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Prashant Jain photoPrashant Jain’s research group found that ultrasmall nanoclusters of copper selenide could make superionic solid electrolytes for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. UIUC Bureau News article.
Paul Hergenrother photoPaul Hergenrother is the recipient of a 2017 Cope Scholar Award. He was cited for for innovative use and application of organic synthesis to solve critical problems at the frontiers of chemical biology and translational drug discovery. ACS News listing. pdf icon
Brendan Harley and Ji Sun Choi photoBrendan Harley and Ji Sun Choi are developing biomaterials that show promise in treating hematopoietic cancers and for understanding the process of bone marrow failure and other hematopoietic diseases. They reported their findings in Science Advances. UIUC News Bureau article.
Sloan Recipients: Jefferson Chan, David Sarlah and Josh Vura-Weis photos
Jefferson Chan, David Sarlah and Josh Vura-Weis have been selected to receive 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships. UIUC News Bureau article.
Jinqi Li and Martin Burke photoJinqi Li and Martin Burke will receive the ACS Nobel Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry. They were cited for transforming iterative cross-coupling with MIDA boronates into a powerfully simple and increasingly general automated platform for complex natural products synthesis. ACS News article.
Huimin Zhao and graduate student Behnam Enghiad have fashioned a tool that can create highly active artificial enzymes of great specificity, enabling the production of a desired biological function or reagent. Their research was reported in ACS Synthetic Biology. IGB News article.
Hyunjoon Kong photoHyunjoon Kong was selected as an American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow. He was elected for his outstanding contributions to the fields of biomaterials, bioimaging contrast agents and tissue engineering. ChBE News article.

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