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09.01.2016 We have received funding from the National Science Foundation to explore EAGER: Nanotube supported 1D proton wires and devices .
08.05.2016 We are hiring! Apply here: .
07.11.2016 We have received funding from the Office of Naval Research through the DURIP program for "An atomic force microscope for in-situ fast mapping of biomaterials"
6.30.2016 Erik's paper on AoL is highlighted by Student Science .
6.15.2016 Yingxin's OECT breathalyzer paper in collaboration with George Malliaras and Eloise Bihar is published in Scientific Reports
5.26.2016 Abstract deadline for the 1st Asilomar Bioelectronics symposium is June 1st!
5.26.2016 Our latest work on chitin nanofiber transparent paper is published in Advanced Materials .
5.26.2016 Our latest work on rhodopsins integrated with Pd contacts led by the Baneyx group is published in Advanced Materials .
5.26.2016 Erik's paper on AoL is highlighted by Manufacturing Minute .
5.23.2016 Erik's paper on AoL is highlighted by Physics World .
5.20.2016 Erik's paper on AoL is highlighted by Biosphere Online .
5.19.2016 Erik's paper on AoL is highlighted by Gogo Animes .
5.16.2016 Our work on shark jelly proton conductivity is trending on The New Reddit Journal or Science
5.16.2016 Erik's paper on AoL is highlighted by The Washington Post , Cosmos Magazine , Chemistry World , Gizmag , Futurity , Daily Mail , Le Scienze , Techinvestor News , The Marshalltown , Weekly Hot News .
5.15.2016 Erik's paper is highlighted by Seeker
5.13.2016 Nice highlight in Popular science on Erik's paper
5.13.2016 Erik's latest paper on proton conducting jelly found in electrosensors of sharks and skates is published in Science Advances
5.5.2016 Erik defends his thesis with flying colors. Congratulations Dr. Josberger!
4.15.2016 Prof. Rolandi is organizing the 1st Asilomar BioElectronics Symposium! Registration and abstract submission are now open
4.13.2016 Pegah's paper on chitin reinforced hydrogels is featured on the front cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B
4.12.2016 Yingxin's and Takeo's latest paper on proton control of biochemical reactions is published in Scientific Reports
3.18.2016 Pegah's latest paper on chitin reinforced Gelma hydrogels with Ali Khademhosseini and Nasim Annabi (Harvard) is published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B
3.15.2016 Xiaolin's paper on squid beak inspired biocoposites is highlighted Chemistry World
03.10.2016 John Selberg joins the group as a PhD student. John is a recent graduate from the Biomolecular Engineering program. Welcome!
03.09.2016 Xiaolin's paper on squid beak inspired chitosan composites is published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B . Congratulations Xiaolin!
02.29.2016 Takeo Miyake joins Waseda University as an Associate Professor of Engineering. Congratulations Takeo! You will be missed!
02.09.2016 Prof. Rolandi presents an invited talk at University of Brisbane in Australia.
01.10.2016 Joel Sohn joins the group! Joel will bring his expertise in marine biology to explore new exciting research in bioelectronics and materials.
02.08.2016 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk on bioprotonics at ICONN 2016 in Canberra (Australia)
1.11.2016 Our latest highlight "Bioprotonics: taking electrons out of bioelectronics" from Zahra Hemmatian, PhD and Takeo Miyake, Ph.D. is Published in the SPIE Newsroom
12.14.2015 Takeo's latest review on Grotthuss mechanism and bioprotonic devices is published on Journal of Physics Condensed Matter
12.3.2015 Prof. Rolandi and Prof. Karen Cheng publish an "In the Class Room" article on graphic design for scientists in Nature Nanotechnology.
12.1.2015 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk on bioprotonics at Fall MRS 2015 Symposium D
6.13.2015 Pegah passes her PhD defense with flying colors. Congratulations Dr. Hassanzadeh.
11.17.2015 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk in the Soft NanoBio Devices for Nanomedicine workshop at IEEE-NanoMed.
11.16.2015 Prof. Rolandi is chairing the Bioelectronic Devices for Electroceutical Therapies and Diagnostic technical session at IEEE-NanoMed.
10.28.2015 Prof. Rolandi receives the "Franco Strazzabosco Award for Young Engineers" from the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation at the Italian Embassy in DC.
9.29.2015 Yingxin joins the Barton Group at Caltech as a postdoctoral scholar. Congratulations Yingxin! And good luck. You will be missed.
9.22.2015 Zahra's review on bioprotonics is selected as a Hot Article by the Journal of Materials Chemistry C.
9.17.2015 We have moved to the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz . Fantastic seven years at UW. Looking forward to many more at UCSC.
9.1.2015 We have received 1.5 M$ funding from the AFOSR as part of the Cyborgcell program to explore "CyborgCell: Intracellular Delivery of Molecular and Supramolecular Ionic Circuits for Cyborg Tissue" with Ali Khademhosseini from Harvard and Adah Almutairi UCSD.
8.18.2015 Pegah passes her general exam with flying colors! Congratulations Pegah!
8.12.2015 Prof. Rolandi is featured in a video regarding Teaching and Research in MSE.
8.9.2015 Prof. Rolandi is chairing the mid morning session of "Organic Sensors and Bioelectronics" at SPIE Organic Photonics+Electronics in San Diego.
8.9.2015 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk "Taking electrons out of bioelectronics: bioprotonic diodes, transistors, and enzymatic logic gates" this afternoon at SPIE Organic Photonics+Electronics in San Diego .
6.29.2015 Henry Mach from Cleveland High School joins the lab for the summer working with us! Welcome!
6.23.2015 What an amazing seven years at UW! It is now time for new adventures. In September, the Rolandi group will move to the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz where Prof. Rolandi will join as an Associate Professor.
6.18.2015 Our recent research highlight on bioprotonics is featured on the cover (Inside) of the bioelectronics special issue in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C
6.13.2015 Congratulations to our recent graduates ! Rachel will continue onto her PhD at University of California Irvine and Scott will study for his PhD at Stanford University. Yingxin will stay in the Rolandi group as a postdoc while we wrap up a few exciting projects!
6.13.2015 Prof. Rolandi is voted "Faculty of the Year" by the Junior Class. I hope you had as much fun taking my class as I had teaching it. Have a great summer and good luck in your senior year!
5.26.2015 Prof. Rolandi is one of the invited speakers at Fall 2015 MRS Symposium D: Biological and Bioinspired Materials in Photonics and Electronics: Biology, Chemistry and Physics .
5.22.2015 Yingxin passes her thesis defense with flying colors! Congratualtions Dr. Deng!
5.21.2015 Prof. Rolandi joins the program committee for IEEE NANOMED 2015 .
5.7.2015 Erik passes his Electrical Engineering general with flying colors! Congratulations Erik!
4.30.2015 Takeo gives an invited lecture for UW Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering Seminar.
4.24.2015 Prof. Rolandi comments on enzymatic pen work on Materials 360 .
4.23.2015 Eloise Loen joins the group! Eloise is a sophomore at UW and will be working with us! Welcome!
4.23.2015 Yingxin is presenting on "Bioprotonic devices for pH mediated control of enzymatic reactions" at the UW Biomaterials seminar series.
4.20.2015 Zahra's and Takeo's research highlight for Journal of Materials Chemistry C is now online as an Accepted Manuscript .
4.13.2015 Eloïse Bihar arrives Seattle! She is visiting from the Department of Bioelectronics at the Centre of Microelectronics in Provence of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne as part of the PolyMed program funded by a Marie Curie action. Welcome!
4.9.2015 Spring MRS: Erik is giving a presentation on “Palladium memory devices” at Symposium AA at 4:30 today.
4.8.2015 Spring MRS: Pegah is presenting on “Self-assembled chitin nanofibers in silk fibroin matrix” and Xiaolin is presenting on “A cross-linked self-assembled chitinous composite” at Symposium JJ poster session.
4.8.2015 Spring MRS: Yingxin and Takeo are giving presentations on “H+ conducting devices” and “enzymatic logic bioprotonic transducer and circuits” respectively at Symposium II.
4.8.2015 Spring MRS: Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk “Taking Electrons Out of Bioelectronics: Bioprotonic Memories and Enzymatic Logic Gates” at Symposium II at 2:15pm in Park Central Hotel Stanford.
4.8.2015 Spring MRS: Pegah is giving a presentation on “Composite elastic substrate from self assembled chitin nanofibers in gelatin matrix” at Symposium JJ.
4.7.2015 Spring MRS: Erik and Scott are presenting their bioprotonic works at Symposium II poser session tonight.
3.2.2015 We reached our goal for our crowdfunding campaign. Thank you to all the backers!
1.6.2015 Jeremy Robinson from the Naval Research Laboratory arrives in Seattle and starts his three month visit in the Rolandi Group. Welcome!
12.15.2014 Pegah Hassanzadeh, Xiaolin Zhang, and Rachel Rosenzweig launch a crowdfunding campaign for affordable chitin-based water purification.
12.2.2014 Yingxin is presenting Prof. Rolandi's invited talk" Protonic Synaptic Devices with Memory and Logic" at Fall 2014 MRS Symposium A.
11.14.2014 Prof. Rolandi is presenting at the Western Washington University Chemistry Department Seminar "Taking electrons out of bioelectronics:..."
11.10.2014 Takeo's paper on enzyme logic bioprotonics is published online at APL Materials .
11.10.2014 Prof. Santato from Ecole Polytechique de Montreal is presenting her work on eumelanins at the MSE weekly seminar .
11.1.2014 Microneedle TB test with Darrick Carter from IDRI featured on BBC World News Horizons "Medicine: Diagnostics and Delivery" .
10.17.2014 Prof. Rolandi is presenting a seminar in the Department of Bioelectronics at the Center of Microeletronics in Provence .
10.13.2014 Yingxin Deng arrives in France! Yingxin will spend three months at Department of Bioelectronics of the Center of Microelectronics in Provence to collaborate with Prof. Owens and Prof. Malliaras.
9.16.2014 Prof. Rolandi's tenure as an Associate Professor of Materials Science and engineering begins!
9.11.2014 Come and see the exciting talk "Chemically Modifying Graphene for Surface Functionality" from our guest Dr. Paul Sheehan from NRL in Roberts 321 at 2:30 pm.
9.2.2014 Moran Amit arrives in Seattle! Moran is visiting from Prof. Nurit Ashkenasy's group at Ben Gurion University to work on peptide protonic conductivity. Welcome!
8.22.2014 Dr. Zahra Hemmatian joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow working on the integration of rhodopsins with protonic devices. Zahra comes from the University of Bologna with an expertise in bioelectronics and devices, co-supervised by Dr. Cavallini and Dr. Biscarini.
8.13.2014 Xiaolin joins the group! Xiaolin comes with a MS from UW working with Prof. Ying Zheng and a BS from UIUC. Xiaolin will work on self-assembled chitin nano fibers, biocomposites, and applications.
8.12.2014 Our latest paper on "Study of Interdisciplinary Visual Communication in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology" is published in the International Journal of Engineering Education.
8.11.2014 Yingxin passes her general exam. Well done!
8.9.2014 Wei graduates with an MS. Congratulations Wei and good luck!
7.27.2014 Valeria Criscuolo arrives in Seattle. Valeria is a visiting graduate student from University of Naples and will work on eumelanin devices as part of the Marie Curie Bioelectronics Network with Alessandro Pezzella.
7.1.2014 Updated website for BioEl2015 is now online!
6.26.2014 We have received funding from the Office of Naval Research Biomaterials and Bionanotechnology Program to work on Chitin Nanofiber Silk Self Assembled Biomimetic Composites in collaboration with Fiorenzo Omenetto and his group at Tufts university!
6.26.2014 Prof. Rolandi's News and Views article highlighting Gorodetsky's "Bulk protonic conductivity in a cephalopod structural protein" is published in Nature Chemistry .
6.24.2014 Prof. Rolandi is presenting a paper titled "Two-terminal Proton Conducting Devices with Synaptic Behavior and Memory" at the 72nd Device Research Conference .
6.19.2014 Prof. Rolandi joins the organizing committee of BioEl2015 , the 2nd Bioelectronics Winterschool in Kirchberg Tirol.
6.15.2014 Congratulations to our recent MSE graduates Carina, Kelly, and Rylan! Carina and Rylan will study for their PhD at UCSD Nanoengineering and UCI MSE respectively.
6.6.2014 Pegah passes the MSE qual! Congratulations Pegah!
6.6.2014 Erik passes the EE qual! Congratulations Erik!
6.2.2014 Prof. Rolandi is presenting "Designing Figures for Science and Engineering Research" today at the Aerospace Engineering Colloquium .
6.1.2014 Chemistry World interviews Prof. Rolandi regarding new protein based proton transistors from the Gorodetsky's group at UCI, and also highlights our maleic chitosan proton transistor.
5.13.2014 Prof. Rolandi is presenting "Taking electrons out of bioelectronics: bioprotonic diodes, transistors, and resistive memories" at the University of California Santa Cruz Electrical Engineering department.
5.8.2014 Prof. Rolandi and CEO Dr. Ron Berenson are highlighted with KitoTech Medical by UW CoMotion .
5.7.2014 Prof. Rolandi is giving a talk " Self-assembled polysaccharides for bioinspired materials and devices" at the Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
5.2.2014 Erik's and Yingxin's latest paper "Two-Terminal Protonic Devices with Synaptic-Like Short-Term Depression and Device Memory" is published online in Advanced Materials!
4.23.2014 Spring MRS 2014: Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk at symposium Z at 8:45 am in Moscone 2005
4.12.2014 Prof. Rolandi is selected to receive the College of Engineering Community of Innovators Faculty Award: Junior . Thank you to all the students and researchers working in the group,this is really your award!
4.3.2014 Pegah's paper "Mechanical properties of self-assembled chitin nanofiber networks" in collaboration with the Cross group (TCD) is featured on the inside front cover of the Emerging Investigators themed issue of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Great picture Wei!
4.1.2014 Prof. Rolandi is presenting at the Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute seminar series.
2.27.2014 Prof. Rolandi is one of the invited tutorial speakers at the BioEl2014 International Winterschool on Bioelectronics .
2.17.2014 Our latest research highlight in collaboration with Ranieri Rolandi (University of Genoa) on "Self-Assembled Chitin Nanofibers and Applications" is now available online at Advances in Colloid and Interface Science.
2.14.2014 Prof. Rolandi receives tenure and will be an Associate Professor starting September 2014. Thank you to all the postdocs, students, and collaborators it has been a great ride with more fun to come!
1.29.2014 Prof. Rolandi is speaking at the Center for Nano- and Molecular Science Seminar Series at the University of Texas, Austin.
1.22.2014 Dr. Carter from IDRI and Prof. Rolandi are presenting "Novel Approaches to Tuberculosis Diagnostics" at the Bioengineering Solutions to Improve the Health of Women and Children Seminar Series.
1.14.2014 Pegah receives the "Outstanding Female Engineer" award from the Society of Female Engineers of the University of Washington. Congratulations Pegah!
12.6.2013 Pegah's paper on mechanical properties of chitin nanofiber networks is accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry B ! Congratulations Pegah and thanks to our collaborators in the Cross group at Trinity College Dublin for the great contributions.
12.6.2013 Carina Arboleda joins the group! Carina is a senior in MSE and will work with us on her senior project on biotic abiotic devices. Welcome!
12.6.2013 Takeo Miyake joins the group as a postdoctoral scholar supported by a JSPS fellowship. Takeo will arrive in March from Tohoku University and will work on the integration of enzymes with our H+ FET platform. Welcome!
12.5.2013 Symposium G at 2013 Fall MRS, co-organized by Prof. Rolandi, was a great success! It was great working with Roisin, Mihai, and Mohammad. See you all in San Francisco in the Spring!
12.1.2013 Jungho Jin goes back to Korea as a Research Assistant Professor at KAIST. Good luck Jungho! You will be missed.
11.19.2013 Prof. Rolandi is one of the invited speakers for the Materials Today Virtual Conference on Biomaterials. He will present "Biocomposites and devices with naturally derived polysaccharides".
11.15.2013 Prof. Rolandi is presenting "Bioinspired Materials and Devices with Naturally Derived Polysaccharides" at the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Seminar at the University of California Irvine .
11.14.2013 Prof. Rolandi is presenting "Polysaccharide Nanofibers for Bioinspired Materials and Devices" at the University of Southern California Department of Chemistry Seminar.
10.18.2013 Yingxin's paper on "H+ -type and OH− -type biological protonic semiconductors and complementary devices" is published online at Scientific Reports .
9.6.2013 Our paper on TB test using chitin microneedles is one of the hottest papers on Advanced Healthcare Materials for August 2013.
8.29.2013 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk at the 2013 SPIE Organic Photonics+Electronics conference in San Diego.
8.27.2013 Jungho's microneedle paper is highlighted in Komo News !
8.26.2013 Jungho's paper is featured in today's UW News !
8.26.2013 Jungho's paper with our collaborators at IDRI on "Chitin Microneedles for an Easy-to-Use Tuberculosis Skin Test" is published online at Advanced Healthcare Materials .
8.20.2013 Our chitin-silk biocomposite in collaboration with the Omenetto team is featured on the cover (back) of Advanced Materials (32/2013) !
8.17.2013 Pegah receives the A. Kumar and Roberta L. Bhasin, Louis & Katherine Marsh, and Dean's Fellowships from the College of Engineering. Congratulations Pegah!
8.7.2013 Pegah's paper on "Chitin Nanofiber Micropatterned Flexible Substrates for Tissue Engineering" in collaboration with Ali Khademhosseini and his group is featured on the front cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B !
8.5.2013 The photos from our "Drawing at the nanoscale" 2013 workshop at Cleveland High School are now on Facebook !
8.5.2013 We have received funding from the Department of Energy BES Biomolecular Materials Program to study "Integrating Rhodopsins in H+-FETs for bioinspired energy conversion". We look forward to working on this project with our collaborator Francois Baneyx (UW ChemE).
8.5.2013 Rachel-our undergraduate extraordinaire-has been accepted by the UG-MSE program and will join the department as a Junior in the fall. Congratulations Rachel!
7.31.2013 Adam Gruenbaum joins the group for the summer. Adam is a student from Cleveland High School and will work on protonic conductivity (sponsored by NSF-CAREER) with Erik and Yingxin.
7.19.2013 Pegah receives a graduate fellowship from the College of Engineering to continue her PhD studies. Congratulations Pegah!
7.9.2013 Our latest paper on "Chitin Nanofiber Micropatterned Flexible Substrates for Tissue Engineering" in collaboration with Ali Khademhosseini and his group is now online at Journal of Materials Chemistry B .
6.22.2013 Our latest paper with the Omenetto group (TUFTS) on chitin-silk self-assembled nanofiber biocomposites is now online at Advanced Materials. Congratulations everybody!
6.12.2013 Our work on Si and Ge scanning probe direct write is highlighted on the the NSF Research.gov website !
6.12.2013 Mihai Irimia Vladu, Mohammad Reza Abidian, Roisin Owens, and Marco Rolandi are organizing a Symposium on Integration of Biomaterials with Organic Electronics for Fall 2013 MRS. Deadline is June 19th and approaching fast. We invite you to submit your abstracts and look forward to seeing you in Boston.
5.31.2013 Prof. Rolandi was voted MSE Faculty of the Year by the Junior class. Thank you Juniors! Have a great summer and good luck during your Senior year.
5.17.2013 Rachel is going to present her poster in The 16th UW Undergraduate Research Symposium in Mary Gates Hall. Stop by if you are on campus!
5.14.2013 Prof. Rolandi is presenting at the IEEE EDS mini colloquium at the UW-HUB
5.9.2013 The design help desk is open! Bring any visual work related to research or teaching-including figures, diagrams, data plots, presentations and posters-and receive help from a designer on staff. Design consultants are Design Division graduate students.
5.3.2013 Prof. Rolandi and a team of UW students from Materials Science and Engineering and Visual Communication Design are kicking off a workshop series at Seattle's Cleveland High School titled "Drawing at the nanoscale". This series is supported by Prof. Rolandi's NSF-CAREER grant 1150630.
5.2.2013 Prof. Rolandi is presenting at the UW Bioengineering Seminar "Tailoring microstructure and protonic conductivity of biomaterials with hydrogen bonding". Come to Foege N130 at 12:30 and listen to the latest results of our group.
4.21.2013 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk "Dialing microstructure and protonic conductivity in biomaterials with hydrogen bonding" at University of Montreal.
4.5.2013 Spring MRS: Jungho is presenting an contributed talk in symposium NN "Fabrication of Novel Chitin Microneedles and Their Application for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis"
4.4.2013 Spring MRS: Prof. Rolandi is chairing the morning session of symposium SS.
4.3.2013 Spring MRS: Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk at symposium SS "Are H+ and OH- in proton wires the same as electrons and holes in semiconductors?"
4.2.2013 Spring MRS: Wei, Pegah, and Erik are all presenting posters tonight at spring MRS 2013.
4.2.2013 Spring MRS: Yingxin presents a contributed talk at symposium SS "Complementary H+-FET with Acid and Base Doped Protonic Semiconductors" today at 3:30 pm.
4.1.2013 The Rolandi Group celebrates the start of an exciting 2013 Spring MRS with our collaborator Brett Helms!
4.1.2013 Erik receives an honorable mention for his NSF fellowship application. Congratulations and better luck next year!
2.25.2013 Hideki's Paper "Wafer scale direct-write of Ge and Si nanostructures with conducting stamps and a modified mask aligner" is accepted for publication in Nano Research
1.28.2013 Prof. Rolandi is presenting "Dialing Microstructure and Conductivity in Biomaterials with Hydrogen Bonding" at the University of Washington Materials Science and Engineering Seminar. Stop by Mueller 153 at 3:30pm if you are in town.
10.23.2012 Stephanie's paper on "High-field chemistry of organometallic precursors for direct-write of germanium and silicon nanostructures" is accepted by the Journal of Materials Chemistry C and it is now available online!
10.18.2012 Prof. Rolandi is presenting at the Oregon State Materials Science and Engineering Seminar series. Stop by Covell 117 at 3pm to listen to "Self-assembled polysaccharide nanofibers for nanofabrication and bioprotonic devices".
10.10.2012 Prof Rolandi is presenting an invited talk at the Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science of the Electrochemical Society and the Electrochemical Society of Japan. Come and check out his talk at the SOTAPOCS Symposium on Semiconductor Direct Write with Scanning Probes and Conducting Stamps.
10.1.2012 Prof. Rolandi is presenting the departmental colloquium at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Materials Science and Engineering Department. Click here for more details.
9.21.2012 Stephanie graduates with her PhD! Stephanie will work at Penn State as a postdoctoral fellow on nanoscience, ethics, and society. Great job, Stephanie! You will be missed.
9.17.2012 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited seminar at the CRANN institute of Trinity College, Dublin.
9.12.2012 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk "Merging top-down with bottom-up: localizing nanoscale synthesis and self-assembly with scanning probes and microstructured stamps" as part of the Superior Summer School at University College, London.
9.10.2012 Erik Josberger joins the group. Erik is an Electrical Engineering graduate student and will be working on bioprotonic transistors. Welcome!
9.10.2012 Wei Sun joins the group. Wei is a Materials Science and Engineering Master's student. Wei will be working on chitin macro-, micro, and nanostructures for tissue engineering applications.
9.6.2012 Congratulations to Jungho for winning the University of Washington Innovators Showcase with KitoStitch. KitoStitch is Kitotech's Medical (our early stage startup) first product!
9.4.2012 The Rolandi Group welcomes Alexandra Moerdomo as the new lab manager/administrative assistant.
8.21.2012 We have an opening for a lab manager/ administrative assistant. Click here for more details.
8.21.2012 Prof. Rolandi and Prof. Cheng's webinar on figure design has been rescheduled to August 21st at 9 am. Click here to register.
7.16.2012 Prof. Rolandi in collaboration with Prof. Karen Cheng will be presenting a Materials Views Webinar on designing effective figures for the scientific paper. Click here to register.
7.2.2012 Prof. Rolandi is one of the Invited Speakers for the ICFS conference in Genoa, Italy. He will present "Self-assembled polysaccharide nanofibers for biophotonics, tissue engineering, and bionanoprotonics".
6.29.2012 After a very productive year in the Rolandi group, Hideki goes back to the Japan Patent Office. It was great having you here Hideki! Safe travels!
6.21.2012 Pegah Hassanzadeh joins the group as a new PhD student. Pegah comes from Alfred University with a MSci in Materials Science and Engineering. Pegah will help develop the chitin nanofiber substrates for bioengineering applications.
6.20.2012 We have received funding from the Coulter foundation to explore wound closure products. We look forward to working with our collaborators Karl Bohringer (UW-EE), Rob Berenson (UW-C4C), and Vittorio Ruvolo (Koru Plastic Surgery) on this exciting project.
6.16.2012 Our bioprotonic FET is featured in the June 16th issue of the New Scientist " A Positive Switch for Body Electronics" and highlighted in the cover " Accentuate the Positive: taking electrons out of electronics" .
6.15.2012 Kamil Makhnejia from Boston University joins the group for the summer as part of the NSF-NNIN REU program. Welcome!
5.24.2012 Prof. Rolandi is presenting "Marine Polysaccharides: from Pike Place Market to the Biomedical Market" at the ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Spring meeting .
5.22.2012 Stephanie passes her thesis defense with flying colors. Congratulations Dr. Vasko!!
5.15.2012 Prof. Rolandi is presenting "Polysaccharide Nanofibers for H+ field effect transistors " in Symposium I: Biological applications for organic electronic devices at European Materials Research Society 2012 Spring meeting.
5.4.2012 Prof. Rolandi is presenting "Self-assembled polysaccharide nanofibers for biophotonics, tissue engineering, and bionanoprotonics" at the UCSD Bioengineering seminar .
4.30.2012 Prof. Almutairi from UCSD is visiting UW MSE and presenting her latest results. Come to Mueller Hall 153 at 3:30 pm and learn more about "The Art of Falling Apart: Exploiting Nanomaterial Disassembly for Health Sciences" .
4.11.2012 Prof. Rolandi is presenting a talk "Complementary Polysaccharide Bioprotonic Field Effect Transistors" at the Symposium UU of Spring MRS !
3.29.2012 Prof. Rolandi is nominated as one of the top 12 Italian Innovators under 35 (TR35-GI) by the Technology Review (Italian Edition) . He will present his research at the University of Padua Today. Thanks to all the group for the hard work throughout the years!
3.28.2012 Over 10,000 downloads in only three months! Our Advanced Materials essay on Designing Effective figures was the most downloaded Advanced Materials paper of Q4 2011.
3.9.2012 Prof. Rolandi is presenting " Self-assembled polysaccharide nanofibers for biocompatible nanodevices " as part of the Boston University MSE colloquium series
3.8.2012 Prof. Rolandi is presenting "Bioprotonic transistors and self-assembled nanostructures with polysaccharide nano fibers" at the Boston College Chemistry Department seminar series.
2.24.2012 Our collaborator Dr. Vittorio Ruvolo of Koru plastic surgery visits the group! During his stay, Dr. Ruvolo will help translate our chitin nano fabrication strategy into medical applications .
2.21.2012 Our Design Help Desk is highlighted in a the University of Washington news .
2.16.2012 The Infectious Disease Research Institute has finalized a licensing agreement with the University of Washington regarding out chitin nanomanufacturing technology. We look forward to continue collaborating with Dr. Darrick Carter and improve vaccine delivery devices to fight infectious diseases.
2.16.2012 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk "Airbrushing, ink jet printing, replica molding, and microcontact printing of chitin nanofibers with a chitin nanofiber ink" at the SPIE Alternative Lithography IV .
2.13.2012 Dr. Jungho Jin joins the group. Jungho arrives from KAIST with great experience in transparent conductive materials. He will be working on chitin nano fiber templates and devices. Welcome!
2.12.2012 After a very successful tenure in the group Dr. Chao Zhong moves to MIT to further his scientific studies. Good luck Chao!
2.9.2012 Prof. Rolandi is presenting a talk " Self-assembled polysaccharide nanofibers for biophotonics, tissue engineering, and bionanoprotonics" at the University of California Berkeley Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium .
1.31.2012 Chao's Paper with Ashleigh Cooper from the Zhang group "Self-assembled chitin nanofiber templates for artificial neural networks" is published on the Journal of Materials Chemistry !
1.24.2012 Prof. Rolandi is chairing the session Multifunctional Materials for Biological Applications of Symposium FS4: Advanced (Ceramic) Materials and Processing for Photonics and Energy at the American Ceramic Society National Meeting. Stop by the OceanView Room from 8 am to 10 am if you are in Daytona Beach (FL)!
1.24.2012 Prof. Rolandi is giving an invited talk "Si, Ge, and SiGe nanostructure direct-write using scanning probes and conducting stamps" at the American Ceramic Society National Meeting in Daytona Florida. Stop by symposium FS4: Advanced (Ceramic) Materials and Processing for Photonics and Energy at 11 40 am.
1.23.2012 The Design Help Desk hosted an Open House: Graduate students from ChemE, Chem, MSE, BioE and Medicinal Chemistry came to visit and chat with us about making visuals in their research. Stay tuned for future events to come !
1.23.2012 We have received funding from the University of Washington Center for Commercialization to explore our chitin replica molding process in wound care!
1.19.2012 Unfortunately, the launch of the ISSNAF Seattle chapter has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Keep posted for the announcement of the new date.
1.19.2012 Come and join us for the launch of the ISSNAF (Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation) Seattle Chapter .
1.12.2012 Dr. Rolandi is giving a talk with Dr. Maneesh Batra and Dr. Darrick Carter on "Improving the acceptability and safety of antibiotic delivery for community-based management of neonatal infections" . Come and listen to this lecture part of the UW Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children series in N 130A Foege at 4 pm.
1.4.2012 The Design Help Desk is now open for Winter Quarter 2012! Free design advice for science and engineering students seeking to improve their publication figures and visuals.
1.3.2012 Prof. Rolandi's CAREER award "Investigating Protonic Semiconductivity in Polysaccharide Nanofibers with Field Effect Protonic Transistors" is funded by the National Science Foundation. Thank you to the entire group for the hard work during the past few years!
12.2.2011 Prof. Rolandi is one of the invited speakers for the "Advanced Materials for Applications in Energy, Health, Electronics and Photonics" at INRS in Quebec, Canada. He will talk about "Self-Assembled polysaccharide nanofibers for bioprotonic transistors and biocompatible nanostructures".
11.30.11 Stephanie is presenting a poster at the symposium FF: Scanning Probe Fabrication of Fall MRS 2011. "Understanding High Field Chemistry in Scanning Probe Nanostructure Direct Write" will be discussed at 8 pm in Hynes Exhibition Hall D.
11.29.11 Yingxin is presenting a poster at the symposium HH: Bioelectronics─Materials, Properties, and Applications of Fall MRS 2011. "Interfacing Cells with Polysaccharide Protonic Transistors for Sensor" will be discussed at 8 pm in Hynes Exhibition Hall D.
11.29.11 Stephanie is giving a talk at the symposium FF: Scanning Probe Fabrication of Fall MRS 2011. "Scanning Probe Nanostructure Direct-Write: From Serial to Parallel Patterning" will be discussed at 11 45 am in Hynes 202.
11.29.11 Professor Rolandi is giving a talk at the symposium MM: Micro- and Nanoscale Processing of Biomedical Materials of Fall MRS 2011. "A Chitin Nanofiber Ink: Replica Molding, Microcontact Printing, and Inkjet Printing" will be discussed at 8 30 am in Hynes 103.
11.28.11 Fall 2011 MRS: Symposium FF "Mechanical Nanofabrication, Nanopatterning, and Nanoassembly" co-organized by Prof. Rolandi is off to a great start! Come and visit us in Hynes 202!
11.28.11 Yingxin is presenting a poster at the symposium MM: Micro- and Nanoscale Processing of Biomedical Materials of Fall MRS 2011. "Replica Molding with Chitin Nanofiber Ink" will be discussed at 8 pm in Hynes Exhibition Hall D.
11.28.11 Chao is presenting a poster at the symposium KK: Scaffold Design and Cell Biology of Fall MRS 2011. "Chitin Nanofiber Microstructures for Neuron Growth: Topographical Effects on Neuronal Behavior" will be discussed at 8 pm in Hynes Exhibition Hall D.
11.28.11 Chao is presenting a talk at the symposium FF: Nanoimprint Fabrication Methods of Fall MRS 2011. "Microcontact Printing of Self-Assembled Chitin Nanofibers" will be discussed at 11 30 am in Hynes 202.
11.27.11 After battling wind and rain in Seattle, Stephanie finishes her first marathon. Congratulations Stephanie!
11.21.2011 We have an opening for a highly motivated graduate student interested in exploring self-assembled biomaterial micro- nanofabrication, and devices. For more details, please see the job link .
11.18.2011 Prof. Rolandi is presenting at the University of Kansas BioEngineering colloquium "Self-assembled polysaccharide nanofibers for biocompatible devices" .
11.14.2011 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk at Italian Institute for Technology (Genoa) "Direct-write of semiconductor nanostructures with scanning probes and conducting stamps".
11.10.2011 Our protonic transistor is featured in Materials Research Society news !
11.9.2011 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk at Italian Institute for Technology (Genoa) "Self-assembled polysaccharide nanofibers for bioprotonic transistors and biocompatible nanostructures".
10.25.2011 Our "Chitin Nanofiber Ink" paper is featured on the cover (inside) of Advanced Materials !
10.19.2011 Our bioprotonic transistor work in collaboration with M.P. Anantran from Electrical Engineering is in the front page of the Daily !
10.7.2011 We have received a gift from the Washington Research Foundation to explore our chitin microfabrication strategy in biomedical applications !
9.23.2011 Our protonic transistor is featured in The New York Times !
9.22.2011 Our protonic transistor work is featured in Engadget !
9.22.2011 Some of you may wonder what happens to the squid after we (Aldrich, really) extract the chitin to make maleic chitosan for the protonic transistors and the nanostructures . Click here to find out!
9.22.2011 Our protonic transistor is featured in "Le Scienze" (Italian Edition of Scientific American) !
9.22.2011 Our Nature Communications work on protonic transistors is featured on Galileo !
9.22.2011 Marco's Advanced Materials essay on designing figures is highlighted in Nanowerk !
9.22.2011 Chao's Advanced Materials paper on "A Chitin Nanofiber Ink for Airbrushing, Replica Molding, and Microcontact Printing of Self-assembled Macro-, Micro-, and Nanostructures" is now online !
9.21.2011 Chao's Nature Communications paper is featured on popular science !
9.21.2011 Chao's upcoming talk "A chitin nanofiber ink for multi-scale fabrication of self-assembled nanofiber structures" will be presented at "2011 MRS Directed Self-assembly of Materials Workshop" 2:30PM, Sep 30 in Nashville, Tennessee.
9.21.2011 Our protonic transistor paper is highlighted in IEEE Spectrum (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) !
9.21.2011 Marco is interviewed by Materials Views regarding his latest Advanced Materials essay on designing figures and his career in science !
9.20.2011 Chao's and Yingxin's paper "A polysaccharide bioprotonic field-effect transistor" is published in Nature Communications ! Congratulations to all authors and thanks to our collaborators M.P. Anantram and Anita Fadavi in electrical engineering !
9.14.2011 Ado graduates with a M.Sci. Congratulations and good luck !
9.14.2011 Marco's Advanced Materials essay on designing effective figures is featured in Materials Views !
9.11.11 We have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher interested in exploring self-assembled biomaterial micro- nanofabrication, and devices. For more details, please see the job link.
9.11.11 We have an opening for a highly motivated graduate student interested in exploring self-assembled biomaterial micro- nanofabrication, and devices. For more details, please see the job link.
9.7.2011 Marco's Advanced Materials essay is highlighted on the American Ceramic Society website !
9.6.2011 Marco's Advanced Materials essay is highlighted in the Evolving Scientist blog !
9.3.2011 Prof. Rolandi is chairing the session " Directing Bioresponse " at the Polymers in Medicine and Biology conference in Santa Rosa.
9.2.2011 Marco's Advanced Materials essay is highlighted on the Chemistry World Blog (RSC) !
8.31.2011 Prof. Rolandi is giving a talk " A biocompatible protonic (H+) transistor as a novel toxin sensing platform" at the 2011 Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security Conference !
8.30.2011 Prof. Rolandi is presenting a talk " A CHITIN NANOFIBER INK: REPLICA MOLDING, MICROCONTACT PRINTING, AND INKJET PRINTING" at the 2011 Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security Conference !
8.30.11 Yingxin will present a poster titled "Interfacing Cells with Protonic Transistors for Sensor Application" at the 2011 Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security Conference !
8.30.11 Adnan will present a poster titled "Chitin Nanofiber Biophotonic Structures via Replica Molding" at the 2011 Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security Conference !
8.29.11 Marco's essay "A Brief Guide to Designing Effective Figures for the Scientific Paper" (with Prof. Cheng from VCD and Prof. Kriz from HCDE) is now published online !
8.17.11 Prof. Rolandi is giving a talk at the Molecular Foundry Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory "Self-assembled polysaccharide nanofibers for biocompatible devices: soft lithography and proton (H+) conducting field effect transistors". If you are in Berkeley, come to Chemla Room, 67-3111 at 11 am.
8.1.11 Yingxin is headed to the Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory During her 1 month stay, Yingxin will synthesize new chitin derivatives for proton transistors with Dr. Brett Helms.
7.18.11 We have an opening for an undergraduate research assistant with background in computer programming. For more details, please see the job link.
7.14.11 We have an opening for a highly motivated postdoc with background in cognitive psychology or related to work on an NSF funded project on the role of science graphics in nanotechnology. This highly interdisciplinary project is in collaboration with Prof. Karen Cheng of Visual Communication Design.
7.11.11 Our project "Semiconductor reactive stamping for silicon photovoltaics" is funded by the University of Washington Commercialization Gap Fund !
7.5.2011 Prof. Rolandi is giving a talk "Electrostatic Control of Protonic Current in Polysaccharide Nanofiber Field Effect Transistors" in the Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology of the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
7.1.11 Mr. Hideki Sato from the Japan Patent Office joins the lab! During his 1 year stay sponsored by the Japan Patent Office, Mr. Sato will help us in the commercialization efforts of our technologies. Welcome !
6.29.2011 Our research on scanning probe direct-write of Si and Ge nanostructures is selected for the Advanced Light Source highlights!
6.15.11 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk " Scanning-probe direct-write of Si, Ge, and SiGe nanostructures" at CMOSET in Whistler.
6.2.11 Prof. Rolandi is voted "Faculty of the year" by the MSE Junior class. I hope you enjoyed taking my classes as much as I enjoyed teaching them. Have a great summer and good luck in your senior year !
5.22.11 Prof. Rolandi is co-organizing the Symposium FF "Mechanical Nanofabrication, Nanopatterning, and Nanoassembly" at the Fall 2011 MRS. Click here to learn more and submit an abstract !
5.16.11 Stephanie's Nano Letters paper is now online !
5.14.11 Stephanie's paper "Serial and parallel Si, Ge, and SiGe direct-write with scanning probes and conducting stamps" is accepted for Publication in Nano Letters. Congrats Stephanie and thanks to all of our collaborators for the hard work !
5.3.11 Prof. Rolandi is presenting an invited talk at ICMTF 2011 in San Diego. He will discuss recent progress in "Semiconductor Nanostructures Direct-Write with an Atomic Force Microscope" !
4.28.11 Prof. Rolandi is presenting a talk at the symposium T7: Miscellaneous Technologies and Applications of Spring MRS 2011. "Direct-write of Si, Ge, and SiGe Nanostructures Using Conducting Stamps" will be discussed at 3 45 pm in Moscone West Room 3007 !
4.28.11 Prof. Rolandi is giving a talk at the symposium J6: Devices, Membranes, Films II of Spring MRS 2011. "A Polysaccharide Nanofiber Protonic Transistor" will be presented at 2 pm in Moscone West Room 2012 !
4.27.11 Prof. Rolandi is presenting a talk at the symposium SS5: Undergraduate and Graduate Education of Spring MRS 2011. "Efforts in Improving the Visual Literacy of Nanotechnology Students" will be discussed at 2 15 pm in Marriott Golden Gate C2 !
4.11.11 Prof. Rolandi is giving a talk "A polysaccharide nanofiber protonic transistor" at the University of British Columbia Electrical Engineering Department !
3.30.11 We have filed a provisional patent application "Parallel inorganic nanostructure reactive direct-write and growth using conducting stamps" on our SiGe stamping work !
2.3.11 Stephanie's paper in collaboration with the Dunham group (UW-EE) "Insights into scanning probe high-field chemistry of diphenylgermane" is now online !
1.19.11 Stephanie's paper "Insights into scanning probe high-field chemistry of diphenylgermane" has been accepted for publication in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Thanks to everybody for the great work, especially to our collaborators from the Dunham group in Electrical Engineering.
12.2.10 Prof. Rolandi is presenting a talk at the symposium AA: Group IV Semiconductor Nanostructures and Applications of Fall MRS 2010. "Spatially Controlled Synthesis of Si, Ge, and SiGe Nanostructures" will be discussed at 10 30 am in Hynes 102.
12.1.10 Stephanie will talk about "Understanding Atomic Force Microscope High-field Lithography: Experiments and Simulations" at the VV symposium of Fall MRS 2010. Sheraton Fairfax Room A at 8 am (it is worth the early rise)!
11.29.10 Chao is presenting a poster titled "A Facile Bottom-up Route to Self-assembled Biogenic Chitin Nanofibers" at Fall MRS 2010. If you are in Boston, come and check it out at 8 pm.
11.24.10 We have started an exciting project with K2 Sports on the design and characterization of snowphobic surfaces for skis and snowboards. UW undergraduates Evan Schairbaum (MSE) and Chris Queitzsch (App Math) will work in close collaboration with K2 engineers on UW campus, at the K2 R&D facilities, and the slopes !
10.29.10 Vamsi Talla (EE-Graduate Student)joins the group as a rotation student for this fall. Welcome!
10.22.10 Jessica' s paper "Scanning-probe direct-write of germanium nanostructures" is featured on the cover (created by MSE-UG Michael Brasino) of Advanced Materials (41/2010)!
10.21.10 Jessica's Advanced Materials paper "Scanning-probe direct-write of germanium nanostructures" is featured in Wiley's Hot Topics- Surfaces and Interfaces.
9.24.10 Jessica's Advanced Materials paper "Scanning-probe direct-write of germanium nanostructures" is now online!
9.17.10 Michael places 2nd in the American Vacuum Society Pacific Northwest Undergraduate student poster competition. Congrats!
9.16.10 Prof. Rolandi is one of the invited speakers for the 2010 AVS Pacific Northwest Chapter in Richland.
9.14.10 Chao's paper "A facile bottom-up" route to self-assembled biogenic chitin nanofibers" is now published online by Soft Matter!
9.06.10 Yingxin joins the group. Welcome! Yingxin will work on the nanobioprotonic project with Dr. Zhong.
8.31.10 Chao's paper "A facile bottom-up route to self-assembled biogenic chitin nanofibers" is accepted for publication in Soft Matter!
8.17.10 Prof. Rolandi's invited talk by Stephanie at EITC- 2010 (Stanford) was a great success!
8.17.10 Jessica is off to a great start at NIST. She will be missed in the lab.
8.16.10 Check out Prof. Rolandi's and Prof. Cheng's (UW-VCD) upcoming lecture "Visual Communication in Science: Insights From Nanotechnology" as part of the UW Biomedical Research Lecture Series.
8.16.10 The new espresso machine is here!! Stop by Roberts 204 for a shot, a macchiato, or a latte and learn about what's brewing in our labs!
8.16.10 Our collaborative project "Contextual Research-Empirical: Improving Visual Communication in Nanotechnology" with Sarah Kriz (Human Centered Design and Egnineering- PI) and Karen Cheng (Visual Communciation Design-co PI) is funded by NSF-DRL.
8.4.10 Prof. Rolandi's latest ACS Nanopick Review is now online.
7.18.10 Jessica's paper on "Scanning Probe Direct Write of Germanium Nanostructures" is accepted for publication in Advanced Materials!
7.2.10Our collaborative project with Prof. Scott Dunham (EE) on "Understanding Atomic Force Microscope Nanomaterial Synthesis: Simulations and Experiments" is funded by NSF!
6.5.10 Prof. Rolandi is presented with the "Faculty of the year" award by the MSE Junior class. It has been great having you as students, have a great summer, and best of luck in your senior year!
6.2.10 We have received seed funding from INTEL to "Explore on chip localized InP synthesis for integrated photonics".
3.2.10 Prof. Rolandi's upcoming UW Bioengineering Seminar titled "On the protonic conductivity of polysaccharide nanofibers" will be on Thurs March 4th at 12 30 in the Foege Bioengineering building N130A.
3.2.10 Prof. Rolandi wins a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award to support his research on novel routes to graphene synthesis. This highly competitive award recognizes outstanding new faculty for the quality and the pertinence of research to 3M's long term goals.
10.15.09 Prof. Rolandi's latest nanopick review is now online
10.5.09 Welcome! Alex and Robert will work on their MSE senior project on protonic nanofibers and afm device integration respectively. Zhihua comes from Sichuan university and will work on protonic nanofibers during her stay at UW. Welcome!!
10.5.09 Adnan (Ado) Kapetanovic joins the group. He will work on nanostructure device integration. Welcome!
10.5.09 Stephanie Passes her qual! Congrats Stephanie!
09.21.09 Prof. Rolandi's talk "Atomic Force Microscope Direct Write of Inorganic Nanowires" at the International Conference on Advanced Materials (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) is highlighted in the MRS Meeting Scene.
6.7.09 Prof. Rolandi joins the ACS Nanotation team as Nano Picks reviewer. Click here for his profile and latest review.
6.7.09 We have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher interested in exploring novel routes to nanomaterial synthesis and device fabrication while working on a project focused on the investigation of charge transport in hybrid biological/organic/inorganic nanodevices....
6.7.09 Dr. Chao Zhong joins the group. Welcome! Chao graduated with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Chu's group at Cornell University. He brings his unique biomaterial expertize to the patterning and protonic projects in the group.
6.7.09 Stephanie Vasko is awarded an NSF-IGERT fellowship for 2009-2010. Congrats Stephanie!
6.7.09 Prof. Rolandi is voted MSE faculty of the year award by the Junior class. It has been great having you as my first students, I am sure you will all be very successful in your future endeavors. Thanks and Good Luck!