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Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
208 North Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801


Office hours 8:30a - 5:00p


Phone: 217-333-3097
Fax: 217-244-6375


Kristopher Kilian

Kristopher Kilian

Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
3112 Micro and Nanotechnology Lab
208 N. Wright Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 244-2142
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Research Interests:
self-assembled monolayers; surface chemistry; biomaterials; hydrogels; microengineering; nanostructured materials; tissue engineering; stem cells; reprogramming; epigenetics
Undergraduate Research Opportunities:
I have mentored 8 undergraduate students in my laboratory over the past 2.5 years. My laboratory currently hosts 3 Materials Science and Engineering undergraduates, 1 Bioengineering undergraduate, and 1 MCB undergraduate performing research. The undergraduate students are supervised by graduate students and are working on mini-research projects under the broad aims of the graduate students specific research project.
For more information:
MatSE Faculty Webpage
Kilian Lab Webpage

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements:

  • U Committee Prize, Best PhD Thesis, University of New South Wales (2009)
  • Cornforth Medal, Best PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Technology in Australia, The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (2008)
  • Poster Prize, The International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Brisbane Australia (2006)
  • The Environmental Management Pre-college Analytical Chemistry Program (EMPAC), University of Washington (1992)

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Teaching:

  • 2014 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, UIUC
  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, College of Engineering, UIUC

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Research:

  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
  • Kavli Fellow, 19th German-American Frontiers of Science Symposium
  • Australian Research Council Eureka Prize Finalist for Excellence in Research by an Interdisciplinary Team
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health