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Dr. Cecilia Gerber named UIC Distinguished Professor

Professor Cecilia Gerber has been named a distinguished professor in the 2020-2021 academic year. The UIC Distinguished Professorship recognizes scholarship, creativity and leadership. Faculty members are nominated by their peers and are selected…

Russell Hemley, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Chair in the Natural Sciences and professor of physics and chemistry at UIC.

$3M Department of Defense award to support UIC STEM research program

A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Illinois Chicago has been awarded a $3 million, three-year U.S. Department of Defense award to establish an undergraduate research mentoring program in science, technology, engineering & math.

Robert Klie, UIC professor of physics.

UIC physicist earns innovation award from Microscopy Today

In two recently published studies, University of Illinois Chicago physicist Robert Klie and colleagues from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Nion Company developed and demonstrated ultra high-resolution electron energy-loss spectroscopy...

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Getting to Know Goldwater Scholar Lopa Bhatt

Lopa Bhatt, a physics major studying electron microsopy, was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. The nationally competitive award is widely recognized as the most prestigious scholarship available…

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Shedding Light on Dark Matter

Assistant Professor James Unwin, along with collaborator Dr. Jakub Scholtz of the University of Durham, recently put forth an exciting hypothesis about a possible black hole on the edge of our solar system.…

Side-by-side images of subatomic particles. Image A on the left shows an irregular green shape labeled Fe ML on a blue and black background. Image B on the left shows the same shape with a bright outline and progressively darker center.

UIC Physicists Successfully Image Majorana Fermion

A collaboration between UIC physics researchers led by Professor Dirk Morr, the University of Melbourne (Australia), and the University of Hamburg (Germany) have theoretically predicted and successfully imaged an exotic quantum particle known…

A diverse group of scientists in the NSF ChemMatCARS lab

Mark Schlossman Receives $14.1 million NSF Grant

Professor Mark Schlossman, along with colleagues from the University of Chicago, has received a five-year grant for $14.1 million to develop new capabilities at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) ChemMatCARS. ChemMatCARS is a…