SRG receives an NSF ICorps award of $50k!

Congratulations to Wanliang and Gunner! This award is to help explore the commercialization potential of dynamically tunable adhesives technology spinning off the previous NSF CMMI award.

Incoming Mater’s student Gunner is serving as Entrepreneurial Lead, and Wanliang is serving as PI and Technical Lead. Daniel Mendez, experienced entrepreneur and Prof. Jim La’s Ph.D. student at CSE, will serve as Mentor. The team will commit six weeks of this summer to intense customer interviews.

Many thanks to Jim for the help on team assembling!!!

Wanliang and Shuai at Social Science event in Reno

On April 16, 2018, SRG members Wanliang and Shuai participated in the Social Science event organized by Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, where an assemble of ~200 local scientists, engineers, and general public that are interested in science and technology participated. Below are a few photos of Shuai explaining to the participants how buckling of thin wire can be exploited to design flexible robotic needles for biopsy:

Patrick defended his thesis!

Patrick successfully defended his master thesis on Wednesday November 29. He starts working full-time at Nevada Nano in Reno today.

Congratulations Patrick! It was great to have you around in SRG lab. Wish you success at Nevada Nano.