Senator Durbin Tours new Center for Self-healing Materials

2016-01-20

Student researchers in the lab of Scott White and Nancy Sottos brief Sen. Durbin on their individual projects in self-healing materials.
Student researchers in the lab of Scott White and Nancy Sottos brief Sen. Durbin on their individual projects in self-healing materials.
Sen. Durbin visited the lab of AE professor Scott White and MatSe professor Nancy Sottos at Beckman to learn about their work in self-healing materials.
Sen. Durbin visited the lab of AE professor Scott White and MatSe professor Nancy Sottos at Beckman to learn about their work in self-healing materials.
Visiting campus in January, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin toured the laboratory of Aerospace Engineering (AE) at Illinois Prof. Scott White in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Durbin also toured the lab of AE affiliate Nancy Sottos, professor of materials science and engineering, and spoke with student researchers about the scientists’ work in self-healing materials. In November, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) had awarded $4.3 million to create at Illinois the national Center of Excellence in Self-healing, Regeneration, and Structural Remodeling. White directs the center.

Durbin visited Beckman to speak about the critical importance of federal biomedical research funding for the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.