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10th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum

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10th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum
Wednesday, November 4
134 Featheringill Hall

Schedule of Events 

1:15 - 2:00     Poster Session A

2:00 - 2:10     Welcome  Sandra Rosenthal, Chemistry

SESSION I - new hires and student spotlight

2:10 - 2:30     Electronic Transport in Ultraclean Graphene  Kirill Bolotin, Physics

2:30 - 2:50     Optoelectronic Probes of Nanotube-Bio Hybrids  Yaqiong Xu, Electrical Engineering

2:50 - 3:10     Photosystem I-Based Biohybrid Photoelectrochemical Cells Peter Ciesielski, Graduate Student

3:15 - 4:00     POSTER SESSION B

SESSION II - special session to honor L.C. Feldman

4:00 - 4:10     Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanocrystals Sandra Rosenthal, Chemistry

4:10 - 4:20     Seeing Double: The Structural and Electronic Phase Transitions in Nanoscale Vanadium Dioxide Richard Haglund, Physics

4:20 - 4:30     From the Ramparts of Bell Labs to the Trenches at Vanderbilt Sokrates Pantelides, Physics

4:30 - 4:40     Out of Bell Labs Norman Tolk, Physics

4:40 - 4:50     A Visionary for Fisk-Vanderbilt Partnership Eugene Collins, Fisk University, Physics

5:00 - 5:15     Closing Remard from the Provost    Richard McCarty

5:15 - 6:00     KEYNOTE SPEAKER    Semiconducting Nanowires - beauty in 1D     Tom Picraux, Los Alamos National Laboratory

6:30                 Dinner/Poster awards

 Picraux Abstract. Semiconducting nanowires have sparked enormous interest worldwide. Their novel 1D structures, interesting properties, and potential applications beautifully illustrate many important aspects of nanoscale materials. In this presentation I will give an overview of semiconducting nanowires with an emphasis on the Si/Ge system. Examples of nanowire studies will serve to illustrate the rich and wide range of materials science which occurs at the nanoscale. A key challenge in the eventual application of most nanoscale materials is their integration across multiple length scales and into larger systems. These integration challenges for nanowires will be discussed. I will finish by highlighting the recent interest and potential advantages of nanowires in energy harvesting and storage applications.

Picraux Bio.  Tom Picraux studies electronic thin film and nanostructured materials. He received the DOEs E.O. Lawrence Award for materials research, a Fulbright Fellowship in Physics at Cambridge University, is past Chair of the American Physical Societys Materials Physics Division, past President of the Materials Research Society, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He currently holds joint appointments as chief scientist for the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Los Alamos National Laboratory and research faculty at ASU. He previously worked at Sandia National Laboratories as researcher, manager and director of physical and chemical sciences.

Current Poster Submissions for 2009

  1. "Proteolytically-activated Iron Oxide-based MR Contrast Agents for Imaging Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaques"
    Presented by: Shann Yu, Biomedical Engineering (Giorgio)

  2. "Photosystem I based Biohybrid Ssystem for Solar Energy Conversion"
    Presented by: Peter Ciesielski, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Jennings/Cliffel)

  3. "Light Scattering by White-Emitting CdSe Nanocrystals and Traditional YAG:Ce3+ Phosphor Particles"
    Presented by: Jon Gosnell, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Weiss)

  4. "Development of Polymeric-Inorganic Nanostructured Solar Cells II: Direct Growth of ZnO Nanostructures on ITO Electrode"   
    Presented by: Daniel Mayo, Physics, Fisk University (Mu)

  5. "Real Time Detection of DNA Hybridization and Melting On Oligonucleotide Arrays by Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence"
    Presented by: Zhou Xu, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Laibinis)

  6. "Contact Thermal Resistance between Individual Carbon Nanotubes"
    Presented by: Juekuan Yang, Mechanical Engineering (Li)

  7. "Nanofiber Composite Proton Exchange Membranes"
    Presented by: Jason Ballengee, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Pintaruo)

  8. "Aggregated and Dispersed Nanodiamond Polymer Composites"
    Presented by: Blake Branson, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Davidson/Lukehart)

  9. "Analysis of Graphene-Like Substance Deposited on a Silicon Wafer by PE-CVD"
    Presented by: Kim Tillman, Physics, Fisk University (Lu)

  10. "Coffee Stain Malaria Diagnostics"
    Presented by: Joshua Swartz, Chemistry (Wright)

  11. "Dopamine Determination in the Presence of Ascorbic Acid using a Nanodiamond Microelectrode Array"
    Presented by: Supil Raina, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Davidson/Kang)

  12. "Metal-Organic Frameworks as Novel Adsorbents to Capture CO2 from Flue gas"
    Presented by: Jian Liu, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (LeVan)

  13. "Nonlinear optical absorption in germanium studied experimentally and by computer simulation"
    Presented by: Justin Gregory, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Tolk)

  14. "Non-Congruence of Thermally Induced Structural and Mott Transitions in VO2"
    Presented by: Joyeeta Nag, Physics and Astronomy (Haglund)

  15. "Small Molecule Sensing with Silicon-based Photonic Structures"
    Presented by: Chris Kang, Interdisciplinary Materials Science and Xing Wei, Electrical Engineering (Weiss)

  16. "Microscale Surface Energy Measurements of Self-Assembled Monolayer-Coated Particle Surfaces using a Modified Flotation-based Approach"
    Presented by: Chrysanty Tedjo, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Laibinis)

  17. "Crystal Engineering Heme Detoxification"
    Presented by: Anh Hoang, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Wright/Cliffel)

  18. "Cold Cathode Diamond Nano-Emitters"
    Presented by: Travis Wade, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Tolk/Davidson)

  19. "Morphological Features of graphene/SiC grown in ambient argon"
    Presented by: Edwina M. Clarke, Physics, Fisk University (Lu)

  20. "Synthesis of CdSe Nanocrystals and Characterization by HRTEM"
    Presented by: Parikshit Moitra, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Rosenthal)

  21. "A “Label-Free” Method for the Determination of the Size Dependent Functionalization Efficiency of Polyethylene-Glycol Conjugated Gold Monolayer Protected Clusters"
    Presented by: Charleson Bell, Biomedical Engineering (Giorgio)

  22. "Gold Nanostructure Fabrication by Microsphere Lithography for Investigating Plasmon Interactions on ZnO/MgO Thin Films"
    Presented by: Neil Strom, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Haglund)

  23. "Exciton-Plasmon Coupling Dynamics in Ag/ZnO and Au/ZnO Heterostructures"
    Presented by: Benjamin Lawrie, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Haglund)

  24. "Performance of Carbon Nanofiber/Cement Composites"
    Presented by: Catherine Gay, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Sanchez)

  25. "Quantum Simulation of Si/Ge Nanostructured Thermoelectrics"
    Presented by: Terence Musho, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Walker)

  26. "Development of Polymeric-Inorganic Nanostructured Solar Cells I: Doping with ZnO Nanowires"
    Presented by: Anthony Mayo, Physics, Fisk Univeristy (Mu)

  27. "Spectral Modulation of Single Hybrid Plasmonic Nanostructures"
    Presented by: Kannatassen Appavoo, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Haglund)

  28. "Label-free Biosensing in Porous Silicon"
    Presented by: Jenifer Lawrie, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Weiss)


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