Posts Tagged ‘ Xiao Cheng Zeng ’

Collaboration unveils unexpected ice formation

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Feb. 24, Research

Water is the most abundant liquid on Earth, but the more scientists study it, the more surprises they seem to find. That’s nowhere more true than with UNL’s Xiao Cheng Zeng and his collaborators. A pioneer in the study of one-dimensional ice, Zeng with his team at UNL used supercomputers 10 years ago to model […]

Zeng continues to make headlines

Apr 1st, 2010 | By | Category: April 1, 2010, Campus News, Issue

ORCA is latest honor for chemist After earning a Guggenheim Fellowship, being named an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow, a university professor, and having seven major discoveries published in the three major science journals in a nine-year period, it’s almost no surprise that Xiao Cheng Zeng is in the headlines again for […]

Encounter leads to new ice discoveries

Apr 1st, 2010 | By | Category: April 1, 2010, Campus News, Issue

Sometimes in science, new research pathways are generated by unexpected suggestions. That’s what led Xiao Cheng Zeng and his research group to their latest series of discoveries about the behavior of materials – especially water – at extremes of temperature, pressure and confinement. Zeng gave a talk in 2008 to the Materials Research Society in […]

Research projects

Sep 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Issue, Research, September 10, 2009

Eye tracking A UNL-led research team found clues suggesting human vision can lock in on certain targets more quickly if not searching for a specific item. The research was led by Mike Dodd, a UNL professor of psychology. He worked with researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and the University of Iowa to track […]

Project gives clues into self-cleaning materials, water-striding robots

May 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, May 7, 2009

Self-cleaning walls, counter tops, fabrics, even micro-robots that can walk on water – all those things and more could be closer to reality because of research recently completed by scientists at UNL and Japan’s RIKEN institute. Humans have marveled for millennia at how water beads up and rolls off flowers, caterpillars and some insects, and […]