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A modeling tool that Illinois researcher Davide Curreli is developing for plasma physics, plasma chemistry, and material interaction is a step toward building more sustainable food, energy and water resources. Curreli, assistant professor in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, and his graduate student Shane Keniley are developing a software framework for the scientific community working in plasma physics to simulate a wide spectrum of plasma systems, ranging from the classical low-pressure industrial sources, to innovative chemistry-driven sources working at atmospheric pressure.

Five faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list (previously known as the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list).

Four University of Illinois alumni have made the Forbes 2018 30 Under 30 list. Ritu Raman, Vinay Hiremath, Jordan Buckner and Matt Meyer are among the 600 young notables who represent 20 different industries on the annual list, now in its seventh year. 

A new shape-shifting polymer can target and kill Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the stomach without killing helpful bacteria in the gut. Such a treatment could improve the digestive health of billions of people worldwide who contract H. pylori infections.

Andreas Cangellaris, the dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected by Chancellor Robert Jones to be the campus’s next vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Cangellaris is slated to start in his new role Jan. 16.

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