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
- PAD Seminar: Insights for Successful Foundation Funding
- October 2 2014 at 1:00 PM5057 WoodwardThe offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, Insights for Successful Foundation Funding, will take place Thursday, October 2, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A. Topics will include: How to find foundation funding Meeting foundations' mission statements Building a relationship with your foundation program officer And more! The moderator will be Heidi Coates, director of Foundation Relations. Speakers will include Julianne Bjarnesen, senior Foundation Relations officer, and Julie Burtch, Foundation Relations officer. We hope to see you there!
- Nano@Wayne with Delia Milliron
- October 14 2014 at 2:30 PMWelcome CenterThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wayne State University Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48201. The guest presenter will be Delia Milliron of the University of Texas at Austin. She will present, "Plasmonic metal oxide nanocrystals and their near infrared electrochromism." Delia J. Milliron is an Associate Professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and a Fellow of the Henry Beckman Professorship. Her research is motivated by the potential for nanomaterials to introduce new functionality to and reduce manufacturing costs of energy technologies. Her group’s activities span from the fundamental chemistry and assembly pathways of nanomaterials to device integration and characterization. A reception will follow in the Welcome Center Lobby from 3:30-4:00 p.m. The seminar is free; registration is requested. Abstract: Degenerately doped metal oxide semiconductors exhibit plasmonic resonance at wavelengths tunable by varying their composition. We have recently developed robust chemical strategies for incorporating high levels of dopants during colloidal nanocrystal synthesis and thereby fabricated a wide range of dispersible, processible nanocrystals with infrared plasmon absorption features. For example, aluminum-doped zinc oxide nanocrystals exhibit broad absorption peaks in the mid-infrared that change intensity and position systematically with doping level, while plasmon absorption peaks of tin-doped indium oxide (ITO) nanocrystals can be tuned across the near infrared. These plasmonic metal oxide nanocrystals are chemically robust, which has enabled us to study their optical response to electrochemical charging and discharging. Over a few volts of applied bias, the carrier concentration and plasma frequency in a conductive network of ITO nanocrystals were reversibly modulated by nearly 3- and 2-fold, respectively. The result is a strong and selective modulation of near infrared transmittance in visibly transparent films. This effect shows promise for energy-saving smart windows, a potential application which is even more compelling when considering the electrochromic properties of inorganic composites containing these nanocrystals. ITO-in-amorphous niobium oxide composites exhibit sequential switching of near infrared and visible transmittance whose dynamic range is enhanced 5-fold by synergistic reorganization at the ITO-glass interface. Our recent prototype “smart glass” devices demonstrate the opportunity to dynamically control solar heat gain and daylighting in buildings in response to changing environmental conditions. I will conclude by highlighting outstanding fundamental questions about plasmons in metal oxide nanocrystals and their broad range of possible applications.
- Seminar on Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
- October 15 2014 at 8:30 AMEDC Ford Student Activity RoomNano Fabrication (nFab) Core and Keysight Technologies cordially invites you to attend a unique seminar on the utilization of scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) in energy-related research and other advanced fields. This special one-day event at Wayne State University will begin at 8:30 in the morning and run until 4:00 in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 15. Following several scientific presentations and lunch, there will be a live, hands-on SECM demonstration session. SECM is a powerful scanning probe technique for investigating surface reactivity as well as processes at solid/liquid and liquid/liquid interfaces. To pre-register for this free event, contact Mark Cheng (firstname.lastname@example.org). AGENDA 8:30 – 9:00 Registration & Coffee/Breakfast 9:00 – 9:20 Welcome & Introduction to Nanoscale Solutions from Keysight Ryan Smith, Keysight Technologies 9:20 – 10:00 Combined AFM-SECM for Simultaneous Topography & Electrochemical Imaging Dr. Shijie Wu, Keysight Technologies 10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break 10:15 – 11:00 In-Situ AFM Experiments for Energy Storage Materials Dr. Mark Cheng, Wayne State University 11:00 – 11:45 Custom Solutions for Electrochemical Studies Dr. Song Xu, Keysight Technologies 11:45 – 12:00 Break 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (provided in same room) 1:00 – 4:00 Live Demo of Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy on Keysight 7500 SPM 4:00 End of Event
- COS Pivot/WSU ResearchConnect Training
- October 16 2014 at 10:00 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 Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10-11:30 a.m., in the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
- PAD Seminar: Connecting with Research Cores
- October 23 2014 at 1:00 PMScott HallThe offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, Connecting with Research Cores, will take place Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Margherio Conference Center, Mazurek Education Commons, School of Medicine. At the seminar, representatives will be available at tables for discussion and information regarding university cores and research groups. We hope to see you there!
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