2018 School News
(continued from the SCS home page)Yiang Diao was awarded a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship in chemistry. She is among 126 early-career scholars receiving the the award. ChBE News. Martin Gruebele was one of three Cottrell Scholars receiving a 2018 TREE Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). Martin Burke has been named a 2017 University Scholar, honoring his pioneering research in molecular prosthetics and his role in developing the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. LAS News. Harley graduate students, Marley Dewey and Aleczandria Tiffany are researching how 3D-printed biomaterials can be used to reinforce mineralized collagen scaffolds to eventually perfect skull repair in injured soldiers. Beckman Institute News. David Flaherty and Brendan Harley have each received a College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Research. ChBE News. Brendan Harley is the recipient of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 2017-2018 Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. ChBE News. Jonathan Sweedler was awarded a 2018 Pathway to Stop Diabetes research grant. His research project title is "Unraveling Diabetes Progression a Cell at a Time". American Diabetes Assoc. article Kenneth Hernández-Burgos, a postdoc collaborating with Joaquín Rodríguez-López and Jeffrey Moore was interviewed for a Beckman Institute article. Beckman Institute News. Jinwoo Cheon (PhD '93, Girolami), is a Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement recipient. This annual U of I award is given to a distinguished international Illinois alum who has helped to better their own nation or the world through their contributions to government, humanity, science, art or human welfare. U of I News. Ying Diao and graduate student Hyunjoong Chung are members of a team that has identified a mechanism that triggers shape-memory in organic crystals used in plastic electronics. U of I News. Jeffrey Moore was named a Stanley O. Ikenberry Endowed Chair, among the most distinguished honors on the campus. U of I News.