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Lydia Kisley photoPostdoc Lydia Kisley was featured in the Forbes Under 30 List for 2017. She is the first Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow and works with Profs. Leckband, Gruebele, and Braun. Beckman Institute News article.
Jeffry Moore photoJeff Moore, Nancy Sottos and Scott White, pioneers in the field of self-healing polymers, have published an extensive review of state-of-the-art autonomous polymers and lay out future directions for the field in Nature. Beckman Institute article.
Kenneth Suslick photoKenneth Suslick has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for demonstrating a "prolific spirit of innovation." LAS News article.
Paul Kenis photoAn international research collaboration may have devised a simple way to recycle waste carbon dioxide into valuable fuel via graphene quantum dots acting as electrocatalysts. The findings by Paul Kenis and colleagues can be found in Nature Communications. ChBE News article.
Wilfred van der Donk photoWilfred van der Donk is the recipient of the 2017 Repligen Award in the Chemistry of Biological Processes in recognition of his contributions to the understanding of natural product biosynthesis. ACS Biological Chemistry Division Newsletter.
Prof. Yi Lu and Catherine Murphy photoYi Lu and Catherine Murphy have been named to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016. UIUC News Bureau article.
Chad Rienstra photoChad Rienstra is among six Illinois faculty members elected as 2016 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was selected for "distinguished contributions to the development of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance for structural determination of large biomolecular assemblies relevant to human disease". UIUC News Bureau article.
Kai-Chieh Tsao and Hong Yang photoKai-Chieh Tsao and Hong Yang have invented a highly-efficient method for producing precision catalysts that can be used for cathode reaction in hydrogen fuel cells for automobiles. ChBE News article.

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