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Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate, Visits CHN

Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate, Visits CHN

On April 14, 2014, Sir Harold Kroto, co-winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of fullerenes, visited the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern University. Pictured above is Sir Harold Kroto with his wife, Margaret Kroto; Ahmed A. Busnaina, Ph.D.; Jacqueline Isaacs, Ph.D.; and Ahmed and Jacqueline’s research groups.

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The biggest problem on the planet

The biggest problem on the planet

Sir Harold Kroto, co-winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, gave a talk on Tuesday, April 15 on the topics of science, society, and education. InSolution, Northeastern University’s research blog, covers the talk: A couple months ago the National Science Foundation released some surprising stats about what Americans do (and don’t) know. One in […]

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A beautiful, peculiar molecule

A beautiful, peculiar molecule

The NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing hosted Sir Harold Kroto, co-winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for a talk on Monday, April 14 on his discovery. News@Northeastern covers the talk: “Carbon is pecu­liar,” said Nobel lau­reate Sir Harold Kroto. “More pecu­liar than you think.” He was speaking to a standing-​​room-​​only audi­ence that filled […]

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Center Highlights

Large Scale Directed Assembly of Single SWNT for NEMS Switches

Large Scale Directed Assembly of Single SWNT for NEMS Switches

Objective: To conduct wafer level assembly of one single wall carbon nanotube for each nano electromechanical device with a high yield. Approach: Employ dielectrophoretic process to assemble SWNT dispersed in aqueous solution by employing a phase shift power source and stream line jet of N2 gas for the bridge structure of nanodevice template where the electrode […]

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Nanotemplates for Directed Assembly of Polymer Blends into Non-uniform Patterns

Nanotemplates for Directed Assembly of Polymer Blends into Non-uniform Patterns

This research was carried out by the CHN Program at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Objective: This work focuses on developing a method for fabrication of highly ordered polymeric structures by direct assembly of polymer blends on chemically patterned surfaces. Broader Impact: The directed assembly of polymer blends offers an advantage over block copolymers in that […]

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Convective Assembly and Transfer Using Flexible Templates

Convective Assembly and Transfer Using Flexible Templates

Objective: To achieve an effective directed assembly and transfer process using flat substrates (without trench structure). Approach: Functionalized flexible flat templates were used for directed assembly of nanoparticles. These templates elastic properties ensure a more effective nano transfer process. The template has hydrophobic/hydrophilic patterns for the convective directed assembly. Broader Impact: These processes can be applied to a […]

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Team

Team Spotlight:  Jackie Isaacs

Team Spotlight: Jackie Isaacs

Jackie Isaacs, Ph.D. is Associate Director of the Center and a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering.  For the past 18 months, she has also served as Acting Chair of Northeastern’s Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department. Dr. Isaacs leads the research thrust on societal implications of nanotechnology, addressing the impact and ramifications of nanomanufacturing technology. […]

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Recent CHN PhD in Pitch-a-thon

Recent CHN PhD in Pitch-a-thon

Asanterabi Malima, a 2013 graduate from the Center and co-founder of Biolom, a diagnostic biosensor company, presents at the Pitch-a-thon, during which ventures had five minutes to present their business to a group of investors. For up-​​and-​​coming entre­pre­neurs, per­haps the most impor­tant make-​​or-​​break moment is the one when they have the oppor­tu­nity to pitch their busi­ness […]

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Team Spotlight: Prof. Yung Joon Jung

Team Spotlight: Prof. Yung Joon Jung

The research of Jung’s research Lab focuses on controlled synthesis, assembly, and integration of low dimensional nanomaterials for nanoelectronics, flexible devices, and biomedical applications. He is especially interested in carbon based nanomaterials such as nanotubes and graphitic structures that have well-defined atomic structures. Visit Prof. Jung’s Research Group website.

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Events

April 15, 2014 – Science, Society and Education

April 15, 2014 – Science, Society and Education

A conversation with a Nobel Prize winner:  Science, Society & Education When: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4:00 – 6:00 PM Where: Raytheon Amphitheatre, Egan Research Center Speaker: Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate What:    A Nobel Prize Winner Discussses Science, Society, and Education We have reached a watershed in that the human race now confronts […]

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April 14, 2014 – Carbon in Nano and Outer Space

April 14, 2014 – Carbon in Nano and Outer Space

Nobel Prize winner to speak on NU’s Boston campus – Carbon in Nano & Outer Space Part of the President’s Profiles in Innovation Speaker Series When: Monday, April 14, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Where: Raytheon Amphitheatre, Egan Research Center Speaker: Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate What: Carbon in Nano and Outer Space The Nobel Prize […]

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April 5, 2014 – NanoDays at the Museum of Science, Boston

April 5, 2014 – NanoDays at the Museum of Science, Boston

CHN and the Museum of Science will be celebrating NanoDays and you’re invited! Join us on Saturday, April 5th from 11am to 3pm for our annual NanoDays event highlighting the tiny and amazing world of nanoscale science and engineering. Featuring CHN faculty member, Joey Mead from UMass Lowell, as a guest speaker on our Gordon […]

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