UMD engineers have created a new multi-material 3D nanoprinting technique that was featured on the inside front cover of the July 21 issue of Lab on a Chip . The team's new technique – capable of printing tiny multi-material structures a fraction of the size of a human hair – offers researchers a faster, cheaper, and more accurate means to 3D print these highly complex structures.

Flammability—coupled with Li-Ion batteries’ limited performance and consumers’ insatiable demand for long-lived, portable, and lightweight electronics—drives researchers around the world to develop an alternative power source. Aided by artificial intelligence (AI) methods such as machine learning (ML), University of Maryland engineers are among the leaders in the race to build a better battery—the ultimate battery.

In a study recently published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , a UMD research group developed a new optical microscopy based technique, called interferometric scattering microscopy (IFS), which can rapidly detect sub-micron protein aggregates.

Professor Romel (Mel) Gomez was inducted into the National Academy of Science and Technology of the Philippines (NAST). With this honor, he was elected to be a Corresponding Member of NAST in recognition of his significant contributions in the field of magnetism, nanotechnology, surface science, and biochemical sensors. This award is given annually to scientists who have excelled in their contributions to science, particularly in areas beneficial to Philippine science.

The Clark Doctoral Fellows Program was launched in 2017 to support high-performing engineering Ph.D. students at the A. James Clark School of Engineering as part of a $219.5 million investment by the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation.