blog postsTwo University of Illinois faculty members earn 2010 Sloan FellowshipsFeb 18, 2010 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois faculty members have been selected to receive 2010 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation: Yann R. Chemla, a professor of physics, and Karrie Karahalios, a professor of computer science. Two researchers elected to the National Academy of EngineeringFeb 22, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two University of Illinois researchers -- Karl Hess and Thomas S. Huang -- have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.Tuesday's temblor reminder: New Madrid zone's 'big one' is coming dueFeb 25, 2012 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Geophysicist and earthquake expert Timothy LarsonHigh-fidelity patterns form spontaneously when solvent evaporatesFeb 28, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Resembling neatly stacked rows of driftwood abandoned by receding tides, particles left by a confined, evaporating droplet can create beautiful and complex patterns. The natural, pattern-forming process could find use in fields such as nanotechnology and optoelectronics.Nanoparticles create biocompatible capsulesMar 6, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An innovative strategy of mixing lipids and nanoparticles to produce new drug and agricultural materials and delivery vehicles has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Membraneless fuel cell is tiny, versatileMar 15, 2005 9:00 am2 views CARMA groundbreaking set for March 27Mar 25, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Astronomers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be major participants in the construction and operation of a new millimeter-wave telescope array to be located in the high desert of California. Groundbreaking for the facility - called the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-Wave Astronomy - is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday (March 27) at Cedar Flat in the Inyo Mountains near Bishop.Linear arrays of nanotubes offer path to high-performance electronicsMar 26, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Despite the attractive electrical properties and physical features of single-walled carbon nanotubes, incorporating them into scalable integrated circuits has proven to be a challenge because of difficulties in manipulating and positioning these molecular scale objects and in achieving sufficient current outputs.'The Core' to be featured at first Earth Fear Film FestivalApr 5, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Inspired by the success of the 24-year-old Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois, the U. of I. Geology Club and the department of geology are sponsoring an Earth Fear Film Festival on April 13 (Friday).Researchers study signaling networks that set up genetic codeApr 14, 2009 9:00 am2 views In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois have identified and visualized the signaling pathways in protein-RNA complexes that help set the genetic code in all organisms. The genetic code allows information stored in DNA to be translated into proteins.Illinois professor to receive $500,000 Lemelson-MIT PrizeApr 21, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Nick Holonyak Jr., a John Bardeen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as the 2004 recipient of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize - the world's largest single cash prize for invention.Illinois professor to chair Council for Chemical ResearchApr 23, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Gregory S. Girolami, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected chair of the Council for Chemical Research. He will serve two years as a vice chair, and then assume leadership of the organization in 2009.Measurement clarifies role between protein structure and cell adhesionApr 26, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientists studying the adhesive properties of the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) - a protein that helps bind the nervous system together - have found that two opposing models of cell adhesion are both correct.Scholars develop protocol for 'LBS,' new wireless Internet technologyMay 8, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - To some, the ability to track the movements of family members using cell phones equates to a violation of privacy. Others - particularly parents, who already are tapping the new technology to keep tabs on their kids - view it as a convenient way to ensure their children's safety in an increasingly ominous world.Boppart named one of the world's top young innovators by Technology ReviewMay 23, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Stephen A. Boppart, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been chosen as one of the world's 100 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review, the world's oldest technology magazine.Nation remains vulnerable to power blackouts, thanks to political impasseJun 4, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As the peak electricity season approaches, little has been done in Washington to prevent a recurrence of last August's power failure that produced a huge blackout in the Northeast, an expert at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says.Superconducting nanowires show ability to measure magnetic fieldsJun 16, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By using DNA molecules as scaffolds, scientists have created superconducting nanodevices that demonstrate a new type of quantum interference and could be used to measure magnetic fields and map regions of superconductivity.New center will simulate plasma-controlled combustionJul 18, 2013 9:00 am2 views The U. of I. will receive $16 million to fund a center focused on extreme-scale computing to predict how plasmas could be used to control combustion. The research may pave the way for cleaner-burning combustors and more reliable and higher performance jet engines.Three Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career AwardsJul 27, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were among 56 young researchers named as recipients of the 2005 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.Asymmetric feature shows puzzling face for superconductivityJul 30, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The weird behavior of electrons tunneling across an atomically flat interface within a cuprate superconductor has defied explanation by theories of high-temperature superconductivity.Two Illinois researchers among world's top young innovatorsAug 19, 2008 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two researchers at the University of Illinois - Martin D. Burke and Nicholas X. Fang - have been chosen as two of the world's 35 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review, the world's oldest technology magazine.Evolutionary software to be released free of chargeSep 18, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New software developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign allows scientists to more effectively analyze and compare both sequence and structure data from a growing library of proteins and nucleic acids.Scientist honored by French university for research on Earth's mantleSep 20, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jay D. Bass, a professor of geology and of materials science at the University of Illinois, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in France.Researchers set new record for brightness of quantum dotsSep 25, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By placing quantum dots on a specially designed photonic crystal, researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated enhanced fluorescence intensity by a factor of up to 108. Potential applications include high-brightness light-emitting diodes, optical switches and personalized, high-sensitivity biosensors.Illinois professor wins Packard FellowshipOct 7, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scott K. Silverman, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 16 U.S. researchers named 2003 Packard Fellows in natural sciences by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. He will receive $625,000 during the next five years to enhance his research efforts.Polarized particles join toolbox for building unique structuresOct 12, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created polarized, spherical particles that spontaneously self-assemble into clusters with specific shapes and distributions of electric charge. The polarized particles can be used in the directional self-assembly of intricate shapes and unique structures.Carbon sequestration policy must balance private property, public goodOct 20, 2011 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The lack of a settled legal framework that balances private property rights while maximizing the public good ultimately hinders the large-scale commercial deployment of geologic carbon sequestration, according to published research by a University of Illinois expert in renewable energy law.U. of I., Singapore establishing information technology centerOct 21, 2008 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, or A*STAR, a Singapore government agency that oversees 22 research institutes, consortia and centers, are establishing a major research center in Singapore. The Advanced Digital Sciences Center will be focused on breakthrough innovations in information technology that are expected to have a major impact in transforming human beings' utilization of information technology.Eleven professors at Illinois elected as 2007 AAAS FellowsOct 25, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eleven faculty members of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Mark B. David, John A. Gerlt, Gregory S. Girolami, Steven C. Huber, Stephen P. Long, Yi Lu, Ken N. Paige, Edmund G. Seebauer, Scott K. Silverman, Gregory Timp and Donald J. Wuebbles.Microbial transport at Yellowstone: by land, sea or air?Nov 14, 2000 9:00 am2 views Super-star clusters may be born small and grow by coalescingJan 7, 2005 9:00 am3 views Illinois mathematician elected fellow of AAASJan 11, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - A University of Illinois mathematician has been elected a 2011 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.New theory explains electronic and thermal behavior of nanotubesJan 19, 2006 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have made an important theoretical breakthrough in the understanding of energy dissipation and thermal breakdown in metallic carbon nanotubes. Their discovery will help move nanotube wires from laboratory to marketplace.Illinois student programmers to compete in 'Battle of the Brains'Feb 16, 2005 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three computer science students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will travel to Shanghai, China, April 3-7 to participate in the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.Three U. of I. faculty members selected as 2012 Sloan FellowsFeb 20, 2012 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Three University of Illinois professors have each been selected to receive a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.Radiation exposure: How much is too muchMar 14, 2011 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... James F. Stubbins, professor and head of the department of nuclear, plasma, and radiological engineeringState finals of Illinois Science Olympiad to be held April 6Mar 22, 2002 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held April 6 at the University of Illinois. The event, which begins at 9 a.m., is part of a national competition in which middle and high school students compete in 24 events involving science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend.University of Illinois to host state championship Rube Goldberg contestApr 4, 2005 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois State Championship Rube Goldberg Machine Contest for High Schools will be held in the Newmark Civil Engineering Building, 205 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9.State finals of Science Olympiad to be held April 29 on campusApr 14, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held April 29 at the University of Illinois. The event, which begins at 9 a.m., is part of a national competition in which middle and high school students compete in 24 events involving science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend.Like ozone hole, polar clouds take bite out of meteoric ironApr 15, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Polar clouds are known to play a major role in the destruction of Earth's protective ozone layer, creating the springtime "ozone hole" above Antarctica. Now, scientists have found that polar clouds also play a significant role in removing meteoric iron from Earth's mesosphere. The discovery could help researchers refine their models of atmospheric chemistry and global warming.European modernism and information society focus of U. of I. conferenceApr 18, 2005 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scholars representing disciplines as diverse as architecture, urban planning, science, technology, cultural studies and library and information science - will gather May 6-8 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a conference on "European Modernism and the Information Society: Informing the Present, Understanding the Past."Three Illinois professors elected to National Academy of SciencesApr 29, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three University of Illinois faculty members are among the 72 scientists elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of distinguished research and continuing achievements, the academy announced today.Harry Drickamer. pioneer in pressure tuning studies diesMay 7, 2002 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Harry G. Drickamer, a pioneer in the field of pressure tuning studies, which led to advances in the study of molecular, atomic and electronic properties, died Monday (May 6) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. He was 83 years old.Why reducing black carbon is an essential - and relatively easy - first step in the fight against global warmingMay 15, 2009 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... civil and environmental engineering professor Tami BondSpace shuttle Columbia's last flight formed clouds over AntarcticaJul 6, 2005 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A burst of mesospheric cloud activity over Antarctica in January 2003 was caused by the exhaust plume of the space shuttle Columbia during its final flight, reports a team of scientists who studied satellite and ground-based data from three different experiments. The data also call into question the role these clouds may play in monitoring global climate change.Professor receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at White HouseJul 9, 2002 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Charles F. Gammie, a professor of physics and of astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was among 60 young researchers named as recipients of the 2001 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. Gammie received his award July 12 in a White House ceremony.UI instructor tweets at final space shuttle launchJul 21, 2011 9:00 am3 views When it comes to science, Joanne Manaster admittedly inspires easily.Quantum analog of Ulam's conjecture can guide molecules, reactionsAug 7, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Like navigating spacecraft through the solar system by means of gravity and small propulsive bursts, researchers can guide atoms, molecules and chemical reactions by utilizing the forces that bind nuclei and electrons into molecules (analogous to gravity) and by using light for propulsion. But, knowing the minimal amount of light required, and how that amount changes with the complexity of the molecule, has been a problem.Climate scientist to deliver lecture in series honoring his fatherAug 30, 2012 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Ralph Keeling, a climate scientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, will deliver the annual lecture that honors his father, the late Charles David Keeling, who was an analytical chemist at the University of Illinois and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.Nanowire generates power by harvesting energy from the environmentSep 27, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As the sizes of sensor networks and mobile devices shrink toward the microscale, and even nanoscale, there is a growing need for suitable power sources. Because even the tiniest battery is too big to be used in nanoscale devices, scientists are exploring nanosize systems that can salvage energy from the environment.