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November 26, 2019 at 5:36 pm

NQPI Director Highlights Faculty and Student Achievements

Dr Eric Stinaff

Dr. Eric Stinaff, NQPI Director

Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Fall Newsletter

Dear Colleagues:

Warmest greetings from the Athens campus of Ohio University, we hope you enjoy reading the 22nd edition of the NQPI newsletter. As beautiful autumn colors gave way to the changing season, it is a pleasure to go over the many accomplishments of our members and students and share them with you.

I would first like to welcome Joni Staggs as our new Administrative Specialist. As an alumna with two children attending OHIO, Joni is a true Bobcat. She has hit the ground running with NQPI and we are very happy to have her experience and enthusiasm. I would also like to welcome two Glidden Visiting Professors, Daiara Faria and Edson Vernek, highlighted in this issue.

This newsletter features several faculty and student achievements, including Anthony Stender’s work on cost effective palm-sized microscopes and Wojciech Jadwisienczak’s work on novel light sources based on lanthanides and III-nitride semiconductors, as well as our most recent NQPI Graduate Fellowship winners.

It is always a pleasure to welcome new members of NQPI and in this issue we introduce Sarah Hormozi, Jessica White, and Travis White who have recently joined the Institute. Their research in areas ranging from non-Newtonian fluid mechanics to photochemical and photocatalytic processes will certainly enhance and enrich NQPI’s existing interdisciplinary research efforts.

A central goal of NQPI is to nurture our connections with our alumni, one of our most valuable resources for helping and guiding our current students beyond their time at OHIO. In addition to NQPI’s ‘Bring OUr Alumni Back’ program, we were fortunate to have Greg Petersen return to lead a workshop on software design in an industrial setting. Events like these provide our students with invaluable insight and connections to ‘real world’ applications and we hope to continue to host similar events in the future.

Finally, our Institute was one of the sponsors of the University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) conference held on September 16-19 in Columbus, Ohio. UIDP is a forum to address issues affecting academic-corporate collaborations such as workforce development, sponsored research, tech-transfer, and intellectual property. Ohio University’s membership in UIDP has provided resources to NQPI to further grow our industry relations and I look forward to sharing new developments underway in our 2020 spring newsletter.

Please enjoy the articles and visit our website to learn more.

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