Post Tagged with: "chemical and biomolecular engineering"

Detecting Esophageal Cancer with Adhesive Molecules

Doug Goetz and Mahboubeh Noori stand in front of an endoscopic image of esophageal tissue.

By Ryan Flynn NQPI editorial intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Spring Newsletter Cancer of the esophagus typically carries a grim prognosis. According to the American Cancer Society, only about 20 percent of patients survive five years after diagnosis. Unfortunately, esophageal cancer goes mostly undetected until more severe stages […]

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May 15, 2019 at 2:06 pmNews Research

Engineering Physics Student Models Ammonia Synthesis

Esther Grossman with Environmental & Plant Biology professor Dr. Morgan Vis at the 2018 OHIO Student Expo.

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Spring Newsletter Modeling a chemical process with computational software is no easy task, but HTC Engineering Physics student Esther Grossman isn’t afraid to take on the challenge. Grossman is currently completing her honors thesis under the supervision of […]

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April 26, 2019 at 2:26 pmResearch

NQPI Seminar Series: Julie Renner Discusses Protein Engineering

Dr. Julie Renner

By Ryan Flynn NQPI editorial intern On March 21, the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute hosted Climo Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Julie Renner from Case Western Reserve University as part of the NQPI seminar series. Renner presented on her topic of study, protein engineering. Renner and her […]

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April 19, 2019 at 12:53 pmResearch

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