Brittany Bishop receives 2019 Jane and Joseph McCarthy Award

At UW Chemical Engineering’s Fall Graduate Student Awards Day, Brittany Bishop received the 2019 Jane and Joseph McCarthy Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Teaching. This award honors a graduate student every year who shows excellence in teaching, and Brittany was honored for her work as a graduate student instructor in Material and Energy Balances this past Spring. Congratulations, Brittany!

 

Ryan Kastilani and Brittany Bishop Publish New Sonochemical Quantum Dot Synthesis Study in Langmuir

Ryan Kastilani and Brittany Bishop publish the results of a collaborative effort between the Pozzo lab (http://depts.washington.edu/pozzorg/) and the Holmberg group, titled “On-Demand Sonochemical Synthesis of Ultrasmall and Magic-Size CdSe Quantum Dots in Single-Phase and Emulsion Systems”.

You can read more about this work here: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02891

 

Brittany Bishop receives 2020 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship

Brittany Bishop recently received the 2020 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship, which is hosted through the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. During the 12-week fellowship in Washington D.C., she will be working under the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology of the Division of Earth and Life Sciences. This 12-week fellowship is an incredible opportunity to get hands-on science policy experience, develop science communication and policy skills, and engage in science policy from the local to federal level. Congratulations on this exciting opportunity, Brittany!

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Read more about the fellowship here: https://mirzayanfellow.nas.edu/

Read more about the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology here: http://dels.nas.edu/bcst

Elena Pandres and Matthew Crane’s Nature Communications Article Highlighted in UW News!

Elena Pandres and Matthew Crane’s Nature Communications article “Optically Oriented Attachment of Nanoscale Metal-Semiconductor Heterostructures in Organic Solvents via Photonic Nanosoldering” was recently highlighted in UW News.  The article, titled “Light-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at the nanoscale“, describes how focused laser light can be used to align, assemble, and weld nanoscale building blocks, and discusses the potential implications of this work.

You can read the UW News Release here: https://www.washington.edu/news/2019/11/04/light-based-tractor-beam/

Elena Pandres and Matthew Crane Publish in Nature Communications!

Elena Pandres and Matthew Crane publish the results of a longstanding collaborative effort between the Holmberg lab and the Pauzauksie group (UW Materials Science and Engineering) in Nature Communications. The paper, titled “Optically Oriented Attachment of Nanoscale Metal-Semiconductor Heterostructures in Organic Solvents via Photonic Nanosoldering”, describes how nanoscale semiconductor building blocks dispersed in organic solvents can be aligned, assembled, and welded together using focused laser light!

You can read more about the work here: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12827-w

You can watch videos of the trapping and assembly processes here and here.