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Erik Henriksen, assistant professor of physics in Arts & Sciences (Photo: Joe Angeles/Washington University)

Henriksen lands CAREER grant to chase electron effects

August 28, 2020

Erik Henriksen, assistant professor of physics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award by the National Science Foundation. His grant, expected to...





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Agonafer to develop cooling solutions with Cisco grant

August 14, 2020

The Cisco Research Center University Funding committee has recently awarded Damena Agonafer, assistant professor in the McKelvey School of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science a one-year, $100,000 grant to...



Chemists in Arts & Sciences have developed a method to make or modify “smart bricks” that can store energy until required for powering devices. (Image: D’Arcy laboratory)

Storing energy in red bricks

August 12, 2020

Red bricks — some of the world’s cheapest and most familiar building materials — can be converted into energy storage units that can be charged to hold electricity, like a battery, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis.


An atomic structure of a simulated liquid consisting of 65% copper (Cu) atoms and 35% Zirconium (Zr) atoms.

New metallic glass research brings in artificial intelligence

August 11, 2020

Katharine Flores, professor of mechanical engineering & materials science and director of the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, has received a three-year, $379,392 grant from the National Science Foundation to use artificial...


This research is featured on the back inside cover of Advanced Functional Materials. The artwork highlights both the thin metal oxide film and nanofiber carpet that results from D'Arcy Lab's method.

Turning rust into supercapacitors

August 10, 2020

Though it sounds like alchemy, D’Arcy Lab combines technologies to engineer cutting-edge microsupercapacitors from rust.