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Finding new ways to prevent and treat disease. Improving incubators for premature babies. Inventing a new type of solar cell. These are just a few of the exciting innovations of NIU faculty and staff who were honored recently during the Research and Innovation Partnerships Recognition Ceremony on campus. “We are pleased to highlight the incredible...
How can you beat the power of the sun? NIU chemistry and biochemistry professor Tao Xu thinks you can’t. He believes solar power will be a big player on the energy scene in the future. “Eventually, we’re going to use up the fossil fuels, which are not recyclable,” Xu says, noting that some predict known...
Lauren Grabstanowicz
NIU students fared quite well, thank you very much, in the recent poster competitions held during the prestigious annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. Lauren Grabstanowicz, who is pursuing her pursuing Ph.D. in nanochemistry, and Robert Rickard, who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, won...
Top: Timothy Hagen and Lichuan Liu. Bottom: Federico Sciammarella and Tao Xu
NIU’s second annual Venture Grant competition will provide four faculty members with the opportunity to vie for $20,000 in cash to help move their ideas from concept to finished product. NIU students, faculty, staff and friends of the university can get involved by lending their talents to help develop and market the competing projects. The...
Photo of magnified blood cells
Imagine a TV screen made of flexible material that you can roll up and put in your pocket. Picture tiny robots coursing through veins to target cancers without damaging healthy cells. This isn’t a remake of “The Fantastic Voyage,” it is the future of nanotechnology, a field of materials science that is transforming the way...
Tao Xu
NIU professor Tao Xu, who has developed a promising nanoscience research program in solar energy conversion, is now getting a big boost from the National Science Foundation. NSF awarded the chemistry and biochemistry professor with a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant of $400,000 to support his research and teaching efforts. CAREER awards support...