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Nanomaterials Developer at Northwestern University Named 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Nanomaterials Developer at Northwestern University Named 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Mark C. Hersam, a Northwestern University materials engineer who teaches the innovators of tomorrow and works across scientific boundaries to create new materials for use in electronics, solar cells and batteries, has been named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow, an honor bestowed with a $625,000 “no conditions” award. [More]
Bruker Introduces Integrated AFM-TERS System for Nano-Raman Spectroscopy Research

Bruker Introduces Integrated AFM-TERS System for Nano-Raman Spectroscopy Research

Bruker has introduced a dedicated Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) system - Innova-IRIS. The instrument allows label-free and non-destructive, nanoscale detection of chemicals and can be used for a variety of research applications. [More]
Nanoscale Analysis of Nature's Designs May Help Create Desired Features in Optics

Nanoscale Analysis of Nature's Designs May Help Create Desired Features in Optics

"Nature has developed, very cleverly, some lessons on how to create the features that we desire in optical design," said Joseph Shaw, director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University. "As we explore surfaces and structures at the nanoscale, we'll discover them." [More]
NPL Leads European Metrology Research Programme Nanostrain Project

NPL Leads European Metrology Research Programme Nanostrain Project

An article in The Telegraph about the applications of piezoelectric materials mentions the EMRP Nanostrain project, which is led by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and supported by IBM. [More]
Texas A&M Professor Named ASM International Fellow for Nanostructured Materials Research

Texas A&M Professor Named ASM International Fellow for Nanostructured Materials Research

Dr. Haiyan Wang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named Fellow of the world's largest association of materials scientists and engineers, ASM International. [More]
JPK Reports on the Use of the NanoTracker Optical Tweezers System at the University of Leiden to Study the Organisation of Genomic DNA

JPK Reports on the Use of the NanoTracker Optical Tweezers System at the University of Leiden to Study the Organisation of Genomic DNA

Dr Rosalie Driessen is a post-doctoral researcher in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, a part of the Leiden Institute of Chemistry at Leiden University. She is studying the organization and dynamics of bacterial chromatin having received her doctorate from the University for her thesis entitled “The architects of crenarchaeal chromatin.” [More]
SUNY CNSE / SUNYIT Named as SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY CNSE / SUNYIT Named as SUNY Polytechnic Institute

The State University of New York Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to approve SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) as the new name for the recently merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)/SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT). [More]
Researchers Engineer Nanoscale Versions of Key Mass Spectrometry Components

Researchers Engineer Nanoscale Versions of Key Mass Spectrometry Components

Electrospray arrays can dramatically downsize systems and costs for onsite chemical analysis — and many other applications. [More]
New Study Reveals Blood Stored in Banks Becomes Stiffer with Time

New Study Reveals Blood Stored in Banks Becomes Stiffer with Time

It may look like fresh blood and flow like fresh blood, but the longer blood is stored, the less it can carry oxygen into the tiny microcapillaries of the body, says a new study from University of Illinois researchers. [More]
Interactive danceroom Spectroscopy Set Up at Stanford Art Gallery

Interactive danceroom Spectroscopy Set Up at Stanford Art Gallery

Earlier this year, dS headlined at the Barbican, London's hot multi-arts and conference venue. Now it's coming west. [More]