Lois Yoksoulian


Robotics June 8, 2023

Click beetle-inspired robots jump using elastic energy

A series of click beetle-sized robots small enough to fit into tight spaces have been developed to explore large machines such as turbines and jet engines.

By Lois Yoksoulian
Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Xiao Su and colleagues found an economical and sustainable method for separating cobalt and nickel from each other for battery recycling purposes – making spent battery electrodes a secondary source of these valuable metals.
Sustainability December 3, 2021

Sustainable electrochemical process could improve lithium-ion battery recycling

Spent lithium-ion batteries have metals that are hard to separate for recycling, but new tech by University of Illinois researchers uses electrochemistry to separate and recover the metals.

By Lois Yoksoulian
Power Quality June 6, 2021

Solid-state batteries designed for better performance

University of Illinois researchers have learned how control over the atomic alignment of solid materials can improve the cathode-solid electrolyte interface and stability in solid-state batteries, which can improve their performance and quality.

By Lois Yoksoulian
Safety November 19, 2020

University launches mobile COVID-19 testing lab

mobileSHIELD is designed to demonstrate a way to rapidly deploy I-COVID, the saliva-based test for COVID-19 developed at the University of Illinois.

By Lois Yoksoulian
Discrete Manufacturing June 19, 2020

Researchers mimic nature for fast, colorful 3D printing

University of Illinois researchers developed synthetic structure-based color materials for polymer inks used in 3D printing.

By Lois Yoksoulian
Mobility April 29, 2020

Portable detector developed to identify pathogens in minutes

University of Illinois researchers developed an inexpensive and rapid smartphone-based pathogen testing device designed to ease pressure on testing laboratories during pandemics such as COVID-19.

By Lois Yoksoulian
Industrial PCs March 1, 2020

Microchip capabilities expanded with 3D inductor technology

University of Illinois researchers have expanded a microchip's capabilities by using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform.

By Lois Yoksoulian
Energy, Power January 5, 2020

Polymer may help Lithium-ion batteries become self-healing, recyclable

Engineers at the University of Illinois have developed a solid polymer-based electrolyte for Lithium-ion batteries that can self-heal after damage.

By Lois Yoksoulian