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Laura Bleill, Associate Director of the Illinois Research Park and Jed Taylor, the Director of Operations for the Technology Entrepreneur Center on campus, were co-principal investigators on the NSF proposal for AWARE (Advancing Women and Underrepresented Entrepreneurs). The program, sponsored by the Technology Entrepreneur Center and Illinois Research Park, is now in its third year and targets support for women and underrepresented groups in an effort to bring them into the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem at Illinois.

What will the doctor's office of the future look like? In our continuing series on Why Cancer Research Needs Engineering, Stephen Boppart, Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and Director of Imaging at Illinois, foresees more engineering and technology integrated into the doctor-patient relationship.

The Association for Computing Machinery has named 54 members ACM Fellows for major contributions which have led to transformations in science and society. Those honored include three from Engineering at Illinois – Laxmikant Kale, Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science; Martin Wong, Professor Electrical and Computer Science and Executive Associate Dean; and Chengxiang Zhai, Professor of Computer Science.

Amy Wagoner Johnson, associate professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering,  was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to further her leading-edge research on synthetic bone scaffolds.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked 37th among universities worldwide and 19th among U.S. universities in the most recent Nature Index, based on counts of high-quality research outputs from September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017. 

Excitonium has a team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign… well… excited! Professor of Physics Peter Abbamonte and graduate students Anshul Kogar and Mindy Rak, with input from colleagues at Illinois, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Amsterdam, have proven the existence of this enigmatic new form of matter, which has perplexed scientists since it was first theorized almost 50 years ago.

Astronomers have discovered surprising examples of massive, star-filled galaxies seen when the cosmos was less than a billion years old which challenge assumptions about how the universe formed. Co-authors include undergraduate student, Sidney Lower, who is majoring in physics in the College of Engineering. 

Dr. Paul T. Tucker, a University of Illinois graduate in electrical engineering, former Illinois faculty member, and the retired Corporate Vice President for Computer Science Corporation, has been selected as the featured speaker for fall commencement which will be at 1 pm December 23 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

By exploiting the power of a supercomputer, University of Illinois researchers have been able to simulate the process behind plant enzymes that are critical for growth and development.

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