UCI scientists develop method for observing nanocrystal formation at atomic resolution

Scientists at UCI’s Irvine Materials Research Institute have made a breakthrough in directly imaging a platinum precursor compound and its dynamic transformation into nanocrystals. The observation was made in real space and time in IMRI’s state-of-the-art transmission electron microscope facility. The research team’s results were published today in Science Advances. Knowing the dynamics and kinetics of materials […]

UCI physicist Jing Xia wins Macronix Prize

Jing Xia, UCI associate professor of physics & astronomy, has been awarded the 2017 Macronix Prize by the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers. Also called the Outstanding Young Researcher Award, the honor is given to early-career faculty researchers of Chinese ethnicity who are working outside Asia. “I am very pleased to have been […]

UCI scientist helps create nanomaterials that mimic living tissue

A team of researchers including Allon Hochbaum, UCI assistant professor of chemical engineering & materials science, has made a breakthrough recently in creating synthetic materials that behave like living tissue. In a paper published in Nature Chemistry, the scientists discuss the development of nanomaterials that transform in response to chemical signals. Applying amino acids to […]

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UCI engineers find that innovative material facilitates effective on-chip cooling

Engineers pioneer platinum shell formation process – and achieve first-ever observation

UCI researchers have devised a new method of dynamically forming a platinum shell on a metallic alloy nanoparticle core, a development that may lead to better materials for oxygen reduction reactions in fuel cells that power some cars and electronic devices. In a first, engineers were able to observe the process directly, in real time, […]

Engineer Regina Ragan named Fulbright Scholar

UCI’s Regina Ragan, associate professor of chemical engineering & materials science, has been named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar and will collaborate with researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany through the Fulbright Flex program. Ragan’s work involves developing new processes in advanced manufacturing of nanoscale devices. She is creating technology that employs optical sensing to detect metabolites that […]

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