Welcome to Nano@Wayne, a website that provides information on various nanoscience and nanotechnology initiatives at Wayne State University. Our faculty researchers come from diverse fields such as Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Science, and Physics. Many collaborate in the areas of NanoDevices, NanoMaterials, and NanoBioMedicine, where WSU strives to make noteworthy contributions to new knowledge and technology. Please follow the links to our faculty and their departments. You can also view our faculty interests and publications, as well as our instrumentation and facilities.
We have initiated a seminar series comprised of outstanding speakers from around the country as well as from our own faculty, and welcome your participation. The seminars are available for viewing on-line, as well as real time so you can participate in the Q&A sessions.
WSU nanoscience faculty meet regularly to discuss interests and collaborations. If you would like more information or want to join the group, please send a note to Freda Giblin at email@example.com.
Associate Vice President for Research
- Nano@Wayne with Abhaya Datye of University of New Mexico -- Trapping Precious Metals on Ceria: Role of Surface Facets
- December 8 2015 at 2:30 PMWelcome CenterThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Abhaya Datye, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of CMEM. The seminar will be held at WSU's Welcome Center, located at 42 W. Warren. Professor Datye will present "Trapping Precious Metals on Ceria: Role of Surface Facets." The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested. Abstract: Datye and his team have studied the effectiveness of ceria nanoshapes for trapping Pt. Since ceria is a crystalline oxide, it is possible to prepare particles of well-defined morphology, for example nanorods or cubes. These particles expose well defined facets of ceria, the rods predominantly expose (111) surfaces while the cubes expose only (100) surfaces. Polyhedral ceria particles do not exhibit well defined surface facets. Hence, these surfaces provide very different efficiencies for trapping of Pt which is the subject of Professor Datye's research. A reception will immediately follow Professor Datye's talk.
- Nano@Wayne with Dr. Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania
- January 19 2016 at 2:30 PMWelcome CenterThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Dennis Discher, Robert D. Bent Professor and Director of the NCI-designated Physical Sciences Oncology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The seminar will be held at WSU's Welcome Center, located at 42 W. Warren. Dr. Discher will present "Self versus Foreign & Flexible versus Rigid-Force driven nano-decisions in Survival & Differentiation." The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested. Abstract: Tissue cells and implants of any type interact with the innate immune system, especially phagocytes that try to ‘eat’ everything – including nanoparticles. However, ‘Self’ cells are spared due to a polypeptide found on all cells that marks cells (as well as engineered viruses and particles) as ‘Self’, limiting their phagocytic clearance in vitro and in vivo. The phagocyte’s cytoskeleton drives the decision downstream of adhesion. If an injected cell is recognized as ‘Self’ and if it has stem-like properties, then further interactions with the surrounding tissue can influence its differentiation. Matrix elasticity is one physical feature that directs stem cell fate and reflects the fact that tissues can be very soft like fat and brain, or increasingly stiff like striated muscle and rigid like bone. Stem and progenitor cells use myosin-II to feel and respond to such elasticity differences, with physical signals propagating all the way into the nucleus, which feeds back on gene expression. What unifies these mechanisms of immune or matrix recognition is a convergence of decision-making pathways on cytoskeletal force generation. A reception will immediately follow Dr. Discher's talk.
- COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect Training
- January 25 2016 at 10:30 AMUndergraduate Library, David AdamanyFaculty, staff and students are invited to a hands-on demonstration to learn how to join and use COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect. Wayne State University subscribes to COS Pivot, the single most comprehensive source of funding information available. Whether your work is in the sciences or the arts, COS Pivot services can help support and advance your research. Much more efficient than Googling, the database is an aggregation of funding information that is verified for accuracy, updated for currency and formatted for quick, targeted searching. COS Pivot is available to all current WSU faculty, staff and students. Click on the links below to view COS Pivot handouts Getting StartedFinding ScholarsFinding Funding OpportunitiesYour COS PIVOT Home Page In an effort to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research, Wayne State University is committed to using innovative research tools and information technologies to promote collaboration. ResearchConnect is one of these tools which provides a searchable database of expertise across most disciplines at WSU. Explore the profiles, publications, and grant data of hundreds of researchers within our university. Follow the network and collaborations within WSU, throughout the SciVal Experts Community, and across the national DIRECT and VIVO networks. The publications and grants listed for faculty members reflect their expertise in the unit(s) with which they are affiliated here at WSU or at prior institutions and offer a snapshot of their knowledge and interests. This training seminar will take place Monday, January 25, 2016, 10:30 AM to noon at the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
- Nano@Wayne with Dr. Jennifer Hollingsworth, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- February 2 2016 at 2:30 PMWelcome CenterThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Hollingsworth from the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her expertise is nanophotonics and optical nanomaterials. She will present, “Beyond Small Size: Small-scale Structure Engineering for New Function.” Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Hollingsworth will discuss how solution-phase synthesis can be used to create these structures with precisely ‘engineered’ complexity. Most notably, she will review her experiences with so-called ‘giant’ quantum dots that, due to their structure, exhibit a range of novel behaviors, including being non-blinking and non-photobleaching, as well as remarkably efficient emitters of ‘multi-excitons’ due to extremely suppressed non-radiative Auger recombination.Dr. Hollingsworth will discuss recent work extending non-blinking behavior to the blue and green and even to “dual-color” emission, and show the range of light-emission applications from ‘building blocks’ for solid-state devices. Finally, she will review new synthetic techniques that can improve nanoscale heterostructuring precision or enhance the speed of materials discovery through automation. A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Hollingsworth's presentation.
- Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar (Hypothesis-Driven Research)
- February 8 2016 at 8:30 AMScott HallThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. The medical campus seminar will take place February 8, 2016, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM in the Margherio Conference Room in the Mazurek Education Commons, Scott Hall. The seminar is for hypothesis-driven research (medical, biological and physical sciences and engineering). Light morning refreshments and lunch will be served. The seminar will address both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant-writing process. It will emphasize idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that have kept the co-founders of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops funded continuously for over twenty-five years. Each attendee will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. You will need to identify which workbook you need at the time of registration. Below is the list of available versions from which you can select. The NIH Edition. Required for all submitting NIH proposals The NSF Edition. Required for all submitting NSF proposals Successful Proposals to Any Agency. USDA Edition with updated insert The fee for seminar materials is $75 and may be paid for by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Registration is limited! Registration and required infomormation must be completed by January 8, 2016.
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