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Multifunctional Oxide Heterostructures by Dr. Evgeny TsymbalXiao Zeng GroupSimple Models of Magnetism by Dr. Ralph SkomskiFEI Tecnai OsirisDussault and Schubert Nano HybridsDiscovery Could Spark Smaller, Faster ElectronicsSinitskii Graphene ResearchLu Team Precise NanostructuresXia Hong NFS Career AwardGruverman Group discovery 2012Simple Models of Magnetism by Dr. Ralph SkomskiNano-Art Competition 2013
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Structural and magnetic properties of Pr-alloyed MnBi nanostructures by P Kharel, V R Shah, X Z Li, W Y Zhang, R Skomski, J E Shield, and D J Sellmyer has been selected for inclusion in the exclusive "Highlights of 2013" collection, Journal of Physics D: Applied Science.

Science fuels Rebecca Lai's fascination with fireworks. Lai has incorporated some of the history and science behind fireworks into "A Muggle's Guide to Harry Potter's Chemistry" (CHEM 192H), an undergraduate course she created at UNL. see more...

S. Ducharme 
and V. Fridkin, Ferroelectricity at the Nanoscale: Basics and Applications. (Springer, Berlin, 2014). ISBN 978-3-642-41007-9 Hardcover http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-41007-9

UNL textiles scholar
Yiqi Yang has partnered with researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center to develop a novel mesh that will reduce complications associated with hernia repair surgeries. see more....

Corey Kruse, a mechanical and materials engineering graduate student, received a 2014 NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship. The honor includes $68,000 in annual funding, renewable up to three years.  In Sidy Ndao's lab, Kruse conducted experimental research on Leidenfrost temperature shifts for multiscale micro/ nanostructured surfaces, with findings published in the June 2013 edition of the journal Langmuir. Kruse built the experimental set-up, collected the data, wrote the paper and published it with minimal supervision. see more....

Xiao Cheng Zeng(with Shuang Chen) and his research group achieves 8th highlight (of his research over my 21 year tenure at UNL) in the April 28 issue of ACS's Chemical and Engineering News see article.... and in the Journal of the American Chemical Society see article....

University of Nebraska engineers and doctors are teaming up across campus lines to advance bioengineering research. The Angela Pannier and Andrew Dudley team is one of three UNL/UNMC collaborations funded through the Bioengineering for Human Health Grants Initiative.

1st place – Pinaki Mukherjee "Nano Bonica" 2014 Science Art Competition.

Ground Fluor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a startup company that grew from technology developed by UNL's Stephen G. DiMagno, has won a $726,000 National Science Foundation grant to expand its research and product development.  see more....
also see: The Scarlet article...

See NanoDays photos on NCMN Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaCenterForMaterialsAndNanoscience Secrets of Nanoscience were revealed at the fourth annual Nanodays 2014 Saturday, April 5th at Gateway Mall.

Physics Professor Tim Gay and Dennis Molfese, professor of psychology and director of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior joined other expert witnesses at the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing. Concussions and other brain injuries in sports was the topic of discussion on Capitol Hill - March 13. see more...

Team led by
Alexandar Sinitskii develops chemical solution for graphene challenges "Instead of starting with a large sheet of graphene and trying to cut it down to something small — the essence of a top-down approach — we decided to use a bottom-up approach, making small graphene nanoribbons by coupling even smaller organic molecules," Sinitskii said. see more...

UNL, LPS program ignites interest in science - Sir Issac Newton helped take nearly 160 fifth graders for a spin as the 41st year of Saturday Science opened Feb. 1 in UNL’s Jorgensen Hall. see more...

Jinsong Huang is working to develop an alternative method for thin film coatings of semiconductor materials that could be used to develop transparent flexible flat-panel displays and sensor technologies. Journal Star reports: UNL-supported research could revolutionize electronics.

The next wave of electronics led in part by NCMN member, Jinsong Huang using organic thin film transistors instead of silicon, is gaining momentum with new research by engineering faculty at UNL and Stanford University. see 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.

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.
David J. Sellmyer book

Highly Downloaded Book—Springer Publishing has announced that a book edited by D.J. Sellmyer and colleagues, Nanoscale Magnetic Materials and Applications has had a total of 14,498 chapter downloads.  The 6,621 chapter downloads in 2013 place it in the top 25% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBook collection in 2013.

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.

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.

2013 NCMN/Bright Lights Camp (middle school camp: grades 6-8)

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.

The Spring 2013 NANO ART Competition


Dr. Kamlakar Rajurker Kamlakar Rajurkar 

Jun Dai and Xiao Cheng Zeng  Jun Dai and Xiao Cheng Zeng

Dr. Alexander Sinitskii  Alexandar Sinitskii

Fall 2012 Interfaces NewsletterINTERFACES Winter 2011-12

Alexander Sinitskii, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded the Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award.
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Dr. Alexander Sinitskii - Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Awards
Six faculty earn named Professorships. Included is Alexei Gruverman who will pick the Willa Cather/Charles Bessey professorship designation prior to the April 13 Honors Convocation. Rebecca Y. Lai was named the Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of Chemistry. see more...
Dr. Alexei Gruverman 
Dr. Rebecca Lai
Xiao Cheng Zeng (with post-doctoral researcher, Jun Dai) has uncovered a new material that could have significant implications for a variety of challenges, from carbon dioxide storage to planetary science and solid lubrication. 2 articles: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-material-carbon-storage.html and see more...

Xiao Cheng Zeng with Jun DaiJun Dai and Xiao Cheng Zeng

Digital Lab for Manufacturing - UNL is a partner in a $320 million advanced manufacturing collaboration that President Barack Obama announced Feb. 25 at the White House. Kamlakar Rajurkar, distinguished professor in mechanical and materials engineering, leads UNL's collaboration with the lab. see more...
Dr. Kamlakar Rajurker Kamlakar Rajurkar

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