Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science

Our mission is to discover and develop bio-inspired systems that reveal new connections between energy and matter.

News

CBES investigator Chad Mirkin has been selected to receive the $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine, the world’s largest monetary award for outstanding achievement in nanotechnology and its application to medicine and biology. Read More
CBES investigators Monica Olvera de la Cruz and Chad Mirkin have made a discovery that may upend the current notion of matter, tiny nanoparticles engineered with DNA in colloidal crystals act just like electrons — opening a pathway to design new materials. Read More

Research Highlight

Shape-directed Dynamics of Active Colloids

Dynamic trajectory of a C3 particle moving in a uniform electric field via ICEP.

We showed how particle shape can be used to encode complex dynamical behaviors into colloidal particles powered by induced-charge electrophoresis (ICEP). Read More

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