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.

 

Grant Williamson, Tommy Yoo, Martin Affandy, and Emilee Paradis Publish New Na-ion Battery Electrode Study in ACS Applied Energy Materials

Grant Williamson, Tommy Yoo, Martin Affandy, and Emilee Paradis publish a collaborative project with Victor Hu in Dan Schwartz’s lab (UW ChemE) titled “Temperature-Dependent Electrochemical Characteristics of Antimony Nanocrystal Alloying Electrodes for Na-Ion Batteries”. Congrats!

You can read more about this work here: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsaem.9b01216

Elena Pandres Publishes New Li-Ion Battery Electrode Study in ACS Applied Energy Materials

Elena Pandres publishes a collaborative project with Jarred Olson in Cody Schlenker’s lab (UW Chem) titled “Germanium Nanowire Battery Electrodes with Engineered Surface-Binder Interactions Exhibit Improved Cycle Life and High Energy Density without Fluorinated Additives”.

You can read more about this work here: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsaem.9b00667

Brittany Bishop, Nicole Thompson, and Reyn Aoki Publish New Quantum Dot Study in Nanoscale Advances

Through a collaborative project with Mengying Zhang in the Nance Lab (https://www.nancelab.com/), Brittany Bishop, Nicole Thompson, and Reyn Aoki published “Quantum dot cellular uptake and toxicity in the developing brain: implications for use as imaging probes”.

You can read more about the paper here: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/na/c9na00334g