Past News, 2007-2016
|Liquid metal “top research” of 2016 by C&E News
It was very exciting to see the field of liquid metal research (including some work from our group) highlighted by Chemical & Engineering News as “Top Research 2016“.
|Dishit wins 3rd place
Dishit wins 3rd place poster at the local MRS/AVS meeting. Congratulations!
|Gilbert wins 3 min thesis
Congratulations to Gilbert, who is co-advised with Jan Genzer. This is a university-wide competition in which participants present their thesis with one slide in 3 minutes. Enjoy the video!
|Chris named Marhall finalist
Congratulations to Chris, who is an undergrad that has worked in our lab for more than a year and published two papers in our group. Very well deserved honor!
|Collin defends his thesis
Congratulations to Dr. Collin Eaker!
|Amber wins 1st place
Amber (co-advised graduate student with Jan Genzer) wins 1st place poster at The Annual Triangle Student Research Competition. Congratulations!!
|Amber passes her prelim
Congratulations to Amber!
|Alex wins poster contest and IMPACT award at Energy Summit
Congratulations to Alex!
|Dishit, Russ, and Duncan participate in CHE Camp
Thank you to Dishit, Russ, and Duncan for participating in the CHE Summer Camp at NC State, which is an outreach event for high school students interested in science and engineering.
|Rishi wins 2nd place at Intel
Congratulations to Rishi for a 2nd place finish in the Intel high school talent search competition. This is a national competition for high school students engaged in research. Rishi worked with Ishan, Collin Eaker, Mohammed, and others in the group. He will graduate this spring from high school. He co-authored a paper while in our group and was a very productive group member.
|Dishit wins travel grant
Congratulations to Dishit for winning this award.
|Dickey Receives SPIE Nanoengineering award||04/18/2016|
|Dickey group participates in Nanodays 2016
Thanks to Dishit, Kunal, Duncan, Tim, Amber, Olivia, and Russ for their help. We hosted approximately 100 students from middle and high schools across the state of NC. We gave tours of our lab and showed demos of 3D printing, self-folding, and laser patterning.
|Chris receives Goldwater Scholarship
Congratulations to Chris Cooper for receiving the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Chris is an undergrad at NC State who has worked in our lab over a year. He has been a co-author on one paper and is working on another paper currently. Chris has been mentored by many in the lab, but primarily Yiliang during his initial work.
|Farzad defends his thesis
Congratulations to Farzad! Farzad was co-advised with Prof. Peter Hauser and worked on new methods to treat PET surfaces, which is a common commercial polymer (eg. Coke bottles).
|Dickey receives ASEE McGraw Award
It is an honor to be on the list with so many respected scientists. This award acknowledges the fantastic research and hard work from the students in the group.
|Alex selected for ACC Meeting of Minds
Congratulations to Alex! She was selected to represent NC State at the ACC Meeting of the Minds research meeting for undergrads. She is mentored by Ishan.
|Amber wins Stannett poster contest
Congratulations to Amber for winning second place poster at the Stannet Research Symposium!
|Yiliang wins Stannett Award
Congratulations to Yiliang. This award recognizes the best “mid-career” graduate studnet in our department. Yiliang has been a tireless worker and an enthusiastic researcher, mentor (for undergrads), and collaborator.
|Dishit runner up for Stannett
Congratulations to Dishit for being chosen as the runner up for the Stannett Award. This award recognizes the best “mid-career” graduate student. Dishit has been a great researcher and groupmate and is very deserving of this recognition.
|Rishi selected as semifinalist for Intel competition
Congratulations to Rishi (who was admitted recently to MIT), has been selected as a semifinalist for the Intel competition. He worked in our lab as a high school student and did a phenomenal job under the mentorship of Mohammed, Collin, and Ishan.
|Welcome Minyung and Taylor
Welcome Minyung Song and Taylor Neumann as new graduate students in the group!
|Our group is highlighted by NC State
This video is intended to encourage students to apply to NC State. Thanks to Dishit, Amber, and Collin for participating.
|Dickey records instructional videos for popular text book
Dickey recorded instructional videos for the popular (now 4th edition) book “Principles of Chemical Processes”. It is the most popular chemical engineering text in the world thanks to the authors Felder, Rousseau, Bullard (all were faculty at NC State during their original contributions to the book).
|Chris Cooper selected by NC State as Goldwater nominee
Chris is an outstanding undergrad in our lab. Congratulations on this impressive distinction!
|Alex wins 2nd place at AIChE
Congrats to Alex Johnson, an undergrad in our group mentored by Ishan. Alex won 2nd place for his poster at the annual AIChE meeting in Salt Lake City.
|Ishan passes prelim
Congratulations to Ishan!
|Rishi selected semifinalist for Siemens Research Competition
Congratulations to Rishi! The Siemens Research Competition is a high competitive national competition for high school students. Rishi worked in our lab for the past year and was co-author on a paper in addition to spearheading a new project in our lab. Thank you to Mohammed, Ishan, and Collin E. for helping to mentor Rishi.
|Yiliang passes prelim
Congratulations to Yiliang!
|Congrats to Ishan and Hudson; Paper selected as “Hot Paper for 2015” by Royal Society
Congratulations to Ishan, Hudson, and our friend, Carmel Majidi for this nice recognition of a paper published in Journal of Materials Chemistry.
|Dishit passes his prelim
Congratulations to Dishit!
|Mohammed passes his thesis defense
Congratulations to Mohammed! Mohammed will be headed to Purdue for a post-doc.
|Daniel passes his thesis defense
Congratulations to Daniel who successfully defended his thesis. He is co-advised with Prof. Velev and his thesis focuses on actuating hydrogels. His thesis is a model of productivity and inquisitiveness.
|Group highlighted in NCSU oval video||07/24/2015|
|Undergraduate Shu Zhu highlighted in news
Shu worked in our lab for two years and is now a graduate student at UPENN. She published a first author paper while working in our lab in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. Here is an article describing her success story.
|Group participates in high school camp outreach
Thank you to Tim, Dishit, Rashed, Alexa, Marina, Ying, Russ, Duncan, and Amber for their generous and enthusiastic participation!
|Welcome summer REU students
Welcome to Jenn (NJIT), Hudson (UVA), Marina (Berkeley), and Alexa (Puerto Rico). These students join our group for summer research experiences.
|Michael and David receive undergraduate fellowships
Congratulations to Michael and David. Michael is mentored by Dishit and David by Collin. The grant will support their research in the lab this summer.
|Dickey promoted to Professor
This promotion is recognition for the great students, colleagues, and mentors I have had the pleasure of working with.
|Olivia wins best poster recognition at NCSU poster competition
Congratulations to Olivia Gordon, who is mentored by Rashed Khan. Her poster describes her research on new ways inject liquid metal into microchannels.
|Dickey Group participates in Nanodays 2015
Thanks to Dishit, Laza, Duncan, Tim, Amber, and Daniel for their help. We hosted approximately 100 students from middle and high schools across the state of NC. We gave tours of our lab and showed demos of 3D printing, self-folding, and laser patterning.
|Undergrads give posters at NC State poster session
Congrats to Laza, Alex, Chris, Erik, and Olivia!
|Dickey & Genzer headline “Science Under the Stars” outreach at Duke
Profs. Dickey and Genzer gave a talk titled “Hands-free Origami” to a group of about 80 kids at the “Science Under the Stars” event that took place as part of the NC Science Festival. We had a great time and were accompanied by Duncan, Amber, and Ying who demoed our self-folding work for kids to get them excited about science.
|Amber receives NSF Fellowship
Congratulations to Amber on a great accomplishment!
|Collin passes his prelim
Congratulations to Collin!
|Farzad passes his prelim
The group went out to Mellow Mushroom to celebrate the PhD of Berc and Robin!
|Robin defends her thesis
Congrats to Robin!
|Dishit receives UGSA Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
Congratulations to Dishit! He was a TA for Dr. Dickey in 205 and 316 and did a fantastic job.
|Tim and Daniel receive award recognition
Congratulations to Tim Shay for receiving first place for best poster at the Schoenborn Research Symposium and for Daniel Morales for the third best oral presentation.
|Dickey gives TEDx talk||01/17/2015|
|Collin joins Nicole Kidman on stage
Our groups reearch was featured on the show El Hormiguero. It is a spanish show broadcast all over South American and in some of Asia. They invited us to demonstrate our research on liquid metal. Nicole Kidman was the other guest on the show. The show was recorded in London and airs January 2015. It is at the 30 min mark in the show.
|Whitesides visits NC State
Prof. George Whitesides visits NC State to receive an honorary degree and give a lecture on Soft Robotics.
|Berc successfully defends PhD
Congratulations to Berc! Berc is primarily advised by Greg Parsons, but worked some in our lab too during his PhD.
|Rashed successfully defends PhD
Congratulations to Dr. Rashed! He wrote and defended a fantastic thesis on liquid metals.
|Amber joins the group
Amber is a first year graduate student from Auburn. Welcome to the group!
|Tim wins 2nd place poster at NC ACS meeting
Congratulations to Tim Shay!
|Group hosts lab tour for outreach activity
Dishit, Tim, Collin, and Ishan hosted a group of kids from Marbles Museum through our NSF ERC ASSIST program.
|Ying wins Post-doctoral Professional Development Award
Congratulations to Ying! Ying was one of 6 to receive this competitive award, which will give her funds to pursue opportunities for professional development.
|Congratulations to Rashed and Collin for paper accepted in PNAS
Congratulations to Rashed and Collin Eaker! This paper describes the electrochemical deposition and removal of surface oxides as surfactants on liquid metals of gallium. It represents an easy and reversible way to achieve perhaps the largest delta change in surface tension ever reported. The title of the paper is, “Giant and Switchable Surface Activity of Liquid Metal via Surface Oxidation“
|Dickey interviewed by NY Times and LA Times||09/07/2014|
|Summer students participate in poster contest
Undergraduate research symposiums caps the summer experience for Cheng, Igor, Hudson, Saringi.
|Congrats to Dishit, Ishan, and Lin for passing proposition
Dishit, Ishan, and Lin all pass the first year proposition exam for entry into the PhD program. Congratulations!
|Scientific community outreach
Our group has been active this month (March-April 2014) in scientific outreach activities.
|Group bowling social
The group went bowling!
|Congrats to Daniel for selection to Milliken Graduate Symposium
Congratulations to Daniel for being selected for this competitive graduate research symposium hosted by Milliken.
|Congrats to Daniel for winning Stannett Award
Daniel Morales received the first ever Stannett Award that recognizes the top ‘mid-career’ graduate student in our department. Daniel is co-advised by Orlin Velev and is working on actuating and patterning hydrogels.
|Congrats Tim for first place poster
Congrats to Tim for receiving the top poster award at the Schoenborn Graduate Research Symposium. Tim is co-advised with Prof. Velev.
|Congrats to Daniel for third place poster
Congratulations to Daniel Morales for the third place poster at the Schoenborn Graduate Research Symposium. Daniel is co-advised by Orlin Velev.
Welcome to the group, Ishan!
Welcome Yiliang Lin back to our group! Lin worked in our lab last summer as part of an exchange program and we are happy to have him back.
Dishit joins us from ICT in India.
|Duncan passes his prelim
Congratulations to Duncan!
|Ying passes her PhD defense
Congratulations to DR Ying!
|Daniel, Duncan, Robin, and Michael participate in outreach at NC Science Under the Stars
The four of us did our groups ‘self-folding’ outreach activity at this event open to the public and organized by Duke. Lots of curious kids stopped by to try their hand at self-folding.
|Daniel’s paper accepted by Soft Matter
Congrats to Daniel for all his hard work. This paper describes ‘gel walkers’, which are hydrogels that can walk across a surface in response to electric fields.
|John Lee wins 2013 AIChE Sophomore Academic Excellence Award
Congratulations to John, who works in our lab with Daniel and Tim!
|Robin’s paper accepted by Lab on a Chip
Congratulations to Robin. This collaborative work with Jan Genzer describes the use of PVMS to make silicone microfluidic channels that behave like PDMS, but do not swell in organic solvents .
|Collin receives graduate fellowship
Congratulations to Collin Eaker!
|Ying wins first place
Ying wins first place poster at the local MRS poster contest. Congratulations to Ying!
|Kazi wins first place
Congratulations to Kazi for winning first place at the MIRT/MRSEC Joint REU Symposium hosted by UNC.
|3D printing work highlighted in NY Times, BBC, and other news outlets
Congratulations Collin Ladd and Ju-Hee So!
NY Times: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/researchers-develop-flexible-metal-for-3-d-printers/
|Etienne’s and Daniel’s paper accepted by Nature Communications
Congratulations! The paper titled, “Reversible patterning and actuation of hydrogels by electrically assisted ionoprinting” was done in collaboration with Prof. Velev.
We had a group picnic at Lake Johnson in Raleigh and managed to brave a short rain shower and some hungry water fowl.
|Michael V. wins first place!
Michael Valeri won first place at the NC State Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations to Michael for all his hard work and dedication!
|Michael wins 3rd place!
Michael Bissette is an undergrad in our group. He received 3rd place poster at the regional AIChE meeting during this past weekend. Congratualtions!
|John wins 5th place poster!
John Lee is an undergrad in our group mentored by Daniel and co-advised by Prof. Velev. He received 5th place poster at the regional AIChE meeting during this past weekend. Congratualtions!
|Ying is finalist for Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research
Ying is selected as a finalist for the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award at the National ACS Meeting in New Orleans. Congratulations!
|Dhruv wins GOLD!
Dhruv is a high school student who worked in our lab with the supervision of Daniel and Etieene (co-advised w/ Prof. Velev). He is representing the state of NC in the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition. This weekened, he received first place in the competition. Congrats to Dhruv!
|Rashed wins 1st place poster!
Rashed wins 1st place poster at the NC State Graduate Research Symposium. Congratulations to a well-deserved honor.
|Dhruv receives Park Scholarship!
Dhruv is a high school student (from the great Enloe high school!) who worked in our lab the past summer. He received the Park Scholarship, which is the most prestigious scholarship that NC State offers. Congratulations and very well deserved!
|Dickey receives ASEE New Faculty Research Award||03/01/2013|
|Dickey chosen as University Faculty Scholar
The University Faculty Scholar program is in its first year at NC State and is intended to recognize outstanding faculty.
|Bril visits Raleigh
Bril visits Raleigh for the holidays. Bril worked in the lab during summer 2009 as part of an exchange program. He has since completed a MS at Stanford and now works for Applied Materials in California.
Congratulations to Ju-Hee – first official PhD from the group!
Congratulations to Gerry!
|Congrats to Dhruv for being selected to go to China for the North Carolina International Science Challenge!
Dhruv is a high school student working in our lab. He is mentored by Daniel and co-advised by Prof. Velev. He was selected to represent North Carolina in a science competition in China as part of the North Carolina International Science Challenge. Well done!
|Sunset at NCSU
A beautiful sunset over the new library at Centennial Campus outside of EB-1.
|Rashed passes his prelim!
Congrats to Rashed!
|Gilbert Castillo joins group
Gilbert is a new PhD student who will be co-advised with Jan Genzer and is working on the Eastman project.
|Tim Shay joins group
Tim is a new PhD student who will be co-advised with Orlin Velev and is working on the ASSIST project for wearable electronics.
|Congrats to Robin for her first paper!
Robins paper in Journal of Materials Chemistry is published. The work was done in collaboration with our friend Ryan Chiechi and with the help of a former post-doc, Dhana.
|Daniel passes his prelim!
Congratulations to Daniel for a job well done!
|Mohammed Passes his Prelim Exam
Congrats to Mohammed on a job well done!
|Brandi wins 2nd place at AIChE!
Congratulations to Brandi Shaw for winning 2nd place at the AIChE undergraduate poster contest at the national meeting in Pittsburgh. This is the second year in a row a student has received recognition for their poster (Shu Zhu received 3rd place last year).
|Dickey and Genzer go to Yellowstone
Dickey and Genzer drive through Yellowstone on the way to give invited talks at the Polymer Network conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
|Berc receives GAANN Fellowship!
Congrats to Berc!
|Collin successfully defends his thesis!
|Ju-Hee defends her PhD thesis successfully!
Congratulations Ju-Hee! Ju-Hee was the first graduate student to join the group. This fall she will start a post-doc at Harvard.
|Jacob’s paper accepted
Jacob’s paper in Lab on a Chip is accepted for publication. Congratluations! Jacob was an undergraduate reseracher in our group and is now pursuing a PhD at UC Berkeley.
|Lin joins the group
Lin Yiliang joins our group as part of a Chinese Exchange program. He will be here this summer and then return to China to finish his undergraduate degree.
|Dickey visits NTNU
Dickey visits Chemical Engineering Dept at NTNU in Trondheim Norway. Yes, it is summer time and yes, Dickey is wearing a heavy coat.
|Gerry successfully defends PhD thesis||06/08/2012|
|The group thinks
Conspicuously absent from this photo are Duncan and Etienne (as well as the undergraduate students who work in our group).
|Congratulations to Rashed!
Rashed wins first place in the poster competition at the Soft Matter symposium.
|Dickey helps organize Soft Matter Meeting
Dickey helps organized Triangel Soft Matter meeting with Yara and Jan. Ulrich Steiner visits as the plenary speaker.
|Elsie does REU at Stanford||05/01/2012|
|Dickey receives NCSU Outstanding Teacher Award
Dickey receives university recognition for devotion to excellence in teaching. Thank you to the students and mentors that made this award possible!
|Ying’s paper on self-folding featured on cover
Paper featured in Soft Matter and is one of the top downloaded articles for several months. Congratulations Ying!
|Ying’s video on self-folding goes viral
Ying posts video on Youtube and it goes viral (~200k hits in two weeks): 3D Object, Just Add Light.
|Ju-Hee has a baby!
Congrats to Ju-Hee and Hyung-Jun for their baby girl (Minseo).
|Duncan joins group
Duncan joins the group as a PhD student and will be co-advised with Prof. Genzer.
|Workshop in New Bern, NC
Ying and Michael enjoying the nice weather.
|July Group Outreach
The group participates twice in the NC State Engineering Summer Camp for Middle School Students students by doing an interactive demonstration.
|Rashed and Ju-Hee receive recognition
Paper on shape shifting antenna is highlighted by PhysOrg.
|New papers accepted for publication
Ju-Hee and Rashed both have papers accepted for publication (Advanced Materials and Applied Physics Letters).
|June Group Outreach
The group participates in the NC State Engineering Summer Camp for high school students by doing demonstrations in the lab.
|New students join group
Collin Eaker joins as a masters student. Logan Maxwell, Jon Lewis, and Longfei Chao join the lab for summer projects.
|Ju-Hee’s paper recognized
Ju-Hee’s paper in Lab on a Chip is picked as a “hot” article by the journal. It is also highlighted by PhysOrg,ScienceDaily, Materials Today, Chemistry Views, and Chemical Engineering Progress(among others).
|Dickey Group recognized for research
Michael receives Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award that recognizes young researchers.
|Paper published in Lab on a Chip
Ju-Hee So is first author on a paper describing a new method of fabricating microelectrodes
|Dickey gives talk at Flextech
Dickey gives invited talked at flexible electronics conference.
|Undergraduates join group
Nathan Yinger, Hayley Stowe, Michael Bissette, Silu Zhang, and Justin Chew join the group as undergraduate research assistants.
|Emmy is born
Michael’s second daughter, Emmy, is born.
|Undergraduates receive research fellowship
Two outstanding undergraduate researchers in our group have received funding to continue their research: Collin Ladd and Shu Zhu.
|Ju-Hee recognized for research
Ju-Hee gives talk at MRS and her talk is highlighted online by IEEE Spectrum.
|New Graduate Students Join Group
Two new graduate students have joined the group: Daniel Morales and Mohammed Mohammed.
|Jennifer joins group
Jennifer Leaf joins the group as an undergraduate research assistant.
|Dickey gives talk at AFRL workshop
Michael gives talk at AFRL workshop on Nano/Bio Interfaces.
|Group adds display at Joyner Visitor Center
Ju-Hee creates a semi-permanent display at the Joyner Visitors Center, which is the gateway for visiting NC State.
|Group lunch at The Pit
A group lunch for Carolina BBQ
|Junjie joins the group
Junjie is an undergraduate exchange student from China and will work with Ju-Hee this summer.
|Group Outing to Durham Bulls
A group of us went to a minor league baseball game.
|Dickey gives talk at Soft Matter Symposium
Michael gives talk at Triangle Soft Matter Symposium at Duke.
|New undergraduates join the group
Shu Zhu, Edward Tomlinson, Shanthan Citineni, Matt Berhorst join the group as undergraduate research assistants.
|Dickey receives CAREER award
Michael receives CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.
|Dickey gives talk at Sandia
Michael gives talk at Sandia National Laboratory during visit.
|Research recognized by many media outlets
Our work on stretchable antennas is highlighted in The Economist, MSNBC, Forbes, Wired, MIT Technology Review, etc.
|Dickey gives talk in India
Michael gives talk at IIT-Kanpur.
|New graduate students join group!
Three new graduate students have joined the group: Berc Kalanyan, Rashed Khan, and Robin Mays.
|Undergraduates receive fellowship
Three outstanding undergraduate researchers in our group have received funding to continue their research: Steven Doligalksi, Farshid Jafapour, and Jackson Menius.
|Dickey gives seminar at USM Polymer Science
Seminar given in honor of Prof. Charlie Hoyle, who sadly passed away just weeks prior.
|Dr. Dickey gives talk at CMOS conference||09/01/2009|
Dickey and several other professors get dunked in a dunking booth as part of a student picnic.
|Bril receives recognition
Thank you for your time in the group, Bril.
Julie Boyles was recognized for her contribution to the research in our group at Lord Corporation.
|Ju-Hee wins award!
Ju-Hee won 2nd place for her poster at the US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship.
|First paper accepted!
Our groups first paper has been accepted to Advanced Functional Materials. The paper describes stretchable antennas using liquid metal.
|Steven Doligalski joins the group
Steven is a chemical engineering junior at NC State.
|Farshid Jafarpour joins group
Farshid is a junior in chemical engineering at NC State.
|Julie Boyles joins group
Julie is a highschool student at Apex and will be working with Ying this summer.
|Bril Wang joins group
Bril is an undergraduate exchange student from China and will work with Ju-Hee this summer.
Mad scientists at work.
|Ying passes proposition
Ying officially joins the PhD program by passing the ‘proposition’ exam.
|Jackson joins the group
Jackson Menius joins the group as an undergraduate research assistant. He will be mentored by Ying.
|Ying Ju-Hee and Dhana – The “Founding Females”
Ju-Hee, Ying, and Dhana are the first to join the group and get the lab started.
|Ying rocks Raleigh!
Ying playing guitar hero at group party.
|Ying joins the group!
Ying Liu joins the group as a graduate student. Ying is from China, but recently completed a MS at Iowa State. She will be working on a collaborative project with the Genzer group.
|Dickey gives seminar at RPI||10/01/2008|
|Dr. Dickey becomes a father!||09/26/2008|
|Dr. Dickey gives MRS Seminar
Dr. Dickey gives a seminar to the student MRS chapter at NC State on “Unconventional Fabrication”.
|Dhana joins group
Dhana joins the group as a lab manager and post-doc. Her background is in organic synthesis.
|Jacob Thelen joins group
Jacob is the first undergraduate to join the group.
|Dr. Dickey arrives at NC State
Dr. Dickey officially starts his position as an assistant professor at NC State.
|Ju-Hee So joins group
Ju-Hee is the first graduate student in the group. She joins a year before Michael gets to NC State.