NCMN MEMBERS CELEBRATE RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGHS IN MATERIALS & NANOSCIENCE !
....at the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
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2011-2012 Research Report
- Stephen DiMagno - amongt first to earn NSF I-Corps grant Office of Research Video
- Angela Pannier - Gene Delivery Tool on UNL Office of Research Video
- Jinsong Huang - Polymer Solar Cells on UNL Office of Research Video
- Xia Hong - Nanomaterials on UNL Office of Research Video
- Linxia Gu - Stent on UNL Research Video
- David Sellmyer - Nanoscience Center Strengthens Research - Research Video
- Evgeny Tsymbal, Axel Enders, Alexei Gruverman - MRSEC - Research Video
- Tim Gay - Football: It's Physics and Future - on UNL Nebraska Lectures Video
- Xiao Cheng Zeng - Hydrophobia - on UNL Office of Research Video
- Alexei Gruverman, Axel Enders Nanophysics - on UNL Office of Research Video
- Yongfeng Lu, Yunshen Zhou - Carbon Nanotubes - on UNL Office of Research Video
- Yongfeng Lu - Nanostructures - on UNL Office of Research Video
- Office of Research - All videos are now on YouTube!
Journal Cover Gallery - Researchers may submit journal covers for inclusion in the gallery here. UNL researchers publish their work in diverse peer-reviewed journals. This gallery showcases examples of work by UNL researchers featured on journal covers. (1) Yuris A. Dzenis in ACSNano, 23 April 2013 issue (2) Advanced Optical Materials, 24 April 2013 (3) Li Tan, Yunshen Zhou, Xiao Cheng Zeng in The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 12 April 2012 (4) Xiao Cheng Zeng in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 22 September 2011
- an organic photodetector that has the ability to function at low light levels.
- Angela Pannier, a UNL biological systems engineer, is using nanotechnology to develop a gene delivery tool.
- Brian Robertson "was minutes from the marathon finish" reports the Scarlet." see article on NCMN Facebook.
UNL team discovery yields supertough, strong nanofibers - Yuris Dzenis and colleagues developed an exceptionally thin polyacrilonitrile nanofiber, a type of synthetic polymer related to acrylic, using a technique called electrospinning. The process involves applying high voltage to a polymer solution until a small jet of liquid ejects, resulting in a continuous length of nanofiber.
Individual Entry Winners of The Spring 2013 Science Art competition announced!
1st Place – Tyler Holm & 2nd Place – Zhanping Xu (SEE FACEBOOK PHOTOS)
Honorable Mention - Alexey Lipatov, Qingfeng Dong, PremKumar Thirugnanam, Gilbert Mbah & Thomas Smith, Scientist/Artist Pair Group - Wei Xiong & Joel Brehm – 1st Place
Busy summer schedule for NCMN Ed/Outreach - Fellows Training May 29 or 31, NanoArt Exhibit at the Nebraska City Union Thursday, May 30, 9:00-10:00 am-setup will run from June 1–July 12, Bright Lights Junior High Teaching Camp June 4, 9-12:00 pm-Teaching Junior High Students how to Teach Nanoscience Kits, Preservice Teachers Workshop June 5, 8-12:00 pm-Demonstrate to Teachers how to use Nanoscience Kits, NIOSH Workshop - NCMN Facilities Tour 1 Monday, June 10, 3:30-4:00 pm-NIOSH Workshop presenters & EHS workers, NIOSH Safety Workshop Tuesday, June 11, 8-5:00 pm-Room 207, NIOSH Workshop - NCMN Facilities Tour 2 Tuesday, June 11, 12:30-1:00 pm-NIOSH Workshop attenders, Bright Lights Nano Camp June 17-21, 9-12:00 pm-20 junior high students learning nanoscience
- An international team of scientists, including Nebraska MRSEC physicists Evgeny Tsymbal, Alexei Gruverman and J. D. Burton, has discovered a new approach to realize giant resistive switching, as reported in Nature Materials and featured in the UNL press release.
- Tim Gay, professor of physics, will present the spring Nebraska Lecture titled - Football: Its Physics and Future at 12:15 p.m. on April 5 in Memorial Stadium, West Stadium Club. The lecture is free and open to the public. A live webcast will be available.
Job Announcment: SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITIONS - NANOSCALE MAGNETIC MATERIALS by NCMN
- A UNL team led by Yuris Dzenis aims to create high-quality, lower-cost nanofibers.
- Jinsong Huang's NSF CAREER project on high efficiency organic solar cells is highlighted by NSF Discoveries: Producing Solar Energy Materials That Are Affordable, Efficient and Flexible and his research is featured as the "Breaking Story" on NSF's Science 360 News Service.
The Spring 2013 Science Art competition is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience. Purpose: To celebrate the aesthetic appeal and creativity of nanoscience. see ANNOUNCMENT
Submission: Template Link 1) Upload the finished file, using the instructions on the UNL Dropbox site at http://is.unl.edu/dropbox/. 2) Email Terese Janovec (email@example.com) the link to your file so your picture can be included in the competition. See 2012 submissions at: http://www.unl.edu/ncmn/nanoart.shtml
NANODAYS 2013 Saturday, April 6, 2013 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Gateway Shopping Mall (61st & O Street)
Journal Star: Free NanoDay event for families on April 6
NSF CAREER Award Seminar
The Office of Research and Economic Development is hosting an NSF CAREER award seminar entitled "How to Write a Competitive CAREER Proposal" on Thursday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the East Campus Union (Prairie Suite). Eligible junior faculty members are encouraged to attend. Please visit http://research.unl.edu/events/event2.php?eventID=521 to register.
- A retirement reception for Brian Robertson, professor of mechanical and materials engineering, is 3 p.m. April 30 in W342 Nebraska Hall. The reception is free and open to the faculty, staff and students.
Graduate Studies presents 12 awards.
Xia Hong has created Phis's World (a cartoon approach to high school physics eduation) Episode 1: "Phis wants to be a Physicist" as part of her National Science Foundation funding. Her graduate student Zhiyong Xiao has constructed a website that hosts this comic series.
- David J. Sellmyer has been quoted by C&EN article, "Powerful Pull To New Magnets" A recent article published in NANO Letters (Nano Lett., DOI: 10.1021/nl200311w) was referenced (Co-authored by Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Ralph Skomski, Xingzhong Li, Shah R. Valloppilly, Jeffrey E. Shield, George C. Hadjipanayis, and David J. Sellmyer.)
- David Sellmyer honored with a Distinguished Achievement Award at the 22nd International Conference on Rare-Earth Permanent Magnets and their Applications in Nagasaki, Japan. The award was sponsored by the Iketani Science and Technology Foundation of Japan
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UNL physicists to lead $ 7 million research collaboration Semiconductor Research Corp. and the National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded a UNL physics team a five-year contract to lead a new Center for NanoFerroic Devices as part of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative.
Nanoscience Research Center
named for Nancy Keegan and Don Voelte