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November, 2013 Mingliang Zhang's paper was highlighted in Nano Today.


January, 2013 Drew Hall, former Wang Group member (jointly with Prof. Murmann) is joining University of California San Diego as an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.


December, 2012 Prof. Shan X. Wang is elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.


2011 Prof. Bruce Clemens starts his term as the new President of MRS.

2011 Prof. Bruce Clemens named the Walter B. Reinhold Professor in the School of Engineering.

2011 Autoassembly protein arrays paper authored by R.S. Gaster, D.A. Hall, S.X. Wang appeared as a cover article in the 2011 July issue of Nano Letters.

2011 Nature Nanotechnology paper (online April 10, 2011) was highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology News and Views (May 2011) and received news coverage by Stanford Report (April 19, 2011) and many others.

2010 Stanford-led Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence and Translation (CCNE-T) was awarded by National Cancer Institute. Prof. Shan Wang is Co-PI on this award.

2009 Nature Medicine paper (Oct. 11, 2009) was highlighted in Nature News (Oct. 15, 2009) and was the subject of Stanford Report (Oct. 12, 2009) and Canary Foundation News.

2009 NanoLab (Lab on a stick) invention by Gaster and Hall, graduate students from Wang Group, won BMEidea Competition (1st prize) and IEEE Change the World Competition (1st prize). It was widely reported in public media, including San Jose Mercury News (June 24, 2009) and Stanford Report (July 23, 2009).

2008-9 Magnetic multiplex protein assay (PNAS, Dec. 30, 2008) was widely reported in public media, including Stanford Report (Dec. 1, 2008), World Journal (Dec. 4, 2008), ABC-KGO TV (Dec. 18, 2008), MIT Technology Review (Dec. 19, 2008), and Genome Technology (Jan. 28, 2009).

2007-8 Lab on a chip with magnetic biosensors was reported in The Economist online (Oct. 15) and in print (Dec. 6, 2008) and Nature Nanotechnology News and Views (Vol. 2, Dec 2007, p. 747).

2006 CMOS-integrated DNA chip work from Wang Group was highlighted in 2006 International Electronic Device Meeting (IEDM) pre-conference press kit and Solid State Technology Magazine (Sept., 2006). It was later reported in MIT Technology Review (Dec. 12, 2006) and EE Times (Dec. 12, 2006).

2006 September Magnetic Biochip project highlighted in 2006 International Electronic Device Meeting (IEDM) pre-conference press kit and Solid State Technology Magazine.


2006 August 30 Wang Group and collaborators gathered to mark his promotion to full professorship.


2006 Summer Profs. Stohr and Siegmann’s tome “Magnetism: From Fundamentals to Nanoscale Dynamics” published (Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences). Available from


2006 April 20 Prof. Wang was interviewed by KCBS radio on the importance of nanotechnology. He was also featured in Chinese American newspaper World Journal.


2006 April 19 Stanford news release on Prof. Wang’s research “Double duty: Magnetic nanotechnology holds promise in fighting cancer, advancing computing”. See the article and photo.


2006 April 10 Prof. Wang and Dr. Nader Pourmand selected by National Academies for a Keck Futures Initiative Grant for microbial diagnostics.


2006 March 13 Stanford teams with 3 UC campuses to establish Western Institute of Nanoelectronics (WIN), which is funded by Nanoelectronics Research Corp. and Intel.


2006 March 1 The National Cancer Institute awards $20 million over five years to Stanford University for a new nanotechnology center: Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence focused on Therapy Responses (CCNE-TR). Stanford said on Wednesday that the center will be led by professor of radiology and bioengineering Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, who directs the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford. The school said Shan Wang, associate professor of materials science and of electrical engineering, will work closely with Gambhir on this grant. See one of the news releases.


2006 Feb 17 Prof. Yamaguchi, Director of Electromagnetic Theory Division, Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan visited the Center for an official academic exchange on magnetic integrated inductors and biosensors.  Prof. Yamaguchi is organizing a Workshop on High Frequency Micromagnetic Devices and Materials (MMDM4)


2005 Dec 19 Profs. White and Wang host Annual Workshop and Review.


2005 Nov A Journal of American Chemical Society paper authored by Prof. Shouheng Sun at Brown University which include Prof. Wang and his student and postdoc was honored by Science Watch as the #1 paper in chemistry on its “Hot Ten” list.


2005 Aug 15-17 Sanford hosts TMRC 2005 conference with record turnout! Please see the link under Magnetics Forum.


2004 Sept Dr. Robert M. White joins Stanford MSE dept. as a consulting professor. He will act as the executive director for the Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology.


2004 July 23-5 Inaugural scientific retreat of IBM/Stanford SpinAps Center is held in Asilomer Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California.


2004 July 26-30 Prof. Wang teaches course on Emerging Magnetic Nanotechnology  for Stanford Science and Engineering Institute. This program is available online via Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD).


2004 Apr  Stohr group publishes critical findings on the ultimate speed of magnetic switching in granular recording media. (Naure, 428, 831, 2004).


2003 Sept Dr. Robert J. Wilson joined Stanford MSE dept. as a senior research associate. He will assist Prof. Shan Wang to establish and run the Nanomagnetics Facility.


2002 June Profs. Wang and Davis (Genetics) are awarded a major grant from US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to work on DNA Detection Based on Magnetic Nanoparicle Tags and Magnetic Sensors.







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