Tian Research Group: News

Group News:


06/20/2017

Huge congratulations to Harrison Wang!!! He has been selected into the National team for the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad, to be held in early July in Thailand. Top 4 of the Nation -- we are all proud of you, Harrison!!! Huge thanks to Yuanwen and Youjin as well ...

05/29/2017

Bozhi gives an invited talk at the annual ECS meeting.

05/27/2017

Bozhi gives an invited talk at the Institute of Chemistry in China. Thank you, Jin-song!

05/26/2017

Bozhi gives an invited talk at 2017 Sino-US Nano symposium.

05/15/2017

Yuanwen has received the Elizabeth R. Norton Prize for Excellence in Research in Chemistry from Chemistry department! Congrats!

05/15/2017

Kelliann has received the Helen Sellei-Beretvas Fellowship from the Chemistry department! Congrats!

04/01/2017

Bozhi gives a talk at the annual Materials Beyond workshop at UC Berkeley. Many thanks to the committee for the invitation!

03/13/2017

Bozhi gives a tutorial lecture in the 2017 BIOEl winter school in Austria, discussing the potential of interfacing silicon with subcellular components! Thanks for the support from the committee and the invitation from Professor Nick Melosh!

02/16/2017

Bozhi gives an invited talk at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, discussing the future opportunities in bioelectrics and bioelectronics! Thanks very much for the support from DoD!

02/05/2017

Johnny's Science Advances paper has been highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology.

01-02/2017

Bozhi is invited to join the editorial boards for the following journals: Nanotechnology (IOP), Nano Futures (IOP).

01/01/2017

Yin from Florida joins us as a postdoc scholar! Welcome!

12/16/2016

Johnny and Ramya's Science Advances paper has been published on line! Congrats!!

10/18/2016

Xiang from China joins us as a postdoc scholar! Welcome!

10/04/2016

Bozhi receives the NIH new innovator award! Thanks very much for the support from NIH!

09/06/2016

Hemi from Israel joins us as a postdoc scholar! Welcome!

06/15/2016

Harrison Wang has been selected into the National Chemistry Olympiad team, second alternate! This is truly remarkable, and congratulations!!

06/10/2016

Andrew has received NIH Chemistry and Biology Interface training program fellowship!! Congratulations!!

06/07/2016

Johnny has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis!! Johnny is the very first student graduated from our lab, and we are so proud of his creativity, achievements and contributions!!!

05/20/2016

Yuanwen has been awarded the Harper Dissertation Fellowship from the Physical Sciences Division at UChicago! Warmest congratulations on this huge honor!!

05/19/2016

Yuanwen and Ray's paper has been accepted by Nature Materials!! This is a three year collaboration with Professor Bezanilla and Dr. Carvalho-de-Souza, covering new semiconductor material synthesis and bioelectric interfaces. Warmest congratulations and excellent job!

05/18/2016

Yuanwen has been awarded the prestigeous Frances E. Knock Scholarship from Chemistry department. Congratulations!

05/05/2016

Bozhi attends the PECASE ceremony and meets with President Obama in the White House.

05/02/2016

Our high school student, Harrison Wang, has been selected into the National Chemistry Olympiad team! Top 20 of the nation! Warmest congratulations!

04/18/2016

Luizetta Navrazhnykh has decided to accept the offer from Caltech for her Ph.D program in Materials Science! Congratulations and good luck!

04/15/2016

Both Michael Burke and John Hickernell have been awarded IBD scholars! Congratulations!

03/23/2016

Johnny has accepted a postdoc offer from Harvard!! Great job and congratulations!! Johnny will defend his thesis in summer.

03/03/2016

Bozhi has received the ONR Young Investigator Award! Many thanks for the support from ONR!!

03/02/2016

Yuanwen has received the Windt Graduate Student Travel Award. Congratulations!

02/23/2016

Yuanwen has received the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad! Warmest congratulations!

02/23/2016

Bozhi has received the 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship! Many thanks for the support from Sloan foundation!

02/18/2016

Bozhi has received the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)! Many thanks for the nomination from ONR!

12/30/2015

Zhiqiang has received the prestigious 1000 Young Talent Award from P.R.China! Warmest congratulations, Zhiqiang! Zhiqiang is the second 1000 Young Talent Awardee from our lab.

12/17/2015

Our work on measuring SiNW diameters optically is published online in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C! Congratulations, Johnny! Looking forward to another exciting year of science!

12/15/2015

Bozhi has received an ONR Director of Research Early Career Grant. Many thanks to ONR!

12/05/2015

Andrew Phillips from the University of Michigan and Youjin Lee from UC Berkeley have joined our group! Welcome and we look forward to working with you!

11/29/2015

Four of our group members attended the 2015 Fall Material Research Society Meeting. Congratulations to Ramya and Kelliann in having their poster nominated in the poster competition!

07/22/2015

Our work on nanowire-enabled probing of inter- and intracellular force dynamics measurements is published online at Nano Letters! Congratulations Johnny!

05/20/2015

Bozhi gives an invited talk on bioelectronics at 2015 CMOS Emerging Technologies Research (CMOSETR) conference in Vancouver.

05/19/2015

The very first original research paper from Tian group has been accepted by Science! Congratulations Zhiqiang and Yuanwen! Great job!

05/18/2015

Yuanwen has received Seymour Goodman Fellowship from our department!! Congratulations, Yuanwen!!

03/12/2015

Kelliann has received NIH Chemistry and Biology Interface training program fellowship!! Congratulations!!

03/10/2015

Bozhi gives an invited remote talk at ARO Workshop on Bioelectronics.

02/26/2015

Bozhi gives an invited plenary talk at the Israel Institute of Chemical Engineers Conference. Thanks, Avi!

02/24/2015

Bozhi gives an invited talk at the Second Israel-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium. Thanks, U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities!

02/12/2015

Yucai has received the prestigious 1000 Young Talent Award from P.R.China! Warmest congratulations, Yucai!

01/20/2015

Bozhi receives AFOSR YIP award.

12/01/2014

Bozhi serves as one of the symposium organizers at 2014 MRS fall meeting, "3D Mesoscale Architectures".

11/18/2014

Bozhi gives an invited talk at the Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering program and received the Inaugural Richard E. Swaja guest lecture honor.

09/17/2014

Bozhi gives an invited talk in the Department of Medical Physiology, Texas A&M Health Science Center.

09/08/2014

Bozhi gives an invited talk at UChicago Biophysics Advances.

08/15/2014

High school students, Michelle Hu and Kaylin Dong have finished their summer research with us. We wish them very best in your future endeavors!

08/10/2014

Bozhi, together with Professor Chen Yang from Purdue University, serve as a Symposium chair for "Nano Probes for Biological Systems" at the 2014 fall ACS meeting in San Francisco.

07/30/2014

Victoria Fischer just received the Army Health Professions Scholarship! This scholarship will cover all her expenses in medical school. Warmest congratulations!!

06/16/2014

We have received a three-year grant from AFOSR, together with Professors Yu and Bezanilla. This grant will support our work on semiconductor based biophysical study of single cells and ion channels. We very much appreciate the generous support from AFOSR!

05/13/2014

Victoria has got admission into the Georgetown Medical School. Congratulations!! We wish her best of the luck in her MD career path.

05/12/2014

Luizetta Navrazhnykh has been honored as a IBD scholar. Congratulations! She will start her undergraduate thesis work in our lab.

4/3/2014

Yucai has won the inaugural CBC postdoctoral scholarship!! Warmest congratulations, Yucai!!

4/1/2014

Hector has won the prestigious NSF graduate research fellowship!! Warmest congratulations, Hector!!

3/27/2014

Ramya has won the prestigious the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans!! Warmest congratulations, Ramya!!

3/17/2014

Raymond Wong from the Australian National University joins us! Ray was trained in electrical engineering and neuroscience. Welcome, Ray!!

3/16/2014

Group party in Tian's house!

3/14/2014

Johnny and Ramya's review paper will be highlighted as an inner front cover for the Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigators themed issue. Congratulations and great job!!

2/24/2014

Hector Acaron has decided to join our lab! Hector studied Bioengineering at Cornell University, and he is in Biophysics program. Welcome, Hector!!

2/14/2014

Ramya Parameswaran has decided to join our lab! Ramya studied Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, and she is currently in Medical Scientist Training Program. She is also a Biophysics program student. Welcome, Ramya!!

1/8/2014

Mohammed Munim has been selected as one of the Intel STS 2014 Semifinalists. Congratulations!

12/26/2013

Johnny has received the 2014 Chicago Biomedical Consortium Scholar award from Searle Foundation!! Johnny is the only Physical Sciences Division awardee from the University of Chicago. Congratulations!!

12/17/2013

Bozhi will serve as the Symposium Co-organizer for "3D Mesoscale Architectures: Synthesis, Assembly, Properties, and Applications", at the upcoming MRS Fall 2014 meeting Symposium (Nov 30-Dec 5, 2014) in Boston. Thanks very much, Song!

11/05/2013

Dr. Zhiqiang Luo's baby girl comes into this world!!! Warmest congratulations!!!

11/05/2013

Bozhi, together with other scientists around the world, joins the 111 project sponsored by Fudan University. Many thanks to Fudan University and Ministry of Education of the P.R. China!

11/01/2013

Bozhi is very excited and honored to receive a teaching certificate from Stanford University, for his 'exceptional teaching' and 'dedication as an educator and a mentor'. "Dr. Bozhi Tian impacts the lives of all who have had the honor of interacting with him through his passion as an educator, kindness as a mentor, and innovation as a scientist." "...and he is truly great, both as a scholar and as a human being." Thanks very much, Jennifer Li and Stanford University!

10/24/2013

Bozhi gives invited talk in the ECE department at Rice University. It is truly great to meet amazing scientists and engineers over there.

09/24/2013

Bozhi gives invited talk at Argonne National Laboratory. We have established many collaborations!

09/11/2013

Bozhi gives invited talk at the Biodesign Institute at the Arizona State University. It is truly great to meet amazing scientists over there.

09/01/2013

Jaeseok from Hanyang University joins the lab as a visiting student. Welcome!!

08/2013

Bozhi gives invited talks at Peking University, the Fourth Military Medical University, and Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry.

08/04/2013

Group lunch at MingHin Cuisine. 7 current group members, 5 summer students, 1 rotation student and 1 visiting professor join the one-year celebration!

07/08/2013

Professor Won Il Park from Hanyang University in South Korea arrives in Chicago. As the Sabbatical leave, he will spend one year in Tian lab to do collaborative research. Welcome!

07/01/2013

Mohammed Munim starts his summer research in Tian lab. Mohammed is currently a high school student in the Lab School at the University of Chicago. Welcome!

06/24/2013

Ramya Parameswaran starts her rotation in Tian lab. Ramya did her undergraduate study in Chemical Engineering department at Stanford. She is currently a student in the University of Chicago Medical Scientist Training Program. Welcome!

06/14/2013

Michael Paul has been honored as the IBD scholar. Congratulations!

06/08/2013

Graeme Murray has been selected into Undergraduate Summer Research program in Chemistry department. Congratulations!

06/07/2013

Bozhi's Ph.D work on transistor based intracellular electrophysiology tool and postdoc work on nanoelectronic synthetic tissue have been highlighted in journal SCIENCE, "Bioelectronics: The Cyborg Era Begins".

05/22/2013

Jennifer Li will join Stanford as an undergraduate student this fall. Warmest congratulations and we wish her very best luck in her future endeavors.

05/20/2013

A sample of nanoelectronic circuitry from previous nanoelectronic scaffold project is on display in the London Science Museum's exhibition "Who am I?", which explores human identity and how it is affected by new discoveries in biomedical sciences.

04/16/2013

Bozhi's postdoc work on Nanoelectronics Tissue Scaffolding has been selected by Scientific American as one of the five next generation of atomic scale devices. Many thanks to Dr. Roco from National Science Foundation!

04/11/2013

Bozhi and Professor Chen Yang from Purdue University have been invited by the ACS PHYS division to organize a symposium on "Nano Probes for Biological Systems" for the 2014 fall ACS Meeting in San Francisco.

04/04/2013

Bozhi has been honored as one of the 2013 Searle Scholars. Thanks for the great support from the Searle Foundation!

04/02/2013

Johnny has passed the Physical Chemistry/Inorganic Chemistry Ph.D. candidacy exams. Very well done and congratulations!

03/25/2013

Jake has been selected into 2013 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program by the University of Chicago Materials Research Center(MRSEC) and the Dept. of Physics. Congratulations!

03/25/2013

Lab renovation on the 5th floor is complete! Our own chemical vapor deposition system is running!

02/06/2013

Bozhi has received the NSF CAREER award. Thanks for the great support from the National Science Foundation!

01/02/2013

Yucai joins our group as a postdoc associate, welcome!

12/24/2012

Bozhi's postdoc research on nanoelectronics innervated synthetic tissue has been highlighted as one of the annual stories by Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN)-'Integrating Man and Machine'. This is the third time (2007, 2010, 2012) his work has received such annual highlights from C&EN. Thanks for all of the efforts from his collaborators and mentors!

12/05/2012

First year graduate students, Zongan Wang, Yuanwen Jiang and Ruoyu Xu have officially joined our lab. Welcome!! Zongan came from USTC, and his past research was related to the computational study of beta-amyloid. Yuanwen graduated from Nanjing University, and did his undergraduate research in inorganic nanomaterials synthesis and characterization. Ruoyu graduated from Peking University and has done studies in organic electronics and related materials science. Thank you!!

12/04/2012

Group dinner at Giordano's in Hydepark. Many thanks to Johnny for organizing this event!

11/06/2012

Jacob Mullen, a second year undergraduate student joins the lab. Welcome!

10/29/2012

Michael Paul, a third year chemistry/biochemistry major undergraduate student joins the lab. Welcome!

10/25/2012

Bozhi presents his TR35 award talk at EmTech conference in the Media Lab at MIT. It is great to meet all other innovators -- hope to see you again in the near future and good luck!

9/11/2012

Graeme Murray, a Physics/Chemistry major undergraduate student joins the lab. Welcome!

9/05/2012

Renovations on the basement lab are complete. Work still continues of the 5th floor.

8/29/2012

Bozhi chairs two sessions at IUMRS meeting in South Korea. He gives two invited talks, one at IUMRS, the other at Hanyang University. He also meets many of his Korean friends! Thanks for giving me these opportunities!!

8/26/2012

Bozhi's postdoc research on nanoelectronics 'innervated' synthetic tissue is published on Nature Materials. This is a 3-year collaboration among materials scientists, engineers and medical doctors. It represents the first key step towards seamless and noninvasive integration of semiconductor electronics with tissues in 3D.

8/21/2012

Bozhi is one of the 2012 TR35 winners for his inventions on field effect transistor based intracellular probes and nanoelectronics 'innervated' synthetic tissues. Many thanks to MIT Technology Review!

7/27/2012

We have our first on-campus group lunch. More and better ones will come ... Thanks to everyone!

7/09/2012

Jennifer Li, a highschool student joins the lab for summer research. Welcome!

7/02/2012

Lab renovations begin.

7/02/2012

Johnny and Zhiqiang join the lab. Welcome aboard!

7/02/2012

Bozhi begins his professorship. Welcome to the University of Chicago.