Teaching and Outreach

July, 2017

The Chen group shared some “squishy soft materials” fun with students from Chicago Public Schools, in collaboration with the ICANEXSEL (Illinois-ChiS&E Alliance for Nurturing Excellence in STEM Education and Leadership) outreach program.

June-August, 2017

This summer we are hosting Valerie Cravens, a science teacher in Albuquerque High School (Albuquerque, NM), who worked in the Chen lab with Johnny and Ahyoung.

July, 2016

Nano@engineering RET program: Nickey, a math teacher in Wheeler High School (Marietta, GA), worked in the Chen lab with Juyeong, and presented her work in a poster session of the RET program.

MSE 480/CHEM 488 (Fall): Surface and Colloids

Chemistry and physics of surfaces and interfaces, with emphasis on behavior in liquid media. Surface composition; surface and interfacial forces; colloidal stability and flocculation; amphiphilic molecules. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours.

MSE 450 (Spring):Polymer Science and Engineering

Polymer synthesis, mechanical properties, thermodynamics, with emphasis on practical applications. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours.

Join Us!

We have openings for undergrads, PhD students, and postdocs with background in TEM, nanoscience or biology. Interested candidates can send your CV to Prof. Chen at qchen20@illinois.edu