News

2014

May 15
Xiaolin Zheng was named to the 2014 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers. She is one of 14 people being honored and recognized by National Geographic for being a visionary young trailblazer whose innovative ideas are making a difference in the world. (link)
May 7
Congratulations to Lili Cai for receiving the MRS Graduate Student Travel Award and the Poster Award!

2013

Dec. 6
Xiaolin Zheng has been honored as one of the innovators among the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by the Foreign Policy Magazine (2013). (link)
Dec. 6
Congratulations to Chi Hwan Lee for receiving MRS Graduate Student Silver Award!
Dec. 6
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk on Bridging Combustion and Nanotechnology for the Princeton Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Seminar Series.
Oct. 31
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk on the solar fuels for the Caltech Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MCE) Seminar Series.
Oct. 27
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk on solar cells during the 2013 ECS Meeting at San Francisco.
Oct. 10
Xiaolin Zheng presented her invention on peel-and-stick solar cell stickers during 2013 MIT EmTech. (Video)
Sep. 20
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk on the sol-flame synthesis method for the Berkeley Nano Seminar Series.
Sep. 16
Welcome new graduate student Xiao Wang and visiting scholar Mingjie Zhou joining our group!
Sep. 8-9
Xiaolin Zheng presented two invited talks on solar fuels and solar cells during the 2013 ACS Fall Meeting.
Aug. 21
Xiaolin Zheng has been honored as a pioneer on the 2013 TR35 Global list by MIT Technology Review! TR35 recognizes a list of 35 exceptionally talented technologists under the age of 35 whose work has great potential to transform the world. (link)
Aug. 5
Congratulations to Yuma Ohkura on his successful Ph.D. defense!
July 1
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the Sungkyun International Solar Forum 2013 (SISF 2013).
June 28
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the World Class University Program at Seoul National University.
June 12
Congratulations to Jeff Weisse on his successful Ph.D. defense!
May 29
Congratulations to Chi Hwan Lee on his successful Ph.D. defense!
May 21
Congratulations to Dr. In Sun Cho for Honorable mention of his art "Flame-made Nanoforrest" for the Combustion Art Competition in the 8th US National Combustion Meeting!
May 20-22
Yuma Ohkura and Runlai Luo presented their combustion research in the 8th US National Combustion Meeting!
May 16
Congratulations to Chi Hwan Lee for receiving the TechConnect National Innovation Award in Techconnect World 2013.(link)
May 3
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Material Science and Engineering at University of California, Los Angles.
Apr. 22
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the 2013 Spring Convention and Expo for the Adhesive and Sealant Council, Atlanta, GA.
Apr. 18
Congratulations to Pratap Rao on his successful Ph.D. defense!
Apr. 3
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in MRS Spring meeting, Symposium Z on Nanotechnology & Sustainability, San Francisco, USA.
Mar. 29
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical Engineering at University of Connecticut.
Mar. 27
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University.
Mar. 26
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Pennsylvania State University.
Mar.
In Sun's paper is published in Nature Communications (link). Congratulations!
Mar.
Yunzhe and In Sun's paper in Nano Letter is selected for the cover art. Congratulations!
Mar. 14
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Materials Science Program at University of Wisconsin.
Mar. 3-6
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in International Workshop on Photon Tools for Combustion and Energy Conversion, Argonne National Laboratory.
Feb.
Xiaolin Zheng received the 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant Award from 3M.
Feb. 20
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the Micro-Nano Seminar at MIT.
Feb. 19
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University.
Jan. 7
Xiaolin Zheng gave a tutorial on Combustion Synthesis of Nanomaterials for CNEEC (Video)

2012

Dec. 20
Chi Hwan's paper in Nature Scientific Reports is highlighted by Stanford News, MIT Technology Review, Forbes, Mashable (Multimedia), and others. Congratulations!
Dec. 11
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center Seminar Series at University of California, Berkeley
Dec. 4
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the 19th International Display Workshops at Kyoto in Japan
Nov. 7
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical Engineering at Yale University
Oct. 23
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Oct. 7
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the 2012 ECS Fall Meeting, Symposium E7 on Low-Dimensional Nanoscale Electronic and Photonic Devices in Hawaii, USA
Sep. 25
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jun
Congratulations to Yunzhe Feng on her successful Ph.D. thesis defense!
May 10
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the 1st International Conference on Advanced Materials, Energy and Environment, Toledo, Ohio
Apr
Yunzhe and In Sun's paper in Nano Letters is highlighted by Stanford News. Congratulations!
Apr
Congratulations to Jeff Weisse for receiving MRS Best Poster Award! [Jeff's interview video]
Apr.
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting for Symposium AA (Inorganic nanowire and nanotubes synthesis, properties and device applications, San Francisco
Mar. 29,
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University

2011

Dec
Congratulations to Pratap Rao for receiving MRS Graduate Student Silver Award!
Oct
Congratulations to Dong Rip Kim on his successful Ph.D. thesis defense!
Jul
Chi Hwan and Dong Rip's paper in Nano Letters is highlighted by Stanford News, Materials Today, EE Time, You Tube, and Hankyoreh and Yonhap News in South Korea. Congratulations!
Apr
Congratulations to Dong Rip Kim for receiving MRS Graduate Student Silver Award!

2010

Apr
Congratulations to Yuma Ohkura for receiving Study Abroad Fellowship from Japan Student Services Organization!

2009

Jul
Professor Zheng received the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. [link]
Jul
Congratulations to Pratap Rao for receiving Link Energy Foundation Fellowship!

2008

Jul
Congratulations to Dong Rip Kim for receiving Link Energy Foundation Fellowship!
Apr
Congratulations to Etosha Cave for receiving NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
Mar
Professor Zheng receives the DARPA Young Faculty Award.
Mar
Professor Zheng receives the ONR Young Investigator Program.

2007

17 Oct
"Shining a new light on nanowires" RSC Chemistry World. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Photovoltaics made of nanowires could lead to cheaper solar panels" MIT Technology Review. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Nanowire silicon solar cell for powering small circuits" IEEE Spectrum. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Solar cells thinner than hair strand" Times of India. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Nanowire generates its own spart" News in Science. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Powering nanoelectronics with light" Agence France-Presse. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Super-thin solar cells developed for nanoelectronics" Treehugger.com. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Invisible solar nano-cells promise clean energy" ZDNet Australia. [download pdf]
17 Oct
"Light-harvesting nanowire could drive tiny devices" NewScientistTech. [download pdf]
17 Oct
"Coaxial silicon nanowires as solar cells" Science Centric. [download pdf]