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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

Nano Wagon Team Makes The Podium

Pit crew members, from left,  Karthi Perumal, Kondalarao Kotturi, Mersad Raesi and Ramin Rabbani

By Raymond Humienny NQPI writing intern The Ohio University BobCat Nano Wagon took home the silver medal from the first ever Nanocar Race hosted at CEMES (Centre d’Élaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales) in Toulouse, France. Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute members Dr. Saw-Wai Hla (Physics & Astronomy) and Dr. […]

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December 3, 2017 at 11:04 pmNews Research

NQPI Welcomes Forensics Faculty Member Anthony Stender

Anthony Stender in his microscopy lab at Clippinger. He joined NQPI in March 2017.

By Raymond Humienny NQPI writing intern The trip to tenure track in academia is a windy road. The Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute’s newest member and Chemistry & Biochemistry professor Dr. Anthony Stender knows the journey all too well. “I had no interest in chemistry when I first went to […]

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December 2, 2017 at 10:13 pmResearch

Masson Engineering Pumpkin-Shaped Molecular Transporters

Eric Masson studies pumpkin-shaped Cucurbi-turil molecules

By Amanda Biederman NQPI writing intern Named after the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, a unique group of molecules are known for binding things in tight complexes. While pumpkins are said to whisk fairy tale characters off to royal balls, the Cucurbiturils transport molecules to specific targets. Ohio University Chemistry & Biochemistry […]

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December 2, 2017 at 10:03 pmResearch

Castillo Models Granular Systems on the Move, Like Crowded Subway Cars

Simulated packing densities with regions of fast (gray) and slow (red) moving particles.

By Raymond Humienny NQPI writing intern Fluidized granular systems show some puzzling behaviors, especially when they are about to get stuck. Ohio University Physics & Astronomy professor and Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. Horacio Castillo is working to understand phenomena happening in dense granular matter. To Castillo, dense […]

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November 30, 2017 at 7:57 pmResearch

Alum, Professor Predict Ways to Better Manipulate Electrons in Graphene

Drs. Mahmoud Asmar and Sergio Ulloa

Two physicists predict that electronic currents of graphene can be split into two parts, thereby allowing scientists to manipulate the properties of graphene in new ways. Ohio University alum Dr. Mahmoud Asmar (Physics PhD ’15), and Dr. Sergio Ulloa, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and a member of OHIO’s Nanoscale […]

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November 15, 2017 at 2:44 pmResearch

Smith’s Sabbatical Team Explores Spintronics

Dr. Arthur Smith with graduate students Sneha Upadhyay, Joseph Perry Corbett, and undergraduate Alexandra Semposki

Amid several conferences, pending proposals and graduating students from his laboratory, Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member and Physics & Astronomy Professor Dr. Arthur Smith has had quite the sabbatical exploring spintronic research. With the help of his current graduate students Sneha Upadhyay , Joseph Perry Corbett, and undergraduate Alexandra Semposki, Smith […]

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October 30, 2017 at 3:00 pmResearch