film solid-state electrolyte called lithium phosphorus oxynitride (LiPON). The team went on to implement their free-standing version of LiPON film in functional battery tests and found that it promotes a uniformly dense lithium metal electrochemical deposition under zero external pressure, with the aid of internal compressive stress and a gold seeding layer.  Full Story


Four Early Career Professors at UC San Diego Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships
March 2, 2023
Four Early Career Professors at UC San Diego Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Nanoengineering professor Tod Pascal and bioengineering professor Lingyan Shi are among the four professors at UC San Diego who have been selected as 2023 Alfred P.  Sloan Research Fellows, a prestigious award for early-career scientists of outstanding promise. Full Story


Binational program provides students with impactful research opportunities
August 25, 2022
Binational program provides students with impactful research opportunities

As part of the ENLACE binational research program, 185 students from Mexico and the United States spent the summer getting hands-on experience in science and engineering labs on campus.  Full Story


Perovskite material with superlattice structure might surpass efficiency of a 'perfect' solar cell
August 10, 2022
Perovskite material with superlattice structure might surpass efficiency of a 'perfect' solar cell

A perovskite solar cell developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego brings researchers closer to breaking the ceiling on solar cell efficiency, suggests a study published Aug. 10 in Nature. Full Story