NSF Chemistry Division Grant The Chemical Synthesis Program of the NSF Chemistry Division has awarded a grant (#1800331) to an interdisciplinary research team led by Professors Thomas A. Schmedake (Chemistry), Michael Walter (Chemistry), and Yong Zhang (Electrical and Computer Engineering) at UNC Charlotte to develop hexacoordinate silicon complexes for optoelectronic device applications like the development […]

Winner of the ACS Nano-tations Video Contest Nano Girls: An epic tale of 3 guys’ quest to use nanotechnology for solar cells. ​ACS video contest: How will nano change the world?

NANOVEHICLES FOR INTRACELLULAR PROTEIN DELIVERY Juan L Vivero-Escoto Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Charlotte The Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Protein therapeutics holds significant promise for improving human health [1,2]. Our organism contains thousands of proteins, which perform essential functions in growth, development and metabolism […]

GPSG wishes to recognize the volunteer efforts of the Association of Nanoscience Graduate Students (ANGS). Members attended the NC-MSEN Pre-College program to promote chemistry laboratories to high school students in the Science Olympiad.

Ph.D Nanoscale Science Doctoral Dissertation Presentation Gaurav Singh Doctoral Advisor: Dr. Marcus Jones “Investigations into Photo-Excited State Dynamics in Colloidal Quantum Dots” Abstract: Colloidal Quantum dots (QDs) have garnered considerable scientific and technological interest as a promising material for next generation solar cells, photo-detectors, lasers, bright light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and reliable biomarkers. However, for practical […]

Ph.D Nanoscale Science Doctoral Presentation Nathan Behm Doctoral Advisor: Dr. Qiuming Wei “The Influence of Reinforcement Size on the Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of a Nanostructured Aluminum-Based Metal Matrix Composite” Abstract: With increased availability and growing commercial applications, aluminum-based metal matrix composites show promise as high specific strength structural materials. Before they can be implemented […]

“BROADBAND TERAHERTZ CONDUCTIVITY AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION OF INDIUM-TIN-OXIDE (ITO) NANOMATERIALS” EVENT DATE: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 LUNCH WITH THE SPEAKER : 11:30am – 12:30pm * 238 Grigg SEMINAR – 12:45 – 1:45pm * 132 Grigg Abstract Time-domain terahertz spectroscopy (THz-TDS) provides a non-contact method for characterizing the electrical and dielectric properties of technologically important materials, […]

Juan Vivero-Escoto Receives Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award from ORAU Chemistry Assistant Professor Juan Vivero-Escoto has received the 2013 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associate Universities (ORAU), a 109-member university consortium affiliated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Dr. Vivero-Escoto was among 30 winners in a pool of 147 […]

Lets congratulate Princess Mycia Cox, fellow nanoscale PhD student, for defending her Ph.D. dissertation, entitled: “Design and fabrication of low loss and low index optical metamaterials” last week. She completed the work under the supervision of Dr. Michael Fiddy (Electrical and Computer Engineering). “Meta-materials” is an highly active area of research at UNC Charlotte. The […]

Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida “LIGHTING-UP METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS: PHOTOCATALYTIC GUEST ENCAPSULATION IN METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS” Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as an important class of porous materials noted for extremely high surface areas, functionalizable building blocks, and ease of synthesis. To date, a plethora of MOFs have now been synthesized and […]

Department of Physics and Astronomy,Kinard Laboratory Building,Clemson University “IMPROVING THE PHYSICS AND SPEED OF DELPHI POISSON-BOLTZMANN SOLVER” ​Emil AlexovElectrostatic forces and energies are one of the major components of the total energy of biological macromolecules. However, computing the electrostatic field distribution in systems made of biological objects immersed in water is not trivial task because […]

​Lets congratulate Jonathan Paul Ligda, another nanoscale PhD student, for defending his Ph.D. dissertation, entitiled: “Effects of Grain Size on the Quasi-static Mechanical Properties of Ultrafine-Grain and Nanocrystalline Tantalum”. He completed the work under the supervision of Dr. Qiuming Wei (Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science) and Dr. Brian Schuster (Army Research Laboratory). We wish him […]

The Nanoscale Science Ph.D. Program at UNC charlotte would like to congratulate Derek Peloquin and Nathan Behm for getting their team project work published in a peer-reviewed journal. The advance copy of their article, “High-throughput microwave synthesis and characterization of NiO nanoplates for supercapacitor devices” is available online at the Springer’s Journal of Materials Science(DOI: […]

​Lets congratulate Ryan Hefti for his recent publication, “Long-Range Correlated Fluorescence Blinking in CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots” in J . Phys. Chem. C (online pre print, DOI: 10.1021/jp3084343). Ryan is advised by Dr. Pat Moyer (Physics and Optical Science) and this work was in collaboration with Dr. Marcus Jones (chemistry).

University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry “INTERFACIAL CHEMISTRY OF SEMICONDUCTOR NANOCRYSTALS” ​Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals – a type of quantum dot (QD) – are well-known as bright, highly photostable inorganic fluorophores that can be well-suited to imaging applications in biology. Additionally, the delocalized electronic states present in nanoscale semiconductors should offer distinctive ways […]

​Sharonda recently defended her Ph.D. dissertation, entitiled: “Electric field dependent spectroscopy of single nanocrystal systems” in front of a packed audience. She completed the work under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Moyer (Physics and Optical Science) and Dr. Marcus Jones (Chemistry) and will soon be starting a postdoctoral position with Dr. Gloria Elliot (Mechanical Engineering […]