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Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
NAI 3rd Annual Conference
4 University of Houston researchers named to National Academy of Inventors
Four researchers from the University of Houston have been named as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The new Fellows include Rathindra N. Bose, vice president for research and technology transfer for the University of Houston; Dmitri Litvinov, interim vice provost and dean of the Graduate School; Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics, and Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
Scientific Reports
Negative resistivity leads to positive resistance in the presence of a magnetic field
In a paper appearing in Nature's Scientific Reports, Dr. Ramesh Mani, professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University, reports that, in the presence of a magnetic field, negative resistivity can produce a positive resistance, along with a sign reversal in the Hall effect, in GaAs/AlGaAs semiconductor devices.
US Department of Energy, US Army Research Office

Contact: LaTina Emerson
lemerson1@gsu.edu
404-413-1353
Georgia State University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
Advanced Functional Materials
UNL-led team finds less is more with adding graphene to nanofibers
Collaborative research led by materials engineers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln finds new way to pack more graphene, a supermaterial, into structural composites.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Yuris Dzenis
ydzenis@unl.edu
402-472-0713
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
University of Houston physicist honored as rising star in Texas research
A University of Houston physicist has been honored with the Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Science from the Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas. Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics and principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity, is one of four Texas researchers selected for the 2014 O'Donnell Awards.
Academy of Engineering, Medicine and Science of Texas

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
Advanced Materials
Precise docking sites for cells
The Petri dish is a classical biological laboratory device, but it is no ideal living environment for many types of cells. Studies lose validity, as cell behavior on a flat plastic surface differs from that in branched lung tissue, for example. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have now presented a method to make three-dimensional structures attractive or repellent for certain types of cells.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
Angewandte Chemie
Countdown to zero: New 'zero-dimensional' carbon nanotube may lead to superthin electronics and synt
Synthetic, man-made cells and ultrathin electronics built from a new form of 'zero-dimensional' carbon nanotube may be possible through research at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. The research was published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joe Miksch
jmiksch@pitt.edu
412-624-4358
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
American Physical Society names UT Arlington professor a fellow
J. Ping Liu, a University of Texas at Arlington physics professor who is working to develop stronger magnets for sustainable energy applications, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2013.

Contact: Traci Peterson
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
4 University of Houston researchers named to National Academy of Inventors
Four researchers from the University of Houston have been named as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The new fellows include Rathindra N. Bose, vice president for research and technology transfer for the University of Houston; Dmitri Litvinov, interim vice provost and dean of the Graduate School; Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics, and Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
University of Houston physicist honored as rising star in Texas research
A University of Houston physicist has been honored with the Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Science from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas. Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics and principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity, is one of four Texas researchers selected for the 2014 O'Donnell Awards.
The Academy of Engineering, Medicine and Science of Texas

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
PLOS Computational Biology
Viral puzzles
The genome of viruses is usually enclosed inside a shell called capsid. Capsids have unique mechanic properties: they have to be resistant and at the same time capable of dissolving in order to release the genome into the infected cell. The scientists of the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste have coordinated a study on the mechanic properties of viruses that have improved their understanding, so much that they were able to make conjectures on the behavior of still little-known viruses.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
pressroom@sissa.it
39-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
Wyss Institute at Harvard University announces election of 2 faculty to Natl Academy of Inventors
Wyss Core Faculty members George Whitesides, Ph.D., and David Edwards, Ph.D. have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors -- joining 141 other innovators elected this year.

Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Oregon scientists offer new insights on controlling nanoparticle stability
University of Oregon chemists studying the structure of ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles have captured fundamental new insights about their stability.
Air Force Research Laboratory

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New sensor tracks zinc in cells
Shifts in zinc's location could be exploited for early diagnosis of prostate cancer.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Argonne scientists Rajh, Soderholm and Segre named AAAS Fellows
Physical chemist Tijana Rajh, chemist Lynda Soderholm and physicist Carlo Segre of Argonne National Laboratory have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Contact: Angela Hardin
media@anl.gov
630-252-5501
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
2013 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
CWRU engineering researchers report nanoscale energy-efficient switching devices at IEDM 2013
Case Western Reserve University researchers have built nanoscale electromechanical switches and logic gates that operate more energy-efficiently than those now used by the billions in computers, tablets and smart phones. The switches are fast and light and have proved durable and heat tolerant, with no current leakage.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/Microsystems Technology Office, National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Advanced Energy Materials
Research team finds way to make solar cells thin, efficient and flexible
A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Central Florida in Orlando may be one step closer to tapping into the full potential of solar cells. The team found a way to create large sheets of nanotextured, silicon micro-cell arrays that hold the promise of making solar cells lightweight, more efficient, bendable and easy to mass produce.

Contact: Zenaida Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-823-6120
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Nano Letters
Scientists scale terahertz peaks in nanotubes
Rice scientists find plasmons at the root of a terahertz peak seen in carbon nanotubes, but only in certain types. The discovery opens up the possibility of using nanotubes in terahertz-based optoelectronics.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Soft Matter
Morphing material has mighty potential
The shape of a composite material invented at Rice University changes with the temperature in highly controllable ways. The material may be useful for biological, optical and pharmaceutical applications.
John S. Dunn Foundation, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and California's IBM Research – Almaden have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles. They have successfully converted PET into a non-toxic biocompatible material with superior fungal killing properties.
Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Contact: Nidyah Sani
nidyah@ibn.a-star.edu.sg
65-682-47005
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Science
Pioneering path to electrical conductivity in 'tinker toy' materials to appear in Science
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework materials, a development that could have profound implications for the future of electronics, sensors, energy conversion and energy storage.
US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Contact: Mike Janes
mejanes@sandia.gov
925-294-2447
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 8-Dec-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Electrical control of single atom magnets
The energy needed to change the magnetic orientation of a single atom -- which determines its magnetic stability and therefore its usefulness in a variety of future device applications -- can be modified by varying the atom's electrical coupling to nearby metals.

Contact: Clare Ryan
clare.ryan@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Coal yields plenty of graphene quantum dots
Coal is a cost-effective source of abundant graphene quantum dots for photovoltaic, medical, electronic and sensing applications.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Study shows how water dissolves stone, molecule by molecule
Scientists from Rice University and the University of Bremen's Center for Marine Environmental Sciences in Germany have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques and computer simulations to find a new way of predicting how water dissolves crystalline structures like those found in natural stone and cement.
Stanford University/Global Climate and Energy Project

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

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Science
Welcome guests: Added molecules allow metal-organic frameworks to conduct electricity
Scientists from NIST and Sandia National Laboratories have added something new to a family of engineered, high-tech materials called metal-organic frameworks: the ability to conduct electricity. Conductive MOFs have the potential for use in a variety of applications including sensors for detecting gases and toxic substances.

Contact: Mark Esser
mark.esser@nist.gov
301-975-8735
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Science
Berkeley Lab researchers create a nonlinear light-generating zero-index metamaterial
Berkeley Lab researchers have used a unique optical metamaterial with zero-index refraction to generate phase mismatch–free nonlinear light, an important step towards efficient light generation for future quantum networks and light sources.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

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