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Meet the 2018-19 NQPI Graduate Student Fellowship Awardees

Yuan Zhang

Six graduate students were chosen on a competitive basis to receive a one-semester stipend through the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute. Yuan Zhang Environmental & Plant Biology Faculty Adviser: Dr. Allan Showalter Zhang’s research focuses on studying how different sugar decorations affect the biological functions of a class of highly […]

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December 10, 2018 at 1:04 pmNews

Nanoscale Defense: Predicting Intrusions to the Membrane

Diagram of monolayer and bilayer memberanes, the former is represented as a flat plane and the latter as a spherical structure (Illustration: Environmental Science: Nano)

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern Like the outermost walls surrounding a castle, the plasma membrane is the cell’s first defense against invaders. Biological membranes are semipermeable, meaning that they are designed to block unwanted molecules while permitting the passage of compounds necessary for cellular function. And yet, an occasional […]

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June 6, 2018 at 2:04 pmResearch

Nanoscale Materials Engineer John Staser Takes Quantum Dots Research to Next Level

Nanoscale Materials Engineer John Staser Takes Quantum Dots Research to Next Level

By Raymond Humienny NQPI editorial intern New to the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor John Staser is no stranger to Ohio University. Staser became a professor at OHIO in 2013, and now he’s bringing his research on carbon quantum dots to a new audience. […]

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June 6, 2018 at 1:41 pmNews Research

Accelerator Facility Enhances Collaborative Materials Research

Accelerator Facility Enhances Collaborative Materials Research

By Amanda Biederman NQPI Editorial Intern Ohio University’s Edwards Accelerator Laboratory sits tucked away within the walls of an unobtrusive brick building that extends some way into the hillside at the center of the main campus. This facility blends in with surrounding buildings, yet it attracts researchers from some of […]

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June 5, 2018 at 11:43 amResearch

NQPI | Spring 2018 Director’s Corner

Dr. Eric Stinaff

By Dr. Eric Stinaff Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute Spring 2018 Newsletter Issue 19 Dear Colleagues, Springtime at Ohio University in Athens is a time for new beginnings, and that is certainly the case for NQPI and the Condensed Matter and Surface Sciences program. The arrival of President Duane Nellis […]

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May 31, 2018 at 3:18 pmNews Research

Acquisition of Zetasizer Enhances Nanotechnology Research OHIO

Amir Farnoud with the Zetasizer ZS

By Raymond Humienny NQPI writing intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute member and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering professor Amir Farnoud was awarded a grant from the 1804 Fund titled “Acquisition of a Zetasizer ZS to enhance nanotechnology research and education at Ohio University.” The Zetasizer ZS is an instrument that […]

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December 3, 2017 at 11:14 pmResearch

NQPI Welcomes New Member Amir Farnoud

Amir Farnoud in his laboratory in Stocker Center.

By Raymond Humienny NQPI editorial intern Ohio University’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering professor and the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute’s newest member Amir Farnoud has spent the past 13 years molding his ideal research career in bioscience. “I thought, ‘You know, if I do something that will someday lead to […]

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May 6, 2017 at 9:38 pmResearch