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Atomic Insights

Ju Li has created a window into a world where things are inconceivably small and change inconceivably fast.

Peter Reddien believes human stem cells could one day be regulated to replace aged, damaged, and missing tissues.
Photo illustration: Len Rubenstein

From Fiction to Science

Peter Reddien believes human stem cells one day could be regulated to replace aged, damaged, and missing tissues.

Fikile Brushett is applying fundamental electrochemistry to boost the performance and durability of future energy storage systems. Photo: Len Rubenstein

Future of Energy Storage

Fikile Brushett is applying fundamental electrochemistry to boost the performance and durability of future energy storage systems.

Ruben Juanes examines fluids in out-of-the-way places in the earth’s crust. Photo: Len Rubenstein

Trickle Down Effect

Ruben Juanes’ work has profound implications for carbon sequestration, which can help prevent global warming.

Kristala Jones Prather is working to develop a better biofuel. Photo: Len Rubenstein

Biofuel in the Pipeline

Kristala Prather is designing a better biofuel — one that’s closer to the octane of gasoline.