Lois Yoksoulian


Urbana, Champaign, IL, USA


Physical Sciences Editor at University of Illinois


Latest Posts

A new method safely extracts valuable metals locked up in discarded electronics and low-grade ore using dramatically less energy and fewer chemical materials than current methods, report University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers in the journal Nature Chemical Engineering.

Electrochemistry helps clean up electronic waste recycling, precious metal mining

New, highly stretchable sensors can monitor and transmit plant growth information without human intervention, report University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers in the journal Device.

Study brings scientists a step closer to successfully growing plants in space

Researchers report that they have developed a new composite material designed to change behaviors depending on temperature in order to perform specific tasks. These materials are poised to be part of the next generation of autonomous robotics that will interact with the environment.

Researchers engineer a material that can perform different tasks depending on temperature

A new study led by chemists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign brings fresh insight into the development of semiconductor materials that can do things their traditional silicon counterparts cannot – harness the power of chirality, a non-superimposable mirror image.

Researchers identify unexpected twist while developing new polymer-based semiconductors

Researchers have made a significant leap forward in developing insect-sized jumping robots capable of performing tasks in the small spaces often found in mechanical, agricultural and search-and-rescue settings.

Click beetle-inspired robots jump using elastic energy

The thin-film lithium-ion batteries used in microdevices such as portable and medical electronics may supply a good amount of power relative to their mass, but do not provide enough power for many devices due to their limited size.

New 3D microbatteries stand up to industry standard thin-film counterparts