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In prominent academic journals and by government agencies

Nature Reviews Materials

Tattooing soft biological matter

Aug 2023

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Engineers develop fast and accurate COVID-19 sensor

May 2022

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF announces awards for soft robotics research

December 2018

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

Swell Findings in Hydrogels

March 2018

Nature Nanotechnology

From Nanomachines to Nobel Prizes

January 2017

Nature Nanotechnology

Self-assembly: A Venus flytrap for cells

August 2014


An ear by printing

July 2013


The cyborg era begins

June 2013

Nature Nanotechnology

Bioelectronics: Printed bionic ears

June 2013

U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)

3-D Printing of working bionic ears

May 2013

U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Microscopic star-shaped tools take biopsies

May 2013

Chemistry and Industry

Curious Minds

Sep 2012

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

New 3-D structures assemble with remarkable precision

April 2012

Nature Chemistry

Bent into shape

Jan 2012

Nature Chemistry

Enzymatic actuators

Oct 2010

Nature Photonics

Self-assembly of nanocubes

Jan 2010

NIBIB, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Designing Smart Surgical Microtools

Nov 2009


Get a grip

Jan 2009

Nature Nanotechnology

Thin Films: Boxing Clever

Aug 2008

Nature Physics

Loaded Dice,

July, 2007


Microscale Origami

Sept 2006

In international newspapers and magazines

The American Association of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

A tiny top for tiny brains

Oct 2022

The American Association of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

9 Bioinspired Medical Technologies

Jan 2021

Chemical and Engineering (C&E) News

Video: Microgripper captures single cells for tissue biopsy

July 2020

Chemical and Engineering (C&E) News

Harnessing the power of shape shifting materials

Feb 2018

Chemistry World (RSC)

Soft robots get a grip

March 2016

Wired (Germany)

Die Nano-Docs,

April 2015

ASEE Prism Magazine Cover Story

Folding Frontier

Jan 2013

Science News

Into the Fold

Dec 2012

Scientific American

Microbial Mules

March 2012

Discovery News

How to make nano-origami

Dec 2011

IEEE Technology News

Microgrippers for Assembling Microdevices,

March 2011 [PDF]

Optics and Photonics News (OPN)

A Roadmap for Metamaterials

March 2011

Chemical and Engineering (C&E) News

Self-Assembling 3-D Electronics

Dec 2010 [PDF]

Wall Street Journal

And Tomorrow's Winners will be ....

Sept 2010

Science News

Tiny tools aren't toys

Sept 2010 [PDF]

Newsweek (Russia)

Grip and not let go,

2009 [PDF]

Chemical Technology (UK)

New nanoboxes take shape,

Aug 2009

Poplular Mechanics

Gripping Medical Nanotech,

March 2009 [PDF]

Discover Magazine

Microtech Gets a Grip,

March 2009 [PDF]

IEEE Spectrum

Cellular Kung-Fu Grip

Feb, 2009

C2W (Holland)

Microkrab Grijpt Cellen,

Feb, 2009 [PDF]

Zeit Wissen (Germany)

Biopsie per Knopfdruck, Feb 2009

Feb 2009 [PDF]

Scientific American

Getting a Teeny Tiny Grip

Jan 15, 2009

The New York Times

A Microscopic Tool Inspired by the Human Hand

Jan 13, 2009

The New Scientist, (UK)

Micro-origami lets scientists get a grip

Dec 9, 2008

Chemical Technology (UK),

Microcontainers Hold Cells Captive,

Sept 19, 2008 [PDF]

De Ingenieur (Holland)

Miniscule Grijper,

Sept, 2008 [PDF]

MIT Technology Review

A Helping Hand For Surgery,

August 2008

Chemical and Engineering (C&E) News

Tiny Devices Get a Grip, August 2008

August 2008 [PDF]

Materials Research Society (MRS),

Graduate Student Awards,

December 2007 [PDF]

Chemical and Engineering (C&E) News,

A Material World,

December 24, 2007 [PDF]

Maryland Science Center,

Maryland Outstanding Young Engineer Award,

May 29, 2007 [PDF]

Batlimore Sun,

Science Project Wins Scholarship,

March 14, 2007 [PDF]

Science News,

Chemical Pop-Up Books,

November 25, 2006 [PDF]

The New Scientist (UK)

Self-assembling nano-boxes show chemical control",

August 21, 2006

Washington Times

Nanotechnology building blocks,

January 19, 2006

EE Times (UK),

Self-Assembling MEMS target biomed therapies,

January 09, 2006

Discovery Channel,

Tiny cube delivers drugs,

December 28, 2005

Drug Development Magazine,

Drug in a Box?

December 15, 2005

Red Herring,

Nanocubes Could Carry Drugs,

December 13, 2005

Chemical and Engineering (C&E) News

Self-Assembly Required,

April 15, 2002

EE Times, (UK),

Self-assembling 3-D IC networks studied

Sept 11, 2000

Chemical and Engineering (C&E) News

Self-Assembling Microelectronics

August 21, 2000