Ge Gu prepared a wonderful talk on the synthesis of silicon-germanium nanowires, and Chih-Wei Hsu prepared a fantastic talk on data science approaches for analyzing battery technologies. Both of them did a great job and successfully defended their master’s thesis. Congratulations to Ge and Chih-Wei for all of their hard work!
Elena Pandres prepared a wonderful talk on the “synthesis, assembly, and integration of semiconductor nanowires”, and successfully defended her doctoral thesis. Congratulations to Dr. Pandres for all of her hard work!
Recently, Martin Affandy accepted a job offer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. When he begins his job in February, he will be focusing on the research and development of catalyst systems under the division of Energy Processes and Materials. Congratulations, Martin!
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 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 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!
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 “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 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
Grant Williamson prepared a wonderful talk on nanostructured antimony as an electrode material for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, and successfully defended his doctoral thesis. Congratulations to Dr. Williamson for all of his hard work!
Congrats to Waad Magram and Alejandro Franco for a summer of successful research! Both students presented their research results at the end of summer. Pictured below is Waad with her poster. Best of luck to both of you for the rest of your undergraduate careers and beyond!