Erik Luijten, Steve Granick, Jing Yan, and Sung Chul Bae, Synchronized Self-assembly Group (image) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University demonstrated tiny spheres that synchronize their movements as they self-assemble into a spinning microtube. Back, L-R: Northwestern University professor Erik Luijten, U. of I. professor Steve Granick. Front: Grad student Jing Yan, research scientist Sung Chul Bae. Credit L. Brian Stauffer Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.