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Chen Receives NIH Grant to Enhance Optical Mapping

Jixin Chen is utilizing a novel technique to
visualize genome sequences more effectively

  By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern The Human Genome Project was declared complete in 2003, but the challenge to fully understand our DNA, the helical duplex that contains our genetic information, is far from finished. Researchers are now applying modern techniques to better understand this fundamental component of life and […]

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December 7, 2018 at 4:44 pmNews

Physicists Describe New Steps in Making Reversible Molecular Electronic Circuits

Diana Meneses-Gustin (Photo by Jean Andrews/Ohio University)

Physicists from Ohio University and the Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar) in Brazil have partnered to unravel the atomic mechanism that can be used to create nanometer scale and fully reversible electronic circuits on two-dimensional materials. This work was led by doctoral student Diana Meneses-Gustin and is part of […]

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December 6, 2018 at 5:10 pmNews Research

Engineering “Smart” Monitors for Patients with Diabetes

Engineering “Smart” Monitors for Patients with Diabetes

  By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern For patients with diabetes, needles and syringes are a staple of everyday life. Yet in the near future, glucose monitoring may be as simple as reading a text message. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science professor and Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. Savas Kaya, post-doctoral […]

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December 6, 2018 at 1:18 pmNews

Measuring Temperature at the Nanoscale

Measuring Temperature at the Nanoscale

  By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern When it comes to developing more effective therapeutics for cancer, doctoral student Ali Rafiei Miandashti emphasizes the key is to think small. Rafiei, who works under the supervision of Chemistry & Biochemistry professor and Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. Hugh Richardson, […]

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December 6, 2018 at 1:16 pmNews Research

Stem Cells: From Classical Model to Modern Computation

Stem Cells: From Classical Model to Modern Computation

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern The human body is home to more than 200 different types of cells, each performing a unique function. But what makes a blood cell a blood cell, or a neuron a neuron? All cells in an organism are derived from a single embryonic stem […]

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December 6, 2018 at 1:14 pmNews Research

Cambridge Sabbatical Mingles Research, Networking

NQPI member David Drabold (center right) poses in Cambridge, England with Nobel laureate
Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan (center left) and his sons, Will (left) and Edward (right). Drabold
spent last spring at Trinity College during his sabbatical. (Photo courtesy of David Drabold)

By Ryan Flynn NQPI editorial intern One might not think history and physics regularly coincide. However, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. David Drabold steeped himself in both this past spring by taking sabbatical at Trinity College in Cambridge, England. While in Cambridge, Drabold met with […]

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December 6, 2018 at 1:12 pmNews Research

NQPI Members Team Up to Characterize Dewetting

Physics doctoral student Michael Mroz uses a
low-energy electron microscope to examine the physical properties of compounds that make up
thermionic cathodes.

  By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern A new finding from the lab of Physics & Astronomy professor and Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. Martin Kordesch has altered the scientific community’s understanding on the fundamental properties of materials in thermionic cathodes. In a paper published in AIP Advances last […]

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December 6, 2018 at 1:11 pmNews Research