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9th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum

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9th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum
Wednesday, November 5
134 Featheringill Hall

Schedule of Events 

1:30 - 1:40               Welcome  Sandra Rosenthal, Chemistry

1:40 - 2:00               Electron transfer into soluble metal nanoparticles
David Cliffel, Chemistry

2:00 - 2:20               Biomimetic solar energy conversion 
Kane Jennings, Chemical Engineering

2:20 - 2:40               Search for potent defects: triggering the insulator-metal transition in vanadium dioxide nanoparticles  
Richard Haglund, Physics

2:40 - 3:20               POSTER SESSION 

3:20 - 3:40               Functional Imaging of MMP-7 using a proteolytic beacon: Towards mix and match Nanodendrons
Randy Scherer, Materials Science 

3:40 - 4:00               Connecting the dots: integrating nanostructures into materials and microdevices  
Bridget Rogers, Chemical Engineering 

4:00 - 4:20               Scanning transmission electron microscopy of whole cells in liquid
Niels de Jonge, Molecular Physiology 

4:20 - 5:00               POSTER SESSION
5:00 - 6:00              KEYNOTE SPEAKER
                                Molecular Electronics: Mechanics and Issues
                                Mark Ratner, Northwestern

6:10                         Dinner/Poster awards

Ratner Bio: Mark A. Ratner, is Morrison Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He is interested in structure and function at the nanoscale, and the theory of fundamental chemical processes. He tries to bring together structure and function in molecular nanostructures, based on theoretical notions, on exemplary calculations, and (very importantly) on collaborations with experimentalists and other theorists, in the US and around the world. Some areas of interest are molecular electronics, electron transfer, self-assembly, nonlinear optical response in molecules, and theories of quantum dynamics. He graduated from Harvard University in 1964 with an undergraduate degree in chemistry. He obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern University, did postdoctoral work in Aarhus and Munich with Jan Linderberg, and taught chemistry at New York University from 1970 until 1974. Later he served as a visiting professor with the National Sciences Research Council at Odense University. He served as department chair at Northwestern University from 1988 until 1991 and as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1980 until 1984. He has won several awards including the Feynman Award in Nanotechnology from the Foresight Institute and the Langmuir Award from the American Chemical Society. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of  Science he is a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, and he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2002.  

Current Poster Submissions for 2008

  1. "Quantum Transport Properties in Nanocrystalline Composites for Thermoelectric Devices"
    Presented by: Terence Musho, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Walker)

  2. "Fabrication of Freestanding Carbon Nanotube Films using Electrophoretic Deposition"
    Presented by: John Rigueur, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Dickerson)

  3. "Transparent Luminescent Films of Rare Earth Sesquioxide (RE2O3) Nanocrystals via Electrophoretic Deposition"
    Presented by: Sameer Mahajan, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Dickerson)

  4. "Efficient Delivery of Peptides and Antibodies across Cellular Barriers by Modular Macromolecular Transporter Nanovectors"
    Presented by: Sharon Hamilton, Chemistry (Harth)

  5. "Biomimetic Energy Conversion: A Photsystem I-Catalyzed Photoelectrochemical Cell"
    Presented by: Peter Ciesielski, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Jennings)

  6. "Enhancement of ZnO Photoluminescence by Localized and Propagating Surface Plasmons"
    Presented by: Benjamin Lawri, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Haglund/Mu)

  7. "Mid-infrared Laser Surface Damage and Transmission in Germanium "
    Presented by:  Dongmin Seo, Post-doc, Physics (Tolk)

  8. "Ultrafast photoexcitation and acoustic relaxation of Au nanoparticles in Au/Al2O3 multilayers"
    Presented by:  Andrej Halabica Physics (Haglund)

  9. "Macroscopic Free-Standing Nanoparticle Films Prepared Via Electrophoretic Deposition"
    Presented by: Saad Hasan, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Dickerson)

  10. "A multiple-hole photonic crystal defect for sensing applications"
    Presented by: Chris Kang  (Weiss)

  11. "Carbon-based Electron Emitters for Highly-efficient Fluorescing Light Sources"
    Presented by: Travis Wade, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Tolk/Davidson)

  12. “Thermal Transport Property Measurement of Individual Boron-Based 1-Dimensional Nanostructures”
    Presented by: Scott Waltermire, Mechanical Engineering (Li) 

  13. “Measurement of Budding Yeast Growth Rate with MOSFET-based Microfluidic Coulter Counters”
    Presented by: Jiashu Sun, Mechanical Engineering (Li)

  14. “Coherent Acoustic Phonon generation and detection in Vanadium Dioxide thin films”
    Presented by: Stephanie Gilbert, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Tolk)

  15. “Chemical Vapor Deposition of Aluminum Oxide Thin Films Using Dimethylaluminum Isopropoxide as a Single Source Precursor"
    Presented by:  William Sweet, Chemical Engineering (Rogers)

  16. “Measuring depth- dependent defect concentrations in semiconductors using coherent  acoustic phonon waves”
    Presented by:  Andrew Steigerwald, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Tolk)

  17. “Piezoelectric Inkjet Printing of Metal Particle Films as Potential Memory Storage Devices”
    Presented by: Leila Deravi, Chemistry (Wright)

  18. "Synthesis of ink-jet printed multifunctional nanocomposites"
    Presented by: Josh Swartz, Chemistry  (Wright)

  19. “Modifying the plasmon response in gold nanoparticles using the metal-insulator transition in vanadium-dioxide”
    Presented by: Joyeeta Nag  and Davon Ferrara, Physics (Haglund)

  20. “Multifunctional FePt nanocrystals for targeted drug delivery and imaging” 
    Presented by:  Ghazal Hariri, Biomedical Engineering (Hallahan)

  21. "Thermal Bubble Nucleation in Nanochannels: Simulations and Strategies for Nanobubble Nucleation and Sensing"
    Presented by:  Manoj Sridhar, Physics  (Represented by: Tony Hmelo)  (Hmelo/Li/Feldman)

  22. "Tailored Self-assembled monolayer coatings on SiO2 for controlling protein-surface interactions"
    Presented by: Chrysanty Tedjo, Chemical Engineering (Laibinis)

  23. "Structure and Magnetic Properties of Lanthanide Nanocrystals"
    Presented by: Melissa Harrison, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Dickerson)

  24. "Microquill spotted printing of ss-DNA species onto chemically synthesized oligonucleotide surfaces"
    Presented by: Zhou Xu, Chemical Engineering (Laibinis)

  25. "Femtosecond laser machining of transparent materials for microfluidic devices"
    Presented by: Matthew Parrish, grad student UTSI (Hofmeister)

  26. "P3HT-ZnO Nanowire Composite for Sensing Applications"
    Presented by:  Ebonee Walker, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Mu/Walker)

  27. "Surface Initiated Polymerization of poly(perfluoro-alkylnorbornene)s"
    Presented by :  Christopher Faulkner, Chemical Engineering (Jennings)

  28. "Nanoscale Lubrication of Mexied Alkylsilane Monolayers"
    Presented by: Steven Vilt, Chemical Engineering (Jennings)

  29. "Vanadium Dioxide and Gold Nanocomposites"
    Presented by: Jed Ziegler, Physics (Haglund)

  30. "Polyhomologation for Self Assembled Films and Macromolecular Coatings"
    Presented by:  Juan Tuberquia, Chemical Engineering (Jennings)

  31. "A quantum dot sensitized solid-state heterojunction solar cell"
    Presented by:  Kevin Emmett, Chemistry (Rosenthal)

  32. "Study of Tiopronin Monolayer Protected Clusters in Mice"
    Presented by: Carrie Simpson, Chemistry (Cliffel)

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