April 15, 2017                                                                              New Graduate student, Justin Ramirez, was selected to participate in the UC Merced Summer Bridge Program. Congrats.


April 12, 2017                                                                              Undergraduate students, James Rosenberg and Victoria Aries, were accepted by NASA-Langley as summer interns. They will work on BN                                                                                                                     based composites for the aerospace application. James got invited back due to his outstanding performance at NASA-Langley last summer.

                                                                                                         Graduate student, Carlos Ortuno, was accepted as a summer intern. He will spend 10 weeks this summer doing electrochemical research in                                                                                                               the Photovoltaics and Electrochemical Systems branch on the Li ion battery related project at NASA –Glenn.


April 4, 2017

Graduate students, Ian Hill and Carlos Ortuno also presented their work on polymer hydrogels and energy storage and conversion respectively at the Spring ACS meeting.


April 4, 2017                                                                              Our undergraduate students James Rosenberg and Robynne Paldi presented their research findings as first co-authors at the 2017 Spring                                                                                                                  American Chemical Society Meeting.


March 14, 2017

Katerina delivered an oral presentation at the annual Physics Society Meeting on the effect of ZnO on Pervoskite electron transport properties, New Orleans, Louisiana


Derek Brigham just accepted a job offer from Pratt & Whitney.

December 21, 2016


October 22, 2016

Carlos Ortuño was selected by NASA to attend the Southern Regional Education Board’s 2016 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.


October 14, 2016                                                                      Katerina Nikolaidou passed her Ph.D. qualify exam.


September 15, 2016

Katerina Nikolaidou received Southern California Edison Fellowship. 


July 15, 2016

Prof. Lu co-organized the MACES and Zeiss Open House. News coverage included  our students Ian Hill and Derek Brigham.


June 10, 2016

Robynn-LynnePaldi and James Rosenberg will go to Northwestern University and NASA-Langley research center doing research this summer.


June 5, 2016

Karen Ramirez got admitted to the Materials Science and Engineering Department at San Jose State University. Congratulation Karen!


May 30, 2016

Carlos Ortuño won the prestigious Eugene Cota-Robles fellowship. Congratulations!