Advanced Materials and Nanoscience News

05/18/2018 12:06:32
Whitney Clavin
New faculty member Maxwell Robb is making plastics that can change their properties in response to mechanical forces.
Maxwell Robb
05/15/2018 12:00:47
Robert Perkins
Engineers have created a soft robot that does not rely on a motor to propel itself through the water
Robot
04/30/2018 08:01:29
Robert Perkins
Nanostructures inspired by transparent butterfly wings help eye implants function better and safely avoid biofouling.
Eye implant
04/24/2018 14:08:04
Whitney Clavin
Gas-filled protein structures could one day be used as "erasable" contrast agents for MRI scans.
Artwork of gas vesicles
04/05/2018 11:01:00
Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Frances Arnold have used directed evolution to breed bacteria that produce synthetically versatile, high-energy carbon rings in an efficient way.
An artist's depiction of a bacterial enzyme and the high-energy carbon ring it created.
02/28/2018 13:27:08
Robert Perkins
A collaboration between two labs at Caltech yields an improvement in microscopy results.
Optics
02/20/2018 09:54:46
Emily Velasco
Aadith Moorthy, a Caltech senior majoring in materials science and computer science, is one of 49 students in the inaugural class of Stanford University's Knight-Hennessy Scholars program
Senior Aadith Moorthy leans against a pillar
02/09/2018 14:03:03
Robert Perkins
By mixing metal ions and organic ligands, a team led by Julia Greer has developed a process for the 3-D printing of metal structures that are smaller than ever before.
Andrey
01/17/2018 14:35:32
Robert Perkins
An international team, led by Chiara Daraio, uses techniques from quantum mechanics to create a system for engineering how metamaterials will interact with waves.
Metamaterial
01/11/2018 11:51:30
Andrei Faraon will discuss how nanotechnology enables new ways to make optical components.
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