Click to return to the VINSE homepage

13th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum

13th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum
Wednesday, October 24
Nanoday will be held in Buttrick Hall from 1:00-2:30, and in Featheringill Hall for remainder of event.

Schedule of Events 

1:10 - 1:25     Welcome Sandra Rosenthal, Chemistry

1:25 - 1:45     Nanoporous silicon membranes: from materials science to applications 
Philippe Fauchet, Electrical Engineering 

1:45 - 2:05     Injectable weight-bearing biocomposites for bone regeneration 
Scott Guelcher, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

2:05 - 2:25     Quantum dynamics at the nanoscale
Kalman Varga, Physics

2:25 - 3:10     POSTER SESSION

3:10 - 3:30    Nanosponges as superior therapeutic delivery systems and novel bioconjugates 
Eva Harth, Chemistry

3:30 - 3:50    Three-Dimensional Nanocarbon Scaffolds for Energy Conversion and Storage 
Cary Pint, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

3:50 - 4:10    Single quantum dot analysis of serotonin transporter regulation: a dynamic future 
                        for neurotransmitter signaling 
Jerry Chang, recent Ph.D. Graduate in Rosenthal Group, Chemistry

4:10 - 4:50     POSTER SESSION

4:50 - 6:00     KEYNOTE SPEAKER  
                        Inorganic and hybrid nanomembranes for interdisciplinary research
Oliver Schmidt, Director, Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, 
                        Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany

6:00                 RECEPTION AND POSTER AWARDS

Schmidt Abstract. Nanomembranes are thin, flexible and can be shaped into unique 3D geometries. They can be made out of amorphous, poly- or single crystalline material and are transferrable to arbitrary substrates. These properties alone make nanomembranes attractive for a wealth of different research areas and application fields. This talk will cover our recent efforts to use inorganic and hybrid nanomembranesin flexible magnetoelectronics, stretchable photonics and hybrid electronics. Furthermore, we shape nanomembranes into tubular structures, which can be used as compact energy storage devices, optofluidic components and hybrid micro-robotic motors. Integration of such components into a fully functional unit may result in powerful and ultra-compact autonomous systems in the far future.

2012 Poster Submissions:

  1. Correlative Study of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Nanocrystal-Based Photovoltaics via FIB-SEM & SEM EBIC
    Presented by: Amy Ng, Chemistry (Rosenthal)

  2. The Graphene MoS2 interface: a 2D diode
    Presented by: Alexander Wynn, Physics (Bolotin) 

  3. The Impact of Environmental Factors on the Structure and Conductance of Molecular Junctions
    Presented by: William French, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (Cummings) 

  4. Highly porous nanocrystalline silicon membrane from silicon nitride/silicon/silicon nitride system
    Presented by: Chengzhu (Joe) Qi, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (Fauchet)

  5. Gate Tunable Photoluminescence in single layer MoS2
    Presented by: Dhiraj Prasai, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Bolotin) 

  6. Fabrication and Functionalization of Porous Silicon Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
    Presented by: Kelsey Beavers, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Duvall/Weiss)

  7. New Ligands for the Synthesis of Water Soluble Copper (I) Sulfide Nanoparticles
    Presented by: Michael Turo, Chemistry (Macdonald) 

  8. Application of Soft Lithography, Self-Assembled Monolayers, and Directed Crystal Growth in the MALDI Imaging of Biological Materials
    Presented by: Faizan Zubiar, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (Laibinis) 

  9. Laser-Driven Field Emission from Graphene Nanoribbons: Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory Simulations
    Presented by: Daisuke Utsugi, Physics (Varga) 

  10. Hot carrier degradation mechanism in AlGaN/GaN HEMTs
    Presented by: Shubhajit Mukherjee, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Schrimpf) 

  11. The Incorporation of Plasmonic CuxInyS2 Quantum Dots into Solid State Photovoltaics: A Low Defect and Electrical Engineering-Driven Approach
    Presented by: J. Scott Niezgoda, Chemistry (Rosenthal) 

  12. Determining Absolute Free Energy: From Simple Crystals to Nanoconfined Systems
    Presented by: Li Wan, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (Cummings) 

  13. Plasmonic Enhancement of Suspended Thin-Film a-Si:H Solar Cells
    Presented by: Chanse Hungerford, Electrical Engineering (Fauchet)  

  14. Strain Engineering of Monolayer MoS2
    Presented by: Hiram Conley, Physics (Bolotin) 

  15. Novel Sensor Design based on Switchable Electromagnetic-Induced Transparency
    Presented by: Christina McGahan, Physics (Haglund)

  16. Photothermal and nanosecond optical modulation of ultra-compact hybrid Si-VO2 ring resonators
    Presented by: Judson Ryckman, Electrical Engineering (Weiss)

  17. Nano and Microparticle Malarial Coffee Ring Diagnostic Platforms
    Presented by: Christopher Gulka, Chemistry (Wright) 

  18. Photoconductivity and Pseudospin in Graphene
    Presented by: Andrey Klots, Physics (Bolotin) 

  19. Nanostructured MoS2 electrodes for polysulfide reduction
    Presented by: Shane Finn, Chemistry (Macdonald) 

  20. Unique Capacitive Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Based Supercapacitors
    Presented by: Guang Feng, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (Cummings) 

  21. Ultrafast  Phase Transition in VO2 Driven by Interfacial Electron Injection
    Presented by: Kannatassen Appavoo, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Haglund) 

  22. Photosystem I on Transparent, Conductive Graphene Electrodes: Advances in Biohybrid Photovoltaics
    Presented by: Darlene Gunther, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Jennings)

  23. Nonlinear plasmonics of gold nanoparticles
    Presented by: Roderick Davidson, Physics (Haglund)

1st year IMS research rotation posters for 2012 

1RS.    An Investigation of Surface-Plasmon Mediated Emission from Silver-Coated ZnO Nanowires
             Presented by: Claire Marvinney & Daniel Mayo, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Haglund) 

2RS.    Coherent Acoustic Phonons: A novel approach to characterization and modification of materials
             Presented by: Andrew Westover, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Tolk)  

3RS.    Formation of Tungsten-Doped Vanadium Dioxide Thin Films through E-Beam Deposition
             Presented by: Kristin Engerer, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Haglund)

Oliver G. Schmidt
Vanderbilt University