Noel Vera-Gonzalez, Brown University
Combating Candida Albicans: Aspartic Protease-Triggered Antifungal Hydrogels
Anthony Wong, ORNL-MSTD, University Tennessee
Intricacies of Stoichimetric Control Through Ionic Liquid-Solid Interfacing
Hocheon Yoo, Pohang University, Korea
Balancing Hole and Electron Conduction in Ambipolar Split-Gate Thin-Film Transistor using Thermal Annealing
Jongha Lee, SNU and IBS, Korea
Photo-Triggered Ultrathin Transient Resistive Random Access Memory for Novel Information Security
Yinghong Hu, LMU Munich, Germany
Hybrid Perovskite / Perovskite Heterojunction Solar Cells
I met Lucy Whalley in HI Boston (Hostel I am staying in). She's my first international room mate! :) Lucy is pursuing Ph.D. from Imperial college of London in the area which is an amalgamation of three major things - 'defects, solar cells and simulation.' While having a conversation with her on various challenges and her approach towards PhD, she said -
PhD is more about questioning the application and usage of end product!
The line touched a chord in my heart.
Isn't it sad to invest 4-5 years (of Ph.D.) doing things without questioning how it's beneficial to the common, to the society and to the environment?
The Materials Research Society and the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales participate in an annual Poster Award Exchange Program. The three most outstanding poster winners from the XXIV International Materials Research Congress 2015 had their posters on display at the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting.
The authors of the award-winning posters are:
Fernando Buendía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Francisco Manuel Lino Zapata, Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica A.C.
Yasab Ruíz Hernández, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Functionalized Graphene Oxide Wrapped Silica Particles for a Sensitive Impedimetric Dengue Biosensor
Seon-Ah Jin, Purdue University
Copper-Indium-Selenide Quantum Dot Solar Cells Exceeding 8% Photoconversion Efficiency
Jiwoong Yang, Institute for Basic Science, Seoul National University
De Novo Design of Mechanically Active MOFs
Charles A. Manion, Oregon State University
High Voc n-Si Heterojunctions with p-type Transparent Highly Conductive (CuS)x:(ZnS)1-x Prepared by Chemical Bath Deposition
Xiaojie Xu, Fudan University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Four Dimensional (4D) In Situ Study of Fatigue Crack Initiation and Growth from Corrosion Pits in 7075 Aluminum Alloys
Tyler Jaros Stannard, Arizona State University
Electrospun Carbon Nanofibers with Surface Attached Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles (ZVINPs@ECNFs) for Cr (VI) Remediation in Ground and Waste Water
Nikhil Reddy Mucha, North Carolina A&T State University
Plasmon Gap-Mode Resonance for Large-Area Chemical Detection
Matthew Rozin, University of California-San Diego
Temperature and Electron Energy Dependent Evolution of Dislocation Loops in Yttria Stabilized Zirconia
AKM Saiful Islam Bhuian, Kyushu University, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission
In-situ Raman Spectroscopy of the Charge-Density-Wave Phase Transitions in IT-TaS2 Thin Films
Guanxiong Liu, University of California-Riverside
Determination of Atomic Structure of Detonation Nanodiamonds Using Simulated and Experimental Aberration-Corrected TEM Imaging at Low Voltage
Shery Chang, Arizona State University
After judging the Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) posters competition (read more about this program at one of my previous posts), I used my remaining time to explore the main posters section. The posters session I believe is the best opportunity to interact with other peer members from various fields during MRS Meetings. I personally have interest in quite various fields and running from one session to other is not the best way to learn and interact more. I generally make some new friends during these sessions. Sometimes it can yield a strategic contact, a future collaborator, or even just to educate myself a bit more on a specific topic of my interest. Poster sessions is also a good way to keep in contact with your friends and learn the latest research they have been working on.
This year at poster session I noted a considerable increase in Sustainable related topics, such as alternatives of scarce source materials, energy harvesting, energy storage and conversion. It should be indeed among our top priorities as world researchers. I was talking with some of my peers from China and I was really sad to hear that the water and air pollution hugely increased since I first visited that country about 10 years ago.
There I also educated myself about the trends in NanoRobotics with a peer colleague from University of California and he explained the exciting research that Prof J. Wang, as group leader, has successfully pursuit by exploring the various ways of potential locomotion for future nanorobots. I believe these nanorobots one day will be great allies in terms of sustainability and biomedical applications! That poster really caught my attention and interest so I searched for some extra references and found this interesting book for those that have interest in this topic: Wang, J. Nanomachines: Fundamentals and Applications; John Wiley & Sons: Weinheim, 2013.Leave your comment below and share here your favorite work on sustainable related topics, biomedical applications or nanorobotics!
Solar Absorbing Materials with Enhanced Thermal Stability
Lizzie Caldwell, University of California, San Diego
Halide-Assisted Atmospheric Pressure Growth of Large WSe2 and WS2 Monolayer Crystals
Shisheng Li, National University of Singapore
Performance and Morphology of Novel Naphthalene Diimide–Based Small Molecule Acceptors for Organic Photovoltaic Applications
Kira Rundel, Monash University
Backscattered Scanning Electron Microscopy Domain Imaging of Ferroelectric Films
David A. Scrymgeour, Sandia National Laboratories
Particle-on-Film Gap Plasmons on Antireflective ZnO Nanocone Arrays as Ultrasensitive SERS Sensors
Youngoh Lee, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology