A Week in Review: 6/1/14 – 6/7/14

June 5, 2014

LeBeau awarded YIP from The Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Dr. James LeBeau, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has received a US Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program award. http://news.engr.ncsu.edu/2014/06/lebeau-awarded-yip-from-the-air-force-office-of-scientific-research/

June 4, 2014

Self-assembling nanomachines start to click
A nanocage builds itself from engineered components

June 3, 2014

Controlling thermal conductivities can improve energy storage
For the first time, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have experimentally shown that the thermal conductivity of lithium cobalt oxide (LixCoO2), an important material for electrochemical energy storage, can be reversibly electrochemically modulated over a considerable range. http://engineering.illinois.edu/news/article/8224

Rice produces carbon-capture breakthrough
Rice University scientists have created an Earth-friendly way to separate carbon dioxide from natural gas at wellheads.