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Inhabitat Says Govorov Research Could Open ‘Greater Efficiencies for Solar Energy’

Distinguished Professor Alexander Govorov

Research by Dr. Alexander Govorov, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, was featured in an Inhabitat article headlined “Hot electron research could open up greater efficiencies for solar energy.” Hot electron research is heating up solar and renewable energy research, according to the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Nanoscientists […]

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December 27, 2017 at 1:48 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

New Observatory Draws Visitors Skyward

Astronomy Instructor George Eberts with the Fecker telescope

When it comes to mapping the night sky for visitors to Ohio University’s new observatory at The Ridges, astronomer Dr. Doug Clowe and his colleagues have ample opportunities to point to planets and star constellations, as well as other celestial bodies. Since the opening of the Ohio University Observatory last May, […]

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December 5, 2017 at 3:30 pmNews

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

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

Finding the Link Between Actin Polymerization and Function

Ph.D. student Nilaj Chakrabarty discussed his work with invited keynote speaker and OSU professor Anthony Brown.

By Amanda Biederman Along the axon of a neuron, the cytoskeletal protein actin plays several important roles in neuron function, including cell signaling and axon elongation. But for years, scientists did not know how actin gets transported from their manufacturing site to their target locations. Recently, actin was found to […]

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November 1, 2017 at 1:50 amEvents Research

Invited Speaker Brown Discusses Work on Axonal Transport at Neuroscience Research Day

Neuroscience Research Day award ceremony: Dakota Brockway, Mary Gemmel, Catherine Early, Daewoo Lee, Nilaj Chakrabarty.

By Amanda Biederman The Ohio State University professor Anthony Brown opened the first annual Neuroscience Research Day with a keynote lecture describing his work on neurofilaments and axonal transport. Neuroscience Research Day, which was contrived by a team of faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate students, brought together members of […]

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November 1, 2017 at 12:57 amEvents Research