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  • Water filtration membranes morph like cells

    Portrait of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers involved in this study

    A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the U.of I. are the first to observe and model nanoscale morphogenesis – a process common in nature – in synthetic materials. Co-authors of the study, from left, professor Jie Feng, professor Qian Chen, who is holding a photo of lead author and former postdoc Hyosung An, and professor Xiao Su. 

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • To reach Qian Chen, call 217-300-1137; email

    The paper “Mechanism and performance relevance of nanomorphogenesis in polyamide films revealed by quantitative 3D imaging and machine learning” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abk1888.