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Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
Nano Letters
Atom-thick CCD could capture images
A synthetic two-dimensional material known as CIS could be the basis for ultimately thin imaging devices and optical sensors.
Army Research Office Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Function Accelerated nanoMaterial Engineering Division of the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network

Contact: Mike Williams
mikewilliams@rice.edu
713-348-6728
Rice University

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
UT Dallas professor elected to National Academy
Dr. James Coleman, a leader in the development and application of semiconductor lasers and photonic devices and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UT Dallas, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
lakisha.ladson@UTDallas.edu
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors publishes annual meeting proceedings
The current special issue of Technology and Innovation is devoted to presentations from the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, which was held March 6-7, 2014, at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va., and includes select articles from the conference, as well as a general section related to pharmacy and nanotechnology, and an additional manuscript discussing innovation in chemistry.

Contact: Diana Vergara
vergara@usf.edu
813-974-1347
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Quantum physics just got less complicated
Researchers show that wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty are the same thing, reducing two mysteries to one
Ministry of Education Singapore, National Research Foundation Singapore

Contact: Jenny Hogan
jenny.hogan@quantumlah.org
65-651-64302
Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Physical Chemistry
Research aims to improve rechargeable batteries by focusing on graphene oxide paper
A Kansas State University engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide's important properties that can improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Gurpreet Singh
gurpreet@k-state.edu
785-532-7085
Kansas State University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity
Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars
Rice University researchers calculate the best candidates among possible metal organic frameworks to store natural gas for cars.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Mike Williams
mikewilliams@rice.edu
713-348-6728
Rice University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Science
Creation of 'Rocker' protein opens way for new smart molecules in medicine, other fields
Human cells are protected by a largely impenetrable molecular membrane, but researchers have built the first artificial transporter protein that carries individual atoms across membranes, opening the possibility of engineering a new class of smart molecules with applications in fields as wide ranging as nanotechnology and medicine.

Contact: John Cramer
John.Cramer@Dartmouth.edu
603-646-9130
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Nature
Switching to spintronics
Berkeley Lab researchers used an electric field to reverse the magnetization direction in a multiferroic spintronic device at room temperature, a demonstration that points a new way towards spintronics and smaller, faster and cheaper ways of storing and processing data.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale
Scientists have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
mccorkleml@ornl.gov
865-574-7308
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Two INRS professors named Fellows of the American Physical Society
Professors Roberto Morandotti and Federico Rosei of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society. The prestigious recognition from their peers acknowledges both professors' outstanding contributions in physics.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-3817
INRS

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors names UT Arlington researchers as Fellows
Daniel W. Armstrong and Richard Timmons, professors in the UT Arlington College of Science, have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Together, they hold more than 30 patents.

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-272-9208
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Nadine Aubry named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Nadine Aubry, University Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Aubry is a globally recognized leader in the field of mechanical engineering, particularly fluid mechanics.
National Academy of Inventors

Contact: Casey Bayer
c.bayer@neu.edu
617-373-2592
Northeastern University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
MU scientist and inventor advances the study of nanomedicine
Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology, or the use of microscopic structures to image and treat disease. Current problems in nanomedicine include understanding the potentially toxic impact these nanostructures have on the body and the environment. Kattesh Katti, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is developing nano-scale molecules, including gold nanoparticles and other 'green' technologies, to image and treat diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's disease, arthritis and degeneration of the eye.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Fourth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors
OU professors named fellows of National Academy of Inventors
Two University of Oklahoma professors -- Daniel E. Resasco and Paul H. Weigel -- have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction awarded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Environmental Science & Technology
Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillars
In one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind, Rice University scientists tracked uptake and accumulation of quantum dot nanoparticles from water to plant roots, plant leaves and leaf-eating caterpillars. The research is available online in Environmental Science & Technology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors names two Sanford-Burnham researchers as Charter Fellows
Erkki Ruoslahti and Kristiina Vuori have been named NAI Fellows -- a professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation.

Contact: Susan Gammon Ph.D.
sgammon@sanfordburnham.org
858-795-5012
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Journal of American Chemical Society
Dartmouth researchers create 'green' process to reduce molecular switching waste
Dartmouth researchers have found a solution using visible light to reduce waste produced in chemically activated molecular switches, opening the way for industrial applications of nanotechnology ranging from anti-cancer drug delivery to LCD displays and molecular motors.

Contact: John Cramer
John.Cramer@Dartmouth.edu
603-646-9130
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Physics
Lead islands in a sea of graphene magnetize the material of the future
Researchers in Spain have discovered that if lead atoms are intercalated on a graphene sheet, a powerful magnetic field is generated by the interaction of the electrons' spin with their orbital movement. This property could have implications in spintronics, an emerging technology promoted by the European Union to create advanced computational systems.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
IEEE Electron Device Letters
Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip
Today circuit cards are like cities in which logic chips compute and memory chips store data. When the computer gets busy, the wires connecting logic and memory get jammed. The Stanford approach would build layers of logic atop layers of memory to create tightly interconnected high-rise chips. Many thousands of nanoscale electronic 'elevators' would move data between the layers faster, using less electricity, than the bottle-neck prone wires connecting single-story logic and memory chips today.

Contact: Tom Abate
tabate@stanford.edu
650-815-1602
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Promising new method for rapidly screening cancer drugs
Traditional genomic, proteomic and other screening methods currently used to characterize drug mechanisms are time-consuming and require special equipment, but now researchers led by chemist Vincent Rotello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offer a multi-channel sensor method using gold nanoparticles that can accurately profile various anti-cancer drugs and their mechanisms in minutes.
NIH/Institute for General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation's Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing at UMass Amherst.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Control on shape of light particles opens the way to 'quantum internet'
In the same way as we now connect computers in networks through optical signals, it could also be possible to connect future quantum computers in a 'quantum internet'. The optical signals would then consist of individual light particles or photons. One prerequisite for a working quantum internet is control of the shape of these photons. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and the FOM foundation have now succeeded for the first time in getting this control within the required short time.
FOM Foundation, Technology Foundation STW

Contact: Andrea Fiore
a.fiore@tue.nl
31-402-472-118
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Stanford faculty awarded seed grants for innovative energy research
Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded eight seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Stanford University/Precourt Institute for Energy, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center,TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Science
Nanoshaping method points to future manufacturing technology
A new method that creates large-area patterns of 3-D nanoshapes from metal sheets represents a potential manufacturing system to inexpensively mass produce innovations such as 'plasmonic metamaterials' for advanced technologies.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institutes of Health, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Physical Review Letters
Penn research outlines basic rules for construction with a type of origami
Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind it can be applied to making a microfluidic device or for storing a satellite's solar panel in a rocket's cargo bay. A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers is turning kirigami, a related art form that allows the paper to be cut, into a technique that can be applied equally to structures on those vastly divergent length scales.
National Science Foundation, American Philosophical Society, Simons Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

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