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May 15, 2019 at 2:22 pm

NQPI Director’s Message Highlights Faculty and Student Achievements

Eric Stinaff, NQPI Director

Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Spring Newsletter

Dear Colleagues:

Warmest greetings from the Athens campus of Ohio University; we hope you enjoy reading the 21st edition of the NQPI newsletter. As another semester winds down, it is a pleasure to go over the many accomplishments of our members and students and share them with you.

I wish farewell and a happy retirement to Donna Welch! Donna has served as the Administrative Specialist for CMSS/NQPI since 2011. From assisting visitors and helping students to putting together our large student research poster events, Donna was essential to the operation of the Institute. She said she is looking forward to being her own boss and spending time with her husband. We will certainly miss her. Best wishes, Donna!

Springtime this year includes the sounds of construction outside of Clippinger Labs as progress continues on OHIO’s investment in a new Chemistry Building. The new facility will provide our fellow Chemistry faculty, students, and NQPI members with modern research and teaching space. This is an exciting time and we look forward to working with our members and colleagues to take this opportunity to enhance and modernize our research infrastructure, essential to the continued success of our faculty and students.

This newsletter highlights several faculty and student achievements, including the growth of the first 2D ferromagnetic material, an extraordinary success by Arthur R. Smith. Exciting progress has been made on the development of cancer-detecting methods as described in the articles about Doug Goetz and his work on esophagus cancer, as well as on John Staser’s production of biologically compatible carbon quantum dots.

I’m delighted to announce that Larousse Khosravi Khorashad is the winner of the 2018 NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award. Read about Khosravi Khorashad and his research on the back page.

As always, I invite you to visit our website to learn more about all NQPI research, seminars, special events and other activities.


Eric Stinaff, NQPI Director


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