It’s crunch time across the Whiting School of Engineering, as students labor—sometimes around the clock—in laboratories and design spaces to put the finishing touches on projects ranging from a small hovering aircraft that can land in a tree branch as effortlessly as a bird to a hand-held device that enables breast cancer treatment in rural clinics.More
Donglei Fan (Ph.D. 2007) Develops World’s Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor
Donglei “Emma” Fan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, led researchers in developing the smallest, fastest, and longest-running nanomotor to date.
According to a release from UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering, the nanomotor “is an important step toward developing miniature machines that could one day move through the body to administer insulin for diabetics when needed, or target and treat cancer cells without harming good cells.”
Donglei Fan received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2007.
- Engineers Build World’s Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor (May 20, 2014, Cockrell School of Engineering)