NCMN MEMBERS CELEBRATE RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGHS IN MATERIALS & NANOSCIENCE !
....at the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
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Dimitry Papkov, Timothy Martin and Chieu Van Nguyen have been selected as
UNL's 2014 NCMN Graduate Research Fellows. ...see NCMN Facebook page
PhD student Bin Yang of Huang Research Group received
the MRS graduate student - Gold Award in the ongoing MRS 2013 Fall meeting in Boston. Jinsong Huang stated that "Generally only PhD students from top materials program from universities such as MIT and Stanford receive this award. This is the highest honor to a material graduate student. Most of winners become faculty members and stars in academia. To my knowledge, this is the first time a graduate student from UNL made it onto this award list, and achieved a GOLD AWARD."
Xiao Cheng Zeng has been named a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom.
The honorary is one of the oldest scientific societies
in the world. ....more
NCMN welcomes four new faculty members: Christopher Cornelius (Chem./Biomolec. Eng.), Alexey Kovalev (Physics), Stephen A. Morin (Chemistry) see: Morin Group, and Xiaoshan Xu (Physics) see: Xu Group.
Six faculty elected AAAS fellows
David J. Sellmyer, George Holmes Professor of Physics
for distinguished contributions to the physics of magnetic materials
and nanostructures and for scientific leadership as director of the
Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience. more...
Thirteen UNL faculty members have been selected for the 2013-14 Research Development Fellows Program. more...
Physics team assisted Nobel-winning discoveries. UNL team includes faculty members Ken Bloom, Dan Claes, Aaron Dominguez and Ilya Kravchenko, plus several other researchers working in Lincoln.
Nominations for honorary degrees are being accepted for the current academic year. Honorary degree recipients are individuals who are not only highly accomplished, but also nationally visible such that honor will be brought to UNL as well as to the recipients.
Jennifer Brand named 2013-14 ELATE Fellow. more...
From Yongfeng Lu's LANE group (Laser Assisted Nano Engineering)... Matt Mitchell’s work is classified. The Omaha native and recent UNL graduate works for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency. He credits his UNL studies with giving him the skills, engineering background and confidence the agency seeks.
The Office of Research and Economic Development invites faculty to provide information by Sept. 27 for the 2013 Major Sponsored Program and Faculty Awards booklet. This annual publication highlights UNL's major research, scholarly and creative achievements from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013.
Xiao Cheng Zeng group research on the cover of the Royal Society of Chemistry Journal. Like diamond or graphite, a carbon nanopeapod is a hybrid form of carbon allotropes with the "pod" being a carbon nanotube and the "peas" being a line of fullerenes (such as buckyballs) trapped inside the nanotube. ...more
Shadi F. Othman research on the cover of Journal of Neurotrauma: In Vivo Imaging of Viscoelastic Properties of the Mouse Brain after Controlled Cortical Impact.
Bobaru named to MURI team via AFOSR - Professor Florin Bobaru has been named to a group funded via the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (for the MURI Center for Material Failure Prediction through Peridynamics).
Florin Bobaru was promoted to full Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
With research award, MME's Turner embarks on international collaboration Joe Turner, Robert W. Brightfelt Professor with UNL Mechanical & Materials Engineering, will receive a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. Up to 25 of these awards annually promote international scientific cooperation.
The Art of Nanoscience Exhibit - Art exhibit showing the month of September at the Burkholder Gallery, 719 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. In celebration of the aesthetic appeal and creativity of nanoscience an exhibit of images have been captured based on calculations, imaging data, and conceptual models from nanoscience research at the University of Nebraska.
Learn about solar energy and engineering with Jinsong Huang, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering at UNL. Huang is working on thin, flexible, polymer solar cells that could be cheaper and more efficient than current technology, and maybe someday could be incorporated into clothing or backpack coverings to power electronic devices.
On NOVA's "Making Stuff" with David Pogue... Making Stuff Smaller - Materials
An international research study led by Xiao Cheng Zeng is featured on the cover of the June issue of the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. http://go.unl.edu/wpn.
Lincoln Journal Star Online: UNL leaders proposed merging the Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering with the Lincoln-based Department of Electrical Engineering.
Rebecca Lai’s presentation Chemistry Harry Potter Style for "Sunday with a Scientist" at Morrill Hall from 1:30 to 4:30 on Sunday, June 16th!
- Stephen DiMagno - Game-changing Research on UNL Office of Research Video
- Xiao Cheng Zeng - ORCA Award 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 - Designing New 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 Expanding Data Storage Potential 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
- Sunday with a Scientist: SOLAR ENERGY
Sunday, November 17 | Afternoon event: 1:30-4:30 pm Members & UNL Faculty, Staff, & Students: FREE
Non-members: Regular admission
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The work of a UNL research team that includes Economic Development | CourtesyDavid J. Sellmyer has been published in Advanced Materials.
The technique relies on the fabrication of nanoclusters as building blocks with unusual crystal structures and outstanding magnetic properties. The system enables the synthesis of particles under 10 nanometers in size, which can be co-deposited with atoms forming a second phase with properties that complement those of the nanocluster phase. The technique was published in a study last week in Advanced Materials, and is featured as a frontispiece reserved for highlighting outstanding communications.
Balamurugan Balasubramanian (Bala) of the Sellmyer Nanomagnetics and Magnetoelectronic Materials Group received an Outstanding Postdoc Award and Xiao Cheng Zeng Ameritas University Professor & Willa Cather Ameritas Professor of Chemistry (Zeng Research Group) received an Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award last week from the UNL Office of Postdoctoral Studies. ....more
Previously a member of Yongfeng Lu's LANE group,
recent UNL graduate Matt Mitchell works for the
U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency
A UNL team led by Yuris Dzenis (above) is making
continuous carbon nanofibers, which offer advantages
over nanotubes alone in structural materials.
John Woollam wins prize for sustained commercialization
of spectroscopic ellipsometry, including greatly improved instrumentation and new applications. more...
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.
see also.... Scarlet article