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  • MolES Faculty Honored with UW Innovation Awards

    Two faculty members of the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute have received Innovation Awards, recently announced by the Office of the President.  The awards honor  mid-career researchers who are engaged in the medical, natural, social and engineering sciences.  They also recognize faculty who foster new creative ways to foster student learning and active engagement. Among the… Read More…

  • MolES Researchers Craft Thinnest Possible Semiconductor

    Faculty and student researchers at the UW Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute are emerging as leaders in the fast-growing field of 2D materials. Physics professors David Cobden and Xiadong Xu study the characteristics of single sheets of atomically thin material. These single-layer materials, also known as monolayers, are flexible, and act as semiconductors with extraordinary electronic… Read More…

  • Nanotech at 30,000 Feet

    An overview of the growing nanotechnology field, its impact on our lives and the future potential of molecular engineering and science is the featured article in the August edition of Alaska Airlines Magazine. “Big Potential for Going Small: the life-changing impact of nanotechnology” by Sally James features interviews with UW faculty and Molecular Engineering & Sciences… Read More…

  • MolES Faculty among the World’s Most Influential Researchers

    Six faculty members of the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute are included on a list of the world’s most influential scientific researchers of the last decade. The 2014 list of Highly Cited Researchers, developed by Thompson Reuters, includes research scientists whose published papers rank in the top 1% of citations for their respective fields. In… Read More…

  • Undergrad Students Explore Nanotechnology Research

    Five students from different colleges throughout the U.S. are on the University of Washington campus this summer getting their first introduction to nanotech and molecular engineering research. As participants in the 2014 National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergraduates (NNIN REU) Program, each member of the group is working on a specific research project… Read More…